Buddy Needs Stability After Too Many New Homes

£150
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Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Member since Mar 2014

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Key Advert Facts

Ad Reference :
1838435
Pet Type :
Dogs
Pet Breed :
Labrador Retriever (Breed Info)
Breed Popularity:
#6 out of 244 Dog Breeds
Breed Group:
Breed Size:
Advert Type :
For Adoption
Location :
Advertiser Type :
Rescue Centre
Registered Charity? :
Yes
Charity Number :
1155693
Pets Current Age :
1 year, 2 months 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. ;-)

BUDDY IS IN THE PROCESS OF SEVERAL MEETINGS WITH A POSSIBLE FAMILY – ASSUMING ALL GOES WELL HE WILL BE OFFERED A FUREVER HOME – IF NOT, HE WILL BE AVAILABLE AGAIN FOR APPLICATIONS.

PLEASE DO NOT APPLY AT THIS TIME THANKS 22.4.18

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

He looks lovely but please read the following points very carefully:-

Buddy needs a very experienced home where you are actively involved in training your dogs

Buddy would be best in a home with another older dog to learn the ropes from

Buddy needs someone who understands anxiety and won’t push him past his threshold – prepared to basically clear their diary for a few weeks to get him settled in before any work can begin

Buddy CANNOT be left alone – not with another dog, not for five minutes, not just whilst you nip next door – he gets extremely anxious which just sets his development back even further. He will travel nicely and will wait in a car for short periods, where it is safe to leave him. He CANNOT stay home alone.

Buddy is not yet neutered and will not be neutered for another few months. You would have to arrange that once he has been with you for a few months at least. We will cover the cost.

OK so a bit more about Buddy …..

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

Puppy/Dog Adoption Checklist

Before contacting or visiting the advertiser for this Labrador Retriever. Please make sure you have printed and read this checklist fully. Do NOT buy a dog or puppy from the advertiser unless you are happy that they follow all the advice on the list. If you have any concerns, report them to us.


  • Do your research first
    Getting a new dog or puppy is a massive commitment, so make sure you have researched the breed fully and have the time and commitment necessary to care for the dog. You can read our detailed Information guide about dogs for potential new dog owners. Also read our Labrador Retriever Dog breed information profile.
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  • Check the Health of the Puppy or Dog
    It can be difficult for the average person to check if a dog or puppy is healthy or not, so if you decide to adopt or buy the puppy, make sure that the seller agrees that you can return them within 48 hours for a full refund after taking the dog or puppy to a Vet of your choice for a health check. The seller should be willing to let you do this. If the puppy has already been health checked by their own vet, make sure you get evidence for this in the form of vet records and phone their vet to confirm this.
  • Is the puppy or dog up to date with their vaccinations?
    Puppies should receive 2 vaccinations, the first at around 8 to 10 weeks of age and the second, two weeks later at around 10 to 12 weeks of age. Older Dogs require booster vaccinations occasionally as recommended by their Vet. Ask the breeder which vaccinations they have had and if not, why not. Puppies should have at least had their first set of vaccinations before they leave. If the seller has not started the puppies vaccinations, it will be your responsibility to make sure you arrange both vaccinations 7 days before letting your puppy go outside. (More Info)
  • Have the puppies been treated for worms and fleas?
    Puppies should really be wormed at around 2 weeks of age, and again at around 5 weeks of age, and finally just before they leave the seller/breeder at 8 to 12 weeks of age.
  • Is the puppy/dog Microchipped ?
    From April 6th 2016 it will be required by law that all dog over 8 weeks of age are microchipped and that the keepers details registered against them are kept up to date. The breeder is responsible for microchipping the puppies and must have their details registered on the microchip database first. Please check to make sure you receive the microchip documentation with chip number and then arrange to transfer the microchip in to your own name. (More Info)
  • Ask questions about puppies mother
    Ask how many litters the mother has had and how old she is, she should be at least 1.5 years old. Ask about her temperament. The advertiser should want to tell you all about the puppies mother.
  • Is the dog/puppy registered with the kennel club?
    If they are, then check to make sure you are given the correct kennel club documents BEFORE you decide to take the dog home. It may also be worth phoning the kennel club to check the information provided is correct.
  • Have the puppies been socialised ?
    Make sure that puppies have been socialised from a very early age and are raised in a home environment, have interacted with their litter mates and are used to people, children and general household life. Puppies that haven't been raised in a home environment may develop behavioural issues, have temperamental problems, be difficult to housetrain and find adjusting to family life hard.

Please read visit our Pet Advice section for further information before adopting a dog or puppy. Here are a few very useful articles you should read first :

1) A Beginners Guide to Adopting a Dog
2) 10 Things You Need To Consider Before Getting a Puppy
3) All About Dog Rescue Centres
4) Why adopt an older dog ?
5) Could you offer a new home to a pedigree dog ?


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