Laddie's info:

  • Sex: Male
  • Age: Approx. 2 years
  • Size: Medium (springer size)
  • Breed: Mixed breed

Bio:

Oakwood's very own furry little fox is finally ready to search for his forever home... Meet Laddie!

Laddie first arrived with is back in September 2021, he started off nervous and withdrawn but since then Laddie has come on leaps and bounds. He is a very loving boy that is eager to please. He loves nothing more that snuggling up on a person's lap and having a snooze.

Our gorgeous boy was adopted at the beginning of December but unfortunately came back to us on Christmas Eve as it did not work out in the home. Unfortunetly while Laddie was in the home his space wasn't respected and when the usual dog warning signals wen't listened too or picked up on Laddie learnt that the only way was to snap leading to bite. When he returned to us he was very confused and wanted to get back through the door to his family. For about a week Laddie refused to eat and sat at the back of his kennel with his ears flat, only perking up if he was going out on a walk.

Laddie came back to us slightly changed and his fears from what happened in the home followed him, over the last few months we have dedicated our time and resources to rehabilitating him and working closely with Oakwood Canine Services. Laddie has absoloutley loved this- he is a clever boy and eager to participate in any training activity! Laddie has been muzzle trained as a precaution as this will come in useful for any furute scary vet vists, he thinks it's a great game. He has also learn 'sit', 'down', 'wait' and other general obedience cues. 

Laddie really is a fantastic boy, he is very people orientated and very affectionate. Laddie enjoys meeting new people and will happily greet- once you build a stronger bond with him he is incredibly loyal and loves nothing more than a cuddle on the sofa. Laddie needs a second chance so show his true colours and the real potential he has in a home. Laddie is a superstar and in the right home will blossom even more than he already has.

He needs his people to be hands off to allow him to settle. He most-definitely will come over for cuddles and strokes, but his owners need to understand that when he has taken himself away to do his own thing he does not want to be bothered.

Laddie does walk on lead and enjoys going out for walks. He will need some decompression time in a new home for a few days before lead-walks begin. Rushing him could lead him to feel overwhelmed again.

Laddie does need an adult only home (over 16s) that will listen to his body language and allow him to take everything at his own pace. We would like Laddie's new family to be able to come for multiple visits so we can demonstrate Laddie's training and of course, build a stronger bond wit him.

He is not keen on other dogs so will need to live as an only dog, however he has shown at the centre that he can go for walks with other dogs as long as they don't invade his space and he gets plenty of treats. 

He cannot live with cats.

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