Oliver Staffie DOB 2013 Landrake Cornwall

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Oliver Staffie DOB 2013 Landrake Cornwall

Postby xxlynne » Mon Sep 28, 2015 4:56 pm

Current Status: Homed


Oliver needs a supportive family to offer time and tolerance to allow their new dog to settle. NB Our Rescue asks owners to maintain dogs on lead in public spaces and manage encounters, as dog law changes place dog's lives at greater risk.

Known background: Oliver was found stray/abandoned covered in bite wounds & unclaimed within a council pound. We stepped forwards to offer a Rescue place and save Oliver's life. Oliver was neutered, fully vaccinated and chipped. He shared a foster place with a female Staffie for a month. He met most dogs well but not all so as he was walked by a dog walker he got used to a muzzle so he could mix. Oliver got stressed when left and so needed to be returned to kennels as his fosterers worked full time and he needed to cope with just lunchtime walk. Oliver needs a sensitive programme to continue to build his confidence to settle when left. Oliver was in Guildford Kenns awaiting his new home.

Oliver is a 2 year old taller Staffie Found “lost” & sad with bite wounds from an fight/ altercation. His fosterer rebuilt his confidence around dogs & he shared with a Staffie bitch. He was temporarily muzzled outside with the dog walker so he could mix with many stranger dogs. He enjoyed good food, company & healing. He didn’t cope with being left so came back to kennels. Chin up Oliver you’ll find a wonderful family. Please SIR!

Visit Oliver's thread for daily updates, lots of pictures and videos. Please click to submit Online Application We will match you with a dog that suits your lifestyle, please remain open we successfully home 350 dogs per annum. We work fast to secure our dogs their loving homes.

***PLEASE HELP: We have to ask for suggested min. donation £175 at the time of adoption, to support so many dogs in kennels. We have no state sponsorship and exist on the goodwill of the public and our supporters. Rescue Remedies offers their dogs back up for life.

Oliver's Thread below: Watch progress through our Rescue
Original Referral: Hi Lynne, We have sent out a number of requests in the hope that we can rehome Oliver the Attached Dog. If we get to the point where no owner has come forward and we still do not have a rescue place for him would you be able to help us out.

The dog (Oliver (kennel Name) was handed in to local Vets by the finder, on the 15th September 2015 . The dog will become the property of the Council on the 23rd September 2015. Please may I ask that you reply to all above with your response in case I am not on duty at the time of your reply? I would be very grateful if you could assist us with the re-homing of this dog.

Thank you for your continued support in rehoming Dogs. Community Dog warden Leader
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Re: Oliver Staffie DOB 2013 Sussex Pound comes 29th Sept

Postby Froggie757 » Tue Sep 29, 2015 3:59 pm

Dropped the lovely Oliver off at Gatwick this afternoon after his vet check. Not sure he liked the car journey too much or maybe I need more practice at driving with dogs in the crate! He seems to be such a gentle boy and if only you could tell him all his troubles were over I think there'd be a really cute young dog in there. He Ignored all the loud barking dogs on either side as I walked him to his kennel and gently took treats before we left him to get settled. If you are walking at Gatwick soon give him some strokes and cuddles from me and tell him life just gets better and better from now on!
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Re: Oliver Staffie DOB 2013 Gatwick Kenns

Postby Charlie » Fri Oct 02, 2015 9:24 pm

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Oliver still had an air of sadness about him when we started our walk today :(
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He walked calmly through the kennel block but once out he took a while to take an interest in his surroundings...
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Lovely to see him chill out & start to enjoy life :biggrin.gif:
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Such a gorgeous handsome boy :smiley-love029.gif: :smiley-love029.gif: :smiley-love029.gif:
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Re: Oliver Staffie DOB 2013 Gatwick Kenns

Postby RosC » Sat Oct 03, 2015 7:28 pm

I had the pleasure of walking Oliver today. He was looking very sad in his kennel so we had a little cuddle first but then went out on a lovely walk. He walks so well, no pulling at all. He didn't like all the barking as we went out of the kennel block and seems quite timid. He has a very scarred face so cannot have had the best start in life but he was very friendly and keen to be out and about. His confidence will increase now he is safe and I think he will come out of his shell and realise life can be good :smiley-gen132.gif: Lovely boy.
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Re: Oliver Staffie DOB 2013 Gatwick Kenns

Postby Chris86 » Tue Oct 06, 2015 5:13 pm

I walked Oliver/Ollie for the first time today, he's such a nice boy once he relaxes. He seemed very sad and distant in his kennel, he wouldn't accept a treat to start with. Gradually after a few minutes with him he realised that there was nothing to be afraid of and showed me his great sit and paw :) Easy peasy to harness, even easier to walk. Not all dogs tend to walk at the pace their human counterpart is, Ollie slowed down when I slowed down and sped up when I did. Very responsive to voice he did come out of his shell over the course of the walk. He did often look back for reassurance which was nice. We had a funny moment where a squirrel bolted from out of nowhere just as we got into the woods, it scared us both and he just stood there with the silliest look on his face :lol:

Really enjoyed my time with Ollie and seeing him gain confidence throughout the walk. Sadly didn't get many usable pics as he was a bit camera shy :biggrin.gif:

Ah hah! Found where the treats are!

Though not great quality it showed his progression over the time together. At the start he tried to avoid any eye contact but eventually was happy to look up at me and be playful in asking for a treat.
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Re: Oliver Staffie DOB 2013 Gatwick Kenns

Postby VAL » Fri Oct 09, 2015 4:28 pm

Oliver is a sad dog. At two years old, he should be full of vitality and confidence but he is quiet and looks very vulnerable. I hate to think what he suffered to get the scars on his face, but they don't detract from his beauty - he is very handsome. I spent some time in his kennel reassuring him and treating him with cheese, which he loves. Walking him through the kennel block, he was discomforted by the other dogs barking at him, but once outside he relaxed a little. He took a lively interest in his surroundings and walked happily alongside Liquorace, although somewhat unnerved by the horses and riders that passed by. He walks nicely, occasionally looking back for reassurance. Back in his kennel, we had a cuddle and Oliver rested his head against my shoulder while I whispered in his ear, which seemed to soothe him. This was my first meeting with Oliver and I love him already. I'm confident that when he gets used to the idea that he is safe and nothing unpleasant is going to happen to him, he will relax and thrive. He so needs a loving home.
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Re: Oliver Staffie DOB 2013 Gatwick Kenns

Postby Tim » Sun Oct 11, 2015 7:01 pm

We took Oliver out to take a photo or two, when I entered his kennel I was greeted with a waggy tail but a slightly apprehensive Oliver, very easy to harness and Rachel waited at the end of the kennel block with a treat, that was it, full speed ahead and off we went. Very easy to walk and didn't pull at all on the lead.

One side of his face is quite marked and it show in some of the photos, a bit apprehensive when I got close to him with the camera and at first he refused to even look at me, but gradually with lost of talking and lots of stroking and under the chin cuddles he started to come round :)

Refusing point blank to look at the camera, at first anyway

Enjoying his chin tickled

Obviously someone has spent time training him, gives paw on command :)

As the walk went on he became more and more confident, I think he's a bit unsure of what's going on at the moment.
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Re: Oliver Staffie DOB 2013 Gatwick Kenns

Postby jacnmrb » Sun Oct 18, 2015 8:02 am

Met Oliver at Chessington yesterday while he was in the waiting area with Terry. He is a very handsome lad with beautiful eyes that are currently sad; he does indeed look like he has the weight of the world on his shoulders. He sat immediately when he realised I was pulling out a bag of treats and took them so, so gently. He loved chin rubs and, after a few minutes, leant his head against my knee; lovely. Hope to walk him on my next visit and thanks, Val, for the cheese tip!
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Re: Oliver Staffie DOB 2013 Brighton Foster

Postby sasha » Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:43 am

we picked up Oliver yesterday for fostering. What a lovely boy he is and he's got really soft fur, especially around his handsome face!
Oliver and Cherry are getting on really well, they play together nicely but she's not letting him get any peace as she's always trying to get a wrestle on!

He's very calm around the house and seems well house trained, he immediately went to the door so he could go outside to the toilet. He encountered some dogs at the park yesterday that Cherry was playing with and he seemed keen to get involved but seemed a little more nervous of a larger boxer dog today but it's day 1 so we'll see how he goes for the rest of the week.

He's not as timid as I thought he would be, he's very affectionate and loves a cuddle on the sofa, which is nice to see after what he must have been through.
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Re: Oliver Staffie DOB 2013 Brighton Foster

Postby sasha » Wed Oct 28, 2015 10:10 am

Oliver and Cherry sitting for a treat

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Re: Oliver Staffie DOB 2013 Brighton Foster

Postby sasha » Wed Oct 28, 2015 10:18 am

Cuddle time!

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Re: Oliver Staffie DOB 2013 Brighton Foster

Postby sasha » Wed Oct 28, 2015 10:18 am

Hove Park

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