Ronnie (this is the name on her microchip, but she is a girl!) is a calm and gentle Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross, around 6 years old. She was found straying and her owner never came for her – their loss will be someone else’s gain, as she has a gorgeous nature. She loves tennis balls and a game of fetch, she is very gentle and accepting, and will let you take the ball from her without any problem. She is not obsessive about playtime though, and often she just wants a cuddle instead! She loves attention from people and has never been anything other than sweet natured with everyone she has met at kennels (and at the vet’s!), including children. A really good all-rounder, she will make a wonderful pet. And she’s beautiful as well!
Ronnie seems to be very good around other friendly dogs and could probably live with another dog provided the introductions went well. She is easy to get out of her kennel and walk past the other dogs. She will pull on the lead with excitement when she first comes out of kennels, but very quickly settles and walks next to you. She also knows ‘sit’ and ‘paw’. We think she is housetrained as she is clean in her kennel as much as possible, but there may be the odd accident while she is settling in.
We have not tested her with cats (she shows no interest in chickens however). She has not had any issues around food and is happy to let you come and add food to her bowl. Ronnie has been great in the car too, jumps in and settles down without a sound. She doesn’t need masses of exercise – half an hour twice a day, even on a lead, as long as she can have a quick romp around a garden.
Because she is an unclaimed stray we do not know her past history around children, so she cannot go to a home where there are young children or where they visit regularly. Sensible older children or teenagers should not be a problem. She is spayed, vaccinated and flea-treated, and a donation of £120 is asked for towards the cost of this. Potential adopters will have thorough home checks before and after homing and will need to give references to ensure that Ronnie goes to caring and responsible owners.