Things to consider before adopting a dog:- Am I able to give the exercise and mental stimulation a dog requires on a daily basis? Will the dog have someone with him/her for most of the day? We insist that the dog is not left alone for more than 4 hours in the day. Am I prepared for the costs associated with keeping a dog (i.e. vets bills and food)? All animals are micro-chipped, adults are spayed/neutered and flea/worming treatment is kept up to date.
We will ask that you visit any dog you are interested in at least twice. Dog introductions may take up to 3 visits.
A home visit is required before any dog is adopted. This is to ensure that the environment is suitable (i.e. garden has lockable gate and fences are secure). Please call to book a viewing appointment:
WE ARE NOW VACCINATING ALL DOGS
Minimum charge for our dogs is £125.00
Please note all payments are cash only.
BEEN HERE TOO LONG!!
Bella, Archie and Scruff have all been with us for far too long. We don't know why these lovely dogs get overlooked as they will all make great pets for the right owners. If you have room for a larger dog, you might want to consider Scruff or a if you want an energetic medium sized dog Bella or Archie could be for you.
Please take a look at our new "Dog Of The Month" Eva
Daisy is a gorgeous girl who loves company, be it people or dogs. She would do well as a second dog as she loves to play. Daisy is crate trained when left alone at home, as she likes to steal things if not. Daisy walks quite well too. Daisy has lived with a child of 13 and would do well in any new home. Very reluctantly given up due to long working hours.
Bella is a boisterous girl, as Boxers can be. Initially she can be quite shy and reserved, but that is understandable as Bella is deaf. Bella needs an experienced owner who is willing to put time and effort into her training, as she can be quite excitable on her lead. Bella has lived with children, but again can be overpowering, so older would be better. She can get along with other dogs and likes our other deaf dog Daisy. With us due to her being given away on a trial basis and not getting on with the new owners dog.
Kovu is a young Husky with a huge personality. He has spent half of his young life in kennels and as a result has missed out on learning Some social skills needed to settle quickly into a new home. Kovu is very people friendly and also dog friendly when out and about, he loves to play but can become boisterous. For this reason he would be better as an only dog. Kovu is looking for an owner who knows his breed and can be firm but fair when it comes to teaching
him manners. Kovu is a lovely boy, we love him and he is a favourite with the volunteers,he does need training, but he really is worth it.
Sandy came to us with his pal Linton. He is very people friendly, and seemed dog friendly when he first arrived, but then became lead reactive to ther dogs when walking. We are working with him and he has made great improvements. He now walks wearing a muzzle. Not unusual for his breed, and he will leave us with this. Sandy can now walk by most dogs without a reaction. He is very treat motivated and can fit small ones through his muzzle. We are looking for a confident owner who can continue his training and understand his needs when out and about. He has become a favourite of one member of staff and we can't blame her because he is lovely with people. sandy just needs someone to understand him and be patient whilst he learns. sandy came to us via Hope rescue and was found with Linton as strays.
Scruff is with us again. He went to a new home for a few weeks, but his new owners found him a bit more than they could cope with. He felt more bonded with some members of the household than others and made this known. Scruff is wonderful here, he loves everyone and often goes out with volunteer Tracy and her two dogs. They walk in the parks in Melton and he visits her home. Scruff should be an only pet although he does have a few doggy friends. He has visited the vet and behaved well with both people and dogs he met as we walked in. Scruff is looking for a home where everyone is used to large breed dogs, if there are children they should be older.
Check out Scruff's new video with best pal Sam. Most recently Scruff went to Melton country park and joined a pack walk with our new trainer Sophie from The K9 Concept.
Molly is a very excitable girl and very loving. Her recall is brilliant off the lead but she does pull when walking on the lead. She would be ok to be homed with children from 10+ and she is good with other dogs too. Molly is with us due to the youngest child in the house tormenting her.
Approx 8 Years
Charlie is a spritely boy with a charming personality. We do not know too much about him, he was found as a stray in Stratford and came to us through the dog warden. He is a very happy and friendly boy and walks well on a lead. He is hit and miss with other dogs and we would rehome him with children over 12 because of his unknown history.
Chips came in with his friend Scampy who has since been rehomed. He is a very handsome, friendly chap and walks well. He has lived with children and has been fine meeting other dogs on the lead. He cannot be homed with small animals or cats. With us as him and his friend Scampy killed cats in their garden.
ST BERNARD CROSS ROTTWEILER
Tara is a very friendly girl who loves the company of people. She Is used to being around children from babies upwards. Tara does not get on so well with other dogs. She is a pleasure to have around if you don’t mind a bit of drool! Given her size, she does walk quite well on a lead. With us due to her owner moving to a flat.
Ollie has stolen the hearts of everyone at the shelter. He loves to be outside and likes to play. He does need to lose some weight so we have him on a diet. He walks very well on a lead, he would be ok to be homed with children over the age of 10, he is great with other dogs but not cats. With us due to his owner’s ill health.
PARSON JACK RUSSEL
Woody came to us because he was too much for the elderly Labrador he went to live with. He is a typical terrier and always busy. He can however be very well behaved as we have found out when training him. He is used to children from the ages of 8 years. He is not good with cats. He is still very young and would make a great addition to an active family.
Sapphire is a lovely girl who came to us a little overweight, but is now perfect. She was strong on the lead, but is now a joy to walk. Sapphire is a real favourite with the volunteers as she is so nice to walk. She is also wonderful when out and about with us. We know she will be the perfect companion in a home environment. Sapphire is not used to small children but would be ok with older teenagers. She would also need to be the only dog in the home, but we have been told she is ok with cats. Sapphire is looking for an experienced owner who is used to larger breeds. A lovely girl, full of love just looking for the right family. With us due to her owner being unable to keep her.
Javier was found wandering on London road in Leicester. He is a wonderfully people friendly dog who loves his walks and a fuss and a game of fetch. We are now in a position to re-home him. Javier has put on some weight, since joining us and made a new friend in Jasmine, but he does not like male dogs as much. With that in mind we would advise that Javier be re-homed as an only dog, only because as he was a stray we know nothing of his history with them. That said he does walk very nicely passed and along side the other dogs here at walking time, so would not be a problem when out and about with his new family. He is a joy to have around when out and about in the kennels. The picture was taken on a morning when he was allowed out to help with the cleaning. As you can see, he was very happy to sit with his toy.
GREAT DANE CROSS
Cookie is with us again. He is a wonderful boy who just needs the right owner. Cookie is very well behaved in every way except when food is around with other dogs. He needs to be an only pet with no contact with other dogs in his home or theirs. He walks well and his last owner had no problem with him out and bout on his walks, but he had a partner with another dog and Cookie would have to stay at that house and problems arose. We have not seen it here, but all dogs are fed in their own kennels alone. He has been home with a staff member for the day, met other dogs and behaved very well. We have taken him on our sponsored walk. We do stop and food comes out, but again, no problems when he's with us. Cookie will do well if he can just find the right owner.
DOG OF THE MONTH EVA
Eva is a lovely friendly girl. She is used to family life having lived with children. Eva is also good with other dogs, but not cats. When walking Eva does get a little excited, so is looking for an experienced owner who can be calm and continue her training on lead. Eva will do well in any new home with a confidant owner who is around to keep her company. With us due to her owners working hours increasing.