Special Appeal - Sadie
D2014057 | German Shepherd x | 2 years old | Available | Enlarge picture
This striking German Shepherd cross is a unique character, a lovely looking girl who it is very difficult not to become highly attached to. In spite of her occasional obstinacy and stubborn-headedness, Sadie is a wonderfully intelligent dog who is more than capable of learning new commands, and will respond well to a concerted training programme. At present she will sit with great poise and give her paw when requested, she will also wait obediently – particularly when there is a treat on offer for her compliance!
This golden-haired darling has a superabundance of energy which, regrettably, finds little outlet in her present life. When she does get the opportunity to be let off the lead however, you can't help but smile as she hares around the exercise run with all the restraint of a child in a sweet shop!
Sadie is looking for a very special home. She requires an owner who has previous dog training and handling experience and can show competency in these areas. Sadie would be best suited as the only pet in the home and with older children over 13 years old. We also feel she would settle and adapt better to an area where it is quiet and away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Sadie will need an owner who is able to give her positive reward based training to help her focus and build a strong bond and relationship with her new owner. Sadie is easily distracted at the moment when out on a walk, especially if she sees another dog and becomes strong on the lead. She can be good with other dogs but at the moment she initially becomes very frustrated and excitable when she sees other dogs. We feel in the right home environment and with the correct training this will improve. With plenty of patience and time, as well as a willingness to put the necessary effort in, her new owner will be rewarded with a very loving, affectionate and astute young dog, with whom they could spend many happy years.
Sadie truly is a fantastic dog, who is extremely affectionate and is very well behaved day to day in her kennel environment. If you feel you have the ability and the right set of circumstances we would urge you to seize this moment, to take a chance on this wonderful girl, to accept her great qualities as well as her quirks, in short, to simply give a chance to a dog who truly deserves it.
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Date for your diary - Fun Dog Show 2014
Our Fun Dog Show 2014 will be a fantastic day out for all the family. It will also be a great way of supporting your local RSPCA and will help raise much needed funds. The show is on Saturday 9th August and starts at 11.00am with free admission. Along side the show there will be refreshments, games, competitions, stalls and lots more! The venue is Chesterfield Panthers Rugby Club, Dunston Road, Chesterfield. We do hope you can join us and have a great time! Click here for more information about the show>>
Chesterfield Animal Centre Rebuild Appeal
For more than 50 years we have been proud to be the local animal shelter for the Chesterfield and North Derbyshire area, taking in animals in need and finding them new, permanent, loving homes. Over the decades we have helped many thousands of abused, unwanted and abandoned animals.
We are aiming to secure total funds of £1.5 million in order for us to complete all the work that we need to do. A main source of funding will be a fundraising appeal with an initial target to raise £250,000 by the end of 2016. The RSPCA Chesterfield and North Derbyshire Branch is a local independent charity, separate from the national RSPCA. We are therefore responsible for raising all the money needed to both keep the animal centre open and pay for the improvements. This means that our fundraising efforts for the rebuild appeal have to be in addition to our normal day-to-day fundraising activities.
For more information about the appeal and all the latest news please visit www.chesterfieldanimalcentrerebuild.org.uk