Tomi is a very handsome brindle staffordshire bull terrier cross who is just 8 years old. He is very sweet, healthy, clean in the house, and loves attention and playing with toys. Tomi came into the care of the Oldies Club after his ownerâ€™s circumstances changed, leaving poor Tomi first in a situation where he was being left for a very long time every day with no exercise or attention – and then poor Tomi was made homeless.
Despite this, Tomi has not lost his faith in humanity â€“ he loves meeting new people and adores attention!
Tomi is currently in kennels, and we would love to hear from anyone who might be interested in fostering Tomi temporarily to further assess him and give him some training, as well as anyone who can offer him a forever home.
Sadly for poor Tomi, being left all alone for very long hours has left its mark on him. After having a sadly restricted life, he gets very excited in new places to start with, particularly if there are other dogs or cats about. He is a strong active boy, and he needs an owner who will be able to manage his initial excitement and be around for him to start with, ideally someone who is used to similar dogs. We think Tomi will calm down and be a real star with an owner who can give him that bit of extra time while he settles in.
At the moment, Tomi is in kennels, and he seems very happy there â€“ itâ€™s a much more exciting and stimulating life than he has been used to, and he loves it. Tomiâ€™s ideal foster carer might be someone who has an outdoor kennel or perhaps a room where he canâ€™t do any harm or hurt himself , to be his â€™safe placeâ€™ to start with when he canâ€™t be supervised, until he can be fully integrated into home life.
Active and Playful: Tomi loves playing with toys, though like many staffie cross dogs, heâ€™s pretty tough on them â€“ he can take a ball apart in minutes! Special staffie-tested toys will be a must for his new owner! Tomi loves walks, but he is strong on the lead, and will need an owner or fosterer who is able to manage this until he can be taught better lead manners.
May be suitable to live with a dog-savvy cat or a robust bitch: An Oldies Club volunteer first assessed Tomi in his original home, where he was living with a cat and had been living with another dog until recently. He was good friends with the cat, and showed no aggression towards the assessorâ€™s bitch, though he was rather full-on and playful, as you might expect an under-exercised Staffie to be. He just needs some time and management while he settles down and gets over his excitement where there are other animals.
We think Tomi might do well in a home with a robust bitch who will set him a good example, but heâ€™s not suitable for life with a smaller or frail elderly dog as he is very lively for an 8 year old!
As Tomi has lived with a cat before, he should be able to live with other cats, but if his new home has cats, they would need to be confident and dog-savvy and it is essential that the home is set up so that Tomi can be kept safely away from them most of the time until heâ€™s worked through his initial excitement and has started to settle in.
Could live with older children : Although we are told Tomi has met small children and was fine with them, as he is quite bouncy and weâ€™ve not been able to test how he is around younger children, weâ€™d prefer to home Tomi to a home with older kids who will be sensible about not winding him up too much, or to a home without children.
Health notes: Tomi is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, flea and worm treated. He is in good physical condition and will make a lovely active companion.