Arthur is a 7 year old Shih Tzu who had quite obviously had a troubled life. He has a few quirks but this boy is an absolute poppet! He just needs an understanding knowledgeable home. He absolutely adores cuddles and will quite happily sit with you watching TV. Arthur is dog friendly but he would be happier lapping up all the attention for himself. He cannot be re-homed with cats as he will chase them. Arthur does not like to be picked up, he will react if you do so, he also doesn’t like you tugging on his collar (for example getting him by the collar to get him off the sofa) for this reason applicants with children will not be accepted.
Grooming is something Arthur really disliked but in all fairness he was in such a state when he came to us it’s hard to say if he didn’t like it because he was in so much pain or whether he’s experienced a traumatic time in the past with being groomed. We have started touch therapy techniques with him which we would suggest was continued. All bar a couple of his niggles he really is a lovely boy, walks lovely on the lead and happy to toddle along meeting and greeting. He does however not enjoy bouncy in your face dogs.
Arthur is happy to follow you around like your shadow in the home, he likes the freedom to manoeuvre rather than confined to certain rooms or areas. Arthur has been flea treated, wormed, vaccinated, microchipped and neutered. Currently being fostered in Westcliff on sea, Essex.