He’s a little dog with a big personality.
But shelter staff at Cork’s Dog Action Welfare Group (DAWG) can’t seem to find a forever home for one particular dog and after 12 months of searching, they’re hoping 2021 might be his year.
Scooter is an older brown and white Jack Russell terrier who has been returned to foster care three times.
While he didn’t fit in with the families he auditioned so far, shelter staff believe he is misunderstood and will make an excellent companion for a lucky human… once he finds the right one.
“Scooter needs an adult-only home and a home where he won’t be left alone for too long. He is happiest as the only dog.” Claudia Cashman told Yay Cork.
“He’s such a loving little guy with lots of affection to give and he loves being around people and cuddling up to them. He loves attention but also likes his bit of alone time and he sleeps alone throughout the night – there isn’t a peep out of him.”
Having been lovingly looked after in foster care, Scooter has grown accustomed to the finer things in life.
“He loves soft, fluffy things and always demands the comfiest seat in the house!” says Claudia.
“He’s also really good on the lead and isn’t bothered by other dogs he meets on walks. He needs a home with people who understand terriers, especially old terriers with a touch of arthritis.”
The good news is that Scooter will make an excellent pal – especially if you enjoy the outdoors and you don’t mind the odd game of ‘fetch’.
“He adores his walks and loves to potter about. His favourite thing in the world is to play ball,” says Claudia.
“He has been moved around so much and he is so misunderstood that our Christmas wish for Scooter is that he finds his perfect match,” she added.