Current Status: Retained by owner Mars' Story:
Mars has been homed as a Fell terrier puppy and has grown up with his elderly canine companion. As Mars has reach maturity his Fell terrier traits have come to the fore and his family have tried to train these traits into control but being terrier instinct related behaves his has continues to disappoint. Rescue Remedies offered a Rescue place saving his life. Mars is neutered; chipped and fully vaccinated. Mars is still with his owners in Devon family can be approached to do some of the journey for homing meeting.
Mars is in his 2nd year and had a stable upbringing. He has always had a good additive free diet and exemplary behaviour within the home with people, children live in and visiting and also his canine companion. His challenges are outside as with all Fell terriers. The family have trained him through and tried to achieve off lead but he disappoints in having fracas with opportune meetings with other dogs and we believe Mars needs supportive and safety measures to achieve successful meeting with dogs. We received another request to urgently rehome following another incident where Mars had off lead altercation. Mars is a Fell Terrier through and through and need his terrier family to guide, understand and ensure his safety.
PLEASE NOTE: Dog laws have changed with zero public tolerance and prejudice against bull breeds and terriers. Our Rescue asks new owners to maintain dogs on lead in public spaces and manage encounters for at least 4 months until sure of their dogs instincts & skills, some need to be retained always on a lead, so as not to place dog's lives at risk, (Destruction or Control Orders are common place nowadays).
***PLEASE HELP OUR LONG STAY DOGS: Our min. adoption donation £175, which supports our work and Is non returnable. We will offer an alternative dog should our dog not settle given adequate time and reassurance. Rescue Remedies offers their dogs back up for life and exist on the goodwill of our supporters and volunteers.
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We work fast to secure our dogs their loving homes and can be talking to up to 10 families at any one time. Please remain open: We have the dogs we have. Our dogs need a supportive family to offer patience, time & tolerance to allow them to settle. Mars' progress through our Rescue belowOriginal Referral information : We work with our dogs & often reveal a different picture & positive skills as they build trust.