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Russ – 2 and a half yrs – Patterdale x Yorkie – Norfolk

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By thedemonpigs

Contact/organisation details: TLDR
Does the animal have rescue back up?: Yes
Location: Norfolk
Type/Breed/Variety: Patterdale x Yorkie
Sex: Male
Age(s): 2.5 years
Name(s): Russ
Colours: Black & Tan

Neutered: Yes
De-flea’ed: Yes
Wormed: Yes
Vaccinated: Yes

Reason for rehoming: Change in circumstances
Temperament: A happy chap
Medical problems: None

Has the animal been assessed?: In foster home
Transport available: We ask that prospective owners visit the dog in the foster home unless there are exceptional circumstances.

Other:

Please read Russ’s details carefully before deciding whether to submit an application form. Applications which do not meet the criteria will not be contacted.

Russ came to TLDR from a private home after his owner’s work hours changed and he was being left for much longer periods than was suitable for an active, busy young terrier.

Russ is a 2 and a half year old mix of Patterdale and Yorkie, and definitely more Patterdale in size and energy levels. He is a lively and playful young chap, currently sharing a foster home with other terriers and thriving with this energy mix and the active walks he is receiving. We would like to find a similar home where he has friendly playful doggy companions and 2 or more active walks a day.

Prior to coming to rescue Russ had very little basic training or socialisation in place so his experience initially in emergency boarding kennels and then in a foster home has all been good training for him, but he is a ‘work in progress’ and would best suit a terrier experienced home with time to commit to ongoing training. He is immense fun and very willing to learn, who adores people, so with the basics in place he will become a fantastic companion.

Russ was quite barky on arrival being over excited by all the new experiences, especially other dogs, and would bark in their faces to get them to play, but this has diminished with familiarity and positive reminders. He behaves well on walks, and greets other dogs nicely. He also ignores cats and small furries so we would consider a home with these as long as the cats were dog aware.

Being such a happy chap, Russ loves to play with balls and other toys, and responds well to treats for training. He travels well in a car, walks well on lead without pulling, loves people and greets strangers with friendliness. He also loves being groomed.

Russ has only been tested with older children in the foster home and has been excellent with them, however we do know that he previously lived within a family with younger grandchildren. We would consider applications where children were aged 8 and above.

Having been left for long periods in his previous home Russ has developed issues around separation, and does not like to be left home for long periods. He will bark when you first leave, but does settle for a time, but we would like to find a home where someone is at home for most of the time and able to work on his separation anxiety slowly and where he will not be left for more than 2 hours.

Russ’s foster Mum describes him as a young teenager who just wants to have fun! She says “His recall still needs work. He will pinch shoes and clothes if you drop them. He does need further basic training. He is house trained and will go into a crate, barks at first and then settles. He is very loving and likes nothing better once he is worn out to cuddle up with you – he will make someone a fantastic companion.”

Summary

Children aged 8+

Cats would be possible

Must be homed with at least one other playful, active but well-trained dog

Active, experienced home looking for a dog to train and have fun with!

Russ is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, flea and worm treated.

If you are interested in adopting Russ please complete our online adoption form here:

http://www.littledogrescue.co.uk/PreAdoption.html

and someone will give you a call as soon as possible.

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