Handsome Jazz is a lovely 11 year old Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross Boxer boy who is in an Oldies Club foster home in Hampton, Middlesex, waiting for someone to offer him a permanent home. Jazz is fine to be left for 3-4 hours. He was previously left for very long periods (10 hours), but he enjoys being with his family. As long as he gets decent walks, Jazz would cope with living with full-time workers, with a good walk at lunchtime, but he’s still very fit and active and would prefer a home with company.
Jazz was previously badly attacked by 2/3 other dogs and had approx. 200 stitches. This has understandably made him very wary and anxious when off-lead dogs approach him and he can become upset. He isn’t great with other dogs and although his foster carers have been working on this, they think that Jazz is happier being an only dog. Jazz thinks that anything small and furry is there for a game of chase! Jazz has been fine meeting children, but he’s a big dog (24.5kg). His foster carer thinks that, if there are any children in his new home, they should be older teenagers/young adults. And because of his anxiety relating to other dogs, only experienced adults should walk Jazz.
Jazz loves being with his family and he’s sociable and happy. He loves playing football in the garden and chewing sticks. He’ll do anything for a treat, and continual belly rubs are very much appreciated! He can be a bit spooked by other dogs when they approach off lead and don’t read his body language. Oldies Club have had a behaviourist to assess Jazz and give advice. Jazz’s foster carers are working with Jazz so that he can walk with other calm dogs on lead.
His new family need to be physically fit and experienced dog owners (preferably experienced with staffies), who enjoy walking. Jazz would appreciate a calm and quiet home, preferably adult only and no other dogs or furry things. He would prefer a less populated dog area where he can go for quiet walks without meeting many off-lead dogs on the way. The most important requirement for him is that his new people are prepared to carry on the good work his foster family have been doing.
Jazz is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and has been wormed and flea treated. Jazz has no current health issues.