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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:49 pm    Post subject: Smiler Staffie DOB 05 Buntingford Hearts Reply with quote

Homed

Homing requirements: Smiler needs a family who can stand there for him. He meets most dogs well outside but can get flustered so confidence behind his lead keeps the boat steady. Only pet status but did live with small furries caged OK in foster.

His Story: Smiler was found stray together with a bitch Staffie,she was homed separately from the pound. We couldn't see him all alone in his kennel so squeezed him in! He was fostered for a few months but now waits in boarding kennels. Smiler came in neutered and chipped. He has been vax'd.

Video: Smiler walking to heel..oh we're so impressed!

Advert: Smiler will have you smiling, the twinkle in his eye as he follows you around or gainfully employs himself in any activity on offer or entertains himself with a ball or a toy. Chuckle you will and chuck his ball you will..and he'll enjoy the chase and really relate to the fun aspect. Smiler meets dogs well with confidence behind him but can get over-excited so he needs to be retained on a lead. Canine introductions controlled through voice and brisk continuity of direction on his walk then he refocuses on the blue horizon. Excellent housetraining once settled. Good to be left and travels well in the car.

Smiler is a small brindle Staffie, about 5 years old with a little greying on his muzzle. He bond deeply with his family and they will delight in his little character. He loves his walks and settles easily on return. He isn't food focused but enjoys the drama of treats and takes them very gently. He loves cuddles and face washes in return if allowed. What more could you ask for!

Please visit  Smiler Staffie DOB 05 Buntingford Hearts to find out more and follow his progress.

If you are interested in re-homing please complete Our on-line Homing Questionnaire  so we can ensure our dogs are matched and will suit your circumstances/lifestyle.

"Please note this dog is currently in boarding kennels and is also available for foster until a 'forever' home is found"



Smiler's thread is below: Watch his progress through our Rescue
Referral Report from pound: Due date..27th June  SBT Male. Brindle in colour. He came in with a bitch, she was rehomed and this little lad is still there. He still a happy chappy though and seems a bit older. He's a friendly guy and seems to be ok with bitches at least.


Praying on a sudden break coming in and Taurus got offered a 2 week holiday..which allowed me to sneek this little fella in without anyone noticing! Schhhhh he'll be homed in a shot!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smiler came into our Rescue today. He is a little Staffie who is under weight and in poor condition. His coat is dull and lose; teeth just a little plaque; he was already chipped and neutered so just his 1st vax today. He spent 2 hours in the vets whilst Dale was neutered then back in the car until we went to Kimberley's who is a dog befriender and who will be fostering Ringo for 2 days. So he tested out her garden!




We then went on to meet Branston and decided to be great friends. Walked really well together. Branston wanted to play play play on return as we anticipated. Then Smiler wanted to play...so just needs a bit of engineering until their energy settles together; praying 36 hours and they will be voice controlled to stop play when inappropriate.

Tomorrow bath; flea treatment and wormer. Pipps has her work cut out Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, what a great day so far! Little Smiler came to us this evening to meet with Branston and they had a lovely walk together, great body language between them from the word go. They then had a little time together in our garden, under our watchful eyes. After this they had another walk to really wear the two of them out!

Smiler was then introduced to the house and had a good sniff around, checking out the new pad! Now the two of them are calm and relaxed in the lounge, with Smiler next to Mike and Branston next to me, fast asleep! So far so good, we've been really impressed with both of them!

Really hoping that they will become best of friends and the next couple of days will be important for them but so far it has been fantastic! Smiler is such a good, affectionate boy!



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SMILER THE PERFECT GENTLEMAN!



Smiler is a lovely looking, short legged Staffie boy! He just wants to be with you to be cuddled and kissed all day long. Smiler is a very affectionate and sweet little chap. We had visitors today who were greeted very politely with tail wagging - no barking or jumping up!

Smiler is a lovely dog and no trouble at all. He is housetrained, knows basic comands, walks perfectly on the lead and is the most perfect little companion to be with.

Beside Branston, our other foster dog, Smiler hasn't met too many dogs yet, but the ones he has met so far on walks, he seemed to be okay with.

Smiler & Branston!





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PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smiler and Mike took part in the sponsored walk at Box Hill / Dorking  :D  :D  :D










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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smiler is an absolutely adorable and wonderful Staffie boy! A real charmer and gentleman! He is such a good boy, never barks, can be left alone for short periods of time, loves to play ball and enjoys his walks, takes treats very gently and gives you lots of love and affection! We feel Smiler would be suited to a home without small furries (hamsters are ok though), small dogs or cats.

What more could you ask for?

He is just the perfect example for his breed! A lovely lovely boy! His new family will be so lucky to be with him!  :D
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smiler has been with us for just over two weeks. He has settled in very well and has become more active, enjoying a good game of ball, welcoming Mike home with big tail wags and wet kisses, but ever so gently and just likes to be around you.

Smiler is a very obedient dog, always eager to please and happy to cuddle. He is no trouble at all in the house. He happily chews his bone, has a few naps and comes for his cuddles. A very lovely little staffy boy!




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PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely lovely boy Smiler!

To be honest I'm surprised that he hasn't found his forever home yet. He's such a good boy! Fun, but no trouble at all. A real companion and Daddy's favourite  Wink

Branston (our other foster dog) seems to be an ideal role model. Beside playing fetch, Smiler now enjoys all the things Branston does too... a good run in the garden, giving you an ear wash, having long cuddles, playing with his ball and soft toys, chewing happily a big butcher's marrow bone or a fresh carrot and hiding treasures in his crate.

Smiler is calm in the house, never barks or is boisterous. He takes treats very gentle and doesn't love anything more then a good cuddle and a nap.

A few more pictures of the gorgeous boy.






Good quality food, regular brushing and a few baths have done wonders. Smilers coat is now soft and shiny like it should be.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smiler continues to be a very good boy! He can be left alone for a few hours without any problems. However, so far he has had always the company of anther canine friend and I think he enjoys this.

Friends...Smiler & Branston!


A little chew!  Wink


Where is Smilers forever home hiding ??
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Smiler and Branston had to stay at home for a few hours today. We made sure they had enough toys and a big bone each to keep them happy while we were away. The boys were still busy with their bones when we came home. A quick tail wag to welcome us home and back to the yummy bone Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote







Smiler will return to kennels to receive first class support and training in socializing with canine friends. Sadly we didn't have the skills/knowledge to offer him the confidence behind the lead which Smiler would need to become dog fluent while on walks. Careful introductions are needed.

A little summary:
Smiler is a people dog, very affectionate, sensitive and obedient once he got to know and trust you and would benefit from someone who is home most of the time. He takes treats ever so gently.

Sometimes he can be a bit hand shy, which could indicate that he has had a bad experience in the past. However, he has never growled or shown any signs of aggression towards us, visitors or people we've met while out.

He likes a good bone, enjoys his toys and doesn't mind it if you take them away at all. Happily he will catch a ball and return it to you. He just doesn't like to share with other dogs, but most dogs don't like to share a yummy bone or precious ball really!

Smiler enjoys his walks, but is very calm in the house and garden. He loves sunbathing and hates the rain. Smiler knows a few basic commands, but doesn't always recognise his name ... it also could be selective hearing though Smile

Smiler never showed any interest in our hamsters and probably could live with small animals as long as they are in a secure cage/hutch and he had no access to them.

Smiler is a real character. Not as bouncy as a puppy, but far away from behaving like an older dog. The perfect age. Once you have met him you will fall in love. We are very sad to see him back in kennels and the decision was very difficult, but we feel it will be for the best as sadly we can't offer what Smiler would need to florish even more.

We really hope that Smiler will find a loving forever home soon. Good luck little boy! You will be missed!
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 04, 2010 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote





Smiler will have special visitors tomorrow. One two legged and one four legged! Fingers crossed :D




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PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smiler is lying on my lap while I'm typing this. He so loves his humans and his cuddles  :D  
Tomorrow is his big day! He will move in with his new family! We will miss the little fellow, but we are also very excited for him and his new family!  Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh dear Smiler did spend 2 days with Rory and Lucy and all was going so well then out of the blue they ended up in a tuzzle. Lucy received a cut above her eye despite  it being over in a blink thanks to Rory being at hand. Smiler was returned with sadness but feeling perhaps Smiler is 'out of sorts' with the changes he has been through in the last 2 months and perhaps he needs all the love and cuddles he can get and perhaps not to have share them with another. Rory felt he has enough love for at least 2 people to be fully occupied Wink

Smiler is looking spectacular; a little bemused to be in kennels. Lets hope a family looking for a small loving little lad who just needs a little management outside but offers buckets loads of character.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 8:04 pm    Post subject: Lovely Smiler, easy to harness, fun to walk, soft and cuddly Reply with quote

Walked Smiler last Friday. I couldn't quite believe my luck when he sat quietly whilst I put his harness on then gently walked the gauntlet of kennels and out into the field.
We walked half the field waiting for Alison and Bev a new walker. He walked to heel and was just so small, soft and cuddly. I was amazed at how endearing he was in such a small amount of time.

He did get a little excited when Alison came out with another dog. Through the rest of the 45 min route Smiler would bark excitedly if we got closer to the other 2 dogs being walked. He is so quiet the rest of the time I wonder whether it was just excitement because he is isolated in the kennel.   All the earlier posts and photos suggest that he likes socialising and kennels do change personalities - I know I would if I was in there 7 days a week.

I think Ali suggested we would try him with a dog we know better because we had new dogs out with us that day. I'll post an update if we get a chance to do that sometime soon.

As a walker I would certainly love to take him out again and spend time with him. He really is just gorgeous - although I'm sure it will be love at first cuddle when his forever family find him.
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