Elton, The affectionate sleepy-head
Elton knows what he wants. He adores sleeping. When we asked David and Sally, his Volunteer Puppy Trainers, they told us: “Elton loves sleeping in our other dog’s bed! He also loves sleeping on an old cushion and, oddly enough, in his puppy tunnel. When he’s awake, he’s so full of love. When he’s asleep he’s so cute!”
Their own dog is called Polly, a beautiful black Lab, and she’s Elton’s best friend, although we’re not sure Polly is quite aware of that yet. Elton keeps trying to get her to play with him – putting his chin on the floor, little Labrador bottom in the air, and looking as adorable as possible. Polly’s seen it all before of course, and wanders off, but that’s no problem: he just jumps up and plays with her tail anyway.
Oh, and nothing bothers Elton. Absolutely nothing. When Polly’s bed quilt is being hoovered, Elton will actually get onto it and curl up to snooze!
It’s a wonderful start for Elton. He has great volunteers looking after him, and a big, best friend in Polly even if, as we said, Polly doesn’t know it.
And how would they sum up Elton? “An affectionate sleepy-head!” That’ll do for us!
David and Sally are both so proud of Elton already, telling us: “Elton is a bit of a star pupil, well ahead on his training schedule. He’s pretty laid back when encountering new things. He is very happy to be with humans and very trusting.”
During the Coronavirus lockdown, Elton has kept everyone entertained – and yes, even Polly has found Elton fun. With innovative one-to-one videoconferencing and virtual puppy training classes, they’re all doing really well and making a fabulous team. It’s a great start for a star!
Elton is a sponsor pup. This means that very kind people are paying for this lucky puppy’s training, but unfortunately Elton is no longer available to sponsor. However, the good news is that there are more fresh, new puppies that you can sponsor instead! Take a look below and pick your puppy!