Lilly Female Rottweiler cross
Lilly is a 4 year old Rottweiler cross. She is a highly intelligent dog, who needs a special home with an experienced, sensible owner; ideally someone who has an active outdoor life and needs a dog to accompany them. She might also be suitable for scent work as she is not large, and learns fast.
She was very worried about getting into a car, but now with patience and perseverance, she travels quite happily. She was also extremely unsure about walking on a lead, and would suddenly stop and refuse to move, so it took time for her to appreciate that a walk was a “good thing”!
Her training will be ongoing as she knew very little when she came to us and has obviously suffered setbacks being moved around. She is very affectionate and loves a fuss, but gets very excited with toys and balls, so play is limited and training games are best. And she has occasional mood swings which maybe to do with her previous life.
She walks with our other dogs and is fine, but can react to strange dogs if they push into her, especially if they bark at her.
Lilly settles well at night and has not been upset by fireworks.
She came to us from the pound and we have had her about a year.
Lilly has been homed twice and returned twice – different reasons both times. We always make it clear to adopters that there is no substitute for professional help and sometimes an experienced eye can pick up something quite simple – we also give out a list of dog trainers and behaviourists who we know are thorough. Sadly this advice was not acted on. We can only say that Lilly is a delightfully friendly dog – she has never been difficult with any of the staff or volunteers at the sanctuary and even likes the vet. She can however be stubborn and sometimes needs to be coaxed into the right action. And she needs a home where she won’t be left as she gets upset and can be destructive.
We don’t think she should be homed with another dog as she might be pushy but walks with some of our other dogs quite happily. We do hope that there is the right person out there for her for will be patient and understanding and take advice if necessary.
We think that she would be best suited to a one or two person adult home.
Dave Male Crossbreed
Dave is a 19 month old Mastiff x Lab. He is a large dog who needs an experienced owner to cope with his size. He is still a youngster so quite boisterous and needs someone who can hold him when he gets excited. He is good with other dogs but has little spatial awareness, so does not realize how big he is.…read more
Billy Male Springer Spaniel cross
Billy is an 8 month old Springer Spaniel cross. He is a typical puppy, full of energy and mischief. He is fostered with two other dogs and they all get on very well, but he can be a bit pushy, so needs to be put in his place.
Billy is on the go most of the time, so the ideal home for him would be one where he could be out and about with his owner, or someone willing to do scent work or search and rescue with him. He is a bright dog, willing to learn and very responsive.
He enjoys the garden but has not yet learnt to stay off the flower beds or not to chew up every stick he can find.
His manners are good and he walks well on the lead, ignoring other dogs on the other side of the road but would like to meet those closer to him. He loves his food and is very gentle taking treats.
Billy needs an active family home, where he will have company, possibly another young dog and experienced owners who have the time and inclination to continue and extend his training, to allow him to develop into a content all round dog.…read more
Perry is a terrier cross who is 8 years old. He had a very bad start to life and had been neglected. He was rescued and brought back to health but the trauma has left him with a few little issues.
Perry is inquisitive and playful and does love a cuddle. He enjoys quiet walks but is scared of other dogs so will bark at them.
He would love a calm home with no children, where someone will take the time to get to know and understand him. He would also prefer to be the only pet in the home.
With an experienced owner Perry will be very a very loving and loyal companion.
Jonny Male Lancashire Heeler
Jonny is a 5 year old Lancashire Heeler.
He loves his walks and really enjoys having a good sniff and search of all the smells. He walks well with other dogs and is very good on a lead. He loves to play with tennis balls when not walking, but he will need help with knowing when to stop play time as he does not stop by himself.
Jonny loves human affection and will always seek cuddles. He can get slightly vocal when left alone or when he gets too excited. He would be best suited to a home where people are around for the majority of the day and who can provide him with the affection and play time he enjoys.
Lola Female Shih Tzu x Pug
Lola is a 4 year old Shih Tzu cross Pug.
She is a very sweet girl, who is very friendly when she gets to know you. Lola walks well on her lead and is fine with other dogs.
Lola has a very gentle nature and worries about loud noises and busy households.
Lola would like a one to one relationship so she can have her own special person to love her. She needs a quiet home with no other pets where she will get lots of TLC.…read more
Midge Male Shih Tzu x Lhasa Apso
Midge is an 8 year old Shih Tzu cross Lhasa Apso. He is settling well and making friends with everyone.
He can be a bit stubborn, but likes his walks and gets on well with other calm dogs.
Midge is wary of children and crowds and does not like loud noises, so will need a quiet home.…read more