Sex Male
Breed Staffy/Shar Pei Cross
Age 2 years old
Rescue date 23/09/2021
Rescued from Christchurch City Council Shelter

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Stanley is a handsome two-year-old Staffy cross rescued from Christchurch City Council Shelter.

Stanley is a sweet boy who very easily dazzles everyone who meets him. He is great to handle and just adores human company, however he is not so fond on canine company.

Stanley has a funky personality and is often making us all laugh. He has an incredible ability to hunt out anything and everything smelly on his walks so that he can roll around in it. Though, he is hyper-alert to movements and noise, so finds it stressful going for walks in busy/noisy places and often feels the need to check around every corner before he walks past.

Stanley requires a consistent environment with owners who will move at a training pace he is comfortable with. He will need help continuing to build up his confidence around unfamiliar noises and movements.  He is best suited to a home with daytime company due to his anxious nature and would be okay with dog savvy children (though he can become a bit mouthy and humpy when over-stimulated). Despite his frequent check-ins with his handler, he can be strong on the lead particularly when he is nervous, so he will need his human to be able to handle him.

At this stage, he needs to be in a dog-free home as he gets highly stressed in close-proximity to other dogs. He also is showing to have quite a high prey-drive, so we would also recommend a home with no other animals. He will need suitable containment as he can jump 6-foot fences when motivated.

Stanley would be happiest in a home that is quiet with minimal outside commotion going on, and he can lap up affection all day.

If you think you could offer Stanley a place where he can relax, and settle in a calm quiet environment, please fill out an adoption application. 

Alternatively, if you can offer Stanley a temporary place where he can receive some respite care, please fill out a foster application.

Last updated: 25/04/2022

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