Hello there! My name is Bruce and I am a 4 year old male Husky Cross. I was originally rehomed by SEDR over four years ago. Unfortunately, I am rather uncomfortable with a new baby in the home so my owner has made the sad decision to return me to the rescue. At SEDR, the rescue offers back-up for life, meaning that we will always take adopted dogs like me back into their care if necessary.
I am neutered, microchipped and the rescue has ensured that my vaccinations are up to date. I really love people and cannot wait to make friends!! This does mean that I can be a bit of an ‘enthusiastic greeter’ though! However, with a little bit of training, my etiquette towards humans will soon improve!
Despite my love of people, I was really uncomfortable around the new baby in my home. I never hurt her but I did express my displeasure through low level grumbling when she got too close and excitable around me. Tiny humans are just not ‘my thing’. Therefore, I could only be rehomed with children over 12 years old. My friends at SEDR also think that it is preferable that my new home does not have young, visiting children under 10 to ensure everyone’s safety.
Over the last four years, I have lived with my real mum, Dani (also an SEDR dog). On the whole, we have got on really well. We had a rare squabble over who was getting the most affection from our human family. However, like all good families, we soon kissed and made up!
When I was younger, I used to go off lead and play with other dogs. However, due to my doggy mum’s issues around other dogs (and my adoptive dad being away for work), my socialisation with other dogs has declined somewhat over the last few years. I recently had a bit of a scrap with a neighbour’s small dog. He was being a real jerk and kept antagonising me through our garden fence.
However, I have been a good boy during dog assessments on my return at SEDR: I tested well with a medium-sized, calm girl who did not force her attention on me. I also tested well with a small, fluffy girl. Whilst I was a bit exuberant with her (and she told her off for being ungentlemanly), I did not respond negatively and tried to engage in play with her again!! Therefore, my friends at SEDR feel that I could live with the right, submissive female companion of a bigger or similar size to me.
When I go on ‘walkies’, I do pull a bit on a normal lead: I am just so excited to go on adventures!! However, I have been described as a ‘dream to walk’ when my adopted owners used a halti. I will cry and yelp when I see another dog on my walks but based on my dog tests, my friends at SEDR feel that this is more to do with frustration and a desire to interact. The good folks at SEDR feel that with a confident handler, my socialisation skills will improve vastly. I have never lived with cats or small furries but due my heritage and my propensity to get overexcited, I would be much happier living in a kitty/furry-free home.
I am fully house trained. The only time that I toileted in the house in four years was when I was left under the supervision of a house sitter. I was really unsure what was happening in my gaff, so I forgot where the bathroom was in my confusion!! However, I soon remembered and have never forgotten where the loo is again! I have never exhibited separation anxiety in the home but have always had my doggy mum for company. Therefore, if I was rehomed as an only dog, this would be new to me and so it may take me a bit of time to adjust.
I have a confession to make: I have had a chew on the sofa once or twice in the past when I was a bit bored and I could not find the gravy bones! However, with a proper exercise routine, I promise that I will not snack on the sofa again. FYI, I enjoy a frozen Kong much more than Klippan sofas! I am a great traveler and enjoy going on the road for new adventures!
I am a really good boy and have no resource guarding-related aggression. My adopted owner could take food or toys away from me without any issues whatsoever. I would also happily share my regular food from a bowl with my doggy mum. If mum and I were give high-value treats, I would gobble mine up really quickly and then try to see if I could pinch my mum’s treat. However, despite being greedy and being told as much by mum, I never argued or fought with her. Mum’s are always right and I was being a greedy pig!
I have no major health issues. I have been prone to an itchy ear from time to time, usually during the summer months. However, this has always been successfully treated with ear drops from the vets. I am not an easy, ‘ready-made’ dog: I will need help from a confident handler to improve my socialisation skills with other dogs. However, with the right person, I will thrive based on my successful dog-testing during my stay back at SEDR’s HQ.
If I do say so myself, I am a delightful boy who will make a wonderful companion for the right family. I promise to reward your faith in me with oodles of love!
If you are interested in adopting me, please let my friends at SEDR know by filling out an application form on our website.
Lots of wags and kisses,