Rolo Patterdale DOB 25.12.11 Gatwick Kenns

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Rolo Patterdale DOB 25.12.11 Gatwick Kenns

Post by Rescue Remedies » Mon May 26, 2014 8:39 pm

Originally posted Mon Jul 01, 2013 by xxlynne

Current Status: Available

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Rolo's Story: Rolo needs his forever home! Rolo is a wire-haired Patterdale. He was born on Christmas day and grew up as an only dog. His owner became ill and lost her job. When she moved house, the landlord ousted Rolo. He had led a very sheltered life without walks; Rolo was also kept away from visitors. We rehomed Rolo, and he lived for 3.5 years with an older JRT. Sadly, they started having altercations, and their owner felt that Rolo should be an only dog, so returned him to us. Rolo meets dogs well outside and can be left, as he settles on his own. Rolo loves to play with his toys on his own or with you! He is neutered, chipped, and vaccinated. Currently he is boarding kennels near Gatwick.

Rolo was under-socialized, so was fearful when he came to us. We have since built up his confidence and he has learnt to trust and cope with life. Rolo needs careful introductions to visitors but now, if not rushed, makes friendships easily. Rolo needs a slow, reassuring approach and soon becomes firm friends, but his initial nerves mean that his potential family has remained elusive. Rolo loves the car and can travel as the front passenger.

Rolo needs a terrier experienced family to continually improve his confidence and trust in meetings. He needs a confidence-building, 'socialisation home'. Not one that will 'keep him away from everything'. Rolo wears a muzzle, so he can enjoy his walks. He can then build his confidence meeting dogs and people without his walker's concern that new people are gushing over him, or that off-lead dogs are rushing at him. Rolo still can get nervous, but is losing his instinct to lunge. Rolo is fully trustworthy once his trust is formed. Rolo would love a secure garden in a home with good exit management.

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Please support our work and help our long stay dogs: Our minimum adoption donation is £175. This supports our continuing rescue work and is non-refundable. We exist solely due to the goodwill and donations of our supporters and volunteers. Our dogs need supportive families who will offer them patience, time and tolerance whilst they settle in their new homes. Our Rescue offers all our dogs back-up for life.

Please note: Dog laws have changed, with zero public tolerance, and prejudice against bull breeds and terriers. Our Rescue asks new owners to keep their dog on a lead in public spaces and manage and support its encounters with new dogs and people, so as not to place the dog's life at risk. Destruction and Control Orders are commonplace nowadays.

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Rolo'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:
Family ill health and change of accommodation has meant Rolo is soon to lose his family.

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Re: Rolo Patterdale DOB 25.12.11 Tunbridge Wells Foster

Post by Rescue Remedies » Tue May 27, 2014 5:44 pm

Rolo did indeed make an appearance at the Fun Day and when I set my eyes on him my heart did a triple salchow and a double axel and landed somewhere in my throat! WOW!

He is a little chunky and has the most spectacular chocolate coloured broken curly coat and the cheekiest monkey face! He also had the same amount of attitude and back chat to go with it - definitely for the terrier experienced home, but they will enjoy bringing him on and seeing him open up to the world and all the pleasures it has to offer him. Time for him to let himself go and let someone else take on the pressure of being the boss.

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Re: Rolo Patterdale DOB 25.12.11 Tunbridge Wells Foster

Post by Rescue Remedies » Tue May 27, 2014 5:45 pm

Rolo has been very frightened in the back of his kennel but managed to persuade him life was for living...Charlie & I walked him with Sam
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Re: Rolo Patterdale DOB 25.12.11 Tunbridge Wells Foster

Post by Rescue Remedies » Tue May 27, 2014 5:45 pm

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What good boys they were :D

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Re: Rolo Patterdale DOB 25.12.11 Tunbridge Wells Foster

Post by Rescue Remedies » Tue May 27, 2014 5:45 pm

Wow! What a boy! He came to T Wells this afternoon. and I was more than a trifle concerned when I read on his thread that he was an only dog and had not mixed with dogs in his previous family.

Well, he's met nearly all the other residents here with a waggy tail and a polite smell. Joab deserved his telling off ....nothing more than a growl....otherwise no adverse reaction from Rolo at all.

He settled next to me on the settee this evening and went to sleep, alongside Kingsley and Jackson....he's now snoring away quietly in his own bed.

Nothing much more to report yet....yes, a bit "chunky"!!!!.not a problem...but an unusual coat, albeit a bit dull at the moment. Somewhat unsure, not surprisingly, as he's been pushed around a bit over the last few days....I'm sure a little stability will change all that.

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Re: Rolo Patterdale DOB 25.12.11 Gatwick Kenns

Post by Rescue Remedies » Tue May 27, 2014 5:46 pm

Rolo is doing so well. He was using all his kennel today not huddled up in one area. I went into to say hello and he stood still, didn't retreat and was happy to see me. I came back 90 mins later with a lead in hand and he walked towards me and allowed me to place a lead on him with a little negotiation due to nerves.

Rolo walking on the 2nd day he arrived in 2013.

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We had a lovely walk and soon was in the car meeting John who is going to build up his tolerances slowly in a less fearful environment. What a wonderful chance Thank you John. Rolo is a little pudding so the doesn't need to be fed up!

Rolo walking next to a busy road.

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You can see Rolo's concern and tenseness in his body stance. Watch this space that is all slowly, gradually, going to be released.


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Re: Rolo Patterdale DOB 25.12.11 Tunbridge Wells Foster

Post by Rescue Remedies » Tue May 27, 2014 5:46 pm

We had a great night....initially, Rolo competing for space on the settee where he spent a couple of hours snuggled up close to me on ones side with Sophie and Joab on the other. The two stayed all night while Rolo crept into his own bed and we all slept in till after 7 o;clock this morning. Rolo didn't like the barking this morning one little bit and retired to his own room with access to the garden.

He enjoyed his first walk, but hasn't touched his breakfast yet. Currently he's back on the settee, which he is sharing with a couple of other residents, with his legs in the air and his head hanging precariously over the edge!!!

I am really pleased with his progress thus far....and he can survive for a few days yet without too much to eat....it might do him a world of good.

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Re: Rolo Patterdale DOB 25.12.11 Tunbridge Wells Foster

Post by Rescue Remedies » Tue May 27, 2014 5:46 pm

Rolo has come a long way in the time he has been here. He gets on well with the resident dogs, but can be a little too forward occasionally. He walks well on a lead and, after an initial burst of enthusiasm, meets other dogs well, if noisily!! He is a little unsure when meeting new people and can lunge at them....so introductions have to be carefully controlled. However, he soon settles down and all is sweetness and light.

He loves playing hide and seek with his ball, or chasing it around the garden....he is rarely seen without it in his mouth, both in the house and on his walks, which he enjoys immensely.

In one to one situations he is great fun....rolling onto his back for tummy tickles, growling quietly in grateful appreciation, or gently mouthing seeking yet more attention.

It is surprising how quickly he has adapted to a multidog household....I am impressed at the way he has come to terms with many of the new demands placed upon him. Still some way to go yet, but encouraging progress. Good boy!!

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Re: Rolo Patterdale DOB 25.12.11 Tunbridge Wells Foster

Post by Rescue Remedies » Tue May 27, 2014 5:47 pm

I am amazed at the way Rolo has progressed over the last few weeks from the timid little boy, cowering in his kennel, to the confident and sociable lad he now is.

I just love the way he settles on his back, waving his paws in the air just pleading to be tickled or, when asleep, snores gently obviosuly dreaming of the events of the day.

For a "chunkY chappie, using Sharon's description of him, he is very active: he loves his walks' he enjoys chasing up and down the hall and staircase, and rushes around the garden after Kingsley and Rex.

He is obviously extremely adaptable and only just about a year old so will learn quickly given the right encouragement and tasty morsels!!

He is a sweet lad, so deserving of a forever home, which cannot come fast enough, as his time here is limited by force of circumstance.

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Re: Rolo Patterdale DOB 25.12.11 Tunbridge Wells Foster

Post by Rescue Remedies » Tue May 27, 2014 5:47 pm

Rolo is having a bit of a rough time at the moment....he collapsed on his walk on Monday and I took him to the vets who diagnosed an intestinal infection. He was given a cocktail of "jabs and admitted, spending the night on a drip.

He was back to his normal tail=wagging self when I went to pick him up the following evening....however he's certainly not his normal self today again, but decidedly better than Monday....careful watching necessary.

He is truly a lovely little lad. He does bark and lunge at people who approach him and also at cars, but that apart, he's a happy and fun loving dog. He plays ball with one in his mouth and another which he brings to you using his forelegs and nose....he's really very clever.

He loves to snuggle up against you when given the opportunity and, like most terriers, is always busy on his walks and has to investigate every blade of grass.

I walk him on a muzzle to avoid any escalation of the lunging....he doesn't like it (would you????_ but allows it to be put on without any fuss whatsoever.

I do hope his forever home comes up soon,,,,he's waiting patiently for it

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