Trigger is a 10 year old male Lakeland Terrier cross Staffordshire Bull Terrier who is in a foster home in Melrose, Roxburghshire, waiting for someone to offer him a permanent home. Trigger is 100% clean, dry and trustworthy in the house. He can be left alone, or with another dog, with no noise or problems. However, Trigger is flourishing with a more active routine so he deserves a home where he can be out and about with you, having fun.
Trigger is fine with other dogs both in the house and outside, and has visited friends of his fosterer where there are dogs. He sometimes approaches dogs to say hello, and he might play but is not over interested. He is friendly and placid with dogs, but not a pushover – they can’t have his chew! Trigger hasn’t met cats in foster. Trigger lived with children previously and is very tolerant of them. He would be OK to live with kind children aged 5 years and above.
Trigger walks nicely on the lead, though he does sometimes get fixated on something and either stop or veer towards it. It’s important not to pull Trigger by the neck, as he previously had a neck problem, so he must be walked on a harness. He loves walks and enjoys thoroughly sniffing the ground. He likes to play with a toy and then lie on top of it (just in case it tries to escape!). He really loves a chew, and he likes his ears or the side of his head rubbing. He doesn’t like the vets. It’s best to wait outside for his appointment and then go straight in, as he gets nervous in the waiting room. He gets startled if there is a loud bang like a door slamming in another part of the house. He barks at the doorbell.
He is a very quiet, easy dog and will fit into a variety of situations. He would be a fantastic companion dog for an active person, as he is fine to take with you in the car to visit friends, dog friendly cafes etc. He is pleased to be out, interested in everything, and very calm and happy. He needs someone with a strong commitment to his health and fitness. Trigger can be a much fitter and more active dog. He wants to make the most of the rest of his life by spending his time on the beach, in the forest, by the river… (he has a long wish list and is ready to have fun!)
Trigger is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and has been wormed and flea treated. He arrived with a neck injury and was very overweight. He made a fantastic recovery, but his weight and fitness are long-term projects. He is currently on a painkiller and is likely to need this until his fitness has improved, but he shouldn’t need it forever.