Doberman x Rotti
4 years old
Though Rottweilers and Dobermans are both breeds revered for their fearlessness and aptitude for guarding their owners most prized possessions, Rotti-Doberman X, Tizer, is more of a cowardly Scooby-Doo than a courageous Rin Tin Tin. She can be quite shy upon meeting new people and unsure when encountering new situations, therefore you may need to accept that your first meeting with this gorgeous girl might involve some gentle coaxing to get her to say 'hello!'. Upon getting to know you however, you will find Tizer to be a very friendly and loving lady who will ensure that each day that you share together is filled with affection, and you will find her to be a very well behaved dog who is a pleasure to be around.
4-year-old Tizer would be suitable for homes with children aged 13 and above, as well as those with existing dogs - as he she has mixed well with other dogs, clearly doing her best to appease them with very submissive behaviour. Unfortunately, she wouldn't be best placed with small animals, simply because we have little history on her with those types of creatures.
Does this sounds like a pooch you would like to get to know better? If so, we're sure the feeling is mutual, as Tizer has shown herself to be wonderfully friendly with people that she knows and trusts. Could you be just the person to make her dreams come true?
English Bull Terrier
Female - neutered
9 years old
Our very own Pipstar!
Don't let her rather unflattering picture dissuade you, this is Pip, a delightful nine-year-old English Bull Terrier, and she is worth her weight in gold.
She came from what can perhaps be described as "testing" circumstances, but she has come through these difficulties with flying colours, and is an exceptionally lovely, little lady. She is very friendly and sociable, loves cuddles and fuss, and gets very excited at the prospect of a nice walk. Talking of walks, there is no cuter sight than seeing this tiny, wee piglet - all bedecked in her snazzy harness - trotting along at your side, with a beaming grin across her face. And that's without mentioning the adorable way in which her bum wiggles as she walks!
Her difficult background also seems to have affected how she interacts with other dogs. Aside from her buddy Blade, it appears as though she hasn't socialised with other pooches too much - and so is rather oblivious to typical canine etiquette when it comes to meeting new dogs, which may lead to conflict. As such, Pip would be best placed as an only dog.
So should you be looking for an English Bull, or maybe just an adorable, loving companion, then this darling could be perfect for you and your family.
Female - neutered
11 years 5 months old
Border Collies as a breed are renowned for their remarkable energy and intelligence, no other dog breed combines these traits to such an effective degree, and, despite her advancing years, Holly is as good an example of the breed as you are every likely to see. She has certainly grown old with a great deal of grace as she draws admiring glances from all those who walk past her - she is a very beautiful lady.
Despite clocking in at 11-and-a-half years old, she is still more than capable of displaying the fantastic energy for which her breed is most commonly associated and it is an unadulterated joy to watch her play chase games with all the unerring vivacity and bounciness of a much younger dog.
Holly would be ideally placed as an only pet, as she doesn't get on with other dogs and seems rather keen on chasing cats and small animals. She would be suitable for homes with children over the age of 13. If this sounds like your home, then please come down and give her a look!
She loves the company of people, walks very nicely on the lead, and follows commands to the letter! She gets very excited at the prospect of human company and generally just loves to have people with her. In effect, she is a very special lady who is more than capable of making the right person monumentally happy.
12 years 1 month old
This is a special appeal for a special old fella, 12-year-old Tyson the Akita.
Tyson may have reached a grand, old age for an Akita, but he has certainly had to struggle to get to that point. He came into our centre in a startlingly thin state evidently having not received the requisite care that he should have in his previous home, and we have endeavoured to build him up whilst he has been in our care.
In spite of his troubled upbringing, Tyson is a most wonderfully well natured chap, with a very laid back and placid demeanour (his harsh name doesn't suit him whatsoever). To walk him and spend time with them is an absolute pleasure, he is much loved by everyone at the animal centre – both staff and volunteers. We all take great pleasure in giving this great, big bear a nice, long cuddle.
Poet Robert Browning summed it up exceptionally well: "Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be, the last of life, for which the first was made." And as far as Tyson is concerned, the best is most definitely yet to be. So if you are keen on adopting a dog who may be approaching the Autumn of his life, one who is thankfully free of puppy-like naughtiness or a younger dogs sheer, unadulterated boisterousness, then you may have found your perfect match in handsome Tyson. Yes, he's not the sprightliest of dogs, and he's perhaps not a dog who you can expect to spend many, many years with, but one moment with this gorgeous fellow is more precious and valuable than any gold, and more heart-warming than the most beautiful of poems.
Please give him a home in which he can spend the remainder of his days, he truly deserves this chance. Please.