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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. 

Chico needs a loving home - Can you help?

Staffy x | Male - neutered | 6 years old | Available


It's Chico's Time...

Though each and every one of our staff members gives their absolute all to ensure that the animals in our care are as happy as the environment allows, we are certainly aware that the kennel-based life is far from conducive to providing the fulfilling, active lifestyle that dogs require and which allows them to reach their true potentiality. As such, it is especially galling - not to mention immensely heart-wrenching - to see dogs that have been in rescue centres for exceptionally long periods of time. This neatly brings us to Chico, a Staffy X with all the charm and vigour of an especially charismatic film star!

Chico has coped remarkably well in kennels. Having endured it for nigh-on a year at this point, Chico has evidenced terrific adaptability and stoicism, though it must break his heart a tiny bit each and every time somebody walks past without showing the slightest bit of interest in this truly special boy.

Chico is certainly intelligent, showing a great capability for learning commands (especially when there is a promise of treats for his compliance!), undeniably playful, and a real love of human company. He adores fuss and treats and will make a wonderful pooch to have around the house, of that we're sure.

So please give him a chance, he's been with us far longer than any animal rightfully should be, and without a justifiable reason for his extended stay. Please give him a shot, or merely a glance, you could really make this fella irrepressibly happy.

Chico would be happy as an only pet in a household with children aged 10 and over. He would benefit from somebody who is willing to give him lots of love, affection and walkies!

Isaac W2014020

Issac W2014020


Male - neutered

4 years 9 months old


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Say "Hi!" to Isaac!

Though we may have 5-year-old Isaac listed as a whippet, we have a sneaking suspicion that he is at least 50% gazelle! That is the only possible way in which to explain his unashamed bounciness and athleticism! If you are searching for a dog who can bring a beaming smile to your face at a moment's notice - then this slender heartthrob could be just the pooch you've been looking for.]

Isaac came into us along with his long-time friend Slipper, but was unfortunately unavailable for adoption for the longest time due to factors that were entirely beyond his control, as such, he has been forced to spend a much longer time in our care than we would've liked and is entirely desperate to find a super-duper home in which to spend to many happy - and bouncy - years.

Though he may look all reserved and sophisticated in his photos, Isaac is truly a clown at heart who loves nothing more than having fun and causing all those around him to burst into laughter! Whether it is how he hares around the exercise area or how his sheer exuberance causes him to leap like an especially eager salmon emerging from the water. He is such a joyous and lovely dog who combines his playfulness with a very loving and affectioante character.

Isaac would be suitable to be rehomed with children aged 7/8+, but would be best placed as an only pet. If you feel that this fits your situation pretty well and you;re looking for a delightful new addition your family, then please give this gorgeous whippet a thought.

Holly D2007095

Holly D2007095

Border Collie

Female - neutered

11 years 5 months old


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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.

Tyson W2015003

Tyson W2015003



12 years 1 month old


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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


Male - neutered

2 years old


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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.

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