Basil Patterdale DOB 01.2009 Guildford Kenns

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Basil Patterdale DOB 01.2009 Guildford Kenns

Post by Rescue Remedies » Wed May 28, 2014 7:57 pm

Originally posted Wed Jun 19, 2013 by xxlynne
Current Status: Available
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Basil's Story: Basil was found stray/abandoned and unclaimed within a council pound. We offered a rescue place to save his life. Basil will suit a Patterdale home who 'gets' the working terrier mindset. Basil is neutered, chipped and fully vaccinated. He is in boarding kennels and has foster weekends in Guildford.

Basil is a great Patterdale who is alert, studious and intent. He is a Patterdale with a fawn fleck to his black-brown coat. Basil walks well on a lead and needs a low dog density area to be able to relax and enjoy the hedgerows. He has a little scarring on his muzzle where he has at some point 'gone to ground', and would do again if let off lead. Terrier = terra firma! An extender lead will keep Basil safe, yet allow him to enjoy the smells of his walk. Basil has no road sense. He is easy to handle and has no edge to him but care is required around small furries, puppies running up to him, etc. Basil is a Patterdale down to his paw tips.

Basil needs a terrier-aware family who are happy to retain him on an extender lead with his little muzzle on, as he can get flustered with intrusive dogs or strangers. Basil needs to be an only pet with no small children in the household, terrier-proof garden without stepping stones, and exit management around the front door and gate.

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Basil Out on a Walk in 2013.

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Basil Still on His Walk!

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Basil's progress through our Rescue is below.
We work with our dogs, who often reveal a different picture and positive skills as they build trust.
Original Referral information:
Jun 18, 2013: Note from Dog warden: "Lynne, Have this boy. He is a 3 year old neutered male Patterdale. Ok with some dogs not ok with others. He's great with people but "we will never home him as he is a Patterdale so the powers above are talking about PTSing. (Put to Sleep)" He's already to go! Let me know your thoughts can you take? Mx "[/color]

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Re: Basil Patterdale DOB 01.2009 Farnham Foster

Post by Rescue Remedies » Wed May 28, 2014 7:58 pm

Basil greeted me in the same way as he greets everyone with a waggy bottom and joyful smile. We had a little walk and he settled in a travel crate and sped forwards to stop to pick up more dogs then on to the vets for vaccination. He was a joy in the vets, the briefest of concerns in his eyes as they met mine whilst Dan the vet put in the injection.

He was a quiet as can be in the crate travelling back and enjoyed the Walkers room whilst I was with other dogs. He travelled as my front passenger from the time we left the second kennels. We shared lunch and cuddles. Oh how I love this boy! Basil then met Rollo very nicely at Chessington as we were putting them both into kennels, he was a little too focused but was settling in his presence. He had a lovely meeting with Buster his next door neighbour!
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Re: Basil Patterdale DOB 01.2009 Farnham Foster

Post by Rescue Remedies » Wed May 28, 2014 7:59 pm

I had the pleasure of walking Basil this morning. He is kennelled next to Buster and when I took Buster out, Basil looked so excited I had to take him next. He is a gorgeous dog, even better than his photos. He was easy to walk and very responsive. When I stopped to offer him a treat, he thought it was cuddle time and tried to get as close to me as possible. I tried to take some photos, but he was so close at times - well almost in my lap - that it made it difficult. Please find space for this little chap in your life, he will not disappoint and deserves a forever home.

Gently taking a treat out of my hand

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Looking good!

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Re: Basil Patterdale DOB 01.2009 Farnham Foster

Post by Rescue Remedies » Wed May 28, 2014 7:59 pm

Met Jane, a new walker,at the kennels today and we took the lovely Basil out. He is such a great little dog. We went on a slightly different route and he loved having the opportunity to check out the sights and smells. He met a couple of dogs on the way and just wanted to play with them. He is so sweet and affectionate. We sat down and asked him to sit for a treat, but he just wanted cuddles from both of us and did the lovely one ear up, the other down pose for us. He really deserves to be in a forever home, and to be given the chance to be a terrier!! He is a little treasure. :D

Cuddles with Jane
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Re: Basil Patterdale DOB 01.2009 Farnham Foster

Post by Rescue Remedies » Wed May 28, 2014 8:00 pm

Sue and I took Basil and Rollo for a walk together this afternoon. He was a little jittery initially around Rollo but they walked nicely together through the woods, at a small distance, and passed a couple of labs off lead too. Basil is a proper little scamp, buzzing and sniffing his way around. He loves cuddles and gets especially affectionate when put back into his kennel, jumping into my lap for a little extra attention. He's a handsome little chap and would no doubt thrive in a terrier friendly environment with that all important love and attention.
Hopefully Sue caught a shot of Basil having a nice dip in the stream but with Rollo not too far away we had a problem trying to catch anything that wasn't blurred as they scurried around. :dog:

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Re: Basil Patterdale DOB 01.2009 Farnham Foster

Post by Rescue Remedies » Wed May 28, 2014 8:00 pm

I managed to capture a photo of Basil on Kim's knee:

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And this was the best shot of him in the stream, all the others were blurred!

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Re: Basil Patterdale DOB 01.2009 Farnham Foster

Post by Rescue Remedies » Wed May 28, 2014 8:01 pm

I walked Basil today, whilst new walker Bessie walked Rollo. We kept the dogs at a respectful distance, and ensured that we had water with us at is was very hot today. Rollo was his usual vocal self leaving kennels and Basil tried a little whine once or twice! Half way round the walk we stopped for a welcome water break and took the opportunity to capture a couple of photos. Basil also showed me that he likes to have his tummy tickled. They were both very good on the lead, even when a cyclist passed by. There were a couple of 'off lead' dogs, but they did not approach Basil and Rollo. On the way back to kennels, we let them visit the stream. Both of them went paddling, although I think Rollo would have gone for a full swim if we had allowed it. Once back at kennels, we took the dogs into adjoining grass runs to let them off the lead. Basil loved being off lead, and came back to me when I whistled. He also sat nicely for a treat and I feel he would be easy to train with food. I finally captured the one ear up, one ear down pose. When I sat down he moved in for cuddles and rolled over for further tummy tickles. He really deserves a terrier aware home. Someone is missing out on an adorable little chap.
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In the stream
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That pose with the ears!!
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Sitting for a treat.
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In the grass run.
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Re: Basil Patterdale DOB 01.2009 Farnham Foster

Post by Rescue Remedies » Wed May 28, 2014 8:02 pm

I was the terrier walker on Saturday at the kennels and thoroughly enjoyed the experience!! Little Basil is a great bundle of fun, into everything on his walk, notices the birds, the bunnies and has to sniff everything - but very very quickly. Once back home in his bed, he then wanted to kiss me and cuddle me, just such an affectionate boy. He will be great in a home, I can imagine him being the best companion, loving lots of cuddles and snuggles and then when out on a walk a really great partner, just wants to get on with the job in hand. Love this little boy Basil :love4:
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Re: Basil Patterdale DOB 01.2009 Farnham Foster

Post by Rescue Remedies » Wed May 28, 2014 8:03 pm

Met Basil today - how adorable :D
and Rachel fell in love with him straight away:

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very easy to walk and i finally managed to get a cuddle myself:

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A joy to walk :D

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Re: Basil Patterdale DOB 01.2009 Farnham Foster

Post by Rescue Remedies » Wed May 28, 2014 8:04 pm

Basil is a dog lovers dream boy. The most affectionate dog I've ever met :-) Took me a few minutes to get his harness on as all he wanted was a belly tickle. Enjoyed his walk. Took him to the paddock afterwards to have a little run. Threw the ball - he looked at me as though I was daft!!! However, one game he loved was throw the treat. His tail was wagging while he searched for and found his treats. Lovely boy. Xx

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