Scooby

Unfortunately Scooby is due to be returned to us as his owner is being made homeless despite exhausting all options to keep him she is heartbreakingly unable to, so we hope that we can find him a new home before he comes back to minimalise the time he needs to be in kennels.
Scooby was rehomed from us back in 2015 when he was 10 months old, he has been happily living with his owner ever since though he has been a monkey at times he has come out of the other side and with a lot of hard work from his owner, he is now a very well behaved boy.
This is what his owner has to say about him:
Scooby is the absolutely perfect best friend. All he ever wants is to make you happy and he goes out of his way to make you laugh with his goofy antics. He has the best recall and his obedience is second to none he loves being outside and his favourite toys are definitely his ball and frisbee he'll play fetch for hours if given the chance and he loves a rough and tumble. In his time with me we found bikejor and that is by far his favourite thing in the world and I know he'd love to continue that or canicross. He has lived with other dogs and cats but if the cat is skittish and runs he will chase so only dog savvy cats. He is an attention hog and wants all the attention anyone can give and being a typical lurcher he will happily sleep all day and when you get his lead or toy out his collie side wakes up and it's fun time. He loves being outside anywhere so long as he's got you with him and he will turn around and check up on you from time to time between sniffs. He gains a fan club everywhere he goes and he loves all people every age and of all types and everyone he's met loves him. He has been around horses and out on rides with the horses.
If Scooby could be the missing piece to your family then please email us for an application ready for when he comes back in on Friday 24th - [email protected]

Burrito

The hilarious 6-7 year old Chihuahua Burrito is ready to find a home! Sadly he was a stray that wasn't claimed 🙁
A quick write up as he hasn't put a paw out out of place. Good on the lead, loves zooming around and adores his toys, the bigger the better!
He can be a little shy to start with but warms up in seconds and then is your best friend worthy of licks and cuddles.
Good with dogs although can bark at large ones although still happy to go and say hello, Belle soon won him round once she had actually noticed him haha!
Not cat tested and no children under 7 years.
Please request an adoption questionnaire via email - [email protected]

Ella

If your looking for a Staffy to make you smile then ELLA has to be the one for you!!
At 9 years old she was signed over to us to rehome through absolutely no fault of her own and full details will be provided to those interested in rehoming her.
Ella has been your typical cuddly, friendly, get as as close as you can for cuddles Staffy. She's not put a claw out of line since being here and all of our volunteers love her - as do we!
Ella walks well on the lead, she just potters along by your side just enjoying her time with you.
We do know that she has previously lived with a JRT with no issues so could potentially live with another dog provided temperaments suit, she is chilled in the home, loves travelling in the car on the back seat but isn't a fan of fireworks - bless her!
Her previous owner said her ideal home would be one where someone idolises her and gives her all the the attention and walks she wants.
As Ella has never lived with children we are ideally looking for a home with no children or those over the age of 10 years old.
Hopefully Ella won't be waiting too long in kennels until she can be waving us goodbye to start her new life!!
If you think you could provide Ella with the home she needs please email us for an application form - [email protected]

Bella

Beautiful Bella has come into us from a private home through no fault of her own, full details will be disclosed to those interested in adopting her.

Bella was initially assessed before coming into kennels which she flew through, walking beautifully on the lead, great with people and friendly with other dogs.

Since coming into kennels we have all fallen in love with her, we can't find a bad word to say about her, she has a beautiful temperament and so well behaved.

We do know from her previous home that she travels well, has previously lived with dogs, her favourite treat and motivation is a custard cream, she loves to play foot ball & tuggy, she has previously lived with children over the age of 10 and has no problems being left for short periods.

Her previous owner has said her 5* home would be one with a nice garden, secure fencing, plenty of time to give her with lost of lovely long walks and playtime with other dogs!

If your a Staffy person Bella won't disappoint you and she will make one family a very lucky one!

Roddick

Roddick is ready to find a nice retirement home as his racing days are behind him, he has come into us after being retired from the track and has taken to it like a duck to water - basically has his pipe and slippers on!

Since the day he arrived Roddick has been as chilled out and laid back as they come, he is such a gentleman and always on his best behaviour.

Roddick walks paw perfect on the lead, always by your side pootling along without a care in the world just enjoying his stroll, you sometimes need to check he's still there he's that good!

We have to say Roddick is probably one of the most cuddly and affectionate Greyhounds we have had, he loves the fuss he gets and has nailed the 'lurcher lean' on your legs.

We've walked him with a multitude of different dogs and he hasn't put a toe out of line, so he could live with another dog but one on his energy level as he may not cope with anything high energy, though we don't doubt he might like a gallop every now and then!

If your looking for a perfect Greyhound, Roddick could well be the man for you!

Rocky

Our handsome ROCKY has finished his assessment, received a glowing report and is now ready to find his hap-paw-ly ever after!!
Rocky has come into us from another rescue, he's been a gentleman from day one, he loves people and is very affectionate, choosing to lean up your leg for maximum fusses!
We have had Rocky off lead with other dogs and he plays beautifully with them so we do think he could live with another dog provided temperament suit.
We do think he does need a bit of lead work to get him to heel he isn't one to pull your arm off, he just forgets himself at times and doesn't really understand a loose lead at the moment.
We do think he would benefit someone being around a fair amount but we do think he would make a great family dog!

Jenna

Our new girl JENNA is ready to start reeling in the applications for someone to take her home!!! 🏡
Jenna has come into us from another rescue, she has flew through all stages of her assessment - nobody has a bad word to say about her!!
Since the moment she arrived Jenna has had a wonderful temperament with people, she is incredibly affectionate, cuddly and always up for a belly rub.
We will be looking for an active home as she is young dog and does love her walks but we can say she walks beautifully on the lead, always heeling to her handler and looking at them in complete adoration.
We have found that she gets on brilliantly with other dogs, she has been off lead with several dogs and has been fab with them all so she could live with another dog provided temperaments suit.
Jenna is a clever cookie, she is always looking to please so she could well be a good candidate for some obedience, Rally or Agility!
Overall Jenna is a beautiful girl with a beautiful nature and whoever is lucky enough to have her will have a wonderful dog.

Rio

Our beautiful Rio is definitely ready to find a new home and make up for lost time after spending a portion of his life confined to a crate!

Rio came into us from a private home as  an emergency where they were unable to cope with him so spent his days crated, full information will be disclosed to anyone interested in rehoming him but we can say that he is a very happy boy considering his background!

Since Rio arrived he has loved everyone he has met, he can't get enough fuss, cuddles and attention. He gets on great with dogs, he's been walked with and said hello to a whole variety though he is at times over the top, he just wants to play like the big puppy he is.

As he hasn't been taken on many walks previously it's safe to say his lead work was pretty atrocious however we have began working with him, introduced him to a Gencon headcollar and he can walk beautifully with lots of direction and praise however sometimes it does all go to pot when he sees another dog as his excitement gets the better of him performing his best kangaroo impression! Rio's 'sit' command is already well established so we have been using this to our advantage when out walking, if we see another dog coming we ask him for a sit and 'watch me', his focus is fab and allows other dogs to pass by whilst he remains calm. We will be suggesting to any new owner to sign him up for some obedience/socialisation classes to continue working on this but he's made great headway!

Being an overgrown puppy he has oodles of energy, loves to play and a good run around in the playpen, so a home with a big garden will definitely be on his list! He also loves his walks so he will need an active home to give him the exercise he needs and hopefully take him on all kinds of adventures!

Overall Rio is a beautiful boy who just needs a home to continue his training, allow him to relive his puppy-hood and help him grow into the amazing family dog we know he is.

Button

Button has come into us in sad circumstances along with another dog as their owner very sadly passed away but hopefully we can find him a new home very soon as he isn't enjoying his time in kennels - poor boy must be terribly confused.

Unfortunately due to his previous owners declining health Button hadn't ventured out of his home and garden for some time so when he first arrived he was pretty shut down, no sign of a tail wag, didn't really want to move from his bed and was evidently struggling with the change of losing his owner on top of finding himself in kennels but he has made great improvements since then!

As mentioned Button has come into us with another dog, we have split them as Button was very overbearing with the other dog for example he wouldn't allow him to walk freely instead glued himself to the other dogs side and cut him off when he didn't want him to go any further almost herding him, the other dog was also of poor health so we decided that it would be best for both dogs to be separated. Since the split Button has come into his own, rather then latching on to the other dog and ignoring everything around him including people, he is really coming out of his shell, interacting and becoming a very happy wiggly Labrador!

On the whole he does/can walk well though he can be very strong at times and will pull you especially if he wants to pee up something! We are working on this at the moment but further work will need to be continued in his new home. As he hasn't had many walks of late he is loving all the walks he can get here, so we are definitely looking for an active home where he can make up for lost time going on plenty of adventures!

One of Buttons favourite things is tennis balls, he gets super excited when you pick one up and loves to retrieve them for you, though sometimes he isn't the best at finding them especially in the long grass! He has been off lead in our playpen and fields where he was brilliantly behaved, not straying further then eyeshot of the person throwing the ball, happily fetching the balls and dropping them back at their feet.

Button is generally quite an obedient dog, he has a good knowledge of commands and is always looking to please his handler.

Ideally we are looking for a dog free home for Button, along with no children as he has no experience of them at all however we have information that he has previously lived with a cat whom he ignored but he hasn't formally been cat tested here so we wouldn't want to take the risk.

 

 

Skiff

Skiff came in to us as a stray with no history, not even a microchip to find his out his name and sadly nobody came forward to claim him. Skiff is a special boy who has come on absolute leaps and bounds, if you follow us on Facebook you'll have seen his updates but this is his journey;
though right from the off we knew this boy would be a challenge as the only way to safely handle him in to the kennel was for the dog warden to catch pole him, something that isn’t used lightly and only when absolutely necessary.
Once he was in his kennel it was abundantly clear that he was terrified and very uneasy with all these new people that wanted to care for him.
What was also clear is that he had an abscess in his mouth which had burst. Evidently we couldn’t whisk him off to the vet for a check up so we worked closely with the vet who thankfully prescribed antibiotics and anti inflammatories to help get him feeling better!
So the journey started…

Day 2:

Skiff as you can imagine was still extremely terrified of the situation, people and the kennel environment, his response to this was barking, growling and hackles up. None of which we blamed him for.
His red eyes were still very red but an improvement on the day before, we hoped his medication for the abscess was starting to kick in but we knew this called for a gentle approach, leaving his kennel as his space.
so sitting outside his kennel, offering treats and speaking softly (and for some even singing) was the first step to gain his trust.
Day 3:
We never expect miracles and fully appreciate that dogs need time.. time to process, time to learn, time to decompress and time to trust.
We were spending as much time outside of his kennel as we could, any passing minute or opportunity. We knew that every minute helped.
Day three we finally had a little break through, we found his love of food and he started to gently take treats through the bars from us. We managed to get the odd touch of his face but he was still uncomfortable with this so we didn’t push any further but bridges are starting to be built. (https://fb.watch/qpqELrV-xg/)
Day 4:
Day 4 was the first day we managed to enter his kennel, he was still scared and uncomfortable, he didn’t seek out attention but equally no longer showed signs of fear aggression.
He had quick sniffs of us, we had quick touches we had quick touches but having us that little closer without the safety of bars his love of food couldn’t entice him for a treat for our hands… we were a long way off from waggy tails and happiness.
His eyes were becoming less red and his mouth was definitely starting to look and feel better.
Day 5:
Building on day 4s amazing progress of being able to safely enter skiffs kennel, we found some super yummy food (Lee’s lunch) to encourage him to come nearer to us with minimal pressure.
As you can see from the video (https://fb.watch/qpqDLfD1Ct/)  he was still very wary,  on edge and alert, sometimes wanting to run away but to ensure he knew he still had a safe place to retreat to we always leave his pop hole open so he can gain access to his bedroom… but his guard is dropping, taking treats from hands and even partially enjoying a fuss.. the first time we have really had contact with him!

Day 6:

Skiff was starting to realise that no harm would come to him, starting to understand that humans bring food and starting to get a wee bit of confidence.. so much so we even got a paw for a treat on day 6 🥰
This was monumentous considering we couldn’t get anywhere near him to begin with, to him optionally touching us, again with no pressure, access to his safe place, no leads and no expectations.
Day 7:
What we hadn’t managed to capture in previous videos was Skiffs sheer panic and fear at the sight of a lead… we have no idea if the trauma of his arrival was the source of his fear or if it stemmed back prior to this but we knew that desensitisation was the way forward.
Skiff is definitely a man’s man and 7 days in brought the dog we all knew was in there somewhere… a happy bouncy boy with a super waggy tail!! We started by having the lead on the floor, just so he can have a look, sniff and play with it, so it’s not so scary when it comes to being clipped on…. Turns out despite being cautious it was turned into a game! We couldn’t have asked for more.
Just look at the difference in him ❤️ https://fb.watch/qpqKVgIsgU/
Day 8:
It was time to get Skiff out of the kennel… you might think that 8 days is a long time to be confined to a kennel but if you’ve kept up to date with Skiff’s progress you’ll know that anything before this would have been too soon, too overwhelming and too stressful for him.
Thankfully he is in a kennel block with direct access to a playpen, so with the help of a few boards blocking certain areas we were able to create a corridor straight to the outdoors. As you’d probably guessed it took a few attempts for him to brave putting the first paw out of his kennel that had become his safe space and comfort…. But he made it and didn’t he enjoy himself!!
Once he’d finished his zoomies, relishing in the space and feeling the sun on his back we did attach a short lead to him, just to get the feeling of the pressure on his neck, we didn’t use it just purely left it hanging. https://www.facebook.com/reel/887283976510222
Day 9:
With his new lease of life and new found love of people (mostly the male staff) we started working towards getting him out on the lead.
Starting by walking him up and down the corridor, back in to his kennel, lots of praise and food we felt it was time for a short trip round the field before going into the playpen for fun… and didn’t he do well, yes there was stress panting, a lot of searching for reassurance from his handler but so much progress we were bursting with pride!
https://fb.watch/qpqM8NchdF/
Day 10:
It was a long time coming but we can safely say he is a HAPPY BOY!! He is now going out on walks, enjoying life being a dog, relishing in cuddles galore and even meeting strangers!!!
He is still wary in his kennel and of certain things that are out of the norm, but for the most part this dog who would have once been classes as aggressive albeit fear driven dog to a loving, friendly boy who is now ready to find a new home!!
Skiff has made SO much progress since he first arrived, a full u-turn in temperament so now we can start the search for a forever home for him! One with experience, dedication to continue his training and socialisation, one with understanding and patience to allow him to grow and learn. We are ideally looking for a home with no other animals or children so he gets the 1-2-1 attention he needs.
There is a perfect home out there somewhere we just have to find it for this special boy!