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 9:39 pm

Originally posted Mon Jul 01, 2013 by xxlynne
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Homing Requirements: Rolo needs a terrier experienced family to continually improve his confidence & trust in meetings. A REHAB home i.e. not for a 'keep him away from everything' family, but managed intro. and confidence building. Rolo wears a muzzle to enable him to enjoy his walks, building his confidence meeting dogs and people without his walkers concern of people 'gushing' him or off lead dogs rushing him. He still can get frightened but is losing now his instinct to lunge. Fully trustworthy once his trust is there. He would love a secure garden with exit management.

Video Rolo walking on the 2nd day he arrived
Video Rolo walking next to a busy road

His Story: Rolo was born on Christmas day, his owner became ill, lost her job and moved house and the landlord ousted Rolo. Rolo had led a very restricted life kept away from visitors and had no walks. Rolo is neutered, chipped and vax'd. Having been rehomed by us, Rolo has lived for the last three and a half years with an older JRT and as of late they have been having altercations and sadly his owner now feels Rolo needs to be rehomed as an only dog. Currently he is with his owner in Buxton, Derbyshire.

Advert: Rolo was under socialized so was fearful when he came to us. We have since built up his confidence and he is learning to trust and cope in life. Rolo needs careful introductions to visitors but now, if not 'rushed', makes friendship easily. Rolo needs a slow reassuring approach and soon becomes firm friends but his nerves on approach means his potential family remains elusive. Rolo loves the car travel as the front passenger.

Rolo is a 2 years old wire-haired Patterdale and grew up as an only dog. Rolo meets dogs well outside as any terrier does! Rolo can be left and is content in his only company but you may find him playing with his toys on arrival.

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See Rolo's Thread Below: Watch his progress through our Rescue
Original Referral Details: 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 6:44 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 6:45 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 6:45 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 6:45 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 Tunbridge Wells Foster

Post by Rescue Remedies » Tue May 27, 2014 6:46 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.
Video Rolo walking on the 2nd day he arrived

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!

Video Rolo walking next to a busy road

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 6:46 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. He's got a bit of a limp, but again nothing to worry about at the moment,,,,let's let him settle first.

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Re: Rolo Patterdale DOB 25.12.11 Tunbridge Wells Foster

Post by Rescue Remedies » Tue May 27, 2014 6:46 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 6:47 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 6:47 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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Re: Rolo Patterdale DOB 25.12.11 Tunbridge Wells Foster

Post by Rescue Remedies » Tue May 27, 2014 6:47 pm

Rolo has had a funny old day today.....he was a sleepy boy when I went into his bedroom this morning (he, Kingsley and Joab take it in turns to share the bed with Jackson, Zena and me) and he didn't feel like eating his breakfast....a little bit of chicken was OK and a gentle walk round the park, but then it was straight back to bed. Not like him at all....always ready for his meals and walks.

I really don't know what all that was about, by lunchtime he was back to his effervescent self, chasing his tennis ball and then waiting with anticipation by the front door for his afternoon two hour walk with Kingsley.

Thank goodness....his tail was wagging, he was jumping up and down, he was squeaking with excitement....he is such a happy boy.

He is beginning to lose his "chunkiness"....there's still some way to go....but he's really energetic and enthusiastic on his walks, and when I go to pick up the dogs at the end pf their exercise he runs the last fifty yards or so as he's so pleased to see the man who feeds him!!

He has come such a long way in the time he has been here....he is really affectionate and lust loves to settle down beside you and snuggle up close to you. And he gives you the most gentle of washes with his soft little tongue.

He is a bundle of energy and has a delightful naughty boy expression with his two dark eyes peering at you through his wiry rough coat!!! He is a real character who will keep you entertained when he's not snoozing beside you on the sofa.

Oh....and he likes leek and potato soup.

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Re: Rolo Patterdale DOB 25.12.11 Tunbridge Wells Foster

Post by Rescue Remedies » Tue May 27, 2014 6:48 pm

What a delightful little chap! A true terrier.....doesn't like to be bossed around....but a real character; chasing after his special ball which he carries with him whenever he goes on his walks. That's just as well really in that it limits his ability to bark at other dogs or other people who approach too close to us. But he loves his walks, still running after two hours, and they are definitely having the desired effect on his weight. They don't seem to be changing his overall shape a great deal, but I would guess he has lost at least a kilogram in the time he has been here.

Anyone looking for an energetic and affectionate little boy should look no further....he'll keep you entertained throughout your time together and the way he looks at you, with his head cocked to one side, is so endearing.

He's ready for adoption and would love to share your life.

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