Before applying to adopt one of our dogs please think very carefully about it. Most dogs have a potential life span of around 15 years. Whilst it is not dreadfully expensive to feed a dog on a weekly basis there are other, associated costs, such as vet bills, that can be very expensive especially if the dog is ill or has an accident. We would advise any potential adopter to take out relevant insurance cover.|
Please do not ask to take one of our dogs on a "trial" as we will not agree to that. You are welcome to visit the dog as many times as you like prior to adoption and spend as much time as you like with him/her. In many cases we do not know what the dog has had to live through in the past and we regularly find it can take several months before a dog feels secure and settled in his/her new home. Therefore to take the dog on a brief trial run will only upset the dog's balance and will not prove whether or not the dog will be happy living with you.
Buddy is a stunningly, beautiful Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross who has found himself in rescue through no fault of his own.
Unfortunately, Buddy started life as many dogs do, as a cute little puppy. He was "ooo'd" and "aaa'd" over but never trained. Therefore, the bigger he got - the more boisterous he became.
Eventually (and I'll bet you have guessed the next bit) they didn't want him any longer as he became a pain. He was dumped, ended up in the dog pound and never reclaimed. He was only one year old.
He has spent almost a year in rescue and during this time built a very strong bond with one of the pound volunteers (Simon).
Simon has taught Buddy how to walk nicely on the lead, how to sit when asked, give a paw and how to play appropriately.
Buddy is a fantastic boy who is full of energy and has a real zest for life. He is very inquisitive and loves "nose" games (ie. games where he can use his nose to find treats that have been hidden).
He interacts very well with all the other dogs at the rescue and plays each day with over 7 dogs in the exercise arena.
Buddy would suit an active household and an owner (or family) who are committed to continuing his training and education. We would rehome Buddy to a family home where the children were over 10 years of age.
Updated Information from Foster Carer :-
Buddy has impressed me. When I first heard his story, that his first owners had apparently done nothing constructive with him regarding training or behaviour, until it got so bad they got rid of him..well I didn't quite know what to expect. He was one year old when he found himself in the pound and has basically spent a year in rescue.
At the rescue centre he met Simon. I cannot praise the work Simon has done with Buddy highly enough. Buddy walks really nicely on the lead, he sits, stays, waits, gives a paw, knows the name of some of his toys, and I am positive he is smart enough to learn many new things if someone takes the time to teach him. He's eager to please and learn.
Buddy is a wonderful dog to have around. Being Staffie based he loves affection, cuddles, tummy rubs etc. He is always up for a game of fetch the "Whatever," loves his walks and in a nutshell has a lot of energy. That is not to say that when I'm needing to just sit quietly he won't have a nap or maybe lie with an eye open waiting for me to move again.
Buddy is housetrained, sleeps all night, walks well, plays well, shows respect, is well behaved in the house, travels well...what more could anyone want.
Buddy does have an issue worth mentioning..well not an issue as such it's just what he does. He gets a toy, we play for a while, I stop playing so he plays by himself but after a while he will decide I should be playing again and gets very pushy and starts barking loudly, simply to get me to play again.
The simple solution is to give him a toy and play with it, then take it away, so it's not a biggie but I could see how some people unaccustomed to dogs may see this as aggressive behaviour which is not what he means by it at all, even though he does look quite fierce at the time, which as I say could easily be misinterpreted.
Just thought I should mention that to give any future adopters a heads up..play then take the toy away..sorted.
But he's an awesome wee dog, a bit quieter than my last foster-dog, Murdoch, who was awesome in his own wee ways too..but yeah Buddy is a really good dog to have around, I hope we find him a home soon because he deserves it...as they all do.
Buddy is neutered, fully vaccinated, microchipped, flea'd, wormed, assessed and currently living in foster. He is available for rehoming now subject to a satisfactory homecheck and a minimum donation of £130.
If you would like to find out more about him, or even meet him, please call Lorraine on 0787 656 1545 or Richard on 0794 996 1253.
Buddy is available for rehoming now subject to a satisfactory homecheck and a minimum donation of £130.
Duke and Prince have a rather sad story.
Their mum died suddenly and her partner decided he wanted to live in Spain. He put both Duke and Prince in boarding kennels but abandoned them, which resulted in them needing a rescue space. We were asked to help and how could we refuse?
Duke is around 13 years old and, apart from a slight heart murmur, is in very good health. He is not neutered, but, given his age, we would be reluctant to put him under a general anesthetic unless absolutely necessary. He is very good with other dogs.
Prince is around 8 years old and is very sensitive. He is wary of strangers but comes round fairly quickly. He appears to be at a total loss and cannot understand what has happened to him. He has also been veterinary health checked and is fine except he is not neutered and has an undescended testicle. Our vet has advised that it would not be in his best interests at the moment to have surgery and this would be discussed further with any potential adopter.
Duke has coped with this sad situation better than Prince. Prince has found the whole situation a dreadful ordeal and has lost a lot of his hair due to the stress. This is beginning to grow back now though. He is very dependent upon Duke and looks to him for reassurance most of the time so these two must be rehomed together.
The perfect home for Duke and Prince would involve a warm house and a soft sofa!! It would also only have children over the age of 10 either living or visiting there. Once they get to know you, both dogs are very affectionate.
Both dogs have current vaccinations and have been flea'd, wormed and veterinary health checked. A retirement home is more important than a donation and this will be discussed with any potential adopter at the time.
Duke and Prince are available for rehoming now subject to a satisfactory homecheck.
If you are interested please call Richard on 0794 996 1253 or Lorraine on 0787 656 1545.
Eddie is a 5 year old Patterdale Terrier who came into rescue through no fault of his own. Unfortunately his owner was made homeless and was unable to keep Eddie. His owner had Eddie from a puppy and was devastated to hand him over.
Eddie mixes really well with all the other dogs at the rescue. He walks lovely on the lead but gets excited and barks when he sees the lead at the start of the walk. He is not overly affectionate but does like his pats, however, he is not a dog who would be "in your face" all the time.
He has lived with cats and children before and we would be happy to rehome him with dog savvy children over the age of 5 years old.
This lovely wee dog is fully house trained and crate trained.
Eddie is neutered and will be fully vaccinated, microchipped, flea'd, wormed, veterinary health checked and assessed prior to rehoming.
Eddie is available for rehoming now subject to a satisfactory homecheck and a minimum donation of £17j0.
If you would like to meet him, or find out more about him, please call Richard on 0794 996 1253 or Lorraine on 0787 656 1545.
Iris is a young, female lurcher. She is approximately 18 months old and has, we believe, been a working dog. She is actually much prettier than her picture.
We recently rehomed Iris but unfortunately she has been returned to rescue due to her extremely high prey drive.
Her owner reported her to be an absolute sweetheart. She is completely house trained, can walk beautifully on the lead, is non-destructive when left alone, is very affectionate and has proven good with children. She also travels well in the car.
However, Iris has an extremely high prey drive. For this reason we would insist that any prospective owner signed a contract guaranteeing to keep Iris on the lead at all times. We would also recommend that she was muzzled when out walking (which is common practice with many sight hounds and nothing unusual).
Pictures to follow.
She is spayed, fully vaccinated, microchipped, flea'd, wormed and assessed. If you would like ot meet her please call Lorraine on 0787 656 1545 or Richard on 0794 996 1253.
Iris is available for rehoming now subject to a successful homecheck and a minimum donation of £150.
Hope is a young mastiff bitch, maybe around a year old. She was recently rescued from the most horrendous conditions along with another 39 dogs.
Hope had been born in a shed and had NEVER been out of the shed. Yes, you read that right. NEVER seen outdoors.
She was rescued by Homeless Hounds in Preston and has come to us to find her forever home.
As you can see from the pictures below, she was initially totally bewildered by the outside world. No idea about grass, wind, rain, different smells, walks or different people.
Look at how bewildered she was.
Look at her enjoying the winter sun on her face.
Hope has been here over a week now and is beginning to settle. She is getting used to the routine and enjoyed a walk with our dog walker, John, earlier in the week.
She is understandably shy and would need a home where her new family would be happy to expose her slowly to the outside world. She shouldn't be kept away from things and would benefit from being out and about as much as possible (but in controlled environments where she wouldn't be too stressed or overwhelmed).
Hope will be fully vaccinated, spayed, flea'd, wormed, microchipped, veterinary health checked and assessed. We would be willing to rehome her now on the understanding that she returned to our vets to be spayed (at our expense) in the near future.
Hope is available for rehoming subject to a satisfactory homecheck and a minimum donation of £170. If you are interested in meeting her or finding out more please call Lorraine on 0787 656 1545 or Richard on 0794 996 1253.
Hope is the girl on the right of this picture.