Buddy Needs Stability After Too Many New Homes

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Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Member since Mar 2014

75091055470

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Key Advert Facts

Pet Type :
Dogs
Pet Breed :
Labrador Retriever (Breed Info)
Advert Type :
For Adoption
Location :
Advertiser Type :
Rescue Centre
Pets Current Age :
6 months, 10 days old (More Info)
Microchipped :
Yes (More Info)
Neutered :
Yes (More Info)
Vaccinations Up-to-Date :
Yes (More Info)
KC Registered :

Full Advert Details

IMPORTANT NOTICE: http://www.findingfureverhomes.org.uk/dogs/buddy-2/ ALL enquiries must be made using this link only please. The telephone number connects to a volunteer NOT at the rescue, and it is NOT convenient for them to take phone calls regarding rescue dogs. THANK YOU. ;-)

On home trial at the moment.

7 month old Lab boy who joined us from a foster home.

Buddy has had a very unsettled life so far with various homes and routines and to be honest. He will need someone to help him unpick his history and start over.

He cannot be left alone and will need to be in a home where he will always have someone around or where you can take him everywhere with you, until you can help him overcome his anxieties.

He has made great progress since being in his foster home for a couple of weeks and will continue to improve in the right home with a patient and understanding owner.

Buddy is looking for an excellent, experienced home with a total commitment to training, socialising, stimulating and making up for lost time. The right home will be able to offer this boy exactly what he needs and give him the exercise, activity, mental stimulation, diet and attention that he fully deserves.

Buddy is a handsome lad and is also a very smart little chap who is keen to learn and loves to be using his brain. You will need be prepared to keep on that work with him, maybe at agility, obedience, rally or other similar activity.

He also loves the company of other dogs and is happiest when with another dog. The ideal home would be where he is not the only dog and would have other positive canine role models to learn from.

If you think you can offer Buddy a home, please fill in the enquiry form, but please do NOT be under the assumption that as he is a Lab he will be an easy dog and a fabulous family dog. He is an intelligent kid with a rubbish start in life, so he will need effort, work, attention and ongoing energy if you are to give him the best possible life. That’s what we want for ALL our dogs; the best possible.

Please read our article 'Are You Really Ready To Adopt A Rescue Dog?' before you apply. Thank you!

Home check, meeting at the rescue and adoption fee applies

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3) All About Dog Rescue Centres
4) Why adopt an older dog ?
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http://www.findingfureverhomes.org.uk/rescueadog.html

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We help dogs that are abandoned or at risk to find Furever Homes. Majority of the dogs are based in Shrewsbury, Shropshire but some are in kennels in Liverpool, Merseyside and in foster homes in Merseyside. Full details of all the dogs can be found on our website so it may be easier to view and apply there? Please enquire about any dog through the link on our website rather than by telephone as we are all volunteers with jobs and families and can respond to emails far easier than telephone calls. Thank you :) http://www.findingfureverhomes.org.uk/rescueadog.html



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