riley

Available for Adoption
  • Breed - Staffordshire Bull Terrier

  • Gender - Male

  • Date of Birth - January 2011

  • Can live with dogs? No

  • Can live with cats? No

  • Can live with children? Over 16

  • Location - West Sussex

To register your interest, please complete our Pre-adoption form:

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If you have already been homechecked, please contact Elaine directly on 07736049390

Riley is an 11-years young neutered Staffordshire Bull terrier. This lovely boy has been with us since August. On arrival, he went to foster and has done so well, considering what an anxious little dog he was.

 

Riley is the PERFECT dog in the home. Affectionate and calm, house trained and delightful however sadly he is very fear reactive when out walking and encountering other dogs. Fosterers Nicola and Paul have been working extremely hard with his anxieties with help from a trainer and although there is improvement we are sure that at 11 he will always remain reactive and anyone offering him a home needs to be aware. He is muzzle trained and bar this one minor 'issue' is gorgeous and the perfect companion.

 

His lovely fosterers say:

 

"Riley settled into our home well and quickly took to the raw food diet. Nowadays he is a lot calmer than he was at the beginning; we give him three skullcap and valerian tablets in his breakfast which helps with this.

"Riley is very affectionate with people, enjoying cuddles and licking you. He's a strong dog, even though small! He gets very excited when he sees other dogs and is keen to approach them but he is not always sure around them. Following an incident with another dog that excitedly approached him off lead, resulting in Riley reacting, he now wears a muzzle when out where there are other dogs.

"On initial meetings with other dogs he is very anxious, making him seem reactive. However after a few minutes walking with them, he seems quite comfortable in their company and doesn’t take much notice of them. Having worked with a recommended trainer his behaviour - when coming across other dogs on walks - has improved.

"Riley cleans himself a lot and chews his feet. This seems anxiety-based rather than allergy. He can get excitable during the day and a little bored when we are working at home and on calls. He enjoys his Kong toy when this happens. After our evening meals he settles down for the evening and likes snuggling on the sofa under a blanket! We give Riley two to three walks per day, approximately one hour in total. Riley has quite high prey drive and gets excited when he sees a cat, squirrel or bird, pulling on his lead to get after them. However, for all his little 'quirks' he really is the most loving and affectionate boy x "

ESSENTIALS FOR RILEY

Commitment and patience to help with some of his little quirks

A home where he can snuggle with his humans

NO CATS, SMALL FURRIES or CHICKENS 

NO DOGS

NO CHILDREN under 16-years old

We think a home in the country with either access to walks, where it is not overpopulated with other dogs, OR where he can have a good run and play in a BIG garden space would suit him best and alleviate any anxieties.

Riley is now looking for his perfect forever home. If you can fulfil all of his needs then please complete an application form or contact us - he is an older gent, deserving a real home.