Noodles is a 11 year old male Shar-Pei. Noodles originally came to us in 2012 after his owner was moving house and couldn’t take him. He found a wonderful home with long term supporters of the rescue, but sadly he developed separation anxiety and could not cope being left alone during their work hours so came back to us in 2013. Thankfully this family are still able to offer Noodles respite periods at their home, mainly during weekends so Noodles is generally only in kennels throughout the week. Although this set up seems to work well for Noodles we would desperately like to see him settled in a permanent retirement home.
In kennels Noodles is generally quiet and withdrawn, he merely tolerates the staff, however as soon as his foster family come to collect him each weekend he turns into an excitable puppy! He squeals and pulls to get to them before showering them in kisses. This loyal and devoted boy has so much to offer and it breaks our hearts that he spends his days waiting for this moment to come each week. Perhaps the ideal scenario for Noodles would be to find a second foster home in where he could spend his days during the week but still get to see his other family during the weekends.
Noodles has shown himself to be nothing but the perfect gentleman in a home environment; he is spotlessly clean, well behaved and fine with visitors if they are introduced to him initially. He is impeccably well behaved on the lead and even though he is now well within his senior years he still thoroughly enjoys his walks. He tends to ignore most dogs but has sadly been attacked by several dogs over the years – non of which he was the instigator! Therefore he may be wary of some dogs and may snap if they do not give him space. We feel that Noodles should be the only pet in the household as he merely tolerates other dogs. He has never been around cats.
Noodles has been diagnosed with a Thyriod issue and currently requires medication which he will need for the rest of his life. In addition to this he has suffered with Bloat in the past and is currently being fed on a special diet of Royal Canin Gastro Intestinal in which he has 3 small meals throughout the day fed on a raised feeding stand. He cannot be given any human food or treats. He also needs Vitamin B12 tablets and although his skin is generally okay, during in the summer months he may need to be bathed with a medicated shampoo.
For poor Noodles, his only problem is his separation anxiety; he simply cannot be left for more than half an hour before he becomes distressed. Noodles so desperately wants to be with people that he will fret and chew until his owners return and for this reason we are looking for a home where there will be someone around most/all of the time to keep him company and build him up slowly to being left alone. Now that Noodles is much older we are sure that once he feels safe in a home where he knows he truly belongs this issue may settle. Noodles has never been around young children so he will need an adult only home free from young children visiting and without any children planned for the future.
Noodles new family will need to make several trips to and from the rescue in order to form a bond with him before adoption. This will then progress into a slow introduction into the home so please do bare your location in mind should you wish to inquire about him. Noodles will make a fantastic, loyal companion for someone, he just needs some time to gain trust then will show off what a sweet boy he really is. He would benefit from a home with previous experience of this breed. Please give Noodles a chance!