Proof came into us after a change in his family’s circumstances.
He arrived with his sister Peaches, but it quickly became clear they were not a bonded pair and Peaches has since found her forever home.
Proof is a distinguished gentleman and a wise old owl! Surprisingly, he has been with us for almost a year now, but he is thriving in his foster home where his character shines through. He loves to be around people, and, like most staffies, he likes to know where you are at all times, so be prepared to have an audience when you visit the bathroom if you forget to shut the door! Proof doesn’t constantly demand a fuss, but he will come to you for affection.
Having said this, he can be left for short periods. He currently isn’t normally on his own for long, as he has been going into the office daily with his foster mum, when he will carry his lead to the front door ready to go.
Despite being 13, Proof loves going for walks and has managed a couple of 5km walks and runs. His eyesight is not 20-20 – he is 13 after all – but he doesn’t let that stop him. He has a real zest for life.
Proof isn’t bothered at all by fireworks, which is very good news for a Staffy; on the downside, he isn’t too keen on having a bath!
Proof is always keen to go out and he can sometimes be a little strong on the lead, but will walk nicely on a loose lead when asked. He really loves having a good sniff in the hedgerows. He enjoys walking on footpaths through fields near his home where he has seen sheep, but despite showing a little interest he is a good boy and walks away from them when asked.
Proof is a gentle soul and likes his own space while he’s being the man about town. He has shown some reaction to other dogs whilst out walking, but, although he has barked at some, he has also said hello to some. He tends to prefer more polite dogs who don’t bounce around him and is happy to walk on when he is asked to.
His foster mum says, "He loves a car journey and will happily stand on the backseat and put his head on your shoulder so he can look through the windscreen".
Proof is not a fan of the vets, but he has been muzzle-trained by his foster mum and is now able to cope much better, with lots of reassurance.
Proof has several small soft lumps on his chest and a small hard lump on his left side close to his elbow, but the vet has examined them and confirmed they are just fatty lumps. He has had a full health check, including a blood test, and all results were normal.
• We feel Proof would be happiest to be the only dog in the home. Before coming to us he lived with Peaches, but he didn't appear to be very interested in her company.
• He came from a home with a couple of children aged 8 and 12 years old, but due to his age and him finding change unsettling, we feel he would be better in a home with no children.
• Proof has been left for short periods but can have the odd accident. This is probably more due to his age than not being house trained, as he is fine the rest of the time, even at the office with his foster mum. He loves his bed and is more than happy to snooze quietly in it after his walk.
Proof is microchipped, has had his vaccinations and he is neutered.
He is currently in foster in Wolverhampton, 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 now.
There is a non-refundable adoption donation of £120 for Proof and all money donated goes directly to helping all the Senior Staffies in our care.
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