Pip 5 year old male Beardie Collie x fostered by Four Paws Animal Rescue (South Wales)

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Pip 5 year old male Beardie Collie x fostered by Four Paws Animal Rescue (South Wales)

Post by Tapestry on Thu Jun 30, 2011 11:25 pm

Pip

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Breed: Bearded Collie (X)
Age: 5 years approx
Cat Friendly: TBC
Dog Friendly: Yes
Child Friendly: TBC
House Trained: Yes
Vaccinated: Yes
Wormed: Yes        
Flea treatment: Yes
Microchipped: TBC
Neutered: Booked for Friday 16th June
Travel: Good
Fostered: Blackwood

We are happy to accept applications for Pip but he will not be rehomed until after 27th June when he will have completed his 2 week assessment period

Pip came to us from kennels today. So far he has settled in well. He has explored part of the house and the garden with our 2 resident dogs. We went for a short walk on lead which was fine. He took no notice of another dog barking in a garden. He knows his name, sits and gives his paw when asked. Pip had a flea allergy which is being treated so half of the coat on his back to the tail is very thin and his skin is visible. Pip has had a bath so his coat looks a little better now.

Update 15th June
Pip is slowly becoming more confident. He is a bit of a foodie and will take the others food if he finishes first!
His recall off lead is good as long as there are treats available. He enjoys running with Jess and Bella but does not appear to have much idea of how to play with his toys, he is taking lots of cues from his foster sisters.
His coat is still thin in parts and we are brushing it gently daily to remove lots of dry skin. Am putting a little amount of olive oil in his food every other day to help the condition of it improve.
Pip will be neutered on Friday. He won't be too happy missing breakfast.

Update 17/06/11
Pip was neutered and microchipped today. He is feeling rather sorry for himself with his Buster collar on. Have to return to vet on Sunday morning for a wound check. Will update more following this.

Update 19/06/2011
Wound check at vets fine. Pip weighs 20kg and needs to put on some more! Stitches to be removed 27/06/2011.
Met the grandchiildren today and no problems. Pip is beginning to play a little now. He picks up the toys , walks around for a while then drops them.
Pip's coat is getting thicker but area at tail is still thin with skin still visible.

Update 21/06/11
Pip continues to be a delight to foster. I feel he needs the company of another dog to take cues from and to help him adjust to playing. He will take a toy from Jess but then just drop it. Today he brought us his lead bless him! Will be glad when the collar can be removed on Monday so we can let him off lead again. Pip will bark when door bell is rung. If it is someone he knows he will bring a toy to them but won't then play. He ignores the grandchildren. He allows us to take a toy from him but if Jess tries to he will growl at her. Pip becomes extremely excited at the dogs meal times. He will jump up and eats very quickly. We are telling him to sit before putting the bowl down for him which he just about does. We are therefore feeding him away from the others as he will eat their food  as well. Pip has not made any attempt to go down the bin or jump up to the table/kitchen when we are eating or preparing food. He will however stand very close to you during this time.
Pip has not shown any agression to anyone so far . He seems to need alot of reassurance and will always lie next to someone /be near them if there is only one person around. We are trying to prevent any separation anxiety from developing. His coat is still quite dry and will require regular grooming/treatment.
I feel there is more of Pip to come out and think this will start to show when his Buster collar is off.

Update 24/06/2011
Pip is becoming more confident. He is playing a little more  and gets quite possessive with the toys ! He will take it from Jess but then not play with it, however she does wind him up at times by just walking past him carrying the toy.
The grandchildren came over yesterday and were a little 'hyper' which stressed him a bit. He wasn't aggressive but makes funny little squeaky noises and becomes agitated. This makes me feel his forever home should be a calm environment. Pip also likes to know where we are in the house and would  probably benefit from someone being round for most of the time.
Pip becomes excited at going out for walks so we now put him on a harness which is much better for him. I can't wait for the Buster collar to come off on Monday. He has been so good wearing it bless him.
Pip sleeps all night . He prefers the floor. He won't attempt to sleep in any of the dog beds we have. He nudges us awake at about 5am, goes out in the garden and then we all go back to sleep. He doesn't ask to be fed (which Bella and Jess do ) but gets  very excited when he sees the bowl and nearly knocks it out of my hand. He sits a little but he  just can't control his excitement yet.
Will update more after his vet visit on Monday.

Update 28/06/2011
Pip had his stitches out yesterday. Today he met Claire at Classic Canine Cuts in Blackwood and had a lovely pampering session. He looks lovely and apparently behaved himself there. Thank you everyone for looking after him. Pip is less reliant on our resident dogs now. He still eats quickly but has stopped taking the other's food. His Buster collar is off now and he is settling down so well. He may be able to be an only dog now but would need to be in a home where he receives attention and not left on his own as he does love someone being there for him. He becomes quite anxious and makes his screeching noises when he can't see anyone.
Yesterday he saw some children through the window, he started growling but was also wagging his tail so not sure how he was feeling about them. Pip remains avery loving dog.

He can be rehomed anywhere in the UK, subject to a satisfactory home visit, but note that you will be required to travel to the foster home to meet him. Please put in an application in the first instance if you are interested. Approved applications will be home checked. Details of our adoption procedures and adoption application form are here
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Re: Pip 5 year old male Beardie Collie x fostered by Four Paws Animal Rescue (South Wales)

Post by Tapestry on Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:52 am

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Re: Pip 5 year old male Beardie Collie x fostered by Four Paws Animal Rescue (South Wales)

Post by Tapestry on Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:11 pm

Update 02/07/2011

Pip attended the event at Cwmbran this afternoon. He met lots of people and behaved very well considering the heat, people and events happening. I was so proud of him.
Pip continues to progress. We are working on his lead pulling when out for walks , he gets so excited . Pip is very inquisitive and has his nose down everywhere. He is extremely interested when he sees a bird and will attempt to chase them even when they are flying!
In between meals and walking Pip is quite happy just snoozing indoors. He is playing more with his toys and even had a short game of tug the other evening. This was something he had no idea about when we first brought him home.

Update 06/07/2011

Pip is really settling now. He is much less anxious apart from when he heard a siren/ alarm on a TV programme and he charged out of the room ! Pip loves running around nose down when we all go out ,he seems to run in large circles. He never goes from where he cannot see us. We are still working on the lead pulling .However he is much better when returning home. Pip is a very loving dog. He was fine when meeting new people in the house recently. To welcome anyone and when we get up in the morning he comes trotting up with either a toy or a slipper in his mouth to give to you.

Update 12/07/2011

Pip is still looking for his forever home. We have been doing some redecorating today and throughout all of the upheavel Pip has been absolutely fine. His anxiety levels are now nil. He only becomes excited at the prospect of going out for walks.
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Post by Tapestry on Fri Jul 22, 2011 6:28 pm

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