Blue

• ON HOLD
• 6.5 YEARS OLD
• IN KENNELS, WORCESTER

SEX: Male

AGE: 6 and a half years

TEMPERAMENT: Shy but adorable once he gets to know you.

DOG FRIENDLY: No.

CAT FRIENDLY: No

GOOD WITH CHILDREN: 16 years plus

HISTORY

Blue came to us from the pound. He has been in the pound kennels for a while.

CURRENT

Blue is currently at our Worcester kennels, where he is settling into our daily routine. He is a gentle shy boy, who takes a while to get to know you, but once he does, he loves you. He loves being told he is a good boy, and he really snuggles into your legs.

Blue hasn’t really shown any interest in toys or balls, but this could just be due to the kennel environment. He likes the meaty treats and is very gentle when taking them from you.

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IDEAL HOME

The type of home we would like this lad is one where someone is home lots, he is a quiet shy boy, and would thrive on a one-to-one relationship with his special human.

Due to coming in from the pound, we are unsure if he is house trained, or if he would cope being left for periods of time. Blue would 100% need to be the only pet in the home, and will need 6ft solid secure fencing, as we know he is dog reactive and would definitely react to cats and small furies. Ideally in a low dog populated area.

HEALTH ISSUES

Blue has had a full health check including blood screening, all of this has come back healthy. Upon arriving with us, Blue did have a upset tummy, but we feel this was due to lots of changes for him. He also appeared to be lame on his back leg, he has had xrays, and the vets could not identify anything irregular in his back end/hips. He is currently being tested by the vets for arthritis, once we have a clear picture, this will be confirmed.

WALKING

Blue is a dream on the lead, he walks by your side, and you don’t know he’s there. He loves a good sniff in the hedges and undergrowth. We walk blue on his own, due to him being reactive. Kennels are quite rural, so it’s lots of lane walking and he has been a good boy walking past dogs in their gardens. We have given him lots of space, and he has walked past the dogs happily.

TRAVELLING

Blue has only travelled a couple of times with us, and every time he has been a good boy sitting nicely.

VETS

Blue really isn’t keen on the vets and will need to be muzzled before entering the practice, as he does react, and threaten to bite Blue is still having vet treatment, and isn’t quite ready for rehoming, we are hoping it won’t be long before he is ready.

STANDARD INFORMATION

Blue is vaccinated, microchipped and neutured.

He is in kennels in Worcester, but can be rehomed anywhere in the UK, pending a successful home visit. However, any adopter should be willing to travel to meet him twice where he is at that time.

There is an adoption donation of £120 for Blue and all money donated goes directly to helping all the Senior Staffies in our care.

If you think you could offer Blue a new home, please click the panel under to complete an application form.

ON HOLD AT PRESENT

Ada

• RESERVED
• 9 YEARS OLD
• IN KENNELS, WORCESTER

SEX: Female

AGE: 9 years

TEMPERAMENT: Loves people and cuddles.

DOG FRIENDLY: Hasn’t reacted to on-lead dogs out walking, but would need to be only dog in the home.

CAT FRIENDLY: No

GOOD WITH CHILDREN: 10 years plus

HISTORY

Ada came to The Senior Staffy Club on 15th September, she came from our friends who rescued her and brought her over from Romania. Very little history is known about this beautiful girl.

CURRENT

Ada is currently at our Worcester kennels, where she has settled well into her daily routine. She is a beautiful soul, who adores people and would love cuddles all day long. She can get a little stressed when she is returned to her kennel, as she wants to be with you, but she soon settled down with her Kong bone.

Ada is a firm favourite with her volunteer walkers. When she came to kennels, she didn’t know what toys were, or how to play with them. Her volunteers have taken the time to play with her and her favourite items are her peanut butter filled Kong and her Kong bone with the Kong biscuits in the end. We think because she has never had toys, and now she loves them, she isn’t always keen to give them up. She is also doing really well with her sit command.

IDEAL HOME

Due to not knowing much about Ada’s history, we do not know whether she has ever lived in a home, or if she is house trained. The type of home we would like for her is one where she would not be left on her own for too long, she adores people and we don’t feel she would cope being left for long periods.

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We feel she would love to live in a family home with older children aged 10 years or over, who would play with her, but also be old enough to understand to give her her own space. Ada would need to be the only pet in the home. She hasn’t been cat tested, and although she has been a good girl and doesn’t take any notice of dogs in their gardens, or on leads dogs out walking, we are told she could be reactive in her kennels in Romania.

HEALTH ISSUES

Ada has had her full health check from our vets, and her routine blood tests have shown her Urea Nitrogen levels in her blood are slightly raised. Having chatted with the vets, they have advised it could be signs of kidney changes. She will be tested again next week, as the other blood test for kidneys was fine. The vet has advised at her age he doesn’t feel it is anything to worry about.

Her teeth are worn from possibly chewing kennel bars, but they aren’t any cause for concern.

WALKING

Walking Ada walks beautifully on the lead, you really don’t know she is beside you. She is a polite girl, and a pleasure to walk. When she first arrived she really wasn’t sure on the traffic on the rural roads around kennels. She has been with us several weeks now and her confidence is growing each day.

TRAVELLING

We have only travelled once, she was a good girl, but wasn’t comfortable with it, and was quite dribbly. This will improve in time.

VETS

Ada is a good girl for the vets, she just wants to kiss them.

STANDARD INFORMATION

Ada is vaccinated, microchipped and neutured.

She is in kennels in Worcester, but can be rehomed anywhere in the UK, pending a successful home visit. However, any adopter should be willing to travel to meet her twice where she is at that time.

There is an adoption donation of £120 for Ada and all money donated goes directly to helping all the Senior Staffies in our care.

If you think you could offer Ada a new home, please click the panel under to complete an application form.

RESERVED

Rosie

• ON-HOLD
• 9 YEARS OLD
• IN WORCESTERSHIRE

SEX: Female

AGE: 9 Years Old

LOCATION: Worcestershire

CHILDREN: No

DOGS: Needs to be the only dog in the home

CATS: No

PLEASE ONLY APPLY FOR ROSIE IF YOU FIT THE CRITERIA

HISTORY

Rosie came into Senior Staffy Club, after she had been found abandoned in a vacated flat.

CURRENT

Rosie is currently staying with our behaviourist in Worcestershire as she was finding kennels a little too stressful.

As a result, she was starting to rag her lead, and was finding everything over stimulating.Rosie has had time to de-stress and relax. Our behaviourist has spent lots of time working with her, and she is starting to settle down and really enjoy the visits she is now getting from our volunteer walkers. Our behaviourist tells us she is a very clean girl, and always toilets outside, so we are hopeful she will be the same in a home.

She really doesn’t cope well with change. Having her bedding changed for clean stuff is a big deal for her, we have found the best way to deal with this is to wash things one layer at a time and change them when she’s out of the room. So, we will be looking for a special home for Rosie that will allow her the time she needs settle and feel safe Rosie isn’t a cuddly dog, but once she is settled with you, she is an affectionate girl and she definitely enjoys being close to you, chewing her bone or ragger. It is very important this is done at her pace, as initially even touch is overwhelming. She finds chewing very relaxing, so this should be encouraged.

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WALKING

She is a good girl out walking, she mostly ignores other dogs, but can have a little bark at some. She hasn’t shown interest in livestock or horses. She isn’t pulling on her lead as much and hasn’t ragged for several weeks. She loves a run around in the secure paddock, and her recall is improving all the time.

TRAVELLING

Rosie currently gets a little stressed travelling in the car, but our behaviourist has been working on desensitising her.

VETS

She is a very good girl at the vets, she is happy to be examined/touched all over. Due to Covid 19, we have not taken Rosie into the waiting room, so she is untested in an enclosed waiting area.

HEALTH ISSUES

Rosie was given a full health check and full bloods when she arrived with us. We were a little concerned with her breathing, she was sedated at the vets to have her throat scoped and her chest x-rayed. The vets confirmed her larynx is fine, but it is very narrow at the opening. Just past the larynx into her windpipe is a tiny flap of skin, it isn’t large enough to block her windpipe, it is just flapping. The vet suspects this has been there all her life, and it would be extremely difficult to removed due to its location. Rosie appears to be a sensitive girl, as her skin does get irritated on her toes.

IDEAL HOME

The home we are looking for, for Rosie is one that is local to her current location, as her new owner will need to visit Rosie a few times before taking her home, and ongoing support will be provided by our behaviourist. No children at all Rosie has been tested with older children and hasn’t shown any aggression, but will always be easily over excited and she can loose her head, this is when she rags, so she would struggle with the noise, friends and excitement.

A quiet home will be needed for this beauty – a pet free home. Rosie doesn’t appear to be reactive, but due to the excitement of another dog, it may well impact on her ability to settle and it is very unlikely that a resident dog will tolerate her behaviour. Rosie will need patient owners who are willing to allow her to learn and settle at her own pace.

STANDARD INFORMATION

Rosie is vaccinated and micro chipped. She will be neutered before being re-homed. She is in foster in Worcestershire, we are looking for a local home for Rosie, so continued support can be offered.

There is an adoption donation of £120 for Rosie, and all money donated goes directly to helping all the seniors in our care.

Rosie is a beautiful girl, who thoroughly enjoys calm human company, and really deserves a kind understanding home. If you think you could offer Rosie a new home, please click the panel under to complete an application form.