Little Fidget was taken into the RSPCA’s care as a stray but has been quickly trained up into an ideal family pet having learned basic commands such as sit, walk and down
An adorable puppy who has been coined “part lurcher and part giraffe” has been returned to the RSPCA after spending just two days in his new home.
The poor pooch, named Fidget, was taken in as a stray and moved to a foster home because he wasn’t coping well in kennels.
After spending four months in foster care, the now 11-month-old secured what should have been his permanent home.
However, he was returned to RSPCA Macclesfield, South East Cheshire and Buxton Branch just 48 hours after leaving with his new owners.
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A statement reads: “Fidget came into one of our wonderful foster homes after Derby RSPCA appealed for help – they took Fidget in as a stray from another rescue back in November.
“But he was getting really frustrated with kennel life, they were advertising him and he was adopted but came back after two days, for no apparent reason.”
Fidget has been described as a “very intelligent, affectionate and energetic dog”, who is still very malleable and responds extremely well to positive reinforcement training where lots of treats are involved.
He is house trained and understands a variety of basic commands such as sit, wait and down. He walks well on a lead with minimum pulling.
The statement adds: “Lurchers are generally very active and Fidget is no exception.
“He is incredibly high energy in the morning and needs at least two bouts of 30 minutes of exercise per day.
“Fidget also makes a fantastic running partner.
“Generally, Fidget will play games during the day such as sniff and lick mats, ‘touch’ training and other things to keep him stimulated.
“Fidget does chew items on a daily basis however this is not destructive behavior and generally is aimed at his toys such as a Kong filled with peanut butter.
“Aside from his high energy bouts, Fidget is perfectly happy sleeping the majority of the day.”
However, due to his upbringing, Fidget has not been socialized with other dogs and would need to continue his training in this area.
“Any owner who is dedicated to his continued improvement and has the time and resources to commit to Fidget would be lucky to have him,” the statement adds.
If you’re interested in rehoming Fidget, or any other animals at RSPCA Macclesfield, South East Cheshire and Buxton Branch, contact their team on 07846 539500 or email [email protected]
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