As one staffy owner put it many years ago – “The biggest muscle in a staffy is its heart”.
“When I first decided I wanted a dog I was sure it would have to be an adult - I didn't even consider a pup. I've had dogs in the past but never a puppy,” said Fred’s new owner, Frances Tighe. “I assumed that a puppy meant boundless energy and plenty of mess. For my lifestyle I wanted a friendly independent dog that was first and foremost chilled out! I'm not a fan of hyper, high maintenance pooches, so when Rachel first mentioned Fred, I thought no way. ‘He's so not a puppy puppy,’ Rachel had said to me, but secretly I had my doubts. He's a puppy and a bull breed and they’re hard work right? Wrong!”
During the two-week trial, Frances came to realise that she had given a home to the most laid-back pup in town. “It's ridiculous - I swear one of these days he's going to start speaking to me in a Jamaican accent,” she said.
“Fred spends most of the day sleeping in various positions (some quite humorous). He likes a walk, but nothing too hectic - he's more of a stroller then a power walker (like myself). He treats the car like a moving sofa, which is handy because he's never happier than when he’s cuddling up on the sofa for the evening. He’s a serious cuddle monster and he snores loudly.
“Don't get me wrong, we've had our moments; one incident regarding a bag of flour, and Fred isn't shy about flatulence. Over the past three months we've learned a lot about each other and we've both adjusted. Fred is my little dude and honestly, I prefer him to most people I know! He needed to know I'd be there and he'd be safe, and in return, I share my home with a devoted and loving friend. Put simply - we're happy.”
Bella & Wilma have been in the care of Last Hope since they were very young. They have been loved and have shown much love to us in return and we hope they can find a wonderful forever home and get their happy ending just like Fred. They've grown into beautiful dogs.
Bella can be a little shy at first but she loves cuddles and gets on great with dogs, cats & children.