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Please note that we request a donation fee for all these dogs and our policy for this can be seen on the 'Adopting a Dog' page.




Lexy is a very loving and well-trained six year old female staffie who I've been fostering since Sept 2013. She loves to have cuddles on the sofa, go on walks and play ball. She's perfectly house trained, walks well on and off the lead, only plays with her toys and never chews anything that's not hers.


She always does as she's told - including ignoring the wild ducks that have recently arrived in the garden! She has managed to make all visitors to the house fall in love with her, despite many having previously had no interaction with staffie's and having preconceptions about the breed. In no time at all she's sitting on their knee having a cuddle or making them play ball with her.


I have a four year old son who she tolerates but is unsure of at times so she really would be happier in a house with older/no children. She also gets scared when other dogs run up to her on walks so would be best in a house with no other dogs.


She had a cancerous tumour removed last Sept - but there have been no signs of any re-growth in the last 7 months and she seems to be in perfect health so it's likely the whole growth was removed.


The minimum donation for Lexy is £200.





Harry Potter



Harry Potter was found straying recently on the Brecon Mountains. He spent his time at the Brecon Pound - where the staff were amazed that this lovely, kind, friendly big Springer Spaniel was not claimed. Our vet and the Pound aged him at 18 months old. He is a rangy, tough dog who will enjoy an active, country home. Harry has not put a paw wrong since being found. We really hope he gets a great forever home asap. We don't know what he would be like with cats or babies. We do know he has huge potential to be a great friend and companion.


The minimum donation for Harry Potter is £200.





Humbug & Hedwig



Humbug is an older Shih Tzu. He is a beautiful cream and white colour. Hedwig is an older Westie girl. Both dogs have come from a Welsh farm and have lived together in a little kennel for a long time. They are very attached to each other, so we will not part them.


They arrived with sore eyes, and very short stinking coats. After their vet checks, they both had a good, comforting bath and had their eyes attended to. They look lovely and shiny and much more happy now.


These are lovely, little dogs. Humbug walks well on the lead and is very confident. He is a great dog. Hedwig is more timid but is very much happier today. She sadly has a large mammary tumour plus rotten teeth. The plan is that she has a dental and the mass removed next week. The mass will be tested so we will know what the prognosis is for this lovely, sweet natured little lady.


The minimum donation for Humbug & Hedwig is £200 each.








Hunter is another dumped Brecon stray. He is young and very wriggly. A real little live wire. He has shown zero aggression and 100 per cent sweetness since arriving here. He is a dark beige coloured terrier type who will, after having a loving, stable home where he is given further training and fun, turn in to another great companion I am sure. Sorry the pictures are not very good - he does not want to stay still for long enough at the moment.


The minimum donation for Hunter is £200








Harper is a poor, terrified young dog. She has just spent a week in the Pound at Brecon after she was found straying. She came over to us yesterday and was plainly extremely scared and confused. Even so, she show zero aggression whilst having her vet check, etc. Harper was then whisked away to a lovely foster home. She has started to come out of her shell today so we have high hopes she will make a great friendly dog soon. Harper is only about 12 month old and a real mix of breeds. The Pound said she was a 'hairy black whippet'. Hmm. Not sure about the whippet bit.


The minimum donation for Harper is £200








Scarlet is a lovely young, small lab x. She has been in kennels now for several months where she sits quietly waiting for someone to pick her. Scarlet was very unresponsive and 'shut down' when she first came in as a stray but is now coming out of her shell. All she needs now is a loving home where she can feel happy and secure.
Scarlet is very gentle and sweet natured. She loves her walks and can sit and give a paw but what she loves most is to sit beside you, or on your lap for a cuddle, where she would happily stay all day if she could. Poor Scarlet hasn't had any interest in her at all. If you think you could offer her a home please come and meet her. Take the time to find a bench and sit with her a while and you'll see what a great, affectionate girl Scarlet really is.

For more information please Tel. Whitehouse Kennels on 01934 750352









Coco is a 4 year old Spayed Doberman x Cocker Spaniel bitch , she is currently living with my 3 dogs which are 2 bitches and one male dog. They all get on really well together although she was a little nervous to start with, she has lived with cats and when I picked her up yesterday I saw her interacting with one cat and she was oblivious to it, she is house trained and used to travelling in the car.


Coco is not ready for adoption yet as she is being assessed.








Brian before his makeover

Brian after his makeover


Brian is a newly retired stud dog who recently went to a wonderful new home where he is very comfortable and being pampered.


Very sadly, this lovely little lad - who has been neglected and unloved in his previous home where he was a puppy farm stud dogs for many years - is very unwell. He was incredibly thin and frail when he arrived here in January. Years of having a mouth full of rotting teeth plus a huge worm and flee burden (that puppy farmer never apparently 'wastes' money on treatments for worming and de-fleeing) have taken a terrible toll on him.


We really really hoped that he would put weight on and gain strength. Though he is getting braver, he has not managed to put on any weight or recover very much condition. He is sick regularly. Our vets have done blood tests on him which came back normal. He is on a lot of stomach medication now to try and stop him being sick. The outlook for him is not good. Fortunately, his foster carer is happy to keep him even though it is heart breaking that it will probably not be for very long.


It is never easy to ask for money but we desperately need donations to help us give poor Brian some quality life, whatever there is left of it.


Please, please click the Donate button on our homepage, any amount however small will be a great gift for Brian.








Olive is a very friendly and happy girl, good with everyone, dogs, cats and small animals. She is house trained and crate trained, sleeps all night and eats well, mainly Tinned food and puppy biscuit meal. Olive will be a lovely pet and a great friend to anyone and other dogs in her new home.


The minimum donation for Olive is £200.








Sky is a 5 year old cross breed girl who is coming to us due to a marriage break up. She has been much loved and her owner is very sad to have to re-home her. Sky is very friendly with people but not with other dogs so she will have to be the only dog in the home.


Sky has gone to one of our lovely foster families. This is great that the lovely little girl has gone in to a home. Further update soon.


The minimum donation for Sky is £200.





Wags & Whirlwind



These lovely little ladies have recently been lucky enough to go in to a foster home where they are being pampered and starting to learn about life as pet dogs after their years spent in vile, cramped cages as breeding bitches in Wales.


Wags and Whirlwind are friendly, lively middle aged Shiatsu girls that need to find their forever home together.


Donation to be discussed with Rosemary for these 2 poppet’s.





Mollie (Parsons JRT)



Mollie is a Parsons/Jack Russell, and her date of birth is 30/04/12. She is tan and white in colour and still has her tail. Her last vaccinations were done in August 2012, Mollie has an Identichip certificate and is registered with Anibase. Mollie was neutered on 15/11/12.

Mollie has recently gone into her foster home, further details and hopefully better pictures to follow.








Storm is a Staffy cross who is about 1 year old (born Feb 2013). She is being re homed through no fault of her own. She is not being given the attention she needs in her current home, and needs someone who can show her the ropes and give her the attention she deserves. She is house trained and knows not to get on the furniture.


She needs some basic training to get her walking nicely on the lead. She has lived fine with a baby and toddler, she hasn't lived with dogs but lies on the floor when she sees one. She has lots of energy and loves to play with her toys, a typical young dog who has lots of energy.


There is a minimum donation of £200.








Sunny is a 8 yr old male German Shepard, he has been neutered, he is in good health with no ongoing problems. He is very protective of his family, he doesn't like visitors and is very vocal in telling them so. He is not finding a busy household easy and we feel a quieter home would suit him much better with less people coming and going.


There is a minimum donation of £200.








Ozlo is an Irish setter cross collie who is two and a half years old, he's been chipped and all up together on his jabs. Recently Ozlo was attacked by another collie whilst out for a walk and he was badly bitten above the eye, this has changed his personality he needs some precious time spent getting his confidence and calmness back.


There is a minimum donation of £200.








Dexter is a four year old male (neutered) golden cocker spaniel looking for a new home with EXPERIENCED dogs owners.
His mum is a working cocker and his dad is a show cocker. We have had him from 8 weeks of age and have always taken him to training classes. He is very responsive with regards to commands. Dexter loves his walks and has great recall. He is also good in the car and is happy to be left at home for short periods.

He is a great dog and very loving to those he knows although is very nervous of strangers. He has never bitten however can bark aggressively at strangers coming into the house or if not under control when out. He currently wears a muzzle on walks and this calms him down. Experience has shown that when he is around other dominant dogs (cats not a problem) and calm assertive handlers he doesn't show this behaviour.

Dexter is a great agility dog. He has been doing this for about two years and although so far has only been for recreation and his enjoyment he is very responsive and is making great progress. He also loves water and occasionally goes to a hydro pool for additional exercise - although the local pond does just as well.

It is with great sadness that we have to part with Dexter however with two young children we don't have the time or ability to address his nervousness of strangers. I am happy to have him around my own children however he would prefer a home without young children.


There is a minimum donation of £200








Toby is a 3 year old Jack Russell, vaccinated, neutered and micro chipped.


He is loving and loyal, sweet natured and loves playing and running around with other dogs. Great with people but has only been around children aged 10 years plus.


He will eat anything, loves crunching into a carrot, loves a bone and playing with his toys. He is full of energy but loves to curl up on my lap in the evening.


He is very frightened by fireworks.


Unfortunately Toby's owner could not keep him and for no fault of his own he is looking for an adoptive home.


There is a minimum donation of £200








Bruno is a small terrier cross mainly Jack Russell, but a little longer in the body than the average Jack Russell.


Bruno was homed with an elderly gentleman in July of last year. Sadly, the gentleman had a heart attack in February. It has now been confirmed that he cannot return to his home so Bruno needs a new home.


Bruno doesn’t like cats, there have been some issues with dogs, but he is living with other dogs now with no problem.


There is a minimum donation of £200





Evan - Reserved



Evan has been here for several weeks now. He is very handsome and such a good young collie. It is a real shame - and a surprise - that no one wants him. Evan has really and truly not put a paw wrong the whole time he has been here. He shares his room with Eva in peace and harmony. He is excellent on and off the lead. Basically he is just a cracking young, trainable, biddable young boy.


There is a minimum donation of £200





Eva - Reserved



Eva has been here for several weeks and, like Evan, is just such a lovely young, good dog - but not one person wants her. She does not put a paw out of place and really is a dream dog. Playful, kind, intelligent - what more can I say? She is a big girl - looks like a black Labrador with a smidgen of lurcher perhaps as she is slender and fast.


Please consider the lovely Eva. It is such a shame for dogs to be in kennels when the vast majority are much happier living in a home with a family. Their lives are sadly so short it is so pitiful to see them wasting time languishing in kennels.


There is a minimum donation of £200





Winter & Wonder



Wonder and Winter are wired haired fox terrier cross miniature poodles, born dual sexed, and now aged 6 months old, having arrived here at 5 weeks old. They have grown in to lovely, happy, lively young pups.


Wonder has had her surgery now and is recovering very well. Winter is due to have her op shortly. These two pups are very attached to each other so can only be re-homed together. They have been very well handled, trained and socialised by their foster carer and are ready (as soon as Winter has her surgery) to go to their own forever home.


There is a minimum donation of £200 Each





Tessa & Paddy



Inseparable elderly Jack Russell siblings, Tessa and Paddy, came to us a few weeks ago after their loving owner died. Both little dogs are lovely and have settled in incredibly well with their foster carer, Vicky. They are going to stay with her long term now as it does not seem fair to move them on again. Both little dogs have a few minor health issues and will be now looking for kind sponsors to help us pay their on going vet bills in our new "SPONSOR A DOG" section. Details to appear on the website shortly.





Rocky & Jack



We always have lots of dogs needing great forever homes. There are always endless other dogs waiting to come in too. We help as many as possible. Once any dog comes in to our care, we ALWAYS do our absolute best for them. Some of the dogs get snapped up and find homes really quickly. Some take a bit longer. And some take months, even years. We try to get dogs in to good foster homes as soon as possible, but sadly, there are never enough foster homes.


Our write ups and pictures try to convey all the necessary facts and information about out dogs in an interesting clear way as possible. But of course, there is usually a huge amount for that to happen and an incredible amount of time and effort involved behind the scenes. Vet and care costs are often huge for a lot of the dogs. A lot of the ex puppy farm dogs we have had in since last summer have really great needs in all ways. And another huge issue is that we take in pairs of dogs too and we try our utmost not to separate dogs that are so attached to each other. Tessa and Paddy, Tyson and Buddy. They have always been together and love each other. Only the harshest person would consider parting attached pairs...........................


We thought it might be interesting for yourselves to follow a pair of dogs that have just come to us for re-homing. These are very typical of the special dogs we help. We will let you have in-depth information about them and what is actually involved in their care. This care is typical of what we do for all of our dogs.


13th March - Received a phone call from a rescue in Wales that we have helped for many years (C.A.R.A.) Could we take in urgently two Labradors. Farmer owner dying of cancer. Wife too ill to care for the dogs. She was going to have them PTS if we could not help as no other rescue had space. Both dogs had lived free on farm all their lives and were said to be very friendly and much loved pets (not puppy farm dogs). I said we would take them in - Labradors are always fairly easy to re-home.


14th March - Spoke to wife to find out more about the two dogs. Rocky, 6 years old and father of 3 year old Jack. She said they were very happy, friendly dogs who lived free outside all the time. Neither had ever been vaccinated, chipped, wormed, neutered, worn collars, etc. I asked if she could pay us a donation for taking them in (as to kill dogs via the vets costs quite a lot) but she said she could not afford to pay us anything. She sounded to low and sad, no way could or would I insist - that is not our way.


18th March - Our lovely transporters, Tim and Pauline, delivered the two boys, plus another little dog, Toby, over to us from West Wales. It had been a total nightmare for them when they went to collect Rocky and Jack. Neither dog would be caught and when they finally were, both were totally freaked and panicked by the slip leads put on them. So they had to be carried in to their crates. Not easy. Both are big dogs. The farmers lived in a little caravan on their land. Neither dog have ever been in a house before apparently. Or even off their farm. They came with some of their normal food. Several tins of Tesco value gravy granules (which the lady added hot water too obviously) and put on their value dog biscuits. Some how they got safely into their large bedroom here when they arrived. We left them to settle. They wolfed down their evening meal - Royal Canin Medium Adult food mixed with Butchers Tripe. They thought that was yum yum.


19th March - They had a good, quiet comfortable first night here. After doing all the other dogs and clearing them away, apart from a few of the other friendly Labs that live here, we let the two boys out. They are VERY scared, especially Jack. He slunk around trying to look invisible. Rocky was braver but would not let us near him either. After exploring the yard for a while, they both put themselves back in their room. A couple of hours later they came out again for more exploring. This time both were braver. Again, they had an enjoyable dinner and settled down for the night. We need to get them relaxed and more used to us and being here before we get the vet to come and health check them plus Vax, worm, chipped, etc. them. Luckily they both seem healthy - otherwise we would have obviously got the vet to seen them both straight away.








Alba is a gorgeous dog from Romania, Dogsfriends kindly agreed to take her in from an organisation that raise funds to bring them over from dreadful high kill shelters, where the dogs are literally beaten to death rather than being pts once the shelters are full.


She is a wonderful dog, walks nicely on a lead, appears to be house-trained using a dog flap too. Alba is more Labrador than anything. She loves people and kids but we wouldn't place her anywhere with young children as we don't have a full history on her.


However she gets on well with my 12 and 13 year old.


Alba would love a home with another dog to keep her company. Alba did have a bout of Distemper, from which she is completely cured now, but does have a post Distemper tremor which means she constantly trembles a little bit. This doesn't cause her any concern or pain but it is just something for potential adopters to bear in mind when they meet her.


Could you offer Alba a family of her own?


There is a minimum donation of £200





Tilly & Buster



Another poor young family who have lost their home and are having to go in to rented accommodation that does not let pets live there, so they have given us their very much loved dogs to re-home.


They are 5 year old Sprocker Tilly and her beloved son, 3 year old Springer Buster. Both are beautiful, well behaved lovely dogs that need a home together. The family spent months unsuccessfully trying to find them a new home. I hope we will have better luck.


They are here at the moment but it will be great for them to have their own new forever home asap. In the meantime, a foster home would be lovely.


There is a minimum donation of £200








Oh goodness. We take in lots of dogs, Some are happy, Some are scared. Then you get the 'special cases' like Ben. They are heartbreaking........


Ben is a 7 year old tricoloured Cavalier. He had spent his WHOLE life as the sole companion to an elderly gentleman. Ben saw no-one and nothing except his owner, the home and the garden. He has had no contact with other people, cars, cats and most crucially, other dogs.


A few weeks ago Ben's elderly owner sadly died. At this point Ben and his owner had moved in with a caring couple of friends. When his owner died Ben did not move from the spot in the house for several days and just cried and cried with grief. The couple tried to console Ben and have done as much as possible. He has started going for walks and getting brave with traffic.


But, very sadly, the couple could not keep Ben (due to ill health and to the husbands work). So Ben had come to ourselves.


Ben went into foster care but here's the problem, BEN IS SO SO SCARED AND LOST. The lovely foster family have other gentle little Cavaliers but he is too daunted by EVERY THING to get any comfort from them, the people, the dogs or the walks. The foster carer knows Ben will snap if pushed as he is so scared.


We have often taken in such scared dogs, but these have inevitably been ex puppy farm dogs and they get great comfort from other dogs of their breed. Ben is just not used to any dogs, even little Cavs.


We want/need a magic person for this lovely little dog. Someone who is totally and utterly sensible and /or willing to listen as how to help Ben develop in to a happy, balanced little dog.


Update from Bens fosterer. 25/2/14


Although he is now in the same room as all the other small dogs not just the Cavs I think he would be happy as an only dog as well as with lovely Cavs. He is still semi snapping at me although he let me take his lead off just now but he has no problem with Ivan I think because he is a man. Another gentleman or older couple who still enjoy shortish walks would be great.


There is a minimum donation of £200





Bruno the Rottie cross Boxer



Bruno has been with his foster family for a whole year now. Sadly no one has wanted to adopt him as he is not the easiest of young doggies. But very happily, his lovely foster family are now going to adopt him!! This is great. Thank you foster family, very much for sticking with Bruno through thick and thin!








Pip is a lovely, very bright, tricoloured collie pup who was born in June last year.


We took him in as an emergency a few days ago from a another rescue in West Wales. This poor pup had been very much loved and wanted by his original owner but, sadly, because of a bad marriage break up, Pip ended up in rescue.


He went straight in to a local foster home but unfortunately Pip and one of their dogs had a personality clash. So Pip had to go on another long trip yesterday and is now happily settled with a foster carer near Torquay.


His new foster carer thought she would take him to the beach this afternoon for a good run, but poor Pip shook and was so upset to be in a car yet again. She decided to let him just keep playing football in her garden instead. (He has been from Aberystwyth in Wales to Bath to Cheddar to Weston super Mare to Torquay over the last few days so no wonder he was not happy to move yet again!)


Pip has a great, kind character and is lovely with children and adults. O.K. with most dogs and tolerant of cats, but this is being worked on.


Our plan for Pip is to let him settle with his foster carer then get him neutered.


The minimum donation for Pip is £200





Buddy and Tyson


Buddy                                                       Tyson

We have been asked by another rescue to urgently help with two Rottweiler's:- Buddy and Tyson.

They have been used as 'guard dogs' for the last few years this has meant, in reality, just being kept in a small run in a back yard apparently.

They are said to be very friendly but not very well socialised with life. Both dogs are here for assessing and hopefully they will be as lovely as the other rescue says they are and we can get them in to a foster home a.s.a.p after they have been neutered.

They have only really had each other their whole lives (three and a half years) and seem very attached to each other. They live together in peace and harmony so, though it will be a tough ask finding them a great forever home together, it will be wrong to part them I feel.

They have spent their lives, so far, living in a heated shed with a small outside run, So they will be fine here for a little while, but it will be great to get them a fabulous active home.


Update 7/2/14

Our vet came yesterday 6/2/14 and they performed like perfect gentleman during their health checks where they received vaccinations and micro chipping. Not a growl nor whimper was heard. We feel that it would be best if these two chaps were re-homed together where they are the only dogs in the household.

Rotties can sometimes have a bad reputation, all they need is love and you will have two best friends for life. Please give these two lovely chaps a chance.


The minimum donation is £200 each









Oscar is a 6 year old Rottermann who is looking for a new home - either foster or (preferably) forever home - asap as his owner is too ill to look after him.  Oscar's best friend is a little Yorkie and he likes cats too apparently.  He is a bit shy with new dogs.


Update 8/2/14


Oscar has gone to a new foster home, watch this space for new photos and information.


Update 23/2/14


Great news for Oscar, he will be going back to his owner in the very near future.


Update 7/3/14


It seems that poor Oscar will not be returning home as his owner has made the decision that he is no longer required!!!

There must be some body that can give this special chap a good home.


There is a minimum donation of £200







Jessie is a striking, chunky, beautiful 6 years old Labrador cross Malamute who has been much loved by her last owner.  Unfortunately Jessie became too unreliable around the cats on the small holding were she lived with her older lady owner/  So sadly she is now here.  She is such a lovely dog.  Poor Jess keeps howling and crying softly to herself when she is left (the Malamute half of her).  But when she is out and about with people, she is very happy, obedient and waggy, especially when treats are involved (that the Labrador half of her).  We really hope to find Jessie a lovely, active country home as soon as possible where there are no felines and the owners are experienced, calm and sensible - in return, they will have a great friend.


Update 8/2/14


Jessie has been reserved hoorah. She is such a wonderful dog and I had the pleasure of walking her a few days ago. she did not pull at all and has such a calm and even tempermament. Lets just hope she gets the home she so richly deserves.


Update 14/2/14


Jessie is coming back today, it did not work out for her at her new home. Jess could do with a foster home with adults only and no cats.

Poor Jess has come back and is crying and howling non stop!!!! She is VERY upset and really needs to go into a foster or even better a new forever home. Please, please can anyone help poor Jess?


The minimum donation for Jessie is £200







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Winnie the wonder dog


Winnie is a lovely, gentle 4 year old yellow Labrador who has had lots of pups in her life. She had a litter very recently but, very sadly, she accidentally crushed them all to death, poor Winnie is massively overweight and the vet said she would not have realised she was squashing them.

She is extremely shy and timid as she most likely was born and lived her whole life on the isolated farm she has just come from. She panics on a lead. Is too scared to move if anyone new is around. etc. etc. BUT she has shown no aggression and is living very happily with several other dogs. Winnie weighed 44 kgs when she first arrived here last week. The vet said she should weigh 28 kgs. Or 30 kgs max. So you can she how fat she is. This lovely lady needs a great, sensible forever home where there is at least one other similar dog to help her. She will make a great friend to the whole family.


The minimum donation for Winnie is £200







Rocky is a very small jack russell, who was handed in to us as his owner became to ill to care for him. Rocky is 7 years old and has not lived with children. He is really really sad to be in kennels so if you could foster him or offer him a forever home please contact us asap. Rocky would need to be the only dog in the home.


The minimum donation for Rocky is £200





Cassie the dottie - Reserved



Cassie is a lovely, amazingly good natured 5 year old Rottweiler at we took in last week end.  She had been rescued from an awful situation at the beginning of this year.  Unfortunately, the couple who took her in became too ill to look after her so we were asked to help her. Even more unfortunately, they failed to tell us she has a very bad back leg which will require major surgery to correct and take away the pain.   The couple had spent money on having a large, benign lump removed from
one of her back legs and feeding her up, but they could not spend the money fixing her cruitite ligament that had 'broken' on her other back leg. As soon as she arrived, it was obvious how bad it was.  She saw our vets first thing morning who agreed and her great foster carers brought her over again on Tuesday her full xrays to confirm this.


Cassie is a beautiful Rottie that desperately needs a cruciate operation. Dogs friends took Cassie in and are trying to raise funds. She is an easy foster dog but has had a troubled life, this shows in day to day life. We're sure the right home is out there for her but obviously she cannot be homed until the operation is done . Please help us raise funds for this wonderful girl. The operation will be between £1000 and £1300 thank you. If you would like to donate to help this little lady out, we'd really appreciate it. You can donate by either sending a cheque to us, marked for Cassie or use our paypal button on our website. Maybe you'd like to hold a little fundraiser, like a cake sale or a coffee morning? Thankyou so much for your support.


The minimum donation for Cassie is £200







On Sunday morning we had a telephone call from a lady looking to find a quiet, gentle elderly Staffie girl for an elderly lady to adopt. Very shortly afterwards, we were asked if we could take in a Staffie that matched that description exactly. Only problem was that she was in Harlow. She was yet another dumped staffie and had been taken to Harlow Pound. A wonderful volunteer drove hundreds of miles (from Suffolk to Essex to Somerset - which took her many hours as the traffic was so bad - and then back to her home in Suffolk).


When she arrived, she was trembling all over.  She had been so terrified of the kennels and the other dogs in the Pound that the staff there had kept her in their office. Maggie May went to the vet yesterday for a total health check, vaxxing, etc.  before being taken on to meet the elderly lady.  BUT WE WERE VERY SHOCKED TO FIND THAT MAGGIE MAY IS ONLY VERY YOUNG - 3 years old maximum.


So our plans had to be quickly changed. She is too  young for an elderly lady, so we are still looking for a dog for her. Very luckily, our two emergency foster carers, Maria and Jasmine, very kindly offered to foster Maggie May. Even more fortuitously, Maggie completely transformed from looking like a terrified, old lady in to a great, happy, wagging, playful young dog when in their home. Jasmine is young - Maggie is very good with her. They have cats - Maggie is very good with them. So, whilst it is great that Maggie is young and has a whole life ahead of her.


Update from her fosterer


Maggie May has been with me for two days so far and is simply adorable. She just wants company, lots of cuddles and someone to throw a ball for her. She’s toilet trained and clearly been very well trained at some point in her life re basic commands: sit, stay, paw etc.


She doesn’t pick up anything she shouldn’t (including all my 3 year old son’s toysthrown everywhere), chew anything etc. She travels well in the car and will calmly sit and wait for you. She really will make a lovely pet for someone. However,she really does want constant company at the moment and once she feels secure she becomes attached very quickly.


She spends most of the day on my knee while I work from home, follows me everywhere around the house and sleeps on the bed at night-time. She does tend to bark when someone new walks in to the house - but then so do lots of dogs! She briefly saw the neighbours two small dogs who barked at her but she didn’t react at all. Aside from that we haven’t had any interaction with other dogs yet and I have no other pets.


The minimum donation for Maggie is £200





Evie the collie



This lovely girl is at a pound and has until the day after tomorrow to find a rescue space or she will be put to sleep. We are full, can you foster her for us?


EVIE – CAME IN WEDS 17.7.13 – TIME UP WEDS 24.7.13




Evie is a happy bouncy girl, likes lots of fuss, clean in her kennel, has sniffed other dogs through kennel bars and is fine with them. She is a female black and white collie, older girl, about 7 to 8 years plus, has an ingrown tooth, doesn’t look infected, inflamed or painful, but Pip is going to look at it to double check. In good condition, travelled well in the van, doesn’t seem bothered by other dogs, a very calm sweet
natured girl, not bad on a lead.




I am really surprised that Evie has not been snapped up. She is just lovely. Well mannered, good in all ways and gets on with everyone and everything. Her only issue is that she grizzles when first left as she is very insecure. We have no idea of her history or background and, being a collie, she could well be really missing her old home and owner.  But, as she was an unclaimed stray, her old owner is presumably not missing her!! Evie really really deserves a great country forever home with a person, or people, who will be patient, understanding and NOT let this darling dog down again.

Update - 20/10/13


I have been fostering Evie for about 2 months. The description above says Evie is an older Collie. It is very difficult to age dogs but Evie doesn’t have many white hairs where they shouldn’t be. Evie is very active and will run when she could walk. Although Evie isn’t a pup, she has quite a few years ahead of her as an active dog. She is definitely not an old dog who just wants a half hour walk then just sitting around for the rest of the day.


She is confident with other dogs but accepts more dominant dogs without a fight. I think she must have spent a lot of time with other dogs and knows how to behave. There seems to be real affection between her and Henry my old Westie.


We don’t know Evie’s history but she was quite excited when she saw me with a lead. She was no trouble waking to heel. This would suggest she was a pet. 


Evie is well liked by the people who have been involved with her.Although Evie has been very good with me she has had problems with previous fosters, although they liked her she cried when she was left. My feeling is that when she has had a full day being out with the other dogs running round the garden etc she will not cry, but if she hasn’t been active, she may cry when left. I only had one problem with her crying. She only cried when I was in the house but in an other room, this was a day when I had been out. I think Evie is a very good dog but it is essential that the adopter has the time and energy to keep her stimulated.


The minimum donation for Evie is £200





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