My beloved Buddy is after a new home!
I have had Buddy for about 3 1/2 years, he has suffered from separation anxiety since day one. Buddy is a great smoochy boy, who loves nothing more than to follow you around, sleep with you at night.. he walks very well on the lead, sits, stays, shakes paws, rolls over etc... He is friendly towards other dogs (not so friendly towards cats!).
I have had him in day care during the day for the majority of the time I have had him, which financially is a bit of a struggle. I have tried training him to be alone over the years to know avail, and now ending with angry neighbours and the Council involved due to the crying (please let me add that Buddy had an hour exericise before I left, and a walker coming in during the day for more exercise and was only left for at least 3 hours before and after the walker came). He had plenty of chew things, toys, shade, water, kennel etc. I have tried a few different methods but nothing shakes the attachment he has to a human. He is more than happy to be outside for short periods of time, laying in the sun and generally doing doggy things but only if someone is at home.
Due to a recent split with my husband I am now unable to afford the day care rates during the week on my own, I also do not have a life other than going to work and coming straight home due to the fact that I am unable to leave him on his own during the day.
I am VERY reluctant to rehome him as he is my little boy and I have a great attachment to him, although his anxiety and attachment towards me is not healthy for either of us, and I'm really at a loss where to go from here.
I really think that he would love another play mate, and he would come around within a short period of time with the right training and patience. Perhaps somewhere where there is a bit of space so the neighbours cannot hear him crying if he is alone? I live in the city, and although I have a yard and Buddy's every need is catered for where exercise and chew things is concerned, the neighbours are very close, are home dall day, and could not put up with a weeks worth of crying (even though they knew what my situation was and that I had explained it would take some time for Buddy to calm down etc).
We live in St Peters, Sydney area. If you would like anymore information on Buddy please contact me either via the forum or email@example.com
Buddy is about 5 years old, Staffy x, lovely natured boy and adores females in particular, loves cuddles, desexed, vaccinated, very healthy.
Natalie & Buddy