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All dogs in our care are correctly fitted with Truelove harnesses, collars and a double ended lead.  We have found that the Truelove harness that we use is the best for safety, fit and security.  Should prospective adopters wish to purchase the same equipment then we have it available on site. Truelove harnesses from £21.50, halti double ended leads from £10 and chain leads with free caribiner at £9.50 are now available to purchase from our online store!

 

Meet Scooby

Scooby is an amazing wee guy who needs his own family to love and love him in return.  He is an extremely affectionate boy and has lovely manners.  He walks well on the lead and loves nothing better than an exploring walk.  The takes treats nicely and can walk out well with all other dogs in the kennels.  He would easily share his home with another dog, perhaps a nice, calm female.   If there are children in the family we would recommend they be 10 years plus, well behaved and dog savvy.

 

Scooby was saved from the Lancram Kill Shelter in Romania by Kate Gilchrist who raised the funds to save him and transport him to Islay Dog Rescue where he will begin the rest of his life without fear.

 

Scooby is fully vaccinated, microchipped, treated for parasites, neutered and fully assessed.  Assessments can be made available for potential adopters.  Scooby’s adoption donation is £350 which goes directly to saving the lives of other dogs like him.

 

I'm Sebastian - Under Assessment

 

Please read carefully!!

 

Sebastian is one of the most stunning dogs you will meet – however – he does come with his issues.  In Romania he was beaten (almost to death) by his owner.  He was removed from this person’s care and put into the Lancram Kill Shelter.  Spotted there by a UK rescuer he was thrown a lifeline and put into foster care where he made great progress.

 

His journey to Scotland was very traumatic for him and he regressed terribly.  During his first week here he bit one of the kennel workers.  Since then only a couple of people have worked with him though he has made amazing progress.

 

Robyn, one of our senior volunteers, has worked very closely with him.  She can put his collar on, lead him up and take him for a walk.  She is able to touch him all over his body and brush him on some areas slightly.  He adores Robyn and trusts him as much as he trusts anybody at the moment. 

 

Sebastian is a dog who we anticipate to have resident for a long time.  He loves his walks and jumps in/out the van and travels really well.  He has been all over East Ayrshire for his walks!! 

 

The type of home that would suit him is very specific.  Preferably a single person or a couple – most certainly no children or visiting children and not a lot of visitors.  He needs a rural home with access to a large, secure garden.  Any potential adopters should be prepared to meet Sebastian many times in order to build a relationship with him.

 

He is not ready for adoption at present but if you think you may be interested and fit the bill then please get in touch.  Hermits with Kevlar suits are very welcome to apply!!

 

Meet Tyson

Tyson, male German Shepherd, 2 years

Wow!!  Tyson is an amazing 2 year old German Shepherd dog.  He is fabulous with other dogs and loves people.  He is good with children and whilst we would be happy to rehome him to a family with children we would ask that they be well behaved, dog savvy and at least 10 years old.

 

He walks well on the lead and travels fine in the van.  We are seeking a home with GSD or large breed experience.

 

Tyson was saved from the Lancram Kill Shelter in Romania by Kate Gilchrist who raised the funds to save him and transport him to Islay Dog Rescue where he will begin the rest of his life without fear.

 

Tyson’s adoption donation is £350 which goes directly to saving the lives of other dogs like him.

 

Meet Marcus

Marcus, male crossbreed, 3 years

What a cutie!!  Marcus is approximately 3 years old and a male crossbreed – rather like a small Golden Retriever.  He is rather shy and lacks confidence but this is growing daily.  He has walked out with other dogs from the rescue centre but prefers to have his own space – therefore we would suggest he is the only dog in the home.  He walks nicely on the lead and is very affectionate.  This poor boy has clearly had a rough time and needs his own home to grow, flourish and be safe for the remainder of his life.

 

Marcus was saved from the Lancram Kill Shelter in Romania by Kate Gilchrist who raised the funds to save him and transport him to Islay Dog Rescue where he will begin the rest of his life without fear.

 

Marcus is fully vaccinated, microchipped, treated for parasites, neutered and fully assessed.  Assessments can be made available for potential adopters.  Marcus’ adoption donation is £350 which goes directly to saving the lives of other dogs like him.

 

 

 

Meet Ada

Ada, female crossbreed, 5 years

Ada was a family pet who was dumped after a new baby was introduced to the family.  Left on the streets to look after herself she was caught by the dog catchers and put into a Romanian kill shelter.  Given she is a non-descript, little brown, middle aged mongrel she didn’t have much chance.  Luckily, we love them all!!  A wonderful lady called Catherine Brown raised the money to save her and bring her to Scotland where she came to Islay Dog Rescue. 

 

Ada walks beautifully on the lead and is a very gentle girl.  She is very affectionate.  On walks she is happy to walk with any other dog from the rescue centre but doesn’t like them in close proximity to her therefore we would suggest she is the only dog in the home.  Her only negative point is that she can snatch treats or food when offered and for this reason we would suggest well behaved, dog savvy children of 12 years old and over.

 

Ada’s adoption donation is £350 which goes directly to saving the lives of other dogs like her.

Meet Igor - Under Assessment

 

Igor, male crossbreed, 4years

Ach wee Igor – what a wee stunner.  Coming from the Lancram Kill Shelter in Romania he was totally traumatised and has taken a long time to start trusting the kennel staff at the rescue centre.  He is fabulous with other dogs and particularly loves to play with Tyson and Balthazar.  However, he is terrified of walking on the lead and simply freezes and lies down.

 

We feel he would benefit from a home where there is another dog to lead with way and give him some confidence.  Unfortunately we would suggest no children under the age of 14 years given how scared he is at the moment.  In the kennels he has been a little destructive – chewing up beds and toys – however, this could be kennel stress but any potential owners should be made aware of this.

 

He is not ready to be rehomed at the moment but could meet potential adopters and begin building a relationship with them.

 

Igor was saved from the Lancram Kill Shelter in Romania by Kate Gilchrist who raised the funds to save him and transport him to Islay Dog Rescue where he will begin the rest of his life without fear.

 

Igor’s adoption donation is £350 which goes directly to saving the lives of other dogs like him.

 

Hi, I'm Xenia

 

Should you wish to meet any of us please complete the adoption application in the first instance.

All dogs leaving Islay Dog Rescue are fully vaccinated, treated for fleas and worms, microchipped, neutered/spayed and assessed.  Assessments can be made available to potential adopters.

Xenia, female crossbreed,

 

Xenia is currently in foster care with Jackie in Prestwick. She is currently sharing her home with Jackie, her two adult sons and a male dog, Benji (Staffordshire Bull Terrier)  Jackie has provided a write up for Xenia as follows :-

 

Xenia is a gentle dog who loves to see people and give/get lots of affection.  When she first arrived with us she took a couple of day sot learn to trust my dog Benji.  She now likes to welcome him for short play and affection but will tell him off with a growl when she has had enough.  In the house she likes to sleep in her own bed and she gives a happy tail wag every morning before heading off on our first walk of the day.  She loves being outdoors.  Xenia is house trained, likes her food and will walk very well on the lead.  She gets nervous of cars as they approach but she is getting more and more used to them and their noise.  When on her walks she likes to have her own space.  She is wary of approaching dogs and will warn dogs off if they get too close.  I have been working with her socialisation and I am seeing lots of positive improvements already.  

 

She doesn’t like going into the car and she struggles to walk confidently on laminate flooring – much preferring carpet and rugs.

 

Xenia was saved from the Lancram Kill Shelter in Romania by Kate Gilchrist who raised the funds to save him and transport him to Islay Dog Rescue where he will begin the rest of his life without fear.

 

 Xenia’s adoption donation is £350 which goes directly to saving the lives of other dogs like her.

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