A dog charity is looking for a new home for an energetic old dog who would like to teach his next owner some new tricks – like exactly when he wants a walk.
Finding Furever Homes (FFH), which sponsors kennels and foster homes for rescue dogs throughout Powys, Shropshire and surrounding areas, is hoping to find a suitable new home for their dog Malik, an 11-year-old black Staffordshire bull terrier, who is being fostered near Shrewsbury.
Malik was signed over to FFH after the family who had him for 11 years had a change in circumstances. Despite his age he still has plenty of energy and enjoys a good walk and to make sure whoever is looking after him does not forget when it is time to take him out.
Andrea Newton, founder of the charity, explains: “Malik is a lovely older dog who has the energy levels of a young animal and really loves his walks. He is such a character that when he is ready for a walk he will sit down towards the door and then he will move closer and closer until you get the hint – if you still don’t get the clue he will sit right by it and have a little moan so there is no danger of you forgetting to take him out.”
To make sure his next home is a lasting one, FFH want to find Malik a new home with experienced, committed owners, in a quiet house, preferably without young children so he can enjoy some quiet time.
Malik is well trained and friendly and knows all the basic commands. He is good with other dogs but as with all their animals FFH is happy to offer the services of a qualified behaviourist if it is needed to help him settle into a new home. In foster, Malik has proved he is well adjusted and sociable with other dogs and has shown no interest in chasing cats.
Although currently in foster in Shropshire, if the right person comes forward FFH are happy to rehome him anywhere in England and Wales.
Andrea added: “Malik is a lovely character who deserves a home of his own for the rest of his life and we would ask anyone interested in taking him on to visit our website and make sure they are ‘rescue ready’ and commit to him forever as he has had a lot of disruption in his life so far and he deserves a secure home.”
For more information about Malik, Finding Furever Homes, or any of the other dogs available for adoption please visit www.findingfureverhomes.org.uk.