Oscar is an 8 year old male Staffordshire Bull Terrier. Strikingly handsome Oscar came to us as a stray and was never claimed, sadly we do not know what kind of life he lived before coming to us but the behaviour he displays would suggest that it was not a very pleasant one.
Oscar is quite a complex little boy and despite spending several years with us he still doesn’t have the best relationship with the kennel staff. Oscar does have one very special friend here at the rescue however, one of our other staff members, William.
William spent a long time building a bond with Oscar and the results of this still amaze us to this day. Oscar’s body language is completely different around William, he truly trusts him and feels at ease in his company. When Oscar is with William he is a different dog to the anxious, insecure boy we see in kennels.
William takes Oscar home several times a week to provide him with a break from kennels and to help him have some stability of a normal home life. Sadly, William is not in a position to adopt Oscar however this insight into an ordinary life gives us hope for Oscar. In the home Oscar is a wonderful companion, he is clean and well behaved and is a completely different dog to the one we see at the rescue. He has even travelled via public transport without any issues. He is an active boy who enjoys his walks.
Oscar will need an adult only home free from visiting children and with no children planned for the future. He needs someone who is sensible and has experience of nervous dogs. He may be best suited to a single man, someone with a gentle but confident approach. He needs a home with very settled circumstances, that are unlikely to change in the future.
Oscar will need someone home for most of the day. He is not good with other dogs so he will need to be walked at quiet times and in quiet areas. Oscar needs a home that will listen to all of our advice about his little ways. If he is not happy to do something he needs space and understanding. Oscar’s body language can be quite intimidating at times but is easy to read and it is important as with all dogs that this is understood and respected.
Oscar’s new owner 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 consider your location when inquiring about him.
Oscar is a lovely boy and in the right home with the right person he will make a beautiful companion. We know that he is capable of this from the special bond he shares with William.