Patch came to us after her family had to move house and couldn’t take her with them.
Patch is in foster in Worcestershire following an operation to remove a lump from her mammary gland.
She has been a perfect house guest with her foster pawrents. She sleeps in her bed throughout the night and has been very clean in the house. Patch has been a good girl when left on her own for an hour or so.
When she was in kennels, she didn’t really show any reaction to the other kennel dogs.
This is what her foster mum has to say about her:
“Patch is clean in the house and will ask to go out if she needs to. She sleeps in her bed all night in our room, but would probably be OK in her own space. She likes to know where you are and will come to be with you, whatever you are doing. When she sits on the sofa with you she does like her own space, but will sometimes put her head or paw on your knee. She's not a kissy, huggy dog, but does show her affection.
"She loves her find-the-treat games and the snufflebox is a particular favourite. Her favourite toy is Crabbie. Crabbie 1 is nearly flat so we also have Crabbie 2, an updated version! She will ask you to play with a little bark and zoomies up and down the house normally follow.
"She wasn't fazed by fireworks at all.
"Patch is an enthusiastic walking companion; she easily walks for 45 mins to an hour. She doesn't react to traffic, bikes, livestock or people. She can be a bit picky with larger dogs. She’s not fazed by dogs barking in gardens or passing her as long as they don't get in her space. We don’t get the impression she wants to play, she's just not really bothered.
"She does react to cats if they cross her path – she would probably chase them given half a chance!
"Her recall in a secure field is pretty good and she likes the freedom of a long lead. She's got lots of energy and enthusiasm considering she is 12 years old. She has been left regularly for up to 3 hours without any problems and isn’t destructive at all – she just snoozes on the sofa until we come home."
Patch can be a little strong on the lead initially, but soon settles down into her walk. She hasn’t reacted to dogs in their gardens or passing dogs while out walking. She has not been dog tested whilst in our care, but her previous owners tell us she couldn’t live with any other pets.
Patch gets excited initially, but very soon calms down and travels well.
Patch has been a very good girl for her examination, health check, blood tests and vaccinations.
She has had a full health check including blood tests. All her bloods came back within normal ranges.
Patch has a few lumps over her body, predominantly on her left side. The largest one is on her left hip. All the lumps have been aspirated and all except her hip were fatty lumps. Her hip lump looks like an MCT that has previously been removed, but has possibly come back. Our vet has advised it isn’t bothering her, so the best course of action would be to just monitor it. Looking at her previous vet history, the vets refer to the hip lump as an abscess that was drained several times.
Patch has recently had the fatty mammary-gland lump removed and has made a full recovery from this.
• Patch will need to be the only pet in the home.
• Patch can live with older children aged 10+.
• Patch is happy to be left for a couple of hours, but loves to be with you when you are home.
• She is house-trained and doesn’t chew or bark much.
Patch is microchipped, vaccinated and neutered.
She is currently in foster in Worcestershire, but can be rehomed anywhere in the UK, pending a successful home visit. However, any adopter should be willing to travel to meet her at least twice where she is now.
There is a non refundable adoption donation of £120 for Patch and all money donated goes directly to helping all the Senior Staffies in our care.
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