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Please be aware that our re-homing pages may not represent all the animals we have staying with us, so please feel free to call at the animal centre between our animal viewing times of 11.00am - 4.00pm and have a look around.  During busy periods at the animal centre our rehoming pages may not always be 100% up to date. Please telephone 01246 273358 for the very latest information.

If you are interested in an animal that has been marked with a reserved or held tag feel free to contact us anyway as we take second reserves on most of our animals in the centre. 

Tyson W2015003

Tyson W2015003

Akita

Male

12 years 1 month old

Available

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Tyson

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.

Jack D2014180

Jack D2014180

Greyhound

Male - neutered

2 years old

Available

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Jack

Say hello to Jack, a 2-year-old Greyhound, a pooch who is absolutely jam-packed with personality and affection, and if you are looking for an active dog with whom to enjoy the great outdoors or simply a loving companion with whom you can curl up on cold nights, Jack could be just the guy for you. Jack is an undeniably gorgeous fella who can make a somewhat flawed first impression through his occasional loudness and excitement, but once you see him in a more fitting environment, you can't fail to find this young dog entirely endearing.

His unadulterated joy at the slightest prospect of play is almost palpable, his tail wagging furiously and his whole body becomes seemingly charged with energy - Jack would be a boy who needs plenty of playtime! Once he's away from the kennels and is able to stretch his lanky legs, you get to see the true Jack. Playful Jack. Joyful Jack. Brilliant Jack. Whether its the manner in which he chases a ball with all the eagerness and enthusiasm of Wile E. Coyote chasing the Roadrunner, or the hilariously expectant look on his face as you prepare to hurl a toy for him once more; he is sure to make you smile!

Jack would be suitable for homes with children aged 5 and above (reflecting his terrifically good nature), though would be best placed as an only pet within the household - he needs all the fuss to himself, really. Having been with us for such a long time, what Jack truly needs is someone special who can give him the love and exercise that he needs and the happiness that he requires.

Hugo D2013201

Hugo D2013201

Lurcher type

Male - neutered

3 years 6 months old

Available

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HugoPlease Listen to a Tale of a Scaredy Pooch....

This long-legged lad is 3-and-a-half-year-old Hugo, a handsome canine if ever we saw one! With his endearingly hangdog looks and his wonderfully affectionate character, Hugo is a fellow who leaves more than a little imprint upon your heart.

Each and every dog has a fear of something - which can often make very little sense to us - but Hugo hasn't picked just one seemingly trivial item to be fearful of, he has decided upon a whole spectrum of things. Were he a chick he would've hopped straight back into the egg, or were he a butterfly he would've undoubtedly fluttered right back into his chrysalis - such is his nervousness of the scary world which we inhabit.

As such, you would need to be ready to accommodate a pooch who can be more than a little uncertain in new situations and will require a fair bit of reassurance from any prospective new owner. He is, however, more than worth the patience it will require to bring him out of his adorable, little shell. Hugo is an immensely loving dog, and there is no greater feeling of contentment than when this gorgeous guy curls up next to on the sofa with his pointed snout resting gently upon your lap.

Hugo's most problematic characteristic is that he can get quite anxious when he is left all alone, and likes very much to know that there is someone present who can take care of him and keep all the bad things away. This can lead to little accidents occurring when he is left by himself, so he'll need an owner who, in the short term, will leave him only very sporadically, followed by some training to get him used to his much loved owners leaving the house without him.  It would be fair to say that once Hugo is settled and becomes more familiar with his new home and owners this area should improve.  Hugo has become very accustomed to using a large indoor dog crate at the animal centre, which he will need in his new home to help him settle in his new surroundings.

Hugo makes us all our staff and volunteers laugh and smile everyday, he deserves a special new home and an owner who can shield him from the darkness that dwells without.

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Staffy x

Female

3 years old

Available

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Daisy

In an ideal world, each and every domestic animal would live lives filled with happiness and delight, with their every physical and psychological need met, a life devoid of unnecessary worry and fear,

and - more important than all of these - one in which they share a profound, loving bond with someone truly special - who makes their every day a joyous, fun-filled event. However we must accept that there are so many animals who come into our care that haven't enjoyed such good fortune, whose lives have lacked many of these attributes. Daisy is one such example.

She came into our care due to no longer being wanted by her previous owner and, though she was in good health, it became immediately obvious that she had received little in the way of basic training. This was most evident in her lead etiquette - or lack thereof - where she had clearly had spent little time being walked on a lead. Since she has been with us she has made terrific progress and now walks very nicely on a lead, though she is still a tad wary, and has shown herself to be an exceptionally loving dog who absolutely adores human fuss and attention.

This 3-year-old crossbreed will require an experienced owner who is capable of continuing the process of training her and turning her into a most respectable and well-behaved young lady. If her new owner is happy to approach her with a good deal of time and patience, they will be rewarded with a truly special dog with a unwavering lovely nature.

Daisy would be best placed in a home with children aged 10+, and would be suitable to be rehomed with existing dogs as she is a very good mixer. However, she would ideally be placed in a home without small animals as she has shown a propensity to chase them.

Sassy D2015013

Sassy D2015013

Staffy x

Female

2 years 6 months old

Available

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Sassy

Sass is quite an unusual mix of breeds, being part Staffy and part Collie, a combination which is not too commonly found - though, admittedly, she is more of the former than the latter! Combining two such well-loved breeds means that this wonderful girl features many marvellous traits that have enriched the lives of so many dog-owners over the years. She is remarkably loving and willing to please, very sharp of mind, and with an especial fondness for having her belly rubbed Furthermore, she walks very nicely on a lead, which makes it an absolute pleasure to walk her and work off some of that irrepressible Collie energy that she possesses.

Anyone who has ever known or owned Collies knows that a confined, kennel-type existence is very difficult for them to cope with, due to their heightened levels of intelligence and energy. Thankfully Sassy has coped rather well so far, but we are well aware that she - much like all of our animals, really - is desperately in need of an environment where she can stretch her legs and get the love and attention that the Staffy in her is craving.

This beautiful, sassy lady would be ideally suited to a home in which she is the only pet as she can be quite intolerant of other animals, pooches especially, but would be ideal for a home with children aged 7/8+ reflecting her lovely, sociable nature. She really is a gorgeous dog who will make a wonderful family pet if given the opportunity.

Cruelty Line

To report a mistreated, neglected, injured or distressed animal please call our 24-hour cruelty line on 0300 1234 999.  Read our cruelty checklist to help you identify the information we may ask for when you contact us.