Laurie is an 8-10 year old ex-breeding Yorkshire Terrier boy who is being fostered in RCT, South Wales. Laurie loves to be cuddled and stroked when he is on the settee or in his bed and his fosterers are sitting by him, although he is fearful of people when he and they are standing up or walking around. He tends to run away and become anxious. Older children/teenagers are best as young children will frighten him. Laurie won’t take dog biscuits and treats but will take moist meat from his fosterers hand. Poor chap only has 4 teeth left so only has slightly moist biscuits to eat at mealtimes. Laurie has never shown any signs of aggression.
Laurie shares his foster home with 2 small dogs. He is quite attached to them and follows them around the home and garden but does not yet have the confidence to play. He will snuggle up to them at rest times on their bed. Laurie must be rehomed with at least 1 other calm neutered dog. Laurie is a dear little chap who is trying to relax in the house. He’s learning slowly with the help of the 2 other dogs and loving quiet attention from his fosterers. He is still anxious at times, especially in the morning, but he gradually gets more confident through the day. Laurie is housetrained and has been left in the home for an hour with the other dogs for company with no problems. He is not destructive at all. He’s not yet attracted to toys although hopefully he will learn. He is unable to be picked up unless the person is sitting by him. Laurie is fearful of loud noises like a door slamming or sudden movements, but isn’t afraid of the washing machine or hoover.
Laurie has not been lead trained. At the moment this is very much a work in progress, he’s getting used to having the lead attached for short periods in the home. We are looking for an experienced home for Laurie with a loving, calm and quiet environment. He needs at least 1 other calm dog and children over 12 years. He is a worried little boy who’s trying so hard to fit in to home life. He relies on the other dogs to give him confidence and very gradually he is learning to feel safe. He has a cheeky character waiting to come out, he peeps around the corner to see where you are, then runs away. Ongoing socialisation with caring, patient owners and lots of love will hopefully make Laurie a great little companion and it will be so rewarding to watch him grow into a happy dog who will start to play and feel really relaxed when he feels safe enough.
Laurie is neutered, chipped, vaccinated and up to date with his flea and worming treatment. Potential adopters will be expected to travel to meet him in his foster home in RCT, South Wales.
If you are interested in adopting Laurie please read about our rehoming process and complete a Pre-Adoption form ( link here ) and one of our adoption coordinators will contact you for a chat.