Shelter Dog Sunday - Tommy
Every Sunday we run a special feature on a rescue dog looking for a loving home. This week the spotlight is on Tommy, a handsome older gent looking for an understanding home.
Battersea Dogs and Cats Home is the well-known backdrop of ITV's Paul O'Grady - For The Love Of Dogs but what you see on the show is only a fraction of the work that the shelter do. Battersea takes on over 9000 cats and dogs a year, including Tommy - a gorgeous Labrador Retriever.
At 7 years old, Tommy is a mature gent with lots of love to give. Unfortunately he has had a lot of upheaval in his life and as a result has developed some behavioural issues around other dogs. For this reason, Battersea are specifically looking for owners who have dealt with problems before and are willing to be consistant with Tommy's training.
Although a lot of dogs who end up in shelters have no problems behaviour-wise at all, sometimes canines who have experienced a difficult and unstable life find it difficult to adjust - just like us humans. However, there is nothing more rewarding than adopting a slightly troubled dog and seeing their anxieties gradually get less and less over time. The satisfaction you will feel as the kindness and patience you show Tommy pays off is like nothing else - and Tommy will reward you with many years of companionship and love!
Tommy is ideally looking for a rural home away from large towns so that he can have the space to burn off all that excess energy and can work on his reactions towards other dogs when walking out and about.
This super-handsome boy is absolute bundles of fun - he loves nothing more than retrieving his favourite tennis ball for his favourite people. If you have the time to dedicate to Tommy - he will reward you by making you smile everyday!
If you think that lovely Tommy is the dog for you please contact Battersea on 08435 094444 or email them at [email protected] Tommy's reference number is 311829.
Battersea are running their biggest ever appeal for the new kennels they are building. To make a donation of £5 simply text DOGS to 70800.
If you want to adopt a rescue dog like Tommy, please check out our shelter directory for rescues near you!