Peggy Pickles (Wonky Pets Rescue, fostered Shropshire)

Peggy Pickles is a 10-year-old Shih Tzu x Terrier. She is with Wonky Pets Rescue, in a foster home near Market Drayton, Shropshire.

Peggy Pickles arrived from another rescue who struggle to rehome more mature dogs. Wonky Pets were happy to take her into foster with them so that they could get to know her and help her find a forever home.

She was in the same home since a pup but sadly through no fault of her own needed to be rehomed. Despite always having some anxieties, she had only ever snapped and not bitten, but the next home she went to tried too much too soon. Sadly she did bite them when she was startled when she was asleep, and hence she found herself in rescue.

She needs a terrier-experienced and savvy home who will be hands off with her at first until a bond and trust is built. There have been no serious issues with her in foster care because she has been given the time and space she needs.

PP is a lively girl for her age and often gets mistaken for a puppy. She likes going for long walks and runs in the countryside. She loves going to the beach and chasing stones! She enjoys playing with people, but when she’s out she prefers to run, sniff and roll. She will need an active home with people who can provide hour-long daily walks. She is great on the lead and travels well in a crate.

She is a very loving dog who loves a tummy tickle and cuddles on the sofa with people she trusts (but she doesn’t like being startled, especially if she’s sleeping). She is very loyal and protective.

Peggy Pickle loves peanut butter in her kong toy and chasing her raccoon toy. She loves squeaky toys and will happily remove the squeak and disarm it within minutes, but she can get protective of the squeaker and guard it.

She is a delightful, welcoming little dog. She has shown no issues or reluctance to welcome new people into her home, or outside on walks, but she doesn’t like it when people reach down suddenly to her so it’s best to do things on her level and at her pace.

PP was attacked twice by larger dogs previously but despite this she is reasonably comfortable around most dogs, especially out and about. She can guard from other dogs in the home and has been a bit of a bully to a quiet, elderly dog in her foster home, so she needs a home where she is the only pet. She needs an adult-only home with an active person or couple who has experience of terriers.

She is clean in the house, non destructive, and has no issues around food. She enjoys having quiet time and her own space in a comfy crate and will take herself off there for a snooze and to be left alone. She is a good girl being groomed and will need to see the groomer every 8 weeks as her coat gets quite long.

PP is spayed, fully vaccinated, microchipped, flea and worm treated, and will be rehomed with 5 weeks free pet insurance. She can be rehomed further afield from her foster home, subject to homecheck and donation of £250.

Could you offer Peggy Pickles her ideal home?

Contact Wonky Pets Rescue as follows:

Email: giving information about your home offer and including your contact details.

Please mention that you saw Peggy Pickles on the Oldies Club website.

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