English Setter, 3 Years Old
Finch, originally called Roll, is sadly looking for a new home. He was adopted along with his kennel mate Rock in November 2020 but his adopters have had to make the heartbreaking decision that they aren’t able to fulfil his needs. He is currently in kennels in Nottingham until he finds a new home
When Finch first arrived in his UK home, the poor boy was terrified of everything, freezing on even the shortest, least stressful walks. He’s come on leaps and bounds since then and does well with the general coming and goings of walks and has warmed to his people very much! He isn’t the most high energy dog as far as working setters go. He walks well on his lead and his recall is quite promising, although it does still need some work. He loves snuffling and foraging too, he’s a smart cookie and can figure most puzzles out when there’s food involved! He’s doing well with some basics like sit, stay, wait, leave, as well as up and off.
Finch is always going to be a nervous boy who needs help managing his stress levels. He needs a home where he can live a quiet life, with no children and adopters who can keep his world small for as long as he needs. He needs a quiet safe space to sleep where he isn’t disturbed and feels secure and patient adopters who can adapt to his needs.
HISTORY: Roll is a very handsome 2 year old English setter, DOB 31/08/18
Roll was seen wondering the streets of a local town and was picked up and taken to a pound before the shelter heard about him. When they went to pick him up, he was very very afraid, although they could tell he has a curious side and even though he was scared, he wanted to be with them. He would approach with fear but wanting to be loved.
The shelter say he’s a spectacular dog. He’s very submissive and still very fearful, having clearly not been treated well, but he is still so desperate to be in contact with humans. He also gains confidence from other dogs and needs a home where he will have a canine buddy to help him overcome his fears. He’s got very thin living on the streets and at the moment he still needs to be fed separately.
When the shelter went to collect Roll, who was nameless at the time, they were told about another setter called Rock who had been abandoned by his hunter so they decided to help both despite their limited funds. They get on really well and share a kennel at the moment, constantly kissing each other and cuddling up next to each other so it would be lovely to find them a home together but they can be separated if needed. Roll must have another dog in his new home.