28/9/2017 Gentleman Bob has been adopted by his foster carers. They fell in love with this lovely boy and decided quickly that they could not part with him and he now has a wonderful, new life with his forever family.
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Gentleman Bob is a stunning 8 year old Staffy Cross boy, with a glossy black/sable coat, who came into the Oldies Club rescue because his owner had to give him up after losing his home.
Although we are initially seeking a foster home, we would be very happy to hear from anyone wanting to foster Bob with a view to subsequent adoption. He’s so endearing, we’re sure you will want to keep him forever anyway.
A joy to have around: Bob settled at his foster home within a day or two and proved to be a lovely boy. He likes to make himself comfortable but is always close by. He is clean in the home and completely house-trained. He’s quiet and laid-back but enjoys lots of fuss and attention. Bob likes to snooze on the sofa or his bed and tends to get excited only when it’s time for food, walks or playtime, but he is always very gentle. He’s not much into toys but will occasionally chase a ball when the mood takes him. At night, he sleeps quietly in his own bed until it’s time to get up.
Loving, obedient and smart: Bob is a very loving people-dog and has a happy smile and wagging tail for any attention. He is obedient, sometimes a little selectively, but knows his basic commands: sit, wait, down, come here, paw, lie down. Bob is a smart boy and learns very quickly.
Likes to have company: Although Bob can be left on his own for a couple of hours occasionally, he does need someone around a lot of the day. He is non-destructive, but he tends to bark/whine for a while and doesn’t really settle until you come home. You will get a joyous welcome on your return as he’s so happy to see you.
Good with older children: Bob loves people and is a gentle dog with food, but he can get quite boisterous when he’s excited and so wouldn’t be suitable with small children as he could knock them over. Children aged 8+ years would be fine and he would enjoy their company and having plenty of playtime.
Would like to be your only pet: Bob tends to ignore other dogs, plus cats, birds, horses and cows – he just looks at them and then carries on. He doesn’t like some dogs though; he is not overly keen on small dogs and will tell them off if they get too close. He’s used to being the only pet in the home.
Loves walks: Bob loves going out for a walk and he enjoys two walks a day. He was always kept on the lead in his previous home as he is selective about recall. He pulls at first but soon settles and is okay on the lead, slowing down as soon as the lead tightens.
Good in the car: Bob is used to travelling and is good in the car. He soon settles down and sometimes likes to look out of the window.
Bob’s favourite things: People, food, walks, playtime and lots of cuddles.
Bob’s dislikes: Not much bothers Bob, but he doesn’t like thunder and will shake (but he was okay with a bird-scarer).
Bob’s ideal home: Bob would like a pet-free home with active, retired people, or someone working from home, as he loves to be with his people. A nice garden where he could have a good run around with his ball would be a plus – fencing would need to be of the sturdy 6ft variety.
Health notes: Bob has been vet checked and is in excellent health. He has good eyesight, hearing and teeth. He’s in good condition with a lovely, shiny coat and is about the perfect weight of around 20kg. He is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and flea/worm treated.
Bob in a few words: Very loving, loyal, gentle, cheeky but so cute with it.
Bob’s previous foster carer said:“He is simply a lovely lad who responds with such pleasure to any fuss and attention. He likes to play and end up with his legs in the air ready for tummy tickles. Bob tends to get over-excited and enthusiastic when you return home and he jumps up, but this is being worked on. He enjoys a brush, but views a bath/water with disdain and disappears quickly! He’s got such a sweet personality and just wants to please; you can’t help but fall In love with him.”
If you could offer Bob a suitable foster home, please contact us as follows:
Oldies Club will arrange transport to the foster home and will cover the cost of any medical care Bob might need while he is in foster. You can read more about fostering for Oldies Club here.