Date of birth: June 2016
New arrival. More information to follow.
Date of birth: March 2007
This handsome rough coated boy hasn't had a good life, living in an outside kennel on a small holding, with his owners only popping in to check and feed him and his canine family.
Due to a cruelty case not involving Jenson, his owners were banned from keeping dogs. The pups were removed by the RSPCA and we were asked to take Jenson and his pups' mum, Gypsy. We were told by his owners that Jenson hadn't been around other dogs or people outside the immediate family and as he lived on a small holding he hadn't been taken for walks so we weren't sure what to expect. Jenson has amazed us with how he's adapted, he's taken everything in his stride and hasn't batted an eye. He's happy to be walked and walks beautifully on his lead, he's good with dogs and people alike and we really can't fault him. He's clean, travels well and is looking really well after gaining weight.
We were told Jenson is 12 but find this very hard to believe, he's such a healthy, active boy with a zest for life and he can certainly run when in the safety of our enclosed paddock. Jenson has so much love and life left in him we really hope people aren't put off by his age.
Jenson arrived with Gypsy and the pair are very bonded. It would be great for the 2 to be adopted together but we realise this makes it much harder to find a suitable home and so we would split them up if necessary. Jenson is happy in his own company so could be an only pet or could live with other dogs. Due to his older age Jenson won't be rehomed with younger children.
Our handsome lurcher Jacob is desperately seeking his forever home. We believe Jacob is a Greyhound x Pointer and is therefore a very high energy boy. He can easily become bored and so will require a home where he will be kept both physically and mentally stimulated. We are looking for an experienced lurcher family who will set boundaries for Jacob with positive reward based training. He came to us from a stray pound - where he went after being involved in an RTA - when he wasn't claimed by his previous owners. Once fully recovered he was rehomed but unfortunately it didn't work out. Jacob is your typical lurcher who loves the outdoor life, long walks, adventures, lots of fun based activities and mental stimulation. He loves playing fetch; his activity based toys which keep him occupied while he's in kennels and of course cuddles, treats, long walks and runs in the paddock. He's a very friendly, loving boy with a cheeky side. He's good with other dogs most of the time and will happily walk with his kennel pals but he doesn't like dogs in his face and can be choosey with some male dogs, because of this Jacob needs to be an only dog within a home though would happily enjoy walking with other dogs particularly laid back females. Jacob can get over excited and will jump up when he knows he's going out but this has got much better. When Jacob was adopted the couple who had him by their own admission were quite lenient with setting boundaries at first as they felt that he'd had a sad life up to then so wanted to spoil him. Sadly he played on their leniency and started showing some negative behaviour and following lengthy discussions it was agreed that he'd be better placed with someone more experienced.
We offer ongoing support to all our adopters and fosterers and are happy to discuss Jacob’s past behaviour further if you are interested in him. Jacob is sadly our longest resident now since arriving back just before Christmas 2016, he has the best life we can give him but he so deserves a proper home. We know Jacob will make an amazing pet for the right family... We just need to find him that special family.
This handsome fella came into our care as a pup when his owners existing dog wouldn't accept him and he was at risk of falling into the wrong hands. Taz went into foster where he came on in leaps and bounds and ended up staying. He had an amazing bond with the couple, their two female dogs and their young daughter but sadly through no fault of his own Taz had to come back into our care. One of Taz's owners became very ill and in time his other owner struggled to cope with juggling everything. It all got too much and the breaking point came when a dog they were looking after - an entire male - growled at Taz in his own home. This happened on 2 separate occasions, the second of which escalated when the other dog went for Taz. Luckily neither dog was badly hurt but following a long conversation with his owner that evening it became clear the family were struggling with the situation and we offered to take Taz back which they felt would be in his best interest. Taz was very stressed coming back and going into kennels. This poor boy had done nothing wrong yet had his whole life turned upside down.
Taz has settled brilliantly and loves everyone he meets but after being attacked by another dog in his own home sadly our once very dog friendly boy is now very wary and can be reactive to dogs he doesn't know. Once he gets used to other dogs and knows they're not a threat to him Taz will happily walk with them. Taz has been used to going off lead and loves nothing more than running around with his ball and playing fetch but as he can be reactive this currently has to be in an enclosed field. Taz is house trained, travels well and is always eager to please. Taz can walk nicely on his lead but is a strong boy and he does need an experienced home ideally as an only dog. Taz may be able to live with a female dog if the match is right but this would require multiple introductions first to ensure both dogs were fully comfortable together before he could be adopted so any potential adopter would need to commit to regular visits to get to know him over a period of time.
We had Taz's 'lightning bolt' tail checked when he originally came into our care as it looked like it'd been trapped and broken in 2 places. The owner he came from said he'd been born like it but we weren't sure. Our vet however believed that was the case and as it doesn't cause him any pain or discomfort it was best to leave it how it is. It definitely adds to his character.
Date of birth: 12th November 2013
is a lovely laid back boy. He can be quite a lazy boy at times although really
enjoys his walks and gets so excited to have his lead on. Once out he happily
plods along and walks really nicely on his lead. He loves people but is also
happy in his own company and not at all demanding. Sidney is good with other
larger dogs but can be a little too interested in smaller dogs so unsuitable to
live with smaller dogs and care needs to be taken out and about. Sidney is
currently kennelled with Kitty, he never challenges her and is happy to be
bossed around. Sidney has a good appetite and enjoys his meals. He's very happy
in kennels and we know in time he would be even happier in a home but when he
went into short term foster following being neutered he was very stressed in
the strange surroundings of a house having never been anywhere other than a
kennel before. He paced and panted all night and wouldn't settle and so came
back to kennels the following morning where he was quick to roach on his bed
before going to sleep, completely exhausted. Sidney really needs a calm and
patient family to give him the time and space he needs to adapt to life in a
home. Once settled Sidney will be a dream boy but settling him will take time.
Sidney is completely clean in his kennel and although very unsettled he was
clean overnight in foster too.
This handsome boy came to us straight from racing following an injury sustained while on the track. On arrival it was clear his hock was broken and we immediately got him booked in for x-rays and checked by our orthopaedic vet. Bobby's broken hock was healing how it should so no intervention was required however he needed to be rested to allow the break to heal properly. Poor Bobby has lots of energy and was desperate to play and go for walks so he was really sad being left behind when all the others were going out. When we went to sit with him he was so happy he'd bounce around all over and couldn't understand why we were constantly trying to stop him doing this and keep him calm. After what seemed like an eternity Bobby finally got the all clear to start going for short walks. Bobby couldn't contain his excitement at being out and wanted to get everywhere at the speed of light and would pull us to get there. He has really calmed down now and is doing much better as he's got used to being out and his walks have been built up but he is a strong boy. Bobby is good with other sighthounds, he's intrigued by smaller breeds out on walks. (he doesn't see many smaller dogs close up to get to know them). He has calmed down considerably in the time he's been with us to the point we recently cat tested him. Bobby wasn't in the slightest bit interested in the cat and as a result we feel he will be cat trainable with careful introductions and monitoring. Due to his size and bounciness Bobby won't be rehomed with any younger children. Bobby is such a happy-go-lucky boy who loves everyone he knows but can be shy around new people. We get Bobby out of his kennel to meet people as he's uncomfortable with people looking into his kennel. Bobby hasn't got a tail, we're told he was born without one, he wags his whole body when he's excited though and apart from when he's wary of new people Bobby tends to be a happy chappy most of the time. He is a sensitive soul though and can be nervous in new situations.
Date of birth: 13th January 2015
Spencer is a big handsome puppy dog. He came into our care from an allotment where he was being kept and he was the last dog left behind. Poor Spencer was all on his own and only had someone nipping in once day to feed him. Spencer is such a people dog and craves attention so he must have been so sad on his own. He was riddled with fleas and worms when he arrived and was clearly very underweight despite his very thick kennel coat from being out in all weathers. With lots of TLC and 5 small meals a day Spencer soon got up to a healthy weight. Spencer is such a happy go lucky boy and his tail never stops wagging which unfortunately resulted in him splitting his tail on the kennel walls not long after his arrival. Despite every effort to try and get his tail to heal it kept splitting again with his constant wagging and sadly we had to have part of his tail removed. This is all healed now and still doesn't stop wagging although it's no longer splitting as he does so.
Spencer is good on his lead although can be strong at first due to his excitement. He's dog friendly but has only recently been neutered and isn't keen on some entire males at the moment. He's a big lad who is very bouncy but he can also be nervous of new situations and people. Due to this Spencer wouldn't be suitable to be rehomed with young children.
Spencer was recently cat tested and has shown himself to be cat trainable.
Date of birth: June 2013
Samson is our gorgeous nearly 6 year old blue boy who is very affectionate and loves nothing more than a good cuddle. Samson arrived from racing with his kennel mate Delilah but the two don't need to be rehomed together and Samson would be happy as an only dog.
Samson is very laid back and is often found roaching on his bed with his head on his pillows and can need encouragement to go out for a wee. That said he loves his walks and gets very excited to have his lead on. He's such a sweet natured boy who walks well on his lead, is good with all our other dogs and likes a lean if you should happen to stop. Samson hasn't got the best appetite and likes something tasty mixed in with his kibble to encourage him to eat up. Samson has a unique way of drinking and likes to put his nose underwater and blow bubbles! He also has a cheeky side and likes pick his bowls up and carry them to his bed so we give him an empty bowl to carry and make sure his water bowl is secure so he doesn't flood his kennel! Samson would make a fantastic companion and he could live with sensible dog savvy children.
We took Romeo into our care as an emergency when his racing owner no longer wanted him and his future looked very uncertain. He arrived in our care on Valentine's Day hence his name. He's a lovely laid back boy although has his mad bouncy moments wanting to play! He's good with our other dogs, good on his lead and he has a good appetite. Romeo is clean in his kennel and has adapted well to our routine. Romeo is learning what life is about and getting plenty of attention and tlc. He's discovered he likes fuss especially a good neck rub.
Romeo was a good boy in short term foster while he recovered from being castrated and having a lump removed from his leg which was a benign histiocytoma so nothing at all to worry about. He settled really well with his fosterers and their 2 greyhounds and was very respectful of them. Romeo doesn't like any bangs of doors or drawers closing and will squeal. He has the most pitiful squeal and had us running in panic thinking he was hurt until we realised it was each time we shut the door or drawer on the washing machine! He's a sensitive soul and would prefer a calm and quiet home. Due to his giddy moments and sensitive nature he won't be suitable for homes with young children.