28/5/12 Very sad news for Scooby and his foster carers. His health very rapdily deteriorated to the point where he had to be put to sleep. Sweet dreams special lad.
Scooby is a beautiful 7 year old chocolate Labrador Retriever cross who is looking for his new home with the help of Friends of the Animals RCT. He is currently living with a foster family in Oxford.
Scooby is a very loving boy who loves nothing better than a good cuddle on the sofa! He is good as gold in the house and garden and doesn’t bark at all. He also ignores the cats and small furries in his foster home so would be happy to live with any small furry animals in his forever home. He is brilliant with the two children in his foster home and loves to run around and play with them but when one of the children was ill recently, Scooby was equally happy to just snuggle up with him.
Scooby gets on well with the dog in his foster home and would be happy to live with female dogs. When he is out on walks, he gets very excited when seeing other dogs and doesn’t seem to know his manners so is quite reactive with a loud bark. A behaviourist is currently working together with his fosterer to help socialise Scooby more to improve on this and all training plans will be passed on to his new owner. Scooby can be quite strong on the lead so will require an owner able to hold him and willing to put the time into continuing his training on the lead.
Scooby’s recall is brilliant except for when he has his head in a bin! He adores his food and is very food motivated which is helping with his training but in the house he will steal from the bin, people and sideboards so it may be helpful to keep him out of the kitchen and spend some time training him that if he waits for food instead of stealing it, he will get something even tastier!
Scooby is a wonderful boy who just wants to be loved and cherished forever. He is looking for a home where someone is around most of the day as he loves human company and where time and patience will be put into continuing his training on the lead. A home with Labrador experience would be perfect for Scooby.
If you think you can offer Scooby a home he will forever repay you with love, fun and devotion and you will have a best friend for life.
If you would like to offer Scooby a loving forever home, please follow this link to find out more about Friends of the Animals RCT Adoption Process, then complete the Pre-Adoption Form and someone will get in touch with you.
Please mention that you saw Scooby on the Oldies Club website.Tags: Active Oldie, Good with cats, Good with kids, Good with other dogs, Large and Lovely, Marvellous Mongrels, Needs someone around most of the time, Retriever, South East