Basil Patterdale DOB 01.2009 Guildford Kenns

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Re: Basil Patterdale DOB 01.2009 Farnham Foster

Post by Rescue Remedies » Wed May 28, 2014 8:33 pm

Basil has been such a well behaved boy these past few days! He had another play date with his spaniel friend and they spent a good couple of hours over the woodlands walking side by side (no muzzle this time).

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After a day of fun and muddiness Basil experienced his first much needed shower! Could not tear him away from his favourite blanket afterwards..

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Basil spent Xmas day with my family, he adjusts very quickly to new environments and even came to visit my Nan in her care home- he was a hit with all the residents there, giving them all cuddles!!

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We get stopped everytime we go out, people seem to be drawn to him, when they hear he's a rescue dog they cant believe he has not been homed yet. Basil is a lot smaller than the pictures make him appear and he is such a loving dog, he can spend hours curled up on your lap. This cute boy deserves to find his forever home, hopefully very soon!! In the meantime I have another week with this gorgeous dog and I know there wont be a dull moment- Merry Xmas to all from Basil and me :newyear:


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Re: Basil Patterdale DOB 01.2009 Farnham Foster

Post by Rescue Remedies » Wed May 28, 2014 8:34 pm

During Basil's 2nd week with me he found his voice! I was starting to wonder how long it would take. He barks when someone he doesn't know knocks on the front door and quietens down after. Apart from informing us of visitors Basil isn't really vocal, he's been a fairly quiet boy unless you count his snoring!


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Every morning (at the same time) we are woken by the pitter patter of his tiny paws as he makes his way down the hallway to our bedroom as soon as the door is opened he greets us with his tail wagging full speed!
Basil walks extremely well by your side on double leads and enjoys a scamper around in the woodlands on a flexi lead where he can sniff at his leisure.
When out, people mistake Basil for a puppy and come up to see him. He loves people and enjoys the attention. He has been OK with other dogs, we have only mixed with other dogs once informing the owner that Basil is a rescue dog on foster, luckily most owners we've met have respected his space. He had one lovely old Choc Labrador greet him, he stayed very calm and I was surprised when he allowed the lab to lick his face. He also met a 4 month old pup and again he greeted the puppy well. We have steered away from hyper dogs running loose in the park as Basil can get excited quite easily by dogs rushing past so better to avoid these situations.

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Back home in the flat Basil loves to chew on his bone but even more so he loves cuddles. Basil responds well to commands, doesn't jump up at people or go on the furniture unless invited, he doesn't beg for food while we eat, instead he quietly curls up on the floor. When its his feeding time he sits while you place his food bowl down, within seconds the food is good!

I have loved Basil staying with me over the holiday break and was due to take him back to the kennels this weekend. Fortunately for him he made such an impression on my parents when we visited on Xmas Day that they have offered to foster him. He will be off to Farnham tomorrow to continue this stormy season in the warmth of a house. Am so happy for him!


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Basil boy is such a loving dog and will make someone a great companion. Everyone who meets him loves him so hopefully his new home isn't far off. :)


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Re: Basil Patterdale DOB 01.2009 Farnham Foster

Post by Rescue Remedies » Wed May 28, 2014 8:34 pm

Basil has been with us in Farnham for about ten days now and has settled in well. He is able to cope with a family and is enjoying long walks over Farnham Park. He travels well in cars showing an interest in all around him. We are gradually introducing him to other dogs so will update this as we go on.

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Post by Rescue Remedies » Wed May 28, 2014 8:35 pm

Over the park again, running through the streams and over the fields. He met a small spaniel and they were both well behaved. Has been out to a country pub, sat quietly while everyone ate, he was fine with all the hustle and bustle even the small kids coming up to pet him didn't worry him. Everybody loved him

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Re: Basil Patterdale DOB 01.2009 Farnham Foster

Post by Rescue Remedies » Wed May 28, 2014 8:36 pm

I met up with Basil yesterday when Martin (my Dad) came up to Godstone Kennels to join me for Sunday walks. Its only been about 5 weeks now since Basil has been out of kennels and in Foster and he's really surpassed himself. He happily walked alongside Pippin and Bobby on separate walks and when Cookie had a barking session at him he completely ignored him.

A few hours of walking later did the trick as Basil was fast asleep the whole car journey home- thats a first, I didnt think it was possible to tire him out!

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Re: Basil Patterdale DOB 01.2009 Farnham Foster

Post by Rescue Remedies » Wed May 28, 2014 8:37 pm

Basil posing on a sunny afternoon :) Handsome fella!


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Re: Basil Patterdale DOB 01.2009 Farnham Foster

Post by xxlynne » Sat Nov 01, 2014 11:04 am

Basil had his annual booster yesterday...always a sad time as it indicates when one of our dogs has been in Rescue over a year. In Basil's case like with so many Patterdales just for being a Patterdale!

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Re: Basil Patterdale DOB 01.2009 Farnham Foster

Post by xxlynne » Thu Oct 08, 2015 2:34 pm

Basil had his annual booster today....this little boy has no reason to have been so long in our Rescue anyone who had encountered and lived with a Patterdale I'll agree he is true to breed fabulous in the home and excitable out on his walks. Pray he finds his forever home soooooon

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Re: Basil Patterdale DOB 01.2009 Guildford Kenns

Post by kashers » Sun Nov 01, 2015 3:01 pm

Well Basil has now arrived at Guildford and I had the pleasure of taking him out today for the first time. Firstly he is teeny tiny compared to his pictures. A lot smaller than I was expecting. Dani Amanda and myself think he is like Oreo's twin for those of you who know Oreo. So cute. He treated me with a waggy tail and very excited. He was a little wriggler so fun to harness but not too bad. We went and waited for our fellow kennel mates to walk with and he showed me his belly and we got to know each other. When he first saw his fellow kennel mates geraldine and paddy he looked interested but he had never met them before. He wasn't vocal just looked and was interested. He relaxed in their company very quickly and walked well with them. We had a good long walk. He was head down doing his patterdale work of sniffing and investigating anything in sight. We had a really quiet peaceful walk and didn't see anybody which was so nice. Back at the kennel we had a lovely cuddle and a few treats. Welcome to Guildford basil and I look forward to lots of lovely walks and cuddles with you xx

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Re: Basil Patterdale DOB 01.2009 Guildford Kenns

Post by AmyB » Wed Nov 18, 2015 1:35 pm

Basil spent the weekend out of kennels and was such fun and great company as always. He met up with his spaniel friend who has a calming presence on Basil and helps him greet other dogs well. He still hasn't quite grasped play time yet with other dogs but gave his best attempt with a friendly pug. Basil sometimes gets a bit over excited but is always alert and responds well to his commands. A firm "enough" gets him back listening and he really does love his commands. He walks very well to "heel" and "wait" and then "ok" when he comes to a busy road stops him in his track and also works a treat when harnessing him up or feed time. After busy day times out and about sniffing and exploring the commons he had a well deserved break in the pub. He loves the attention he gets and he does get a lot, people mistake this little boy for a puppy on so many occasions, its easy to see why with his happy go lucky character and bundles of energy :) (photos to follow..)

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