SEX: Male 
AGE: 11 years old 
LOCATION: Stoke-on-Trent 
If you would like a no obligation chat about Ninja before applying, please email with your contact details and we will be in touch as soon as possible. 
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Ninja came to SSC due to a change in his owner’s circumstances. 
Ninja is a very sweet, friendly boy who greets everyone with his lovely waggy tail. He loves having attention and will sit and have a fuss and give lots of Staffy kisses. Our Stoke kennel manager, who knows him best, is very happy to have a no obligation chat about Ninja before applying. Please email with your contact details and she will be in touch as soon as possible. 
However, we do want you to be aware that Ninja has bitten whilst in our care. We will happily discuss this in more detail with you, but it involves him feeling unwell and not being happy with his bedding being messed with. 
Ninja has been assessed by an independent behaviourist (as well as our kennel manager) who saw no concerns with his behaviour and described him as a happy boy who just wants to please. 
During his time with us, we’ve learnt that he loves his treats and is becoming an expert at treat searches. He also gives his paw on cue for a treat and will offer his paw as a way of asking for more food! 
He does like to have the odd play with a toy, but his favourite thing is definitely his walks. 
Ninja loves going for his walks and walks beautifully on the lead without any pulling at all. He enjoys investigating his surroundings with the most adorable little Staffy snorts along the way. 
Nothing seems to phase Ninja when he’s out and about as he just wants to get on with enjoying his walk! 
He passes other dogs without any interest, even those that react to him. 
He’s not a fan of travelling and finds it hard to settle, plus he may sing you a song or two! He’s not had much experience of car journeys in the past so with lots of good experiences, this could definitely improve. 
Ninja is very well-behaved in the waiting room, although he can get a bit impatient if he’s kept waiting and tells everyone about it in typical Staffy singing style! 
He is very well-behaved for general examinations i.e. listening to his heart etc., though we do use treats to make him happier with this. 
He’s not a fan of things being done to him such as nail trims, so he is muzzled for any blood draws etc. as a precaution. 
Since coming into our care, Ninja has had a nasty ear infection that has been treated under general anaesthetic. 
He’s had routine bloods and a thyroid blood panel, and all came back normal. 
He has had a few flare-ups of an upset stomach during his time with us. This is suspected to be chronic pancreatitis or Irritable Bowel Disease (this is not yet confirmed as it requires blood tests during a flare-up). He is currently on a novel, single protein diet and treats to help this plus he also takes omeprazole tablets daily. If needed, SSC can help towards the costs of his diet and medication. 
We also recommend a daily pre/probiotic for Ninja. 
His hair loss is most likely to be due to alopecia and so, unfortunately, is unlikely to grow back. 
Ninja is not neutered due to veterinary advice -if needs to be done in the future for medical reasons, SSC will cover the costs. 
He will start his vaccinations shortly, if these haven’t been done by the time he is adopted, SSC will cover the costs. 
Ideal home: 
Ninja needs a quiet, calm and experienced home where he can settle and destress at his own pace. 
We’d like a home without any children or visiting children. 
He would benefit from a secure, private garden. 
He cannot live with any other pets. 
Standard information: 
Ninja is microchipped. 
He is currently in Stoke-on-Trent and we would ideally be looking for a home within approximately two hours travel distance from kennels. Any adopter should be willing to travel to meet him at least twice where he is now. 
There is a non-refundable adoption donation of £120 for Ninja and all money donated goes directly to helping all the Senior Staffies in our care. 
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