Current Status: Available Rafferty's Story :
Found stray/abandoned & unclaimed within a council pound: Rescue Remedies offered a Rescue place saving his life. Rafferty is now neutered; chipped & fully vaccinated. Rafferty is in boarding kennels near Guildford
Well here is a great boy who wears his heart on his sleeve & is looking for a family who can offer him companionship. If another dog fires off at him he can rise to barkiness, with proper intros, Rafferty befriends. Close him in a crate in transport & he tell to "please get me out": Have him on the front seat & he quietly settles & learns to ride the roads. Younger in his mind than 3 years little boy lost boy learning to find his way. Raffy the Staffie
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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. Rafferty's progress through our Rescue belowOriginal Referral information : We work with our dogs & often reveal a different picture & positive skills as they build trust.
Hiya Lynne, Have another come in if could keep in mind - he's another one that needs somewhere a little bit special and don't think would do well at BC or RSPCA...
"Rafferty" 3 years old entire male. There is a very long story with Rafferty but the short version is that his owner is in prison (for at least another year), he gave the dog to a friend to look after, the friend had for 3 months but isn't actually allowed to keep dogs where he lives so gave to someone else. Rafferty kept escaping from that person's place and then was picked up as a stray in a completely different area - we don't know therefore if he's been passed on again or if the person was visiting the area (probably the former).
Rafferty is a sweet dog, he's feeling a bit worried in the pound - not surprising with all the passing around - but he's not aggressive. Not sure what he's like with other dogs but have been told he was attacked very badly a year or two ago so may have been left with some issues from that (he's got a scar from it). His previous owner apparently used to walk him around everywhere off lead - and we never had complaints - so clearly had good control/training with him.
Poor little lad - is such a typical story for a brindle male 3 year old staffie! If any chance can help. Rafferty is microchipped but wrong owner details of course
Many thanks, Ali