Adopting one of our dogs:
OK we have been a little bit grumpy recently as people have returned dogs after 12 hours as "didn't settle", or a puppy after a week as "still weeing in house". When you view the dog we do treat people as adults and expect you to understand the concept of taking on a dog and what's involved. We Use foster homes as A, we are to poor to have kennels lol and B, I have always believed its best for the dog and new owners to see a dog in a home environment and its better for us to assess its behavior. This said we ask you to bring all the family to visit the dog your interested in as it has to be a family decision and also bring any resident dogs also. Please walk the dog and spend some time with him/her maybe even take out for the afternoon but PLEASE make sure that this is the dog for you.
Also dogs change in different environments so may be amazing in foster home but may wee or poo or bark at your home initially so please consider this and whether you are prepared to put some work in, this isn't just rescue dogs its all dogs and puppies. Dogs often need time to settle they will not automatically settle in your home, some do but some don't!!
When you view and have spent some time with the dog if you would like to reserve the dog we ask you leave a £50 holding fee, this is due to so many people in past saying they want a dog and us doing all checks and then they pull out, and in the meantime the dog has missed out on other fab homes and wasted our time. Once all checks are done you can then pay remainder of re homing fee and collect your dog. If for what ever reason you fail any checks we will refund you your £50 holding fee. After all checks are cleared we do expect you to collect your dog within 48 hours.
Please do not come and view dogs if you have holidays or busy work schedules as we wont hold the dogs for these.
Also WE CANNOT guarantee breed or age as these are RESCUE dogs and its the closest guess we can get to with our vets help. And puppies we have no idea what they are crossed with or how big they will get as generally Mum and Dad are unknown. Also puppies are very hard work they wee, poo chew and teeth (often on our hands, kids, furniture or clothes!!) so please keep this in mind when looking as they are very cute to look at but people forget how much hard work a puppy is and how much time they need to become well adjusted dogs.
Our re homing fee is from free on vets bills for life, up to £200, generally the young pedigrees, pups and rare breeds are between £175-£200. People ask why is it £175-£200 well that's because we do neutering vouchers for every single dog and every dog is vet checked and vaccinated by Natterjacks in Bournemouth. Also our transport costs are £750 a week and are generally paying our vets £1500 A WEEK , that's without food and all other extras and also we take many dogs that need operations, legs amputated, cruelty cases and also have over 10 dogs on vets bills for life that we provide for.
This beautiful lady is Reese,she is a 2 year old German shepherd lovely girl who's very affectionate can be wary of strangers,although Reese has always lived with other dogs she would prefer to be an only dog.shes a very sad genuine local gift in,if you'd like to meet reese please contact Andrea on 07715596368
this is lana who came in on Wednesday. a sad and scared old girl in pain with her legs. and also a wound in her side. our vet andy has cleaned her up, put her on loxicom for the pain and now she enjoys a ten minute stroll every day. she has settled well with my two dogs and clean in the house. she sleeps all night on her own and is quiet. we are looking for a nice retirement home for Lana and she will be on vet bills for life. she's a pleasure to foster and I hope there's a special someone out there who can give her the comfortable home
This is Skye, stunning blue whippet cross, 1/2 years old and 22 ins tall. She has reared pups here with us and is now looking for a home of her own. She has lived with other dogs, but we do feel she would prefer to be the only dog in the house, unless a very good match. She is good on lead, good recall for treats off lead, house trained, and loves children. She has lots of love to give and is eager to please. I do feel she would suit someone with sighthound experience if possible, but give me (Chantalle) a call on 07766 833252 for more information
This is adorable Golden Labrador 'Gabe', 3-4 years old and neutered. He is settling in well in foster and gets on great with the other dogs here. As you would expect he has tons of energy and can be boisterous. Quiet overnight and only a couple of 'wee' accidents indoors but apart from that going to toilet outside. His only bad habit to break seems to be jumping up, which we're working on and will improve with time and consistency although he may be more suitable for families with older children. Gabe walks well on the lead and he seems to have great recall having let him off the lead twice so far and he just stayed very close to me and came when I called (he loves his food though so the biscuits probably helped!). Also interacts well with other dogs on his walks. He's a lovely boy and I don't think he's going to hang around long which is just as well as I might fall in love with him
This is Macey she is a small 9 month old wired hair Jack lovely girl
loves cuddles . In foster with dogs cats and children
This is Ginger 1 year old jack . Looks like he has been in the wars as he has bite marks all over is body . They have healed but has took it's toll on his confidence , would need a special person to Adopt this dog as he is so scared but no malice in him one little bit
Razzle is a 10-12 month old wire haired long legged terrier
settling into foster care well,good on the lead
good with other dogs.will update with more information over the next few days.
Meet Milly a 12-18 month old wheaten x terrier. She's great with children and other dogs
has made her self at home. she loves being pampered.
needs some practice on a lead
(she chews it or would rather hold it on her own!)
Jim. 8-9mth wire haired terrier x.
Very easy going. Domesticated. Clean indoors. Loves kids, not so fond of cats. Eating well (everything in sight) likes playing in the garden. Very well behaved. Absolute diamond, love him already.
This is dot renamed sweet pea as she was so scared the first thing she did was go and hide in my pot of sweet peas bless her . She is tiny just a bit bigger than a teacup , she is 2 years old . Has been treated for mange but hair nearly all grown back . If you would like to give this sweet girl a loving quiet home please call Nat or Andrea
4 month old border collies
3 little girls and 2 boys enjoyed there bath eating and drinking well
Will be fantastic family dogs
This is Angel she was named Totty but the new is right as she is a little Angel
Very scared Pretty1 year tiny jack x , she will need time and patients to trust people again
but she is getting there Will update when I know more
This Buddy bear he's a 8-9 month old Lakeland x Fell terrier, medium sized a little shy at the moment and will need lead training, but how cute is he? Please call Andrea on 07715596368 or Natalie on 07801282624
Introducing Amber a beautiful black female Labrador who is 6 years old and neutered, she only arrived today but we love her already. In foster with children and another dog, she’s such a gentle lady who is house trained and loves a cuddle, she’s been for a walk and just trotted along besides me on the lead, knows her basic commands like sit and wait. She is slightly over weight so will need to go on a diet and have lots of gentle exercise to get back her figure but she will make a lovely addition to any family
This is minky 1 to 2yrs old a cheeky playful little girl.
she's a Chihuahua jack Russell cross and very small
if interested call Christine on 07909121321
Tinker is an older gentleman, he is approx. 6 yrs old lab/hound cross, he is in foster with children from toddler to teenage and other dogs pups to older, he is clean and dry in the house, apart from the odd very rare accident, he is fantastic on the lead but needs recall training off lead, he would need a secure garden as can get through little gaps but doesn't jump, ideal companion maybe for an older person/couple who just wants a loving dog for cuddles and walks.
Tinker is another one of our dogs we have had quite a few months so we know him very well and he is in foster with a few children and is very easy to have in the home xx
Lloyd was a team work rescue soon as I saw him I had to save this special boy. I saw his picture in the pound in a very sad state and Lilly s dog rescue in Ireland drove miles to get him and she looked after him a week or so then he went to Brenda at Inistioge then over to us to the lovely Frearson household. Lloyd is mature we think 6-8 years and a total gentleman you cant not love this boy he has no bad points that we can see and if you have a nice warm retirement fire then he is for you. Please call Sandra on 07711080025 for more info on Lloyd
Lloyd is a 6-8 month old gsd x he's still a very playful, bouncy big pup but also very loving,he's in foster care with another dog and small children,there is a resident cat who in a puppy way Lloyd will chase when she runs.he needs lead work but he is a very fast learner.for more info please contact Natalie on 07801282624
This is James and Clio a 6 week old Golden retriever x we have no idea who Daddy was I'm afraid he left with out leaving a forwarding message, they are lovely chunky fluffy pups, that have been raised with a cat, they are very good in the house and 80% of the time if the doors open they will go and toilet outside, they can viewed and reserved not quite ready to leave yet, please call Andrea on 07715596368
Genn....Now Gwen, is a 3yr old collie. Nervous but is coming round, good with the kids despite her obvious fear of them. Fine with dogs generally but can get possessive of me if shes close in the home so we're working on this. Walks off lead well though I felt like I was doggy dancing she was that close and had constant eye contact :-D she'll make the right owner a very loyal dog
Ravi, 1/2 yr old saluki/greyhound, sadly new owners need to re home him due to genuine and unfortunate circumstances, in their words: "He is a placid, laid back dog, 100% house trained and excellent with children.Brilliant on lead and travels well in car, coming to work with me daily and sitting quietly on his bed in the corner of the office. He is very wary of men and his recall needs some working on. He does require plenty of tlc, confidence building and this area will need ongoing work. His hunting instinct is very strong and his training/recall would probably come on quicker if he was not as surrounded with rabbit/deer temptations as he is with us. However he does not bother our chickens even when they are loose in the garden, so could possibly live with a dog savvy cat. Very good with other dogs, on and off the lead. He rarely barks and can be safely left. He will pinch food if left unattended. In many ways he is the perfect family dog, as he does not pester you for food or attention, so at home you hardly know he is there. He is microchipped and castrated." for more info call Chantalle 07766 833252
These are very cute 8 week old terrier x cocker spaniel (maybe)
1 male and 2 female they have loved there bath and eating and drinking well
in foster with other dogs and a toddler
This is Mia one of the nervous collie girls that came in this week
her foster mum has taken a carrier bag of dead coat off her
she must feel so much better needs a home that is going to give her lots of love and time
Patch is a 12 week old lurcher pup he and his siblings were found in a ditch
at just a few days old and were hand reared he's in foster with his sibling
children and other dogs and cats.lovely looking babies
Meet Lenny. An adorable Labrador cross Boxer estimated at between 2-4 years old. Lenny has come on brilliantly in foster; he is still a little nervous and anxious of sudden movements but he is so loving and gives so much affection. He is totally clean and dry in the house and quiet overnight. He's able to be left for periods of time and gets on brilliantly with our own three dogs. He's also great with children. He is medium size and quite strong due to his cross breed but he's certainly very gentle and not a huge dog. We are currently working with Lenny outside with his heel work, recall and behavior towards other dogs when he's on the lead. All this will improve with time although Lenny will need someone willing to work with him in these areas, and in return he will give masses of fun and love back!