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Chica is a typically cuddly and loving staffie girl who absolutely loves people and snuggles. She is timid and worried around other dogs but as long as she could see them and they weren’t rushing her or on her face, she handles it really well. Her back end physically is very weak and looks sore so she will be wary of anything going around there for the time being and she has muscle wastage in her back legs through lack of decent exercise – so that will also help. Lack of exercise might also explain why she is wary around other dogs, she may not have seen much of the world in her life so far? She found her time through the cattery overwhelming. She was absolutely fine with the cats and was more worried than anything really. She loves toys and settled down so well with them all. She particularly likes soft toys and teddies. She is great with food, no aggression or guarding and loves treats of all sorts and I did a treat puzzle game with her which she grasped straight away. Not bothered at all with me around as well. She is a smart little cookie who loves to be loved and will benefit from a quieter home where she can be the centre of attention and get all the fuss and cuddles that she deserves. She will also need an exercise plan to help build up her muscle mass, so someone will need to be prepared to take advice and help get this girl fit again so she can enjoy her life from now on. She loves being handled and has no problem at all with it. She really, really loves being cuddled…a true Staffie bless her. She is also very good on the lead – no pulling, but she is very stiff behind and throws her front leg out to the side when she walks so she doesn’t go fast anyway. Again we will put together a suitable exercise plan for her to help her improve her gait. She was relaxed around traffic, didn’t bother at all and was happy to go in the car – in fairness, I think she was happy to go wherever I was going as she loved being with me and having company. She is struggling in kennels and is getting stressed so the chance to get her into a home would be fabulous – she will do so much better with people and attention and a few home comforts that she has probably not had much of at all. Our behaviourist says she is a very sweet girl who needs a loving home. She has physical/skeletal elements that need to be helped bless her but I think gentle exercise will help as well. She is sociable and inquisitive so just a happy staffie – loves treats, toys, fuss and cuddles just anxious if other dogs get too close to her and needs to feel safe. She doesn’t have any special requirements – just a loving home, with caring people and time to rebuild and relax. Enquiries via website

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