All of the Staffordshire Bull Terriers shown below are, or will be, available for adoption.
5 year old MESSI has been in the long-term care of NISBTR since 2014. However, it is now time to find him a family to call his own.
MESSI came to us as a young pup who had been born with an underdeveloped windpipe (hypoplastic trachea). It is a condition that needs to be managed carefully and can cause him to struggle to breath on occasions, especially in warm weather. Due to this, MESSI's exercise regime needs to be restricted. It is something that he has coped well with over the years and two or three short walks a day is all he needs to keep him happy.
MESSI's hypoplastic trachea also means that his food has to be given to him in a very watery consistency and that he is never allowed to eat anything other than that (apart from some broken up chocolate buttons at bedtime) as he could quite easily choke with very serious conseqences.
Despite his ailment, MESSI is a very happy-go-lucky dog with a wonderful personality. He loves to play non-energetic games and is the most affectionate little Staffie with lots of love to give.
MESSI is looking for a home with no other pets. Even though he has lived for the past four years with two other dogs we feel that it is time for him to be the centre of attention.
MESSI is wonderful around babies and children of all ages but because of concerns that he may pick up food that may have been dropped on the floor by a small child he can only be re-homed with older children in a household. He is fully house-trained, travels well in the car for short distances, walks well on the lead (albeit very excitedly) and can be left for reasonable amounts of time. He is non-destructive and sleeps well at night.
MESSI is the kind of dog that everyone loves as soon as they meet him. He makes them smile with his funny little ways and his sticky-out tongue. He is looking for a family that would love to have a very special little dog to treasure and take care of, and that can make sure that his condition is continued to be managed as well as it has been.
If you wish to find out more about MESSI, please call us on 07563 368 589 or 07599 240 652.