All of the Staffordshire Bull Terriers shown below are, or will be, available for adoption.
Dee Dee is just 18 months old and is probably best described as a big soft bear with a very wise head on his young shoulders. He is incredibly mature considering his age, although he does sometimes demonstrate puppyish behaviour e.g. when playing with his toys (which he is still learning to do).
Dee Dee is a very affectionate SBT and loves his strokes and cuddles on the sofa. He is a low to medium energy dog who often prefers to spend his time on the couch watching TV with humans. Two short walks of about 20/30 minutes a day is all he would require and provided he has a reasonably sized and safe garden to roam around, wouldn't be too fussed if he missed a day or two - catching up on Netflix is more his choice of entertainment.
If Dee Dee were likened to a politician he would probably be a Churchill - not a great smiler and with a very level head. He is very lovable and humorous with his quirky ways such as brushing cushions off the sofa and carrying his stuffed rabbit around with him.
Dee Dee will undoubtedly take time to settle into a routine with his new family and whilst he does it is probably best that he is not left alone for more than an hour or so to begin with. He is just a bit unsure of being in his own company and although he is not destructive, he can resort to surfing window sills when left alone. We are confident that he will get better at being left home alone the more that he is and as he matures.
Dee Dee came into our care because of an altercation that he had been involved in with the other dogs in his previous family and unfortunately, he still bears the scars around his cheeks and his neck as a result of being caught up in the chaos. It is hoped that this won't affect him long term and now that he has been neutered there is a lesser chance of that happening. As a result of this, Dee Dee is looking for a home where he is the only dog with a family that doesn't have contact with other dog owners. It is important that whoever rehomes Dee Dee fully understands that he can never be off lead or around other animals that are off lead. He can be walked on lead without being reactive to other dogs but like many of them, he really doesn't appreciate dogs approaching him.
Being such a young dog, Dee Dee still has some growing to do. He is already a strong boy, so any potential adoptive family would need to bear this in mind when out walking him. He didn't experience much road walking in his previous home so he is still learning to be confident in unfamiliar surroundings such as busy roads and empty beaches.
He is very gentle and considerate around little people but is looking for a home without children under the age of 12 years simply because he likes a quiet life.
Dee Dee is fully house trained, travels well in a car and has a reasonable level of understanding commands but would benefit from more training in his new home.
Overall, Dee Dee is a lovable, stoic, well-behaved, non-boisterous and easy-going dog around the house. He is a joy to be around and will make the right family a perfect pet.
Anyone wishing to be considered for adopting Dee Dee MUST read through the Adoption section on our website before contacting us.