Teddy is a 3 year old male Spaniel cross Poodle. He is being fostered in Gloucestershire in adult home with 3 other dogs. Teddy came into our care with another dog Buddy because their family were not coping with both the boys after a lot of personal pressures. A well-known charity had deemed both dogs bite risks and refused to take them and the owners felt they had no choice but to have them put down.

Our Vets advised them to contact us before any decision was made. After meeting the family who were really honest with us about the past 12 months and spending time with both dogs, we were happy about taking them. We decided it was best for both dogs to be split up as both needed time and one to one.

Both dogs had always got on and never fallen out. Teddy’s story. He did belong to the mother who unfortunately became terminally ill she loved Teddy and he was her constant companion unfortunately her illness made her have a personality change at times and Teddy was pushed away a lot.

There was also an accident where she tripped over Teddy and was badly hurt which was really unsettling for him and confusing. Unfortunately, the lady passed away and Teddy stayed with the family it’s been a tough time for them all and Teddy started to have behaviour changes. He would growl when asked to go in his crate, he showed signs of resource guarding and became very uncomfortable around the two young children.

Teddy has only been with us a week; he has got on with the other 3 dogs with no issues at all. There has been a couple of occasions when he has guarded a crisp packet, a toy and his food. The resource guarding in the last few days we have seen decline with no issues and he is allowing his foster dad to feed him food into his bowl while he eats. Teddy is a very loving happy dog he has had an unsettled past with lots of mixed signals, not a proper routine and regular exercise.

With this in place he is now thriving. He is bit of a crazy boy when wet. He travels well, good of the lead and social with other dogs. He is playtime in the garden.All we are doing is giving him consistency and it’s working out and about. He will need a knowledgeable experienced adult only home. He is playing with his foster dad. Teddy is neutered, vaccinated, chipped and been flea/wormed.

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Starfish Dog Rescue Gloucestershire

For further details regarding one of our dogs please email us at starfishdogrescue@hotmail.co.uk for our application form - we are only a small rescue and we get to know our dogs properly before they are put up for adoption, we work with two rescues in Spain for the last 7 years and also travel to Spain to meet the dogs and assess them before we agreed to take them as we are a foster based rescue - we also help the local dogs in Gloucestershire and also link to a local Pound in Bristol that we help, we do take our time and make sure its the right match and put as much detail as we can in their write up what sort of home will suit that particular dog.

All our dogs are neutered if old enough, fully vaccinated, chipped and blood tested - they go out with a full vet history, all homes will be home checked without exception and you will be expected to travel to meet the dogs we never deliver dogs.

We are small rescue solely run by volunteers. You can see more of our work on our facebook site and website under Starfish Dog Rescue.

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