5 months old
This is an appeal on behalf of Lola a young puppy upon whom are perched the most beautiful pair of ears you will ever have seen! And if you can look past her ears you will find a dog as loving as any you will have ever met and with an adorability that defies description. She is utterly wonderful and therefore she deserves a home as equally lovely! But first a little background on why Lola is so special...
The most important, formative stages of a dog's life are those sensitive first few months - wherein being introduced to a multiplicity of different situations, smells, sounds, people, and pooches is massively important in shaping what sort of dog this little pup will turn into (this is not to say that a dog's character and behaviour can't be significantly altered after this point, merely that they are far more malleable early on). Prior to entering our care, Lola had clearly experienced very few of these "different situations", evidenced by her exceptional nervousness, especially of people. She had come from a multi-dog household (a phrase that doesn't do the situation justice whatsoever...) in which her experiences of the outside world were minimal, if not non-existent, and this has severely affected how she adapts to new scenarios - which must be appreciated and handled delicately by any potential new owner.
In the weeks since her arrival, the remarkable dedication of the member of staff who works with Lola - along with Lola's own personal growth - has seen her develop into a wonderfully loving, little girl who is gaining confidence with each passing day. From a pup who would cower in the corner at the slightest hint of a person, she will now run up to those who she knows for cuddles, cuddles, and more cuddles! It has been a delight to witness this transformation, particularly how her gorgeous, pool-like eyes, which once shimmered with an interminable terror, now glow with hope at what life can offer her. We are thus more determined than ever to find her a home where she can grow further, become more well-rounded as a dog, and, especially, a home that will offer her the love and attention that she craves.
Lola would be best placed with children aged 10+ (as young children may be a bit much for her brittle confidence), and would perhaps benefit from living with a calm dog who can help her develop her canine manners. If you are interested in this especially vulpine pooch - and why wouldn't you be? - then please contact our animal centre, or pop down and visit her.
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!
Male - neutered
4 years 9 months old
Say "Hi!" to Isaac!
Though we may have 5-year-old Isaac listed as a greyhound, 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 greyhound a thought.
Male - neutered
6 years 9 months old
Practi-Collie Perfect in Every Way!
Slipper the Border Collie is one of those unfortunate cases (along with his former buddy, Isaac the Greyhound) whereby an animal is unavailble for adoption for a long period of time - through entirely no fault of their own. This means that we are massively keen to ensure that they receive a loving home as soon as possible. Slipper is a Collie with real character and a distinctive zest for life, one moment in his company cannot fail to bring a smile to your face. Please give him a moment of your time.
His most favourite things in the world are threefold: fuss, food, and fun - as long as he's got any one of these at any one time, then Slipper is one mightily happy pooch! If he had to pick one of the three though, I'd suspect he'd pick fun - the very prospect of playtime gets him all giddy!
His love of playtime is made unmistakably clear, whether it's the expectant look he gives you as he drops the ball right at your feet, how his ears twitch furiously in anticipation of another chase, or the smile evident upon his face - you can almost feel the spirit of his sheep-herding ancestors joyously straining to get out. As such, if you're looking for a dog who will accompany you on long walks, or are otherwise able to provide him with the exercise he both adores and requires, then Slipper would be an absolutely perfect pet. We try our absolute best to provide him with as much exercise and fun as we can at the centre, but we aware that he would be so much happier in home environment wherein these play sessions could be extended and their intensity ramped up.
Border Collies are a unique breed - unbeatably intelligent, extremely active, delightfully personable - and if you are accustomed to owning Collies, or are aware of the levels of stimulation they need as a breed, then you will find a great friend in Slipper.
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.