GO TO HOME PAGE

LABRADOR RETRIEVER RESCUE
SOUTHERN ENGLAND

Home Page                
About LRRSE
Adopting a Labrador
Dogs Needing Homes
Saving China's Meat Trade Labradors and Retrievers
Contact Us
Fostering
Irish Labs in Need
Donate
How You Can Help
Newsletters
Training Advice
Doggie Dangers
Just for fun
Rainbow Bridge
Merchandise
Greeting Cards
Links

rescue


This page was last updated in July 2021 - Please be aware that there are far fewer dogs coming through rescue at the moment so there will most likely be a considerable wait. Most dogs that are coming in do 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.




Sydney


l

l

l
l
l




Age: approx 2 years old

Gender: Male

Breed: Labrador X Pointer

Lived with children: No

Lived with cats: No

Good with other dogs: Yes

On the lead: Please see below

Housetrained: Yes

Neutered/Spayed: Yes

Vaccinated: Yes

General Information:Sydney arrived in the UK from Lebanon at the end of last year after being found wandering the streets, evidently abandoned & left to fend for himself. He was placed in a home in the UK but unfortunately after careful consideration, Sydney’s adopters have come to the difficult decision that he would be best suited to different environment in order to thrive, & as such we are looking for somewhere he can call his forever home.
Sydney is a bundle of fun who has a lot of energy to burn. He loves nothing more than zooming around his garden, chasing birds and even trying out his luck at some fishing in the pond! He has been lucky enough to live close to the beach, as well as some other wonderful walking spots, all of which he loves to explore, so we’d love to find him an active home in a rural area with plenty of exciting places for him to visit.
Sydney is very clever & has learnt a number of commands and tricks over the past few months, all helped by his love of food, with his favourites being carrots and peanut butter, although any tasty snack will do! He particularly enjoys stimulating games such a puzzles or hide & seek games, & this continued enrichment will be a must in his new home. He has struggled with his recall due to his desire to chase birds so he will need to be kept on a long line until more recall training has been done and a bond has been formed between Sydney and his adopter. He is used to walking on a harness & long line, & even lets out a little excited ‘woohoo’ when he sees the harness come out, expressing his excitement at the walk ahead.
Sydney does have a few areas where he will need continued training to support him. Whilst he does enjoy a fuss from those he knows well, this must be on his terms. If approached too quickly or without him asking, he may bark or growl to let you know he is not comfortable. He becomes anxious when there are too many people moving around the home or if unknown people are visiting, as well as around any sudden movements. He has shown some guarding behaviours in the home when there a lot of people around, becoming defensive of people entering his space. As such we will only be considering calm, quiet, adult only homes with few comings and goings, in order for Sydney to feel settled and secure.
Sydney has lived with another dog but has been known to become quite boisterous with him, and when greeting dogs out & about he gets very over-excited & may bark & jump when passing them. His current adopters having been working on distraction & focus techniques with him which help to calm him down when greeting other dogs & this is something that will need to be continued in his new home. We think Sydney would be best placed as the only dog in the home, so training can be focused solely on him, however it would be nice for Sydney to have some friends to play with on a regular basis as it is clear he enjoys the company of other dogs!
Due to Sydney’s anxieties around sudden movements & unknown people, we will not be considering homes with children. His high prey drive means unfortunately, we will not be considering homes with cats.
Sydney’s has such a wonderful character and so much to give, he just needs some more training and guidance in a calmer home in order to flourish. If you think you can offer this to Sydney, we’d love to hear from you!


Health: Good

Type of home that would suit: As above

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


l

l

l
l
l




Age: approx 18 months

Gender: Female

Breed: Mixed

Lived with children: Not tested

Lived with cats: No

Good with other dogs: Please see below

On the lead: Please see below

Housetrained: Yes

Neutered/Spayed: Yes

Vaccinated: Yes

General Information:Willow arrived into the UK from Bahrain last year after being treated for horrendous injuries, having been hit by a car. Unfortunately her owners have come to the difficult decision that Willow would be best suited in a different home and as such we are now looking for a new forever home for her. Willow is a very loving, affectionate dog with those she knows well. She loves a belly rub and cuddle, & particularly likes getting snuggled up under her blanket for a long snooze. She’s a bit of a lazy bones and will happily spend most of her day lounging around in her favourite spot. She loves a brush and is happy to be handled all over, even where her scars are, however it is likely this is still a sensitive spot for her so care should still be taken.
Willow has a mischievous side and likes to steal items around the house, but never destroys them! Whilst she is playful, she isn’t really into ball games or tug, but much prefers to play with treat related toys which are great for enrichment purposes. Willow loves her food & is a quick learner, so coupled together she’ll make a great student for teaching some new tricks! Willow has become a favourite around the local village, especially with the ladies and loves a fuss. She will happily take a treat from anyone who’s offering! She will allow you to remove anything from her including toys, food or stolen items and has never shown any sort of aggression around people.
Unfortunately Willow does struggle in her interactions with other dogs. When out walking her on lead she can become very reactive and is strong so can be a lot to handle. She is going to need adopters who are able to mange this behaviour and work on this with her over time. She was originally living in a shelter with other dogs so we do believe this is something that can be overcome, it will just need dedicated time and patience. Due to her uncertainty around other dogs, we will only be considering adopters in rural areas, where Willow does not have to meet lots of dogs when out walking.
Willow has lived with a cat in the past and did not get on well with them, so we will only be considering cat free homes. She has not been tested around children & as such will be considering homes on a case by case basis.
Although Willow received severe injuries as a puppy her mobility is very good. At the beginning of a walk she may drag the injured leg but when she runs she uses all four legs and goes like the wind!
Willow has been through so much already and whilst she does have some areas she needs help with, she is such a calm, gentle dog at home and will make a wonderful companion!

Health: Good

Type of home that would suit: A loving, understanding 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.







Skye


l
l
l
l






Age: 7yrs old

Gender: Female

Breed: Skye is a Husky

Lived with children: Not suitable with children

Lived with cats: No

Good with other dogs: Needs to be an only dog

On the lead: Good

Recall: Not tested

Good Traveller: Yes

Housetrained: Yes

Neutered/Spayed: Yes

Vaccinated: Yes

General Information:Skye is currently in a foster home and this is what they say about her:
Skye sits, give paws, likes to be in the same room as you in the evening. She can be left during the day for up to 4 hours without to much trouble, enjoys two walks a day. She sleeps down stairs and will sneak on the sofa when you are not around.
She can be very affectionate and loves a stroke and belly tickle. She will approach you and put her head on your lap but if she wants to be left alone, she will lift her top lip and show her teeth. I think Skye would be best suited to a home with older teenagers as respect is needed when she wants space.
She walks well on a lead. Skye doesn't seem to like it when other dogs approach head on. I have done a few social walks with other dogs and she is not troubled when the dogs are walking behind her.
As Skye is not good around food she is not allowed in the room when we are eating and given the chance she will steal food. If she gets hold of something she shouldn't have, it's very hard if not impossible to get it off her.
She really is a lovely dog, has a real character, loves a sing song! Likes water, we have bathed her and it went well and she doesn't mind being brushed.

Health: Good

Type of home that would suit: As above

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.