The senior dog requires at least 9 hours of sleep every night. Naps seem to be his true passion. He needs a lot of love when he wakes up though.
Abandoning a dog is bad enough, abandoning a senior dog whom you have been with for years together, a dog that has grown up by your side, now that's ruthless. Dogs too tend to spiral into depression and this is not something that they deserve. Around two months ago, Eric's owner left for his neighbor's house and promised to return in a while. He never showed up again, leaving the poor little dog there forever, leaving him feeling abandoned and alone. The neighbors finally surrendered the 14-year-old dog to RSPCA. He has been taken care of well and given all the attention he requires. He is now waiting for someone to adopt him and give him a new forever home. The catch is that the new owners need to give him his nine hours of sleep every night. He's a senior dog who enjoys life at his own slow pace. He might be a senior dog who is really lazy but he still has a lot of love to give to anyone who decides to take him in.
Living life at his slow pace means that he is going to spend a lot of hours sleeping or lazing around. He will occasionally get an adorable bout of the zoomies, become really active and want to play with and go out and what not. For the most part, he would like to just meander and cuddle his way through life. Sleeping is supposed to be his favorite activity. This senior dog will still be your best friend and listen to whatever you have to say. He might not really do much but he'll be there for you when you need him. Just don't wake the adorable dog up in the middle of his nap time.
Eric has had a very long and hectic life, this is probably why he really values his sleep during his old age. He insists that he get at least nine hours of sleep every single night. He will find his own way to the bed and doesn't need anyone's help to fall asleep. He has mastered the art of sleeping and can take care of the process that leads to it. “Eric loves to snooze,” Deborah Satchell, center manager at the RSPCA’s Danaher Animal Home, said in a press release, as reported by The Dodo. The senior dog is also a heavy sleeper, you can't wake him up whenever you want. Also, it's mean to wake a senior dog up just because you want to play with him.
“He likes to be in bed by 10 p.m. and doesn’t really want to get up before 7 a.m.! He also enjoys a long afternoon nap. He prefers to sleep in cool spots like in doorways or on tiled floors as he has a thick, fluffy coat.” Eric sure does love his sleep but he also loves his people. He will never object to long sessions of cuddling together and will talk to you when you start a conversation (mostly just listen to you). He even does not mind it if you decide to take a nap with him. That is something he definitely loves to do.
According to the people at the shelter, Eric would make a low-key companion and would be the perfect addition to any family. “He loves affection and his favorite thing is having his back and ears scratched,” said Satchell. Eric was moved from the shelter to a foster home as he found it hard to handle living there. It was all too fast for him. At the foster home, he has plenty of space to relax and snooze all he wants. He is in his golden years and needs some stability. The RSPCA is hoping to find him a forever home as soon as possible since he isn't getting any younger.
“We urgently want to find this senior pooch a quiet retirement home with a comfy bed of his own,” said Satchell. “He loves human company and finds being alone quite scary so is looking for someone who is around for much of the day.” He might be a lazy dog most times but he is also known to be very friendly and is very laid-back and relaxed when it comes to mingling with children and even other animals. Even though he was technically abandoned by his previous owner, Eric does not seem to be suffering a lot from the trauma anymore. He is perfectly healthy and happy now.
Eric is said to love the company of other dogs. He is okay with other animals and small children but prefers being away from other animals and is better off in the company of older children. Eric is almost deaf at this point in life and can get scared and very jumpy if he is approached in the wrong way. He needs a family who is understanding of that and his sleep schedule. Every day he likes to use up all his energy by going for short walks and seeing the world around him for a while. After the walk, he returns home to take a nap or even cuddle with his favorite people.
“He’s a lovely dog who likes an easy life and will make a wonderful companion for the right person,” said Satchell. So if you think you can provide this lovely old fellow with all that he needs (enough sleep, love, and not leave him alone for too long) then you can contact the RSPCA. You can find out more information on the dog and the adoption process by clicking here. Remember, he has his preferences but once they are met he is the sweetest dog ever. He might be a lazy guy but having him as a part of your family will totally be worth it.