Nice to meet you, my name is Destin, I am neutered and up to date with my vaccinations, flea and wormed and health checked.
I am a rather distinguished looking male 6-year-old Lakeland Terrier. The ladies at Rehome HQ really think my name should be Destiny as it seems my fate or destiny was to come to their care, I’ll fill you in about that shortly, I have quite a story…
So around a month ago me and my friend Lola (she’s a beautiful girl), went through a very sad time as our owner passed away and we needed to find a new home sharpish! Rehome HQ were all ready for us to arrive but the people looking after us decided to send us to another rescue, we weren’t there long before that rescue decided they did not have room for us and wanted another place to take us. Quite a stressful time for us, we didn’t know what was happening! The fabulous people looking after us now stepped in and now we are safe and ready to look for a new home.
When we arrived, we were scruffy, matted, smelly and had not been to a groomer in a long, long while and so we were sent for a pamper, and what a transformation! I feel like we have been on that hooman tv programme with Gok Wan as we look so different now! I do love a good session at the groomers! Well look how handsome I look now!
I am so glad my destiny sent me to the place I was originally meant to come to!
Anyway, I am now looking for a new home, on my own, not with Lola though. This is because as much as we love each other we do fight and have tiffs. After my assessment it was decided that I would be suited more to a home on my own. In fact, I would love that too! Attention all to myself.
Any introductions to dogs when out will have to be gentle and handled proficiently.
So, what else do you want to know about me?
I can be quite bossy and dominant, a typical male terrier so I need a firm but kind experienced terrier owner. Someone who can use positive reward and praise to teach me how to behave acceptably – don’t get me wrong I am not naughty or anything, I just need to understand I cannot boss everyone around. A bit of consistency and routine will help me understand this.
I am okay around children but not those little people – children who are dog savvy over the age of 12 who understand when I need time out and are not too excitable are okay though.
I am very loving, I do like a cuddle, who doesn’t?
I love long walk, I love a good run in a field too, although it must be secure and only when my new owners have perfected recall with me. Until then I can enjoy walks on a lead or in the fields on a long line.
I am a terrier, I have high prey drive, I don’t like cats, mice, rats, rabbits, or anything small and furry! So, if I move in with you, I don’t want any of these to be living with me thank you! I have never liked the postman, so you’d better warn him if you are my next home, please leave me secure in the house when he comes, even if he is bringing anything nice for me! I might bark and chase him. That goes for the Amazon guy too!
Now I do like playing in water, oh what fun that is! Let me chase the hose when you water the garden or even paddle in a pool. It’s great fun and a great way to cool down on a hot day. Perhaps we could go for walks by a river? It would be fab if I could get a home in the countryside or near a beach, that would be my dream!
Anyway, do you like the sound of me? Can you see me living with you based on what I have told you? Do you have the skills and experience to help me settle into a new home and work upon any development areas I may have? If you do, please read my wish list, and apply for me, I’d love to hear from you!
1. Only dog in the home.
2. Children who are dog savvy over the age of 12.
3. Experienced and confident, active terrier owner.
4. Someone who is home most of the day.
5. Secure garden or outdoor area with high boundaries or fences
6. Long walks and adventures, an active family or owner.
7. No other animals of any kind.
8. Possibly a rural or coastal location.
PLEASE NOTE - only applications received in full will be accepted. You will be required to provide 3 virtual home check videos. See HERE for info.
Failure to provide all 3 videos will result in your application being rejected.
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