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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.  

Lucky - VERY LUCKY!!! Never has a dog had a name more deserved than this!

Lucky was originally called Diesel.  Diesel found himself in the dog pound in London, scheduled to be put to sleep.  Michelle, from All Dogs Matter, was able to save him at the very last gasp and pull him to their kennels, to safety.

He then came to us in Scotland to find a new home.  He was adopted by a couple who changed his name to Lucky.

Now all dogs who are rehomed by us are microchipped to us.  They have either a dual registration with their owners and us or simply to us.  This is where Lucky got lucky!!

At the beginning of March we received a telephone call from a Dog Warden in Medway, Kent.  KENT!!  Lucky had been picked up by him and was currently in a dog pound serving his 7 days.  Unfortunately for Lucky he was in a high-kill pound which means the dogs serve their 7 days and if not reclaimed are put to sleep on the 8th day.  The pound were not willing or able to hold him for longer than this so we had to move quickly.

Dawn, the Dog Warden from Tower Hamlets is a great friend of ours.  She, along with Michelle, arranged to collect Lucky and get him to safety for the second time.  He then made his way back to us over a volunteer transport run.  This means that the journey was broken into several pieces with him being passed on to a new volunteer for each segment of the journey.  At last, he came back to join us!!

This boy has started death in the face twice – could you be the person to offer him a permanent, loving home?? 

Lucky is fully house trained, good with other dogs, great on the lead, very affectionate and just simply a lovely dog.

He is neutered, MICROCHIPPED!!, flea’d, wormed, assessed and will be re-vaccinated.  He is available for adoption now subject to a satisfactory homecheck and a minimum donation of £170.

If you would like to meet him or find out more about him please call Lorraine on 0787 656 1545 or Richard on 0794 996 1253.



Sophie - SBT Cross Sophie was adopted from us a few months ago but has unfortunately came back into our care.  

She is approximately 2-3 years old, fully house trained, can walk well on the lead, travels well in the car and is very affectionate.

At the rescue she mixes extremely well with all the other dogs but her previous owners experienced some difficulty with her around other dogs.  Since she has been back at the rescue she has mixed with all sorts of other dogs and has been completely appropriate at all times - even playing for hours with them.  However, any potential new owner should be aware that her previous owners did experience problems.

She is fully vaccinated, microchipped, flea'd, wormed and spayed.  She is ready for rehoming now subject to a satisfactory  homecheck and a minimum donation of £150.  

If you would like to meet Sophie please call Lorraine on 0787 656 1545 or Richard on 0794 996 1253. 












Buddy - UPDATED INFO
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.



























Noodles - Teensy Tiny Well, what can we say about Noodles??  Plenty :-)

Noodles is a teensy, weensy Jack Russell Terrier and is between 12-18 months old. 

She came into rescue through no fault of her own and it was a hard decision for her family to give her up.  Noodles had not been very well socialised and this is still apparent at times.  To be fair though, she is living with 20 other dogs and has come on a long way.  However, if the excitement levels rise too high then Noodles will nip the dog closest to her - simply through excitement.  Though I am sure you can imagine that not all of the other dogs appreciate this behaviour !

Noodles is house trained and is a very affectionate wee dog.  She would blossom in a home where either she was the only dog or there was another calm dog or two. 

It is important to note though that we think Noodles would suffer from separation anxiety if she was the only dog in the house and left along. 

She is a young girl and as such we would be looking for a home where her socialisation would be kept up.  Really, she is a wee cracker and loves nothing more than sitting on your knee for cuddles.  She does have quite a high energy level so needs a home where she will get lots of exercise.   She could happily live with dog savvy children over the age of 5 but we wouldn't think she could live with cats.

On top of all that information, she is a wriggler and it is almost impossible to get a decent picture of her!! 

She is spayed, fully vaccinated, microchipped, flea'd, wormed, veterinary health checked and assessed.  Noodles is ready for rehoming now subject to a satisfactory homecheck and a minimum donation of £170.

If you would like to find out more about her or even meet her please call Lorraine on 0787 656 1545 or Richard on 0794 996 1253.



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Shiloh - Whippet x Boxer

Needs love, patience, and proper direction and training.  He needs a kind owner who is very experienced with dogs and uses reward based training.

Shiloh is a lovely boy, an even tempered and good natured Whippet cross Boxer about 18 months old. 

Shiloh is a medium / large dog (22 inches at the shoulder and weighs 24 kgs).

Shiloh has a very enthusiastic personality and is full of the joys of life. Shiloh can become excited when meeting new dogs and new people but he is not aggressive. It is when he meets new dogs that the owner must have the required experience to remain calm and use reward to maintain control and keep Shiloh calm too.

Shiloh and his foster carer worked very closely with an experienced dog training and Shiloh has made fantastic strides with his education.  With continued training and commitment from his new owner, Shiloh has the potential to be a super companion and pet as he is extremely loyal and affectionate. 

Shiloh is a very quick learner who likes to please so he is very easily trained.

Shiloh arrived in the rescue with a broken tail so our vet had it docked. 

Shiloh is a high energy dog who needs plenty of exercise and he loves to run off lead.   He is a strong dog but if he is walked in a "Happy at Heel" harness he hardly pulls on the lead, he walks very nicely once he has had a good run. 

Shiloh is a really affectionate and even tempered dog.

Shiloh loves going for a walk; he is very loyal and will go anywhere with you.  Off lead he returns to call and will do anything for a treat.

Shiloh is good with sensible older children but is too boisterous for young children so teenagers only please.

 

Shiloh must be on the lead where there are livestock as he has a very high prey drive. 

Shiloh is dog friendly, and has been fostered with a lot of different types of dogs on a smallholding.  Shiloh can live with a dog of similar size and play style as he may be too energetic for smaller dogs.

Shiloh is well behaved in the house, sleeps well, eats well, travels well in the car and is a good boy.

This intelligent, loyal dog is a wonderful companion and pet.   Please consider him, he will be your forever best friend.

We are looking for a home with

  • lots of attention and love
  • experienced, kind dog owners
  • owners experienced in kind, reward based training methods
  • not if both partners work full time
  • children must be over 13 years old, dog-wise and confident as he can be boisterous
  • an active home where he will get a lot of exercise
  • a garden is essential and it must be securely fenced to 6 foot high
  • long term lifestyle and financial security

Shiloh has been neutered, is fully vaccinated, microchipped, flea'd, wormed and assessed.  He is ready for rehoming now subject to a satisfactory homecheck and a minimum donation of £170.

If you would like to find out more about him or meet him please call Lorraine on 0787 656 1545 or Richard on 0794 996 1253.



















Charlie - Springer Spaniel Cross Please meet the adorable Charlie.  

Charlie is a springer spaniel cross and is approximately 2 years old.  He was handed into the dog pound by his owners are they had got a new puppy and the puppy didn't get on with Charlie.  

Charlie has been in foster with a very experienced dog trainer for a few months now and is doing extremely well.  

His foster-carer reports this :-
"Charlie is a lovely dog. He likes spending time with people and is very affectionate. Charlie has a tendency to wriggle when putting a lead onto his collar to the point of his head touching his tail. This is simply with excitement and a joy of life.
He is very quick to learn and is very food motivated which makes training easy. Although Charlie has a good recall further work would be advantageous. I feel he would benefit from some sort of work similar to agility or flyball to meet his physical and mental needs.
Charlie is crate trained and can be left for around 4 hours. He is better to be left in a crate as he has a tendency to destroy anything left lying around.
He is fully house trained and travels well in the car or van."
When Charlie first came to rescue he was very possessive of his toys.  However, this was quickly solved by restricting access to the toys and when it came time to remove the toys they would be traded for a treat. Charlie responded well to this structured approach.

We would only consider homing Charlie where any children in the family were of teenage years plus. 

Charlie is neutered, fully vaccinated, microchipped, flea'd, wormed and assessed.  He is currently in foster care in Blairgowrie, Perthshire and can either be viewed there or he may be returning to the rescue in Cumnock in the near future.

Charlie is available for rehoming subject to a satisfactory homecheck and a minimum donation of £170.   If you would like to find out more about him please call Lorraine on 0787 656 1545.












Toby - RESERVED
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Toby is a gorgeous 20 month old labradoodle.  He has found himself in rescue through no fault of his own.

He is a young boy and full of energy and fun, therefore, we would be looking for an energetic home for him where his education and training would be continued in a positive manner.

He is neutered, fully vaccinated, microchipped, flea'd, wormed and assessed.

Toby gets on well with all the other dogs at the rescue centre and could happily live with another dog(s) in the home.

He is ready for adoption now subject to a satisfactory homecheck and a minimum donation of £170.

If you would like to meet him, or find out more about him, please call Lorraine on 0787 656 1545 or Richard on 0794 996 1253.


 
Oscar - RESERVED
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Oscar came into rescue with his housemate, Lola.  They have been handed into rescue through no fault of their own and it is a heartbreaking situation for their owners.

Ideally we would like to find a home for both dogs together but appreciate that two young labradors is a handful!! Therefore, we would consider splitting them for the right homes.  

Oscar is only a year old.  He has just been neutered and is fully vaccinated, microchipped, flead and wormed.  He is fabulous with other dogs though can be a bit over-zealous in his play.

Given he is a young dog he would benefit from more training, especially with his lead work as he can be quite strong.  

He is a very young, bouncy dog and with this in mind we would only rehome him with dog savvy children over the age of 8 years.

If you would like to meet him (and Lola) please call Lorraine on 0787 656 1545 or Richard on 0787 656 1545.

Both dogs will be available for rehoming as from next week subject to a satisfactory homecheck and a mutually agreeable donation depending on whether one or two dogs were being adopted. 



Lola - RESERVED
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Lola is a golden labrador who has come to rescue with her male housemate.  Both dogs have ended up in rescue through no fault of their own and this is a heartbreaking decision for their owners.

Ideally we would like to find them a home together, however, we would consider splitting them for the right homes.

Lola is 2 years old, she is spayed, fully vaccinated, microchipped, flea'd and wormed.  She is a beautiful dog and is fabulous with all the other dogs.  

Lola has previously lived with a cat therefore, with the correct introductions, could live with one again.

If you are interested in finding out more about Lola, or coming to see her, please call Lorraine on 0787 656 1545 or Richard on 0794 996 1253.

Both Lola and Oscar will be available for rehoming shortly subject to a satisfactory homecheck and a mutually agreeable donation depending on whether one or two dogs are being adopted.


 


Bruno - RESERVED
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Bruno is a young labrador cross.  He is only around 10 months old but already is a big, strapping boy and STRONG!!

He is a nice dog who mixes well with the other dogs at the rescue.  He is strong on the lead but is learning to walk next to you - he still needs more work in this area. However, he does know how to sit and when asked, he can also give a paw...unless he collapses to the floor for a belly rub! Given that he is a young, strong boy we would be looking for an owner who would be willing to keep up his socialisation and training. Ideally, someone who would be happy to attend dog training classes with him. This would be easy as he is food motivated and keen to learn new things.

He is neutered and will be fully vaccinated, microchipped, flea'd, wormed, veterinary health checked and assessed prior to homing.  He is available for visitors now and shortly will be available for rehoming subject to a satisfactory homecheck and a minimum donation of £170.

If you would like to meet Bruno or find out more about him please call Lorraine on 0787 656 1545 or Richard on 0794 996 1253.










Beau - RESERVED
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Beau is simply a delight and is as beautiful as his name suggests !!

This wee chap is a happy go lucky guy who just adores people - ESPECIALLY CHILDREN!!!!!!

He is great with other dogs and is also fully house trained.  He is only around 7 months old and given how young he is we would be looking for a family who would be willing to continue his education and training in a positive manner.

He loves to play and loves a game of fetch.  Prior to coming to rescue he lived in a busy household where there were a lot of children of all ages - he loved them all.

Beau has just been neutered, he is fully vaccinated, flea'd, wormed and microchipped.  He is available for rehoming now subject to a satisfactory homecheck and a minimum donation of £170.

If you would like to meet him, or find out more, please call Lorraine on 0787 656 1545 or Richard on 0794 996 1253.


 



Lady - RESERVED
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Oh what a special wee dog this is

Lady is a teensy Jack Russell Terrier and, we estimate, is 5-7 years. 

She is currently living with around 20 other dogs and gets on very well with them all.  She is a tremendous sook and loves nothing more than sitting on your knee for a cuddle and a nap.

Lady is fully house trained and travelled quietly in the van. 

She will shortly be spayed and fully vaccinated.  She is microchipped, flea'd, wormed and veterinary health checked.

If you are interested in meeting Little Lady, or finding out more about her, please call Lorraine on 0787 656 1545 or Richard on 0794 996 1253.









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