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Smudge

Age: 3 yearsSex: MaleBreed: Shih Tzu

Found their forever home!

Smudge is a sweet boy who came to the centre as his previous owner could no longer manage his needs. He is a lovely but complex dog who will need experienced and understanding adopters.

Smudge is very fearful of people he does not know so any interactions with people must be kept under strict control and in line with the training protocol set out by our behaviourist. Smudge's fear of people he does not know happens both inside and outside of the house, whilst on walks his family will need to keep him safe and not put him in positions where he will be made to feel fearful. Potential adopters will need to meet with our behaviourist before adoption.

Once Smudge knows and trusts you he really is the most affectionate and loving little lad, he loves to play and loves to come on your lap for cuddles. He is an exceptionally smart dog and already knows lots commands and tricks, he loves learning new things which is great as it keeps his mind occupied. Potential adopters will need to have the time to be able to come to the centre for multiple meets with Smudge so he can build a bond with them before he goes home. Once that bond is built, he is a very faithful and loyal dog who will be your best friend. 

We are looking for an adult only home and although he is sociable with other dogs out on a walk he will need to be the only pet. He will also need someone that is home most of the time.

DUE TO THE HIGH VOLUME OF APPLICATIONS WE ARE RECEIVING, IF YOU HAVE NOT HEARD BACK FROM FROM US WITHIN 2 WEEKS IT MEANS UNFORTUNATELY YOU HAVE NOT BEEN SUCCESSFUL THIS TIME FOR THIS DOG. 

SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS WILL BE INVITED TO THE CENTRE TO MEET HIM. 

Adopted!
Smudge (4)
Smudge (1)
Smudge (3)
Smudge (5)
Smudge (6)

My personality...

I know how to sit (and lots of other commands too!)

I need teaching that it’s ok to be alone

I need an adult only home

I’m a bright spark

I need to be the only dog in the home

I love food and treats

Smudge

Age: 3 yearsSex: MaleBreed: Shih Tzu

Found their forever home!

Smudge is a sweet boy who came to the centre as his previous owner could no longer manage his needs. He is a lovely but complex dog who will need experienced and understanding adopters.

Smudge is very fearful of people he does not know so any interactions with people must be kept under strict control and in line with the training protocol set out by our behaviourist. Smudge's fear of people he does not know happens both inside and outside of the house, whilst on walks his family will need to keep him safe and not put him in positions where he will be made to feel fearful. Potential adopters will need to meet with our behaviourist before adoption.

Once Smudge knows and trusts you he really is the most affectionate and loving little lad, he loves to play and loves to come on your lap for cuddles. He is an exceptionally smart dog and already knows lots commands and tricks, he loves learning new things which is great as it keeps his mind occupied. Potential adopters will need to have the time to be able to come to the centre for multiple meets with Smudge so he can build a bond with them before he goes home. Once that bond is built, he is a very faithful and loyal dog who will be your best friend. 

We are looking for an adult only home and although he is sociable with other dogs out on a walk he will need to be the only pet. He will also need someone that is home most of the time.

DUE TO THE HIGH VOLUME OF APPLICATIONS WE ARE RECEIVING, IF YOU HAVE NOT HEARD BACK FROM FROM US WITHIN 2 WEEKS IT MEANS UNFORTUNATELY YOU HAVE NOT BEEN SUCCESSFUL THIS TIME FOR THIS DOG. 

SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS WILL BE INVITED TO THE CENTRE TO MEET HIM. 

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RSPCA York, Harrogate & District Branch

RSPCA York Animal Home
Landing Lane, YORK
YO26 4RH

Telephone: 01904 654949Our reception area is only fully manned during our opening hours, as our staff are attending to animal welfare the rest of the time.

Email: reception@rspca-yorkhome.org.uk

Opening times:
Monday - Sunday 11:00 - 15:00Please note that the York Animal Home is closed to the public and all visits are by appointment only for potential adopters.

RSPCA York ShopRSPCA YorkCharity ShopGBPMonday to Saturday 9:00am - 4:30pm Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm
5B, Goodramgate, York
Telephone: 01904 466140

RSPCA Acomb ShopRSPCA AcombCharity ShopGBPMonday to Saturday 9:00am - 4:30pm Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm
43 York Road, Acomb
Telephone: 01904 788616

RSPCA Selby ShopRSPCA SelbyCharity ShopGBPMonday to Saturday 9:00am - 4:30pm Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm
3 New Lane, Selby
Telephone: 01757 707100

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