2 years old
Though she may be scared of her own shadow, Lola has loads of love to offer the right owner, and once you get past her timid exterior you will find an exceptionally charming and lovely little pooch. When she first came into the centre, Lola was very scared of her overwhelming new surroundings and the large number of canine neighbours - but over the proceeding weeks, Lola has made tremendous progress and is really starting to come out of her shell. From being a quivering little ball at the back of her kennel, she now comes forwards to say "hello!" - even if she is still quite unsure of new people and situations. When she knows you, this gorgeous wee Staffy will come up to you asking for fuss and cuddles and really just someone who can offer her the support that a nervous girl like her needs.
Due to her fearful nature, Lola would be best placed with mature families - those with children aged 15+ - as well ideally being an only pet. If you do meet these criteria, and are looking for wonderful dog who you can love and be loved by, then Lola could be perfect.
Her ideal owner would be somebody who has a good deal of patience and so would be willing to undertake the gradual process of gaining Lola's trust and allowing her to display her true, bouncy nature. Furthermore, they would be experienced with dogs of a similar character and so be best placed to guide her through the potentially stressful experience of moving into a new environment. So please if you are interested in this delightful girl, please contact the animal centre as soon as possible.
Rotti x | Male - neutered | 2 years old approx | Held
We are looking to re-home Chunk locally (Chesterfield and surrounding areas) as he suffers from motion sickness and doesn't travell well over long distances.
Chunk is a wonderfully playful and cuddly boy whose squishy mouth makes him as gorgeous as any Rottweiler you ever will see!
This young lad absolutely loves to bounce around and play chase, getting really low to the ground before darting about, being extremely silly and then coming back to you for fuss and snuggles.
Chunk was brought to our animal centre by an RSPCA officer. His previous owner could no longer care for him and was finding it difficult to provide Chunk with the kind of home needed. When he came into us, Chunk was very laid back but has since found the kennel environment quite difficult to cope with and so has become a tad stressed. This handsome lad is going to require a very unique and patient owner with tons of experience, to very slowly introduce him to new people, smells, sights and sounds. He can be nervous when meeting newbies but give him some time and the right environment and he'll be a pal for life.
Chunk walks well on the lead and thoroughly enjoys food, especially treats, which he'll sit happily for!
He's suitable with children aged 15 years + and mixes well with dogs. He has lived with dogs and small animals before in a previous home. We are looking an owner who has experience of Rottweilers or Rottweiler crosses.
Rotti x GSD | Male - neutered | 2 years old | Available
This is an urgent appeal for one of our longer-term dogs, Blitz, who is desperately in need of a fabulous new home with a fabulous new owner. Quite why this proud Rotti-Shepherd X has been with us for so long is a complete mystery, for he is a brilliant boy, who will undoubtedly make someone very, very happy!
In spite of our best efforts, we are all well aware that kennels are a far from ideal home for any dog, but this is especially true when it comes to dogs like Blitz, who - as a combination of Rottweiler and German Shepherd - is a very intelligent chap who needs to live a stimulating life to be truly happy. As such, when you first see Blitz he may not make the best first impression, as he can get quite stressed and bored in kennels and is simply looking for an chance to stretch his legs and display his obedient, loving, and wonderful nature.
When he goes on a walk, you can see his gorgeous face light up and you get a glimpse of the 'true' Blitz, a passionately playful pooch, who will listen to commands - especially when there are some particularly yummy treats being offered! - and demonstrate his tremendous loyalty. When you are out and about with this handsome boy you cannot fail to find a massive grin spreading across your face, watching him play chase for hours on end is an absolute pleasure!
In addition to his lovely character, Blitz is also a real looker and is certainly one of our more elegant dogs, and when you watch him stand proudly around the exercise run he can look very sophisticated - which is then ruined when he starts chasing a ball like a silly, little pup, or when he's begging for some treats! But that doesn't change the fact that he is undeniably handsome, very confident, unwaveringly loyal and, well, a delightfully darling doggy!
This agile and energetic boy is looking for a household in which he will be the only pet, and will happily live with children over the aged 13+. This boy is highly eager-to-please and would be best suited to an owner who has the time to give him tons of love, attention and treats, and, in return, Blitz will offer them his whole heart.
We urge you to come to the centre to see him, he will make the right person a very special companion.
Staffy x | Male - neutered | 1 year old | Toby has been transferred to RSPCA Burton-on-Trent Branch
This is an urgent appeal for our little Toby.
He's barely a year old and for reasons unknown, hasn't found a loving home yet.
People may see an energy filled little scamp that wants to act the fool in kennels, but once walked and given a cuddle, he's as good as gold.
Toby is a bright, little Staffy and will respond brilliantly to training - as long as there are treats on offer, which he will take very nicely. He would also be a good candidate for homes with existing dogs, as he gets along swimmingly with other pooches!
All that Toby really requires in an owner is someone with a big heart, some patience, and a willingness to give him loads of love and fuss, and in return Toby will offer his unwavering friendship.
German Shepherd Dog
1 year old
We are looking to re-home Georgey locally (Chesterfield and surrounding areas). Because Georgey can be shy and timid with people at first, we feel it is important for him to start to build a relationship with his new owner before he leaves the centre. We would ask anyone who is interested in Georgey to visit him at the centre on a few occasions before he is adopted, so he can become familiar with his new family.
Where to start when describing the most eye-catching parts of gorgeous Georgey? From top-to-bottom this pooch is a shining diamond; from his fluffy ears and his perfect brown eyes, to his flowing tail and his wiggly bum - every inch of Georgey is absolutely perfect. In fact, any words that I write here seem wholly inadequate to truly and accurately describe Georgey's stunning beauty, you'll just have to come down and see him for yourself!
However, though this stunning Shepherd may look beautiful now, he initially came into our centre very underweight, and it has taken a sustained, dedicated effort to finally get Georgey to an appropriate size - and, boy, does he look much the better for it! But, as with any long-haired dog, George will need regular grooming to ensure that his luscious locks stay in tip-top condition.
Sometimes Georgey doesn't make the best first impression, as his shy and timid nature can make him a little defensive around new people - but if he barks at you don't pay him any mind, he's just a tad unsure. Once he gets to know you, you will find that Georgey is as wonderfully affectionate as any dog you will have ever met - and if you were to adopt this gorgeous guy you best get used to lots and lots of hugs and kisses! And, like a lot of German Shepherds, you'll find this cheeky chap to be unwaveringly loyal and a truly great friend.
As a result of his timid character, Georgey would be suitable only with families that have children that are aged 13 years or older. We would prefer him to be re-homed without any other dogs in the home, however - providing introductions are done sensibly - he could live with existing cats.
They say that you can't buy happiness, well, Georgey is evidence that you can certainly adopt it! What are you waiting for? Come and see him at our animal centre, you surely won't regret it!