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Offline Walkalot

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Patch the collie
« on: April 02, 2017, 16:17:26 PM »
Patch




Breed - Collie - Male
Age - 6 years
Dog Friendly - Yes
Cat Friendly - Yes 
People Friendly - Yes
Child Friendly - Not Tested
House Trained - Yes
Neutered - Yes
Travel - Good in the car
Food - Eats well - dried food
Fostered - Caerphilly Area

The minimum adoption donation for Patch is £165.

Patch is currently undergoing a 14 day assessment and will be ready for rehoming from 8/4/17.  Applications are welcome during the assessment period.

Patch came to us last Saturday along with his pal Tinky.  Patch is rather overweight and for the first couple of days all he seemed comfortable doing was lying on the rug in the lounge.  He would go out for a walk but only want to go to the end of the road before turning round to come back!  Now though he is moving around much better already.  He is going a bit further each day on his walks and looks much more comfortable walking.  He also likes going out the garden and has started bringing his toy to us to be thrown for him.  As Patch loses weight and walks more i think we will see a much more energetic dog.
Patch is settling well, he is good in the night, gets on with our dogs and is fine with the cat.  He has met a few dogs when out and is fine with them and people. 
Patch is a friendly dog and likes a fuss and seems to be generally easy going but we did have one incident during feeding time when we messed up the routine of feeding our dogs with him and needed to retrieve a bowl, where he did growl and show his teeth to us.  It is early days for him in a new home with new dogs which could be a factor, also he is on a diet!
Patch has been to the vets for his vaccination and was very well behaved at the vets.  He is rather overweight but this is being addressed.

Please put in an application in the first instance if you are interested in Patch. Approved applications will be home checked.

Details of our adoption procedures/requirements, adoption application form and Privacy Policy are here http://forum.fourpawsanimalrescue.org.uk/index.php/board,21.0.html
« Last Edit: April 06, 2017, 08:56:07 AM by DextersMum »

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Re: Patch the collie
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2017, 12:16:44 PM »

He's a beauty, hopefully his forever family will be along before too long  :)
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Re: Patch the collie
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2017, 15:02:33 PM »
Patch has been with us now for just over 3 weeks.  He is managing to walk much better, his back legs are looking much stronger now and he is happier going further each day.  He really enjoys a ball being thrown for him and brings it back to us to carry on playing.  He walks well on the lead, greets other dogs and people very politely.
We think he has lost a bit of weight and will get him weighed this week to see how he is doing.
 Last weekend we had family staying so had a houseful and Patch loved being fussed by everyone.  He is a lovely friendly boy.
He does have a couple of habits such as scraping up the rug in the lounge, which he loves to spend most of his time on.  He did this a lot in the early days but not so much now.  I think once he has settled in his forever home and feels safe with his new family he won't display these traits so much.
Patch is clean in the house and quiet in the nights.  He is good when in the car.
Patch on the whole is a very easy house guest.




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Re: Patch the collie
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2017, 21:50:29 PM »
Patch has come back into foster with us.  He has settled back in really well.  Patch has slotted right back in with our dogs and cat as if he never left.He has come to work with us this week and loves being in the car.  He has enjoyed meeting and greeting the customers.  Patch is still overweight but is well on  the way losing weight.  He is much quicker after his ball.  We still have to be careful not to walk too far with him though and he can decide he doesn't want to go any further!  Although it's lovely having Patch to stay he really would love his own forever home.

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Re: Patch the collie
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2017, 21:33:02 PM »
Patch has had a busy day today.  He has been to work with us meeting and greeting the customers, which he really enjoys.  He has also been to the vets as he has a lump.  The vet checked it and doesn't think it is anything to worry about at the moment.  Patch was very well behaved while being checked over.  We also weighed him and he has lost just over 3kg so he is doing really well.  After the vets we took all the dogs for a lovely walk in the woods.  Patch thoroughly enjoyed, he was off lead which he loves and he did a really good distance.  We met a few other dogs and as always Patch greeted them very politely.  He was the only one not to go in the muddiest water ever!  Here he is having a nice lie down after his busy day.

« Last Edit: June 01, 2017, 22:01:07 PM by Walkalot »

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Re: Patch the collie
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2017, 21:52:03 PM »
Fabulous news on the weight loss - he must be so much more comfortable & able to enjoy life now!
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Re: Patch the collie
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2017, 08:23:49 AM »

That's a brilliant weight loss.  He's such a lovely boy, hopefully his perfect forever home will come along before too long.
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Re: Patch the collie
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2017, 13:06:20 PM »
Any recent photos of Patch please? angel.gif