** REHOMED **
10 yr 4 months
Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Arrived 26th Feb 2016
Chesterfield RSPCA Animal Centre
Enrich Your Life With an Oldie If you’re looking for a well-mannered mutt that still has a lot of love to give, consider taking home an older dog!
Our hearts are melting over Tys. Why has such a sweetie found himself in kennels at his age? Sadly due to illnesses his owners just could not provide for him practically, they had an abundance of love but could not take him for walks let alone exercise and play with him what with having no secure garden (which also backed on to a busy main road) and a tiny one bed bungalow. So he’d just spend all his time in the living room, so they asked us to find a new home for him. As a result he does need to shed a few pounds! The video of him enjoying a fuss says it all-he is very friendly, highly affectionate, placid, and just loves people! He is fine with other dogs when out on his walks. He will suit a pet and young child free home. We wonder if he’d suit a teenage family because he has a very playful and alert side to him, or someone who is home a lot to keep him company and take him for lovely walks-when the rehoming coordinator got the lead out to take him for a rare walk he was SO happy-bouncing about he just couldn’t get out that door quick enough, he clearly misses and loves his trips out-and surprisingly very good on the lead! Tys is neutered and micro chipped and will be vaccinated in due course. We have plenty of information for his new owner too!
TEN REASONS TO ADOPT AN OLDIE :
1. They come with few surprises. There’s no need to wonder how big they will grow, how often they will need to be groomed, or what their personality will be like. What you see is what you get!
2. Bye-bye, potty-training manuals! Seniors are likely to have already been house-trained—or if they haven’t been, they are physically and mentally ready to pick it up in no time.
3. It’s nice to say things just once. Seniors have been around humans long enough to understand our language. They often know what we are asking or can quickly learn to do as we ask. You can teach an old dog new tricks, and fast!
4. They fit right in. A senior dog or cat has been around the block a few times and has come into contact with many other dogs, cats, and people. Seniors usually know what it takes to effortlessly fit in with a family and can do it with ease.
5. You can relax! Unlike a puppy or kitten being introduced to a home, a senior animal usually isn’t constantly getting into trouble. You don’t have to puppy-proof or kitten-proof your house for months on end.
6. They enjoy brisk walks and don’t ask for much. Older dogs do not require being taken on three runs daily, and they will tire of playing fetch after a short while! Although they do need exercise, seniors are often fine with a nice walk in the morning (Tyson wants more than one walk please!), aside from potty breaks.
7. Your favorite new shoes will be safe from doggy damage. With their teething years behind them, destructive chewing is usually a thing of the past.
8. Age is just a number. Age doesn’t always mean health problems and expensive medical bills. Young animals can develop health issues as well, and medical bills are usually par for the course throughout an animal’s life. Each animal is an individual and deserves to be viewed without judgment.
9. They give your heartstrings an extra tug. There is something incredibly powerful about providing sanctuary, love, care,
snuggles, and ultimately peace to a senior pet in his or her final years.
10. Short but sweet time spent together. Kids go off to college, people retire, and situations change. Sometimes we might have a more limited period of time to devote to the care of a special animal. You can still benefit from the companionship of a super senior.
RSPCA log PD179 26/2/16