View Full Version : Rex, Staffie, DOB 29.03.09 – Gatwick, Surrey

Rescue Remedies
25th December 2012, 10:58 AM
Rex, Staffie, DOB 29.03.09 – Gatwick, West Sussex

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Homing Requirements: Rex needs a family who are confident and have had a Staffie before to ensure his many gifts are appreciated. He needs a secure garden & exit management. Good if supervised around visiting children can be a little mouthy if excited as bull breeds are. Not for cats. Could live in with a canine companion but needs time to settle as can hump initially with excitement. Rex can suffer from travel sickness. Rex settles when left.

Video: Rex burning off some energy playing with Tia (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzKhuM-TiXc&feature=youtu.be)

Video: Rex enjoying his walk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFirQRrJixM&feature=youtu.be)

Video: Rex the joyful - 1st time on an extender lead (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5WIxRGZtV8&feature=youtu.be)

Video: Rex has fab. playfulness (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccd2__kcsso&feature=youtu.be)

Video: Rex with Tia (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ok9Pg1oYXKg&feature=youtube_gdata_player)

His Story: One owner and a treasured dog, but the landlord has given his owner the ultimatum. Rex is neutered, chipped and vax'd and currently. In boarding kennels near Gatwick, West Sussex and has regular weekend breaks in foster with another dog.

Advert: Rex ... King, Majestic ... a large pedigree Staffie and a fine boy who carries a safe energy about him despite the fact he can be leapy with joy. He is easy to walk on a lead and learning to enjoy the freedom of an extender lead. Rex is friendly, he is receptive when meeting dogs and has had weekend foster time in the company of other dogs.

Rex is a 4 year old Brindle Staffie, a really handsome dog. He is in good health and has been well cared for and loved all his life. He has been around all ages of children but never lived with them. He can get leapy and he loves to play but heeds command. A really special boy - a cheeky monkey but the perfect gentleman with it!

Please note that this dog is currently in boarding kennels and is also available for foster until a 'forever' home is found.

Please visit Rex’s thread on our forum: http://rescueremediesdogrescue.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=343 to find out if he is still available and for fuller details.

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If you are interested in re-homing please complete our homing questionnaire: https://rescueremedies.wufoo.eu/forms/rescue-remedies-homing-questionnaire/ so we can ensure our dogs are matched and will suit your circumstances/lifestyle.

For daily updates please visit our forum and you will find listed the full range of dogs that are available for homing - http://rescueremediesdogrescue.co.uk/

***PLEASE NOTE: This ad has been posted by Rescue Remedies Dog Rescue. We are a registered charity (No. 1139407) and our work involves finding unwanted dogs their life long homes. We usually ask for a minimum donation of 175 at the time of adoption, for each dog, to help us continue helping homeless dogs.***

Rescue Remedies
25th April 2013, 11:28 AM
Rex is still looking for a home!

25th April 2013, 01:30 PM

Rescue Remedies
4th August 2013, 08:47 PM
Rex went along to our Fun Day and had a weekend break in foster. Here is the update from his fosterer ...

"Rex was such a good boy at the Fun Day yesterday, he mixed well with other dogs and showed no sign of nerves at all. We spent quite a bit of time with Buddie and his girls and Rex not only seemed very keen on Brea and Millie but was also very good with Buddie.

So mid afternoon we piled into the car and Rex travelled very well, just relaxing on the back seat without a peep. The idea of getting into the car didn't appeal to him but once on the move he was fine, and when we reached home he waited patiently until he was told to leave the car.

The first few hours at home were a bit hectic. Poor Rex seemed very confused and was finding it hard to settle. He was very focused on Tia and was intent on mounting her, for which she told him off several times but he didn't react at all (actually I think he quite enjoyed winding her up :wink: ). Towards the evening I could see that it was getting a bit too much for Tia as Rex wasn't getting the message so I had to intervene and tell him 'no'. At first I had to pull him away from Tia as he wasn't taking much notice but after a short time he began to listen and left Tia in peace. I think this marked the end of his 'settling in' period as by then he was much calmer, and once the kids and Tia went upstairs he spent an hour cuddled up with me on the sofa and I got to see the real Rex.

Tia slept with the kids last night while Rex was in with me - first thing he did was tunnel his way under the duvet but after 10 minutes decided that it was far too hot for that so joined me at the top of the bed where he fell asleep draped across me.

Morning arrived and it soon became apparent that Rex was now much more settled and a different dog to the previous afternoon. He was calm and very affectionate, was over the moon to see the kids again and very happy to see Tia, though he did again try to mount her but stopped as soon as he was told no. At kennels I've always found Rex to be a bit hard of hearing as far as commands are concerned, he's just so happy to get out of kennels that he wants to make the most of it. But today he was so much better, call his name and he'd come running straight away, even when out on his walks on the extender lead his recall was so much better than it is at kennels.

This morning I sent Chelsey upstairs to get dressed while I washed up the breakfast dishes, then wondered where Rex has disappeared to, should have known, I snuck upstairs, camera at the ready, to find this
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We had a lovely walk this morning where he really let his hair down and ran and ran and ran on the extender lead. We met a few dogs and he was very good with them all, on his lunchtime walk he was desperate to play with an off-lead playful Mastiff but the owner saw Rex was on the lead so called her dog away.

His house training has been very good, other than a small accident when he first arrived on Saturday. Not so good with the cats as he's very interested and far too focused but no one's perfect :D

Food, well he wasn't too keen on Nature's Menu which was a surprise, but I'd left out some raw beef to try him on and he yummed that up. The previous evening I'd given him a different, good quality wet food but again he only ate some of it, but a couple of raw pork chops and cooked Gammon were much better appreciated :wink:
Rex does appear to carry some sadness with him, when you first give him a cuddle there's a feeling of 'errm, not sure what's going on here, what are you doing?' from him, as if he's never really had a close bond with a person. But stop cuddling him and straight away he's nuzzling your hand and pushing himself back into you, 'that doesn't mean I'm not enjoying it though'. :D

Overall I think Rex has done incredibly well given that he did seem quite out of sorts on his first day. He was so much better from last night onwards and really impressed me with the way he responded to commands today, I think he rather likes the challenge (and the fuss he gets for being a good boy).

Rex has huge potential, he is a bit 'raw' and you can see that he hasn't had much in the way of training in his past life but he does respond well to firm commands and with some consistency he should come on in leaps and bounds. It's a pity that we only had him for a short weekend as we were getting to see the real Rex today, but he'll definitely be coming again if he isn't homed in the meantime".

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Rex is available for long term foster until his forever home comes along.

5th August 2013, 09:42 AM

Rescue Remedies
12th August 2013, 11:14 AM
Can't believe it was December when we last photographed Rex so had him as a definite on our photo list this weekend. Here he is, despite the long kennel stay, looking very fit if I do say so myself.

So come on folks, fall in love with this beautiful guy and either foster him or give him a home to call his own. He has been waiting far too long ...

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Rescue Remedies
3rd September 2013, 08:21 PM
An update from one of our kennel volunteers:

"Oh Rex, why are you still here with us? He is a brilliant dog, very puppy like in some ways and desperately happy to be out and about with people. I took him out of kennels and he was very patient whilst we fared about for 10 minutes before setting off on the walk. He kept to heel, was interested when walking past horses on either side of the path, only starting with surprise when one of them whinnied at him, and good as gold with Todd and Sid. We had a good sit down and a cuddle in this corner of a field, saw Snowy in the distance and then headed back to base. Easy dog to walk, easy dog to harness, easy dog around food and easy to steer in the right direction when he is cheeky with a quick "No" and an ignore. He so desperately wants to please.

The right home will be reading this soon and will get a handsome, loving and ever so slightly cheeky life-long best pal in return.





How could you not want to love this face"?


Rex is still available for adoption.

Rescue Remedies
28th September 2013, 09:34 PM
Rex is still available for adoption – if you are interested in offering a home please complete our homing questionnaire on this link: https://rescueremedies.wufoo.eu/forms/rescue-remedies-homing-questionnaire/

If you are able to offer this kennel dog a foster place whether short or long term, please complete our foster questionnaire on this link: https://rescueremedies.wufoo.com/forms/rescue-remedies-fostering-questionnaire/

Rescue Remedies
27th October 2013, 10:22 PM
Rex's homing ad at the top of his thread has been updated. Please check whether Rex could be the dog for you!

Rescue Remedies
22nd December 2013, 07:17 PM
Rex is still available for adoption – if you are interested in offering Rex a home please complete our homing questionnaire on this link: https://rescueremedies.wufoo.eu/forms/rescue-remedies-homing-questionnaire/

Rescue Remedies
14th March 2014, 07:56 AM
An update from Rex's fosterer:

"Rex has been super so far this week. He has been enjoying walks in the sunshine and is then a complete cuddle monster in the evenings. He is also very friendly when we have friends over. Our friend came for dinner last night and he was more than happy to be fussed over. He has been for a walk in Syon Park today with me, my friend and her baby. We went to the pub for lunch and Rex behaved impeccably. He sat by my feet receiving strokes from passerbys and was as good as gold. He really is a super dog with so much potential".

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Rex is still available for adoption – if you are interested in offering Rex a home please complete our homing questionnaire on this link: https://rescueremedies.wufoo.eu/forms/rescue-remedies-homing-questionnaire/

Rescue Remedies
14th April 2014, 01:31 PM
An update from Rex’s fosterer:

“He loves his walks, likes his kong ball (and food in general), loves cuddles and is friendly to everyone he meets. He is so sweet if we pop into my work. He gets all excited to meet lots of new people and runs around with his tail wagging like crazy taking it in turns to greet each person.

Here are some more pictures of the lovely Rex”:

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Rex is still available for adoption – if you are interested in offering Rex a home please complete our homing questionnaire on this link: https://rescueremedies.wufoo.eu/forms/rescue-remedies-homing-questionnaire/

Rescue Remedies
25th August 2014, 11:24 AM
Rex is still available for adoption if you are interested in offering Rex home please complete our homing questionnaire on this link: https://rescueremedies.wufoo.eu/forms/rescue-remedies-homing-questionnaire/