28/3/21 – Bruce’s foster carer cannot bear to part with him and he is staying right where he is!
Bruce is a Terrier Cross, aged 12+, who is at Wonky Pets Rescue in a foster home in Swadlincote, south Derbyshire.
Bruce is blind with cataracts and needs owners who will be hands-off with him until he feels at home. You must have patience as he needs plenty of time to find his feet and feel settled.
After his elderly owner passed away, Bruce was in kennels before being taken in by Wonky Pets. He was very disorientated and confused when he arrived and was snapping and trying to bite as he was scared. It took him a good week to settle and bond with his foster mum, but he now loves her! Poor little man must have been so confused with losing his owner and being taken to strange places. He will attempt to bite if he is scared, unsettled or worried, so cannot live with children.
Bruce has seen an eye specialist vet who confirmed he has advanced mature cataracts. He has had drops for one eye that was pink and sore on arrival – he had possibly knocked it – and that is all better now. He also had a testicular hernia that was repaired when he was castrated.
Bruce is used to living a quiet life with a single person and this will be the right set-up for him going forward. He needs an experienced person who is home most of the time as he likes to have company. He loves to jump up on the sofa to lie next to you, and sleep on the bed at night where he doesn’t make a sound. Bless!
As with any blind dog, Bruce just needs to gradually map out his new surroundings, which really doesn’t take long, and then he copes very well once he knows where everything is.
Bruce enjoys a little walk each day but is scared by heavy traffic or lots of noise, so needs a rural or village home where it isn’t too busy. He needs a nice safe and secure garden he can potter around in. He isn’t too keen on the car but seems happier about it if he travels in the security of a pet carrier.
He has met dogs on walks and, although a little overwhelmed with bouncy, in-your-face dogs, he would be OK with a small older canine companion in the home, or he can be the only dog. He has not been assessed with cats and cannot live with children.
Bruce enjoys his food and treats, which help when winning his trust. He is neutered, microchipped, flea and worm treated and has had an extensive dental with all but his 4 canine teeth having to be removed. He has some stiff joints from age-related arthritis and is now on joint supplements but he is otherwise well. He will be rehomed with 5 weeks free pet insurance.
Bruce is being fostered in Swadlincote, Derbyshire and though he can be homed further afield, preference will be given to more local homes due to the current lockdown. A homecheck and adoption donation apply. Any meet and greets will be done outside within COVID guidelines to keep everyone safe.
Do you have an adult home in a quiet area, plus the patience and experience this little chap needs?
Contact Wonky Pets Rescue as follows:
Email: email@example.com including details of your home offer and your contact details
Please mention that you saw Bruce on the Oldies Club website.