Paddy is a very youthful 14 year old Corgi cross Jack Russell Terrier boy and is so young for his age that his foster carer is convinced he’s more like an 8 year old! Paddy is in an Oldies Club foster home in Melrose, Roxburghshire, in the Scottish Borders, waiting for someone to offer him a permanent home. Paddy is a people-centred lad but he does get on well with dogs too. We don’t know if Paddy has ever lived with a cat but his foster carer has just taken him to visit a neighbour with a cat and the report is positive.
Although Paddy initially rushed towards the cat (the cat was in the living room, sat on a low table), Paddy’s fosterer restrained him, made him sit and gave him treats. After a few minutes Paddy lost interest and walked around the room without disturbing the cat (who didn’t move at all, so wasn’t worried). We therefore think that with careful initial introductions and sensible monitoring, Paddy should be fine to live with dog-savvy cats.
Paddy would be fine to live with older children, aged about 10 years plus. Paddy’s favourite pastimes are cuddling, walking, snoozing, and having chews. He didn’t like having his claws clipped when he first came into our care, but they were extremely long so we think he will be better next time. Other than this, he has shown no fear. He would love a one to one relationship with his human and he would love lots of attention. He could fit in with a busy family, but may prefer a single person or couple with plenty of time for him.
Paddy is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, wormed and flea treated. He had a clean bill of health at his vet check other than a slight heart murmur which doesn’t need treatment and shouldn’t cause him any problems.