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This page was last updated in August 2022 - Most dogs that come into rescue have training and/or behaviour problems that will need continued work, so if you are looking for the "perfect, easy, well trained dog" then we are unable to help you at the moment. However, if you are totally committed and do really want to help a "RESCUE" dog then we will be happy to receive an application form from you. Once you have sent us your application form, we will initially acknowledge receipt of it and will contact you if and when we have a suitable dog for you.


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URGENT
Experienced home needed for Buddy

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Age: 7 years old

Gender: Male

Lab or Lab X: Golden Retriever

Suitable to live with cats: Yes

Suitable to live with another dog: No but good with other dogs when out.

On the lead: Not bad

Recall: Good

Good Traveller: Yes

Housetrained: Yes

Neutered/Spayed:Yes

Health: Good

Type of home needed:

Buddy's first years of life were dreadful. He was tied up to a door and given very little freedom. This we feel sure has made him now possessive of toys and food and he needs owners that have experience of this problem and know how to manage it. Buddy has many good qualities, he is very loving and really enjoys attention. He knows lots of commands and can be left for a couple of hours. He has lived and cuddled up with a cat, although is not doing so currently. Because of his issues with food and toys he will need a child free home.

Please do not phone or email us asking for more details of dogs that are on the website as we initially need to register and home check you to ascertain a suitable match. Go to our contact page to download an application form and an information leaflet.
Please click here for details.











Solo
Reserved

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Age: 7 months old

Gender: Male

Lab or Lab X: LabradorX

Lived with cats: Yes

On the lead: Needs further work

Recall: Not known

Good Traveller: Yes

Housetrained: A work in progress

Neutered/Spayed:Yes

Health: Good

Type of home needed:

Solo is arriving with us on 11th May. He is coming from Bahrian where this unwanted pup was found playing on the streets and in danger of being poisoned or shot. He was taken into a foster home and has shown that he is a lovely happy little guy and good with people and other dogs. His house training is coming along well but will need a little more work but that is his only downside everything else is good. Solo has been neutered and had all his vaccinations and has a passport. A kind and loving home with older children would be good for this lovely little boy.

Please do not phone or email us asking for more details of dogs that are on the website as we initially need to register and home check you to ascertain a suitable match. Go to our contact page to download an application form and an information leaflet.
Please click here for details.











Bailey
Do you have a heart big enough to help this lovely boy?

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Age: 2 yrs old

Gender: Male

Lab or Lab X: Lab X

Suitable to live with cats: No

On the lead: Pulls

Recall: Not tested but will need work

Good Traveller: Yes

Housetrained: Yes

Neutered/Spayed: Yes

Health: Good

Type of home needed:

Our lovely boy Bailey was a very frightened boy when we first met him but over the weeks he has been with us he has started to enjoy life at last. He has responded well to gentle handling and allowing him to dictate how long and how far he wants to go on his walks. In other words not pushing him outside his comfort zone. We can clearly see that Bailey is more confident around females but accepts men as long as they have a gentle approach. A rural home with a large garden for Bailey to mooch around in and just small walks to build his confidence up, would be perfect for him. A home with no children or visiting children and a place for Bailey to be away from any visitors until he is comfortable with other people coming into the house. Bailey sadly has had a very bad start in life but it is so rewarding to see him now enjoy going out for a walk and enjoying a cuddle. Bailey needs a caring and committed owner who will not give up on him.



Please do not phone or email us asking for more details of dogs that are on the website as we initially need to register and home check you to ascertain a suitable match. Go to our contact page to download an application form and an information leaflet.
Please click here for details.




Willow

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Age: 2 years old

Gender: Female

Lab or Lab X: Mix breed

Suitable to live with cats: No

On the lead: Pulls but not too bad

Recall: Not tested but will need work

Good Traveller: Yes

Housetrained: Yes

Neutered/Spayed: Yes

Health: See below

Type of home needed:2 year old spayed mix breed Willow is such a gorgeous little girl. As a puppy she was found severely injured but after treatment made a good recovery. She does walk with a limp on her back leg but this does not stop her and when off the lead she runs like the wind! She is not on any medication and is enjoying being fairly active. She is very affectionate and loves a belly rub and really enjoys her walks. She is not good with other dogs and becomes nervous if they run up to her. In a home environment she can become fearful of men and strangers and this will need to be handled with compassion as this is obviously a reflection on her early life. Using a child gate and giving her a safe place will help this situation and we will put in place a trainer to guide any new owner on helping her. Willow needs a child free home.




Please do not phone or email us asking for more details of dogs that are on the website as we initially need to register and home check you to ascertain a suitable match. Go to our contact page to download an application form and an information leaflet.
Please click here for details.




Bentley

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Age: 4 years old

Gender: Male

Lab or Lab X: Lab x

Suitable to live with cats: No

On the lead: Pulls but not too bad

Recall: Not tested but will probably need work

Good Traveller: Yes

Housetrained: Yes

Neutered/Spayed: Yes

Health: Good

Type of home needed: Bentley was a very nervous dog when he came into rescue before Christmas but has come a long way in the time he has spent with our helpers. To watch Bentley going for a walk is a joy as he struts like a little show horse! He is still nervous of strangers or strange dogs if they run up to him but thoroughly enjoys his walks especially is quiet rural areas. Bentley is a very sweet boy and has a lot of character. A loving quiet home in a rural area would be great for Bentley. This little guy has a lot to offer the right people.


Please do not phone or email us asking for more details of dogs that are on the website as we initially need to register and home check you to ascertain a suitable match. Go to our contact page to download an application form and an information leaflet.
Please click here for details.




Coming very soon from China
Carrot (mummy dog) & her 2 now fully grown pups- Erhuai (male) 2yr old & Sanshuai (female) 2yr old

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Housetrained: No

Neutered/Spayed:Yes

Health: Good

Type of home needed:

Coming soon from China and saved from the dog meat trade, 3 year old Carrot - Golden Retriever. Carrot was pregnant upon arrival and two of her now fully grown pups will be accompanying her. One male and one female and 2 years of age. All dogs have been neutered,spayed and have been health checked, fully vaccinated and passported. They have only ever been in kennels so will not be house trained and will need lead and general training. What they do have though are wonderful gentle natures but will need homes with people that are equally as gentle with them and prepared to put everything into training and making their lives perfect. They have lived alongside other dogs so will easily make good second dogs.

Please do not phone or email us asking for more details of dogs that are on the website as we initially need to register and home check you to ascertain a suitable match. Go to our contact page to download an application form and an information leaflet.
Please click here for details.











Note to adopters:

Lassie, Rin Tin Tin and Toto do not show up in rescue. We do not get the elegantly coiffed, classically beautiful, completely well trained, perfect dog. Many never had good veterinary care, kind or consistent training, or sufficient company. Some have lived outside, or left alone for many hours every day. When rehomed they are scared or depressed and anxious and will act out of character but time, patience and love will solve this. When you take on a rescue dog you need to be 100% committed to making it work, ride the storm but do not ever give up. We at rescue never give up on a dog. We know that a dog is a living being, with a spirit and a heart and feelings. Our dogs are not commodities, things, or garbage. They are part of lifes sacred creation and they deserve as much love and care and respect as Lassie, Rin Tin Tin or Toto. So please, please do not come to rescue in the hopes of getting a "bargain" or "a fully trained dog". Come to Rescue to give, to love, to save a life -- and to mend your own spirit. For Rescue will reward you in ways you never thought possible. We can promise you this -- a rescue dog will make you a better person.