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Meet the dog who has spent most his life at SPCA

22 July 2020
Meet the dog who has spent most his life at SPCA

SPCA’s Napier Centre is calling on a loving family to open their homes to Teddy – a dog who has been in SPCA’s care for a year.

One-year-old Teddy arrived in SPCA’s care on 2 July 2019 and has been waiting for a home ever since.

He is currently the Napier Centre’s “longest stay” animal and SPCA is still searching for the right home to love Teddy.

SPCA Napier Centre Animal Attendant Kristina Kenah says Teddy is a handsome boy who is eager to please, and would be the perfect addition to the right family.

“Teddy really lives up to his name, he is a big teddy bear and a possible contender for the goodest good boy, especially if you’re the kind of family that loves a companion throughout the day,” she says.

“Ted also loves to learn. He’s mastered basic commands including ‘sit’, ‘wait’, ‘down’ and ‘touch’. He likes to be helpful and fetch his collar and leash when it’s adventure time.”

Staying in foster care during the Alert Level 4 lockdown, Teddy was made available for adoption again when New Zealand moved to Level 3 and hasn’t yet received any interest from the Napier community. Kenah is not sure why Teddy has been overlooked at the Centre.

“He’s handsome and tries so hard to please. There is no reason why this big cuddly bear shouldn’t be inundated with interest. He needs a home, but not just any home, the right home,” she says.

Kenahsays Teddy will need to go to a home where he is the only pet, and with older children.

“While Ted is doing so well with his education, he is by no means a ready-made family dog. Teddy is not a good boy when it comes to cats. They’re too exciting for him to remember his manners. He also finds other dogs stressful at times, and he needs help to feel safe and secure in social situations,” she says.

Teddy has been desexed, microchipped, and has up-to-date worming treatments and vaccinations. Now all he needs is a family to call his own.

“Teddy has spent most of his life at SPCA and we’re hoping someone will be looking for a dog like Teddy to join their family and give him the love he deserves. He is well-loved by the staff and volunteers at the Centre.”

Anyone interested in adopting Teddy can contact SPCA’s Napier Centre by calling 06 835 7758, or by visiting www.spca.nz/adopt

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