Posts Tagged ‘staffie’

Lomas in his new home

Friday, July 9th, 2010
I am loving sleeping in my bed right now. I am shattered after walking for 1 Whole Hour, but I really enjoyed it because Amy (Parent No.3) was showing me how to feed the ducks!
As you probably know, I am a little bit naughty at times. Today, I turned my food bowl upside down and moved the SKY Box! I showed that I was sorry and Jo (Parent No.1) gave me big hugs and I will try and keep my temper when she works now. I was very excited today because Nina (Parent No.2) and Amy came to visit!
I have totally transformed since I have moved from ‘The Bath Dogs and Cats Home’. I have stopped being very stubborn on my walks. I think I have grown more loving, and I am losing lots of weight, because I have had lots of walks! Amy has took some pictures of me and her and we wanted to send them to you.
Who has taken my kennel now? Are my friends doing well and has anyone else found a new home? I have found a perfect one, and I am hopefully going to spend the rest of my life here. If we visit Bath anytime soon, I will tell my owners to see you, because I will give you HUMUGOUS hugs as I miss you lots.
I hope you miss me, as I miss you too.
Love you,
From Lomas xxxxx
(Moogy-Man)
Written By – Amy

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> A lot of people have asked after Lomas, a lovely staffie who was with us for a while before finding his new owners. He took time out of his busy schedule to write to us (clever dog). We have Bull Breed Week from 12-18 July to celebrate our tough-looking dogs. Lomas’ story highlights that even though some dogs are with us for a long time, that doesn’t make them un-homeable, just special.

I am loving sleeping in my bed right now. I am shattered after walking for 1 Whole Hour, but I really enjoyed it because Amy (Parent No.3) was showing me how to feed the ducks!

As you probably know, I am a little bit naughty at times. Today, I turned my food bowl upside down and moved the SKY Box! I showed that I was sorry and Jo (Parent No.1) gave me big hugs and I will try and keep my temper when she works now. I was very excited today because Nina (Parent No.2) and Amy came to visit!

I have totally transformed since I have moved from ‘The Bath Dogs and Cats Home’. I have stopped being very stubborn on my walks. I think I have grown more loving, and I am losing lots of weight, because I have had lots of walks! Amy has took some pictures of me and her and we wanted to send them to you.

Who has taken my kennel now? Are my friends doing well and has anyone else found a new home? I have found a perfect one, and I am hopefully going to spend the rest of my life here. If we visit Bath anytime soon, I will tell my owners to see you, because I will give you HUMUGOUS hugs as I miss you lots.

I hope you miss me, as I miss you too.

From Lomas xxxxx

(Moogy-Man)

Written By – Amy 30523_134595246550758_100000008509186_379129_2293937_n

An ode to Spot

Friday, April 16th, 2010

 

love foreverA message from Rosanna who volunteers to walk one of our dogs Spot who is still looking for a home.
I never anticipated that my best friend would be a little white spotty Staffordshire bull terrier called Spot, yet from the first time he gazed up hopefully at me for cuddles; I knew he was special.

Spot was friendly from the start, sweet-natured and inquisitive, moving me to laughter constantly at his obvious delight for everything he saw and smelt. Spot doesn’t pay much attention to other dogs when on walks as his main interest is the friend walking him. He is affectionate and adores attention.

As our bond has built he has become incredibly obedient and heart-warmingly loyal; one muddy autumn day he leapt to my aide when I slipped on some wayward leaves.

Sadly, his breed stereotype causes people to not give him a chance, but if they were to befriend him, his utter devotion would astound them. If I wasn’t a full-time student, I would share my home with Spot in a heartbeat. I cannot think of a better companion than him.

Kennel life saddens Spot; he is a very sociable little dog and hates spending his days alone. Rehome Spot and he will repay you with love, faithfulness and a lifetime of fun. Why not see for yourself?

big kiss

Training Sophie

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

sophie training 

I feel compelled to write in order to express my deep gratitude for the training sessions that we have been attending at the Home.
 
We re-homed our staffy Sophie from Bath Cats & Dogs Home and she has a behavioural problem with other dogs. She is particularly bad when on the lead, barking and pulling towards other dogs and we immediately began training classes in our home town of Frome. Over a period of months we tried about 5 different training classes and individual trainers and all we experienced was disappointment after disappointment and a marked worsening of Sophie’s behaviour.
 
Firstly the prejudice that we encountered because she is a staffy was clear. At one class we were asked to complete the session in the car park next to the indoor school with all the other dogs. This was most upsetting for us because Sophie hadn’t even misbehaved. It was difficult to even get in a class because Sophie is a rescue staffy and when we did we were treated in the same segregated manner.
 
As a last resort I phoned Steve from the home. I had hesitated prior to this because I incorrectly assumed returning to the home would be distressing for Sophie. We finally felt that we had someone who understood us and crucially understood that Sophie was just a dog like any other who needed help.
 
We have been going to Naughty But Nice for almost a year now and it has been a real life-line for us. Sophie has come on in leaps and bounds. When we first began the class all the negative training methods had had a severe impact on her and she was incredibly stressed even with one dog simply being in the same field as her and would bark, etc. We have just returned from Naughty But Nice today and it is a entirely different picture. She is so excited as soon as we get in the car and when we arrive at the home for her class it is genuinely the happiest time of her week. She gets to be a dog as a dog should be and interact safely with other dogs which is something she is incapable of doing anywhere else.  Today she ran straight in, no muzzle, and began playing with the other dogs. An inconcievable occurance before and it is truly wonderful to see our lovely dog Sophie being given an environment to progress and improve her (and our) life.
 
I cannot thank you enough for your patience and for caring so much about Sophie. Long may these classes continue to provide support and hope to people like us that have nowhere else to turn. And I am confident they have served to prevent many animals, with owners at the end of their tether, being returned or placed in the home.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Sarah, Pete & Sophie the Staffy