Bruce is a senior (probably 12yrs +) terrier cross who is blind with cataracts, he is neutered, microchipped, flea and worm treated and has had an extensive dental with us removing all but his 4 canine teeth from a terrible rotten mouth. He has some stiff joints from some age related arthritis and is now on joint supplements but is otherwise well. He will be rehomed with 5 weeks free pet insurance.
Bruce came to us after his elderly owner sadly passed away. He had ended up in kennels before coming into foster with us and was extremely disorientated and confused when he arrived and was snapping out and trying to bite at first as he was scared. It took him a good week to settle and bond with his foster mum whom he now loves. WE CANNOT STRESS ENOUGH THAT ANY NEW HOME WILL NEED TO BE HANDS OFF WITH BRUCE AT FIRST AND HAVE THE EXPERIENCE, TIME AND PATIENCE TO LET HIM FIND HIS FEET AND SETTLE. He will attempt to bite if scared, unsettled or if he is worried about something.
Bruce has seen our eye specialist vet and she has confirmed that he has advanced mature cataracts, he did have some drops for one eye that was pink and sore on arrival where he had possibly knocked it but that is all better now. He also had a testicular hernia which 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 a experienced person who is home most of the time as he likes having company. He loves to jump up on the sofa to lie next to you and to sleep on the bed at night where he doesnt make a sound.
As with any blind dog they need a little time to map out their new surroundings but it really doesnt take them long and they cope so well once they know where everything is.
Bruce now enjoys a little walk every day but is scared by heavy traffic or lots of noise so he is looking for a home which is more rural/village life where it isnt too busy. He will need a home with a nice secure garden he can potter around in. He isnt too keen on the car so travels in a little pet carrier where he seems happier feeling secure.
He has met other dogs on walks and although a little overwhelmed with bouncy in your face dogs he would be ok with another small older companion in the home or can be the only dog. He is assessed with cats and CANNOT BE HOMED WITH CHILDREN.
He enjoys his food and is treat motivated which helps when winning his trust.
Bruce is being fostered in Swadlincote and can be homed further afield but preference will be given to more local homes due to the current lockdown. A homecheck and adoption donation apply. Any meet and greets are done outside within COVID guidelines to keep everyone safe.
If you feel you have the experience to be able to offer this little chap the loving kind forever home he needs please email us telling us all about your home offer and contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org