12/9/2011 We’re very pleased to report that Mack has now found a new home and is settling in nicely :)
Little Mack is a 6 year old Patterdale X who is at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home in Old Windsor. Mack is on our other special dogs page as he is extremely distressed in the kennel environment and so Battersea are desperately trying to find him a permanent home as his welfare is at risk. He has been prescribed some anti-depressant type tablets as a short-term measure, but he really needs to be moved out ASAP.
Mack is an excitable and friendly terrier. He does have a sensitive and sometimes anxious side to his nature and needs new owners who are going to help build his confidence. Mack is very scared of loud noises, particularly planes so will need understanding owners who are happy to deal with this and do not live on a direct flight path.
Once settled, his cheeky and comical terrier nature will shine through. Mack enjoys playing with toys and enjoys treats. He has some basic training and knows SIT; he has the potential to learn much more. He is housetrained and walks well on the lead.
Mack is a little under-socialised with other dogs, and for this reason he would like to be the only dog in his new home. Mack needs new owners who are happy to socialise him carefully. He may benefit from having calm, mature doggy friends to walk with.
Mack needs terrier-experienced owners who are happy to continue his training and his special requirements. Once settled he will be a loyal and loving addition to his new home. Mack could possibly live with cats and should be fine to live with teenagers and have younger visiting children.
If you can offer Mack a permanent home, please contact Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, Old Windsor as follows (quoting his reference number 11/40118):
Tel: 01784 494 443
Please mention that you saw Mack on the Oldies Club website.