Ava and Olivia
Age: 12 Weeks Old
Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier X Whippet
More about Ava and Olivia
These two beautiful and cheeky girls are the final two puppies available for rehoming from Skyla’s litter of ten puppies. They were born on 2nd October and are now well and truly ready for their Forever Homes. We had hoped to find these two lovely girls a home together, but the past couple of weeks have really seen them gain in confidence and so we are happy that they would be happy to be rehomed separately.
They have very distinct personalities already; Ava is a fun-loving, confident girl with an inquisitive nature. She loves exploring and interacting with new toys. Olivia is a much more ‘cuddly’ girl, who loves nothing better than snuggling up into your neck and snuffling in your ear. We are spending lots of time introducing the girls to new people and new experiences, taking time not to rush them, and going at their pace. They are fully vaccinated now and so can start going out into the big wide World. They are getting used to a lead and harness, and feeling the grass under their feet.
We are looking for a very special home for Ava, as she is deaf. Deafness need not be a handicap for a dog, especially as a dog’s world is truly brought to life by their acute sense of smell, but it will mean that Ava’s owners need to be creative with training and get used to utilising non-verbal commands.
Some things to consider before applying for Ava or Olivia:
• Puppies need someone at home with them virtually all day, every day, certainly for the first few months until they begin to gain independence.
• You will need to be adaptable to the constantly changing needs of your puppy as she develops new skills and forms her personality. The puppy you take home will have completely different needs to the dog she grows into. Staffies are hugely affectionate and intelligent dogs who want to be involved with family life. They need a fun, loving, active home with at least two interesting walks a day plus games in the garden.
• You will need a safe and secure garden for your puppy, which will remain safe and secure when she is fully grown and very bouncy!
• They will need training (toilet training, obedience training and socialisation with people and other dogs).
• By adopting a puppy you are making a commitment to provide your dog with a Forever Home for the rest of his life – hopefully for the next 15 years or more. With this in mind it is likely that we will be looking to rehome our puppies to applicants in their early 60s or below, although we do look at each application on an individual basis.
Here is a link to the RSPCA blog about rehoming a deaf dog. https://blogs.rspca.org.uk/insights/2014/09/02/giving-a-loving-home-to-a-deaf-dog-my-angel/#.Wig5MjRpGt8