Leo Red Fell Terrier DofB 07.10.11 Oban Scotland

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Leo Red Fell Terrier DofB 07.10.11 Oban Scotland

Postby xxlynne » Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:23 pm

Current Status: Available

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Leo's Story :Leo had lost his freedoms since a baby appeared. He has become snappy and he is now separated within the house to avoid contact with the crawling baby : Rescue Remedies offered a Rescue place. Leo is neutered; chipped and vaccinated. Always been loved and well cared for. His photos say it all His traits are that of the Fell terrier and needs a family who can appreciate him for the lovely character he is if not grumpy on occasions. Leo lives on the West Coast of Scotland.

"Leo is largely a very lovely well behaved dog. Will bark at noises, and guard a little but intensified since baby has arrived. He does enjoy his walks. He is more controlled with a ball as enticement. He loves big sticks and rocks (unfortunately!) he LOVES swimming and very good at it! He has no interest in other dogs. He would rather not have to meet them. Happily ignores unless they come to him (or bark at him). Consequently, he has snapped at other dogs because he does not want to play with them. He likes to try and dominate all spaniels.
Leo loves cuddles and playing with a ball. Feel he craves top dog attention and therefore only one dog home and no children.
He has shown great care and contention with our son but now has sent a couple warning shots. Firstly, baring teeth and recently snapping on hand- not breaking skin. He is a lovely natured dog." Leo needs a quiet life without children and other dogs ALL FOR YOU!

PLEASE NOTE: Dog laws have changed with zero public tolerance and prejudice against bull breeds and terriers. Our Rescue asks new owners to maintain dogs on lead in public spaces and manage encounters for at least 4 months until sure of their dogs instincts & skills, some need to be retained always on a lead, so as not to place dog's lives at risk, (Destruction or Control Orders are common place nowadays).

***PLEASE HELP OUR LONG STAY DOGS: Our min. adoption donation £175, which supports our work and Is non returnable. We will offer an alternative dog should our dog not settle given adequate time and reassurance. Rescue Remedies offers their dogs back up for life and exist on the goodwill of our supporters and volunteers.

Please click for Leo's thread for regular updates, new pictures and videos. To apply to home a dog, you must be ready within 7 days and complete a homing questionnaire submitted Online We work fast to secure our dogs their loving homes and can be talking to up to 10 families at any one time. Please remain open: We have the dogs we have. Our dogs need a supportive family to offer patience, time & tolerance to allow them to settle.
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Leo's progress through our Rescue below
Original Referral information : We work with our dogs & often reveal a different picture & positive skills as they build trust. 19.11.16: Leo was happily homed and truly loved but then a surprize baby came along and leo isnt of the right breed type to be super tolerance to a crawling baby and has air snapped . His freedom is now greatly restricted and his owners have asked us to find him a terrier home

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Re: Leo Red Fell Terrier DofB 07.10.11 Oban Scotland

Postby DawnS » Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:42 pm

A wee update on our precious Leo. Things are tough, and he is not happy with the way we have to live now with separation when our One year old is around. He looks forward to his play time and snuggles when our son goes to bed, and he does also enjoy special treatment of getting in our bed in the morning (this is is preferred separation location!) he also enjoys sitting on the end of our bed and looking out the window, in great anticipation for the post man coming!

I have attached photo of him wearing the last of the Christmas decorations coming down this evening! A rather fetching scarf I feel.

We are only having short walks now, as Leo had a trip to the vets today and he has a wee sprain in his shoulder. Trying to rest as much as possible and keep excitment levels to a minimal is tough for Leo who has such a lovely personality, full of beans but so well behaved too.

Leo showed great compassion a week or so before Christmas, we were on our morning walk, not far from home, when we saw a neighbours dog get hit by a car, was horrible to see (Guinness is OK - and i had a card through the door to thank me for my help and an update on his vets visit!)
Anyway - Leo and guiness (spaniel) would normally bark at one another, and pull on leads. Guiness had got out of garden and was along the road chasing a pheasant when the unfortunate event took place. He moved his way towards us after the knock and i worried that leo was going to make the situation worse for a shaken up dog.... Leo was very calm, and made no attempts at interfering with the other dog. The owner was quick on the scene behind us, and snapped up Guiness to take home. I was very pleased with Leos calm behaviour.

It was also a time for yet more reflection, and a feeling of knowing that we are doing the right thing in trying to rehome our little Leo. The thought of harm coming to him is heartbreaking, as is knowing one day we will say goodbye; but we hope our little boy can find his forever home really soon, and live the life he deserves to live.
Yes, things are very difficult, but we are persevering, and trying to enjoy the time we have together and hoping that a better option for him comes up soon! He truly is a wonderful, loyal, lovely little dog, albeit a little snappy at times!

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