19/2/13 – We just got this wonderful update on pretty Tara:
‘I fostered Tara for a week whilst Alison took a long deserved weeks holiday. What should have been a week ended up being 7 months. We integrated her with our 4 rescue staffies and finally took the decision to adopt her last week! We felt that due to her issues with children and separation anxiety finding her a home would be nigh on impossible and we had only one enquiry for her during the time she has been with Guildford SBTR, which whilst was a good home was not suitable as it was a flat with astro turf on the balcony.
So we are now failed fosterers, with 5 staffies and no room left at the Inn for emergencies but Tara is safe and in a home of her own and enjoying the good life!!!
Thank you so much for putting Tara on The Oldies web site it is a service that is very much appreciated.’
Have a very happy life Tara!
30/11/12 – We have just received this update from Tara’s foster mum:
I am currently fostering Tara, who is proving to be lovely but she does have some quirky issues, one of which is separation anxiety where she does become destructive. I am hoping to work on this when I finish my season’s work. Due to these issues we feel that she needs to be re homed locally in the Surrey area, enabling us to keep an eye on her and give any new home support should it be required.
So if you live in the Surrey area and would like to help give Tara the second chance she deserves, please contact Guildford and District Staffordshire Bull Terrier Rescue!
Lovely Tara would like to take this opportunity to reintroduce herself to the fans of the Oldies Club. This pretty Staffy girl first appeared on our website back in December 2011, after finding herself in rescue with Guildford and District Staffordshire Bull Terrier Rescue in Surrey. Since then, she has been patiently waiting for a home to call her own.
Tara is an award-winner, having recently taken third prize at a local dog show in the veteran category! She was a very well behaved girl at the show.
Tara is a 10 year old brindle and white Staffy girl. She originally arrived in rescue after being harangued by her owners’ two year old child. She got fed up and growled at the toddler. Perhaps she felt threatened or maybe she was just annoyed, but she found herself first with Second Chance Rescue in Southampton and then Guildford and District Staffy Rescue.
Poor Tara was placed in kennels while she waited for a foster home and was very unhappy there. In fact, she was so miserable that she took matters into her own paws, managing to pull a panel out of the kennel and before nonchalantly trotting through to join the owner in the office!
Luckily, Guildford and District Staffy Rescue has found a foster home for her, although she does have to be crated while in the house. She doesn’t like this much, but she will settle, especially at night.
Tara has been described as a real joy to walk and a dog who enjoys being around people, although she should not be rehomed with children. She is a real sweetie, and a favourite with everyone at the rescue. She will come into her foster mum’s bedroom while she is working to just lie on the floor and snore next to her. If she gets the chance, she will join her in bed, although it really isn’t allowed!
Tara is clean in the house and enjoys her walks. She is good both on and off the lead and generally will ignore other dogs if they are not to close. She is still very lively and can jump up and have the occasional ‘mad turn’ charging around. She can still enjoy a walk of up to an hour, although she will sometimes carry her left hind leg when she gets tired.
She gets along fine with the 9 year old male staffy in the house and enjoys going for walks with him. She could live with another calm male dog in her new home. She is also very good at travelling in the car.
Tara loves to be around people and would benefit from a home where someone could be around most of the time to keep her company. The rescue feel that she may be okay to be left alone if she was allowed the run of the house or had a safe place, like a bed to sleep on, when on her own. She hates being confined when there are people around.
Tara would make someone a lovely companion. She is a delight to have around and to walk. Her only real fault is her dislike of children, but she would suit an older person or couple without children and make a fantastic companion.
Tara has been waiting long enough and really deserves a home of her own where she can have lots of individual attention and all the home comforts a doggy should have at this time of her life.
Tara is vaccinated and spayed.
If you think you can offer Tara a loving home or would like more information about her, please contact Guildford & District Staffordshire Bull Terrier Rescue as follows:
Tel: 01483 578230
Please mention that you saw Tara featured on the Oldies Club website.
This entry replaces Tara’s original entry dated 8 December 2011.