Unlucky dog let down on adoption day

A terrier who was excitedly waiting to go off to his new home was let down on the day of his adoption due to a change in circumstances.

Cody, who is almost two, has spent a total of 15 months in RSPCA care – almost his whole life – waiting patiently to find his forever home. He was moved to Martlesham Animal Centre nine months ago and the team has been working hard with him to prepare him for a new home.

Staff at the centre – run by the RSPCA Suffolk Central branch – were thrilled when their longest staying resident was reserved.

Kennel supervisor Sarah Welham said: “Cody’s adopters spent months visiting us regularly to get to know him and build up a bond with him so he’d be ready for his fresh start. So we were absolutely gutted when Cody’s adoption fell through the day he was due to be picked up.

“Although we were devastated that it fell apart at the last minute, it gave us and Cody great opportunities to meet new people and it was great to see how he adapted to the meetings and has given us great insight to start looking for another home for him. Now, Cody’s hunt for a new home begins again.”

Cody has some challenging behaviours so is looking for experienced owners who can commit to ongoing reward-based training. He can be reactive towards unfamiliar people, dogs and some vehicles but has been responding well to his training.

Sarah added: “Cody is such a fabulous little dog and he’ll thrive in the right home. He finds strangers frightening but once he gets to know you his true soppy side comes out! He’s super affectionate and really playful.

“He absolutely loves his toys and will often greet you with one in his mouth, while his whole body wags with excitement! He’s incredibly intelligent and picks up new things very quickly so he’d love to continue with fun training in his new home.”

Cody will need to be muzzled and kept on the lead when out and about but the team has been working hard to get him used to this.

He’d like a quiet, rural home in a low-populated area where he can enjoy remote walks away from busy footpaths and roads.

To find out more about sweet Cody please visit his online profile or contact the team on info@rspca-suffolkcentral.org.uk or 0300 999 7321.