Just wanted to say a massive congratulations to Buster on finding his new home! I'm so pleased for him to have finally found his new mummy and a very loving home that he so deserves. Thank you Terri for taking him on, and Richard and Jodie for putting Terri in contact with me. I know he is going to be well and truly loved with Terri and I'm so happy for him. Will definitely be keeping in touch and I'm sure we can go out for a walk together one weekend soon x
What you need to know if you are considering taking Buster on:
He loves other dogs,
He loves people and children,
His recall is good although he will get distracted by other dogs/people in the park quite easily,
He does not like cats or small pets such as guinea pigs or rabbits,
He will steal food from the counter if no one is looking and will try to get on the sofa, again if he thinks no one is looking.
He will need TWO thirty minute walks EVERY day (one AM one PM)
Buster came into rescue on the 1st of March 2014 at 8 months old. He is a Lurcher Collie mix looking for a nice forever home. Buster is a very sweet natured boy, very gentle. He was handed over to us as his owner's three year old child wouldn't leave Buster alone. He is quite shy with other dogs but once he gets to know them he will play with them for hours. He loves people and obviously older children. Buster doesn't have a bad bone in his body I really love this guys temperament. He does have some basic manners to learn, not getting on the furniture for one being that he is quite a large dog. He also steals food so will be getting some training for that too. He hasn't ever been let off a lead on a walk but I'm sure he will be off enjoying life with the rest of the gang in no time
I would definitely say that Buster would prefer a home where he can be the only dog. While playing with him and my own dog, I noticed Buster got rather jealous when I made a fuss of my own dog. Tonight he put himself between me and my dog and proceeded to cock his leg over me...In disgust I told him off and I put him straight in the garden.
Update day 20: Buster has made fantastic progress. The vibrating no bark collar seems to have done the trick and he is much less vocal out on walks now. He is so friendly with other dogs and people I'm really proud of him. He no longer wants to carry a blanket around with him and would much rather have a toy. He now knows that stealing of the worktops is bad and never gets on the furniture. His recall has been very good, he loves running around with all the other dogs and he will run over to other dogs and people at the park and give them all a lovely, submissive greeting but will come back as soon as you call him. He really is a smashing boy, so gentle, loving and friendly.
Buster's new collar finally arrived, how dashing!