SEX: Male 
AGE: 7 Years Old 
LOCATION: Stoke-on-Trent in kennels 
CHILDREN: 15 years plus as he is lively and bouncy 
Hughie came to us from the pound where he had been handed in by the family as his owner had passed away and no one else was able to take him in. Unfortunately we do not have any other history on him. 
Hughie is a very friendly affectionate boy who loves spending time with people. He can be very bouncy when he sees his walker friends at kennels and can jump very high. Hughie likes playing with his toys and having a play in our paddock and he loves his treats. His favourite thing however is cuddles and he loves nothing more than snuggling into all his human friends or having a tummy rub. 
He's a firm favourite with all the walkers at kennels and this is what some of his aunties say about him: 
"Hughie has such a big heart that he shares with you every time he smiles or cuddles up with you….it’s impossible not to love him" 
"I love spending time with Hughie as his smile brightens my day! He is such a little love bug who adores human interaction" 
"Hughie is a special boy who deserves the very best in life. He’s a sweet cuddle monster who under his bouncy exterior has a sensitive, gentle soul" 
Hughie spent some time in foster care, we learnt that he can settle given time. He is fully housetrained and can also sleep through the night by himself. 
His foster carers said: 
“He loves his cuddles on the sofa, chew treats, and is food obsessed. He likes to be challenged and would benefit from having an adult around a lot of the time. He enjoys puzzles and games to keep him stimulated. 
“He loves long walks and can easily keep going for an hour without tiring so will need an owner who is active. He enjoys visiting new places and can’t wait to get exploring.  
“When he first came to us he did not respond to commands at all, but he has been extremely quick to learn basic commands. He now responds to “wait” “sit” “walk on” and we’re working on “stay”. He is motivated by low value treats like kibble, so will be easy to train. He will benefit from being with someone who has the time and patience to continue his training.” 
Hughie has plenty of energy and enjoys going for long walks. He walks nicely on the lead and doesn't pull.  
Hughie can walk past other dogs without reacting when he is given space. He's not a fan of dogs (off lead or on lead) coming to say hello face on so he does need to be given space from other dogs and not be walked in areas where they may be off lead. 
Hughie travels well in the car, though he does prefer it if he has a companion with him on the backseat and if left alone will try to get to the front to join you. 
Hughie is very well behaved at the vets and allows them to examine him without any issues. 
Health issues: 
Hughie is in good health – he has been examined by our vets and had routine blood tests which all came back normal. 
Ideal home: 
Ideally, Hughie would need someone around most of the time as he does like to be around people. He will need a calm, patient, understanding owner who can help him settle into his new environment. 
He is a very clever dog and would benefit from activities to keep his brain active such as puzzle toys, learning new tricks, scentwork etc. Hughie would be a good match for someone who is active and enjoys long walks due to his energy levels. He would need a reasonable sized, secure garden with high fences to give him somewhere safe to work off his energy. 
He cannot live with other dogs, cats or small furries. 
Hughie is a loving and sweet boy, who aims to please. He hasn’t had much luck lately and needs a family who will engage with him and continue his training and have fun watching him develop into a great companion. 
Hughie is a bright star waiting to shine – maybe he could shine for you? 
Standard information: 
Hughie is fully vaccinated, neutered and microchipped. 
He is currently in kennels in Stoke-on-Trent but he can be rehomed anywhere in the UK, pending a successful home visit. However, any adopter should be willing to travel to meet him at least twice where he is at the moment. 
There is an adoption donation of £120 for Hughie and all money donated goes directly to helping all the Senior Staffies in our care. 
If you think you could offer Hughie a new home, please click the panel under to complete an application form. 
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