Terrific Teddy


Teddy came into our care as part of a prosecution case where 54 dogs were taken into different RSPCA centres and branches in March 2020. Thankfully Teddy was awarded to the RSPCA via court order in August 2021 and is ready to search for his new home!
Sadly, like most of the dogs in RSPCA care, Teddy is after a very special home that can offer him the training and behavioural support he needs to become a more confident dog in life in general.
He would best suit a quiet adult only household due to his anxiety and training needs.
Because Teddy has not lived in a household before, the ‘normal’ household environment can be very worrying for him so therefore requires calm and patient owners who are willing to allow him to adjust slowly using lots of reward based training and positive experiences. His adopters will have to be willing to visit Teddy at the centre over a longer period of time so that he can form a bond with them before leaving our care.
Teddy gets on with the vast majority of dogs and is suitable to live with or without other dogs and/or cats. However, his previous reserve fell through after months of visits, when he started to show some undesirable behaviours towards the other dog in the home - so we will have to be careful this time round with what other dog(s) he is matched with. Any prospective adopters with other dogs need to be within half an hour drive from our Centre in Martlesham. We see that other dogs bring him confidence, especially when out on walks, but once he has found confidence he is more than happy to just have all the attention to himself.
Teddy is currently fed on a sensitive diet which will need to be continued in the home, but may well be able to be changed to a different high quality diet in future if his stomach improves when out of the kennel environment.
In regards to his medical history, he has had regular ear and eye trouble which unfortunately comes with the breed which is treated accordingly.

If you think you could be Teddy's forever home then please get in contact with us via email or phone call.

For further information into Teddy's case please follow this link: //www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-58117455.amp

  • Breed: Cocker Spaniel
  • Colour: Apricot
  • Gender: Male
  • Size: Medium
  • Living with other animals: I can live with another dog, I can live with a cat
  • Family Situation: Adult home only
  • Experienced Required: Experienced home required
  • Reference: DO14