Little Fidget was placed in the care of the RSPCA as a stray, but was quickly raised to make an ideal family pet, having learned basic commands like sit, walk and lie down
An adorable pup coined “part Lurcher and part giraffe” has been returned to the RSPCA after spending just two days in his new home.
Poor puppy named Fidget was adopted as a stray and put into foster care because he didn’t do well in kennels.
After spending four months in foster care, the now 11-month-old boy secured what should have been his permanent home.
However, he was returned to RSPCA Macclesfield, South East Cheshire and Buxton Branch with his new owners just 48 hours after his departure.
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A statement said: “Fidget came to one of our wonderful foster homes after Derby called on RSPCA for help – they took Fidget in as a stray from another rescue in November.
“But he was really frustrated with kennel life, they advertised him and he was adopted but came back after two days for no apparent reason.”
Fidget has been described as a “very intelligent, affectionate and energetic dog” who is still very malleable and responds very well to positive reinforcement training involving lots of treats.
He is housebroken and understands a variety of basic commands such as sit, wait and down. He walks well on a leash with minimal pull.
The statement adds: “Lurchers are generally very active and Fidget is no exception.
“He’s incredibly energetic in the mornings and needs at least two 30-minute workouts a day.
“Fidget is also a fantastic running partner.
“Generally, Fidget plays games like sniff and lick mats, ‘touch’ training and other things to keep him stimulated during the day.
“Fidget chews objects on a daily basis, but that’s not destructive behavior and generally targets his toys, like a Kong stuffed with peanut butter.
“Apart from his energetic fits, Fidget sleeps perfectly happily for most of the day.”
However, due to his upbringing, Fidget has not been socialized with other dogs and would need to continue his training in this area.
“Any owner who is committed to its continuous improvement and has the time and resources to dedicate to Fidget would be lucky to have it,” the statement adds.
If you are interested in adopting Fidget or other animals at RSPCA Macclesfield, South East Cheshire and Buxton Branch contact the team on 07846 539500 or email [email protected]
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