Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Male - neutered
7 years old
Tyson is presently in possession of a most unwanted title, he is currently our longest-term dog, having received very little interest over the course of many months. The reason for this lack of interest is regrettably obvious - he is a white bull-breed, a combination that seems to almost guarantee a long stay with us (we also have deaf, X-breed, Vinnie, who is similarly struggling). We simply wish that people could look past superficial characteristics and appreciate the wonderful animal beneath - and, boy, is he wonderful!
Like any self-respecting Staffy, Tyson is very personable and friendly with a love of walks and fussing. Upon meeting new people he loves to say 'hello' in his distinctive Staffy accent, whilst his tail wags furiously. He's just such an absolute joy to be around and so full of charm and personality.
He would love to have a place to call home where he could cuddle up to someone special on a cold, autumn night and share the great reserves of love that he undoubtedly possesses. Furthermore, if it helps, Tyson is also unerringly clean and therefore you wouldn't need to worry about any little accidents occurring.
Tyson would be best placed in a home with children aged over 10-years-old and with no other dogs (though he is usually fine with dogs whilst out and about), he would also require a home where kisses and hugs are in plentiful supply!
Please somebody adopt our Tyson, he really needs this opportunity.
Male - neutered
2 years old
Roscoe will require an adult only home, without any cats or small animals and ideally without any other dogs. He will also need an owner who has experience of his breed or experience in owning, training and managing dogs before.
They say that first impressions are massively important in shaping a relationship, and no one makes a first impression quite like this floppy-faced star! Though Shar-Pei's are a distinctive breed anyway, Roscoe's especially bulbous snout and his unique facial folds make him a very special Shar-Pei indeed!
Roscoe has been with us for quite a while, but has only recently been made available for adoption. The reason for this is that he has found the kennel-environment quite stressful and it has exacerbated his pre-existing wariness towards new people, and therefore we have been working closely with a behaviourist to try and ease Roscoe's worries and to make him feel more comfortable. He has made significant progress and therefore we hope that we can find a lovely new home for this uniquely handsome fellow.
Upon meeting Roscoe you may find that he overcompensates for his own insecurity by barking, but once he knows you he will greet you with nothing short of unadulterated joy and excitement - he's a lovely pooch who simply requires some patience. We aren't going to suggest that adopting Roscoe will be a straightforward and easy process - he will certainly require a good deal of effort on the part of his new owner - what we will say, however, is that if you are willing to work at it then Roscoe will prove to be an immensely loyal and besotted pooch.
He may also be suitable to be rehomed with an existing dog as, despite having little - or no - interaction with dogs prior to coming into our care, he has shown himself to be quite good with other pooches and seems to really enjoy their company.
In an ideal world, Roscoe's new owners will be experienced with the Shar-Pei breed and their idiosyncrasies, but even if not, if you are aware of Roscoe's potential quirks and are still interested in him then please give us a call.
Male - neutered
4 years old
Here is a short(ish) poem for 4-year-old Blue, a big ol' bull-breed with a heart of gold and whose eye-catching beauty has yet to find him that special someone. Perhaps this might help...
"Now how 'bout a tale of one real needy friend?
Upon whose affection you can wholly depend.
For though he's a big lad, with such floppy chops,
Blue's heart is still bigger, and his love never stops.
Blue adores him some cuddles, and kisses aplenty,
One's never enough - how about twenty!
Each time that he bounces, his belly does jiggle,
His whole-hearted nature will make you all giggle.
He's been at our centre for what seems like an age,
This boy's like an actor who needs a new stage.
There's no real reason that he's stuck quite so long,
For a pooch who's so special - it just seems very wrong.
Let's hear it for Blue, a dog with no equal,
He's more like the original - not a mere sequel.
His face screams "adopt me!", now don't let him down
He's just so ill-suited to wearing a frown!
So put down the mouse, turn off the TV,
Pop down to our centre and you'll surely see;
How gorgeous he is, how soft is his heart,
The answer is simple: he needs a fresh start."
Female - neutered
8 years 7 months old
Little doggy faces can come in many shapes and sizes - whether it's the pointiness of a Doberman, the wrinkliness of a Shar-Pei, or the fluffiness of a Cocker Spaniel - but far and away the most remarkably beautiful is our gorgeous old Lady's irresistible squishiness! Just watching her floppy chops wobble from side to side as she runs is sure to cause a cheek-achingly wide grin to spread itself across your face.
Lady the 7-Year-Old American Bulldog's gorgeousness extends beyond just her face though, as she has a beautiful colouration and an adorably cute, wiggly bum. However her wonderful nature is at least as lovely, you simply will not find a dog anywhere else that is as delightfully friendly, as playful, or as enjoyable to be around as Lady. Each moment you share will be filled with laughter.
One of Lady's favourite things is the chance to stretch her ageing legs by chasing a ball, or a tug toy, around, she will bounce around our exercise area like a lamb in the springtime sun. And you can't fail to be amused by how proud she looks when she returns the toy to you - as though to say "look how clever I am!". The one thing she perhaps loves more than playtime is to have some fuss and cuddles from those who love her, she especially enjoys having her bum scratched and her tail will wag as though its life depended upon it!
Lady would be suitable for a home with children aged 10+, this is because she can be a little startled by quick and sudden movements, and she would need tho be rehired as an only pet as she needs all the fuss and cuddles to be for her alone! If Lady sounds like a pooch you could love, then come down and see her. I'm absolutely sure that you'll be smitten!