Rick and Jack are 9 year old male Staffordshire Bull Terrier and Jack Russell Terrier. They are both around 9 years of age and have been neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. Rick and Jack joined SEDR after their owner passed away. They had been living in the house for 6 weeks after his death with someone bringing food and water as often as they could. Previous to this, the owner had been in a wheelchair for a year and the dogs had not left the house.
Rick is a black petite little Staffordshire Bull Terrier. Upon arrival he urgently needed a dental which was carried out at our vets where he had 6 teeth removed. He has also been neutered and vaccinated, wormed and deflead. Rick is an absolute sweetheart who has suffered the most with the loss of his owner. He finds being in kennels very stressful and cries and waits for his Dad – its just heartbreaking. He loves cuddles, and enjoys a bum scratch! He has a fairly good recall in an enclosed area. He travels well in the car, is a perfect patient at the vet and appears to be completely house trained.
Jack is an overweight wire-haired Jack Russell Terrier cross. He also urgently needed a dental upon arrival and had 9 teeth removed. His nails had to be clipped under sedation as they had completely turned into his pads which must have caused immense pain yet he still managed to wag his tail and come for cuddles – so sad. He also had several lumps which have been biopsied – 2 are just fatty lumps and one is a low grade cancerous lump which rarely spreads therefore the prognosis is very good! Jack is a very sweet and affectionate boy who also loves cuddles.
Both Jack and Rick appear unfazed by other dogs – we are unsure how they are with cats. They have met children and been great with them but we do feel they would be happier in a quieter home with older children or visiting children only. They are desperate for a foster or furever home where they can be out of kennels and back in a home environment. They are very low maintenance dogs who just ask for a quick stroll and then a warm bed and good food. They would be ideal dogs for a retired couple or for someone who has lots of time for cuddles but is not looking for an energetic dog!!
To register interest in rehoming Rick and Jack please email.