The photos on this page are copyright © Angela Chapman of Poochie Freak Photography who kindly gave her time to help Scampie. Thank you Angela!
30/5/2012 Sad news about long-stay boy Scampie – he was put to sleep on Monday. He had been struggling to breathe and had collapsed over the weekend. It was considered it was kindest to put him to sleep. He will be missed very much.
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Scampie is a 9 year old Jack Russell Terrier who has been at Bath Cats and Dogs Home for 2 whole years now. Scampie does have his little terrier ways but he is a loyal and loving dog who doesn’t deserve to still be in rescue after all this time. We really hope he finds his new home very soon.
Scampie is an entertaining, cheeky little character who enjoys getting his own way, but he is very loyal and enjoys attention. Scampie is fine to be left alone for a few hours as he is an independent lad and just curls up in his bed for a snooze. He isn’t a lap dog but he enjoys an occasional cuddle.
Here’s a very short video of Scampie:
Scampie would prefer to be the only pet in his new home but he does get on well with some dogs. Any potential adopters who already own dogs would need to take them to BC&DH to meet Scampie and see how they get on. Scampie is a happy, independent little guy but he does enjoy a bit of peace and quiet, so any children in his new home will need to be aged 14+.
Scampie loves his walks and when the dog walkers at the kennels go to get him he always greets them with a waggy tail and gorgeous smile. He has 2 short walks each day as he has some arthritis in his back legs and regular short walks are best for him. He walks very well on the lead. He doesn’t generally take much notice of other dogs he sees but he occasionally barks at them.
Scampie loves to relax and he enjoys the sunshine in the spring and summer time. He also loves his food but he needs his own space when eating as he tends to protect his food.
Scampie has perhaps had a bad experience in the past as he is very frightened of the vet and of being muzzled. BC&DH will help Scampie’s new owner to work on this by offering support and training from the on-site behaviourist.
BC&DH feel that being in a calm, loving home will help Scampie tremendously. He will make a wonderful pet to a mature owner who isn’t wanting a lap dog.
Angela, who took these new photos of Scampie, told us:
“I had the pleasure of meeting and photographing Scampie recently. He is undeniably cute and while he does need an experienced, terrier-savvy home, I think he will make a lovely dog for the right person/people. It’s really sad that he has been waiting for two years now for his forever home. Though there are so many lovely dogs waiting in rescue, aren’t there :-(”
If you’d like to give Scampie the chance he’s been waiting for, please contact Bath Cats & Dogs Home as follows:
Please mention that you saw Scampie featured on the Oldies Club website.
This entry replaces Scampie’s original dated 18 August 2010.