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Pets Corner

04 Sep 2018

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Calling out for a companion

10-year-old staffy Tyson is in search of a new home.

Southbank Local News spotted Tyson walking along South Wharf with his temporary carers Kate Nixon and Marcus Pickles last month, who recently met Tyson through an RSPCA foster program.

Described as a “true people’s dog,” the couple has quickly come to love their new friend. However, Marcus said that he and Kate were planning on moving overseas next year so they were trying hard to find Tyson a new home.

“I think he’d be perfect for someone that really wants someone to love them,” Marcus said. “He’s got so much love to give. We’d love to keep him but sadly it’s just one of those things.”

“He’s an older guy but he’d be perfect for a retiree or for anyone living in an apartment. He doesn’t need a big back yard he just needs a companion.”

Having become foster parents to Tyson around four months ago, Kate explained that the RSPCA program was meant to provide a new pet to foster each month. However, despite being a loving, friendly and all-round good guy, the couple said his age was sadly proving a barrier in attracting a new home.

“Marcus and I wanted to get a dog but we live in an apartment and I travel a lot for work and the goal for next year will be to live overseas and move around,” Kate said.

“We thought we may as well try fostering through the RSPCA where you basically help a dog who isn’t quite ready for adoption.”

Tyson is understood to be a fun and chilled-out dog who loves to sunbake! While prone to being a tad lazy from time to time, the couple said he loved his regular walks.

And according to Kate, who works as a fashion designer, he is a great source of company anywhere she goes … even to work!

“He loves working at a lingerie warehouse that’s for sure! He’s even been on a photoshoot,” she said. “There will be girls modelling in their undies and he’ll just stroll on set and just sit there!”

Any locals interested in adopting Tyson can contact Kate on 0434 361 830 or kate_nixon@hotmail.com

 

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