This is Major, Major is 3 1/2 years old and came into Welfare through no fault of his own. Major has been castrated, he is also vaccinated and chipped. He eats well and appears healthy. Although Major was with his litter mates in his previous home there was some friction there so he needs to be homed as an only dog with no cats and Major is not fond of small dogs. He still needs some time spent on him as he was left very much to his own devices at his previous home. He was loved very much and came into Welfare when their owner died suddenly. House training is still ongoing, his lead training has improved and he has shown an improvement with his commands. Major is quite sensitive can be vocal, He has been known to have chewed and he seems to like women over men, he would also get obsessed with a ball if left. Major is a handsome boy, please don't let him spend any more time in kennels, he needs to be rehomed in an experienced home only with no young children.
This is NORMAN, Norman is was born in February 2018 so is only a young boy, He came into rescue after having two owners in his short life. It is understood that his first owner "gave him up" to his second owner, it is understood he lived with a female cocker spaniel with his first owner, his second owner only had him for 13 days when he had "gone for" their older dog. He came into us a little underweight but he has now put weight on and is looking well and is in good health. When he came into rescue he was very shy but he is now described as a happy, playful, loving, fun loving, fast, clumsy and cute boy who needs love and also needs to know his boundaries although this is now being worked on. In kennels he has been fine next to other dogs but due to his past experience he would be best as an only dog. He is super with his basic commands now, he sits for his food and is good on the lead. He is on a raw diet. Since being with us he has come on really well, he was initially nervous but now will let anyone touch him and handle him, you can trim his nails, clean his nails and eyes,he understands and obeys basic commands, he will sit, lay down and give a paw. he walks on a lead but does pull so this still needs work, he likes to play with his toys and will fetch his ball. He does bark when he wants his dinner and can when he gets over excited get mouthy. He does not like being shouted at and he will spin but not chase his tail. He does not like to be overshadowed and will back away, but in time , in the right hands will eventually learn to trust. He needs lots of TLC and patience. He needs someone who is experienced to bring this boy on to be the great dog he can be.
This is Rudy Spot he a a 5 year old boy who has unique markings, a white boy with red brindle patches, he is hard to overlook he has such a sad expression, he came into Welfare through no fault of his own due to a family breakup. Rudi has lived with children but Welfare feel the best and correct home for him now is with with someone who is older or maybe a couple as all he needs now is a quiet life. Rudi is on daily medication which is gabapentin, his dosage has been greatly reduced and managed. A supply of this medication will be made available when he is rehomed, He is on this medication as he has a spinal problem which has been seen by our vet, who has said his condition is not operable but can be managed by medication and the correct exercise, he sometimes changes his gait but it is hard to see as a bad condition as he throws himself about especially first thing in the morning. He is not keen on some big dogs or small dogs that threaten him but will walk them if if no threat is presented. Rudy is spotlessly clean, he has never been known to chew and he does not pull on the lead. He is a very gentle boy. Please only experienced owners to apply who will take advice from Welfare and follow it so as to benefit this boy.
This is JESS who is just over 2 years old, she came into us after her owner could no longer keep her. She seems in good overall health, she did come in a little overweight but this has been rectified. Jess came into us with no manners at all, she thought everything was a game but now understands the word "No" and is coming on well with work which will need to be carried on by any new owner. She came into us quite a nervous girl who had no boundaries and had not been properly socialised. She loves to be in the company of people We think that she should be an only dog as she has never lived with another dog and has not been socialised with them. Jess is a happy, playful excitable, boisterous, bouncy, athletic girl who is fast, she is also brave, friendly, loving and beautiful, she is also greedy, noisy and wilful. Jess is still a work in progress.
This is Jacob who is 4 years old, he came into rescue a little underweight and a few sores but he has now put on weight and his sore areas has now cleared up. He has no other health issues. When he first came into rescue he was scared and a little hand shy. He is now greeting with a bowed head and a slight wag of his tail. He shows no aggression, he is now looking at the other dogs around him, he just walks by and he ignores barking dogs. Jacob is a quiet, timid and a little insecure boy, but he is loving and he loves to be cuddled, he is soft, shy and needs love, he is a handsome boy. He will allow you to trim his nails, clean his eyes and ears, he walks on a lead. He does not pull on his lead, he is not a fussy eater, he is a slow eater, he is not a pig around his food, and is not food aggressive. He does not destroy or eat his toys but is a little ball obsessive, although he does not play with many toys and will not bring his ball back when asked.Jacob is still a work in progress as at the moment he does not understand or obey basic commands although we are working with him. He is not an over excitable dog and does not nip or mouth. Jacob needs time and patience to build up his trust and confidence. Jacob would be better homed with very laid back experienced bull terrier people in a quiet home where he is given time and patience, we think in time he will shine but he is not to be rushed, whatever happened in his life has clearly affected him as he is scared of the hand and of a sweeping brush. He is clearly responding with us but it must be done at a slow pace. At the moment is he scared of men although he is just starting to trust our kennel man, he now wags his tail and he now keeps his ears up, he loves women and is much happier around all females. Jacob is improving all the time and is getting braver as he is starting to trust and gain confidence. He will be a great dog especially with women, he wants to sit close and touch, He will be a great dog is the right hands. He is vaccinated and chipped. We will neuter him in time we feel it is more important at the moment for him to become more confident.
This is Indie who is about 18months old, she was rehomed but came back into rescue as her new owners had dogs visiting a lot and Indie reacted. She is not overweight and is in good health. She is a happy, athletic, playful, excitable, agile, fast, puppy like girl who is boisterous and bouncy, she can also be wilful and is a bit of an escape artist. She is not good with cats but she is a very pretty girl. She will let you trim her nails, clean her eyes and ears, she does get overexcited and will nip and mouth, she walks on a lead but can pull a little, she loves to play with toys and can be bribed with food. She is not obsessive with anything, does not chew , does not show aggression on the lead, she is not fussy about food, is not food aggressive, she does not destroy or eat her toys but she will not bring her ball back. Indie has some behavioural problems which we are working on but this is a continual work in progress. there seems to be no trigger and she will sometimes attack the hoover, brush or dog lead. She also will react on occasions to rattling chains or rustling noises. She will not let small dogs near her, but does cope near big dogs as long as they ignore her. Indie must be an only dog and have very experienced owners who will be happy to work with her and manage her behaviour issues. We are using a calm collar on her which is working and we walk her on a chain to get her used to the noise. She has been vac'd, chipped which is in the front of her chest, she is at the time of writing in season and will be spayed.