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Tigger reserved



Breed:Parsons Jack Russell

Age:6-8months (ish)

Foster carer update (29.01.2015)

I have had Tigger for 2 weeks now and he has settled in very well. He is loving and friendly with everyone and other dogs. He is good off the lead, if other dogs are around he just wants to play, and can take some catching. Being so young he really is very playful and bouncy, a very lively chap indeed always on the go and will make a great family pet!


Tigger arrived on January the 13th. He is a very sweet, bouncy character. Full of life and desperate to live in a loving home where he can be trained, walked and played with. 

Having been to the kennels and walked Tigger, it is apparent where his name comes from. This picture does him no justice. He has the MOST gorgeous eyes (like a tiger) and loves to bounce up and down in the kennel desperate for his dialy walks on the lead. 






Breed:Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Age: 7

This lovely older Staffie urgently needs a forever, or at least, a foster home.

Here are some pictures of buster, we thought he was older than he is, but  after doing some working out he is actually 7 and will be 8 this year. He is neutered and  good with children but not with cats or other dogs, he walks perfect on the lead doesn’t pull just plods along wagging his tail it’s not recommended that he runs around off the lead as has arthritis in his right shoulder so will limp if exercised  too much. He loves running around garden with toys football etc,loves a bath and jumbones.




Breed: Collie

Age: 8 months

Oreo is a handsome, friendly 8 month old Collie pup.  He has been much loved and well cared for.  Unfortunately he has proved too strong and energetic  for his family.  So he is coming over from Wales shortly for us to find him an excellent, collie savvy forever home.

Judy and Jessie



Breed: Yorkshire Terrier


Judy and Jessie are two lovely, little Yorkshire Terriers who arrived with us last summer from Welsh farms when they retired from breeding.  They are now become very attached to each other.  They were adopted together but found it very daunting being with no other 'role model' dogs.  Their foster carer has lots of other little dogs - plus children, hens, ducks, etc.  The two girls are very happy there.  They are back with their foster carer again and are again looking for a great forever home - with other settled friendly little dogs for them to continue to learn from.  And also, very importantly, kind, patient humans to nurture and love them both.


Foster Carer Update (25/01/2015)

Both Yorkies are adorable little dogs, who love attention and cuddles. They enjoy short walks and having fun in the garden. They try so hard to please you but occasionally still get very scared if they are unsure of a situation that is new to them. They really are the sweetest dogs we have ever fostered who deserve a forever home that can give them all the love they so openly deserve. They are great with other dogs, children and our cat. Although they are unsure of our ducks! They have given us hours of entertainment as they have huge characters and personalities. 




Breed:West Highland Terrier


Foster Carer Update (25.01.2015)

Snoopy arrived Sunday evening, he made himself at home immediately. He has shown no signs of stress, and has been very well cared for. He is far more handsome than that little photo. He sleeps well on his own and no fouling in the house over night, he did occasionally have small urine accidents around the house but that has stopped now, not sure if he was marking his terrority, or nerves or. Snoopy is perfect, behaves well, active loves everything : food,  walks people, my dog Bella  and cuddles. He would make any owner happy and would probably make a lovely playmate if there was another dog in the house.

Snoopy was rehomed by a couple four weeks ago but, very sadly, are finding they are too old (at nearly 90) to care for an active, friendly little dog.  So he is coming to us today and going straight in to a lovely foster home where he will be well assessed.  It appears that Snoopy has only recently retired as a breeders stud dog.  So thorough assessment will be needed before we know what his dream home will be!!

Brian- Not currently taking anymore applications


We have received so many offers for Brian that we cannot accept any more. If the situation changes we will let you all know. Thank you.



Foster carer update (29.01.2015)

Brian is a great dog, doing really well, simply adorable!

He has settled well and gets on with the other dogs. Eating well and sleeping in through the night.

He is very vocal and gets very excited when he knows he is going out, he can't wait and starts barking with excitement, I make him sit to put the lead on. 

I have taken him to the park and has been off the lead a couple of times, he does not run off but will go an greet all the other dogs and when it is time to go home, it is a job to get him back to put the lead back on, (not sure this happened with his previous owners) but he needs some training as i have struggled with this,  perhaps because he still does not know me that well.

Not a great fun of treats, he seems a bit picky with these. 

He likes the kong, especially if you rub something tasty and cheesy but he plays even without it.

He seems to prefer to sleep on the floor to a bed at least since he has has been here, he rarely goes on furniture.

I can confirm he does not like it when he is left alone and makes crying noises so he really needs to go to a home where the owner is in 90% of the time. I have tested this and left him a few minutes alone and stood outside and heard him but when i leave him with other dogs, he seems a little less restless so perhaps someone who has another dog to keep him company when he has to be left alone may be ideal.

I don't know about Cats with Brian, haven't seen him with one.

He is a big soft teddy bear! so lovable i would keep him if i didn't have so much on my plate and i didn't have to leave him alone at times. He's only been here a few days but i find it hard to think he is going to go! I will make sure to the right home! Hopefully in the next few days so it is less traumatic for Brian and me! 


Foster carer update (25.01.2015)

He came to this walk with me and my dog lovers group and made some new friends like Mia the basset, which i look after most days, Brian was a star! we walked for over an hour! Sometimes he is making crying noises but he is settling well and i am sure he will be happy in time.

Beautiful, big boy Brian is a very much loved 5 year old Malamute who is very sadly coming to us shortly for rehoming.  He has been a great dog in all ways for his family.  Unfortunately, the wife is a child minder and Brian accidently knocked a little kid over apparently.  The mother of that little child has insisted Brian goes!!!  So Brian so going - to come many miles to us.


Apparently he hates being alone for long and his really been in his element since the family had a baby and the wife stayed at home with said baby, Brian and children being minded.  So I really hope someone will come forward asap and offer him a great forever home - or a foster home until then.


Aretian Reserved




Breed:Tri Merle Collie

Age:7 months



Aretian is a large, very friendly, 7 month old unusually coloured (tri merle) collie puppy that needs a great, active forever home.  The family that handed him in to us, loved him very much but their 9 year old son became scared of his puppy mouthing.


He is lovely and has been very well behaved here and great playing with the other young dogs and people.  He has a lot of potential and really needs a foster or, even better, a forever home asap please.







Breed:Staffordshire Bull Terrier X Springer

Age:6 Months

Little rocky is now ready for applications to adopt him. He's a very well mannered boy, excellent with well behaved children, good with other dogs, fully vaccinated and castrated. He will need a living forever home. Someone who can exercise, discipline and train him as well as love him. He needs boundaries (like all pups).  For this he has been fully vaccinated, castrated and flead & wormed. 



One of margo's puppies who was born here in July. He will need lots of exercise and training and discipline as well as love.  Very affectionate, clever and sociable young boy. Will make a fantastic addition to an active household. Good with dogs and children.



There us a minimum donation of £200.


Belle and Jasmine


Breed: Shih Tzus

Age: 6-8ish

Since the shih tzus have been separated into pairs, they have become much more confident. They are now paper trained, staying dry all night and whilst we are out, if they are in their crate. They are friendly happy little dogs who need a loving home. They love everyone and love being cuddled and brushed by the children. They will make perfect little pets.

Four Shih Tzu girls, all aged between 6 and 8 years old. Their owner has become too ill to care for them any more. She, very sadly, gave them to us for re homing. They have all been much loved but have never left their farm before, so ever thing is now very new to them.

All four girls are very attached to each other and appear to live in peace and harmony. We never ever separate pairs of dogs that love each other. We do often get pairs, and, indeed, have quite a few pairs at the moment (Shep and Benji, Tiny and Chloe, Lenny and Harry etc.). I did have three very attached ex breeding yellow Labrador girls and they were lucky enough to all be adopted together. And very recently, three of our ex breeding poodles all went to a great new home together.

But I think it will be pushing it to find anyone to take on all FOUR together. So, I know it is another huge ask, but these four lovely ladies really need to go in to a very sensible and experienced foster home where they can be carefully observed to work out who needs to go with who.

They are all very friendly and appear to be in good condition.

Update 15/9/14

The four little dogs have spent the last couple of weeks with a very good temporary foster carer (it was she who realised that a couple of them had trouble seeing. The plan was that Jenny would work out which pair gets on better with each other. But they all get on so well. I have never met four dogs that live in such peace and harmony. I have them back at the Stables now. They are going to another foster home tomorrow for further assessing. But I can't imagine things will greatly change between them. They are just a great, cute bunch of lovely little ladies.


Donation to be discussed with Rose for these 4 little poppets.





Breed: Greyhound

Age: 5ish


This beautiful, blue lurcher lady came to us from Brecon Pound. She was an unclaimed stray and is very lovely. Sophie has seen our vet for a good health check and to start her vaccinations. 

Though we are normally on A names for the first two weeks of each new year, Sophie was named in a 'name a dog' fund raising competition very kindly run by Sally Eastham in Weston super Mare at Castle Batch Junior School.

Sophie was in our kennels for a two weeks before one of our lovely foster carers from Weston-Super_mare collected her.

Since she arrived at her foster carers this is what they have assessed:

Sophie has a lovely temprament and is great around other dogs. She is great with kids of all ages. Walks well on the lead and is very polite when taking treats. Sophie is very calm and likes to curl up and have cuddles.






Age: 7 years 

Breed: Labrador X Malamute


This week Jessie has been a Dogs Friend dog for a whole year. We still haven't managed to find this striking lady a forever home. 


Although Jessie was in a foster home for a while, she is back in Kennels now. Jessie desperately needs a foster or forever home. Please get in contact to adopt or foster Jess


Jessie's Story

Jess grew up on a small holding. 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's 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.


In her foster home Jess showed some good progress:

  • Her resource guarding is improving as she becomes more secure.

  • Her recall is patchy but improving.

  • Her relationships with other dogs still has a way to go - work in progress. She's less growly on meeting other dogs (I'm giving her lots of neutral / positive experiences with confident local dogs) but she just doesn't know when to stop sniffing them and following them about which annoys them.

  • And I don't think she'd encountered traffic before.

  • She hasn't howled in ages.

  • She likes to run barking to anyone who comes to the gate.

  • She's adorable with people, and behaves like a playful puppy quite a lot of the time.

  • Her ideal situation would be to go somewhere with lots of people and activity and cuddles, but no other dogs.












Scamp Reserved



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23/01/2015 Foster carer update
How could anyone not love this little face?  He is sat in the kitchen on the first 2, whilst I am preparing tea!  He can smell the chicken, and he knows that if we tell him to sit on his bed whilst we are eating our tea, that once we have finished he gets a tiny treat bowl of his very own chicken and veg.
Scamp loves relaxing having cuddles after tea, watching my dog Jack watch TV.  Scamp certainly loves his cuddles.  He is in a very good routine at the moment, and is doing well.  I just don’t understand why he was given up, he is such a lush dog.
Scamp is just so adorable.  He had 2 visitors last night, who he had never met before, and he was such a good boy!  Couldn’t wait for smooth’s, wagging his tail for attention.  Very polite.
He is going to Blasie castle on Saturday for some fun, and to play with my dog, and meet some children.  I am confident that he is going to be wonderful.




Scamp is a very loving, playful little dog. He loves his walks and playing fetch with his ball. He will sit and give a paw for treats. He is on diet food at present as he is overweight. However, this doesn't seem to bother him when he is racing about. He gets on well with my little male dog and also another JR female who I walk for a friend.

The only negative is CATS and small furries. He cannot live with either of these and as he barks at my 6 yr old but is fine with my 11 yr old, It would be best for him to go to home with children over 10. He will make a super dog for someone.


There is a minimum donation of £200.


Update from foster carer 10/12/14


Scampi is very sweet and obedient. He loves to cuddle! He is a super easy dog to take care of as he is very polite and well behaved. He is no trouble at all, he respects Rico and shows interest on him, so he would be good with other dogs. Now he is beginning to easy up more, and is starting to tease us to play with him.

Update from foster carer 16/12/14


He is a 5 years old, healthy Jack Russell. He walks ok on the lead, though sometimes he can get excited and pulls a little, but as he is very obedient you can talk with him and he will listen.

Scampi is very sweet and loves to cuddle! He

 is a super easy dog to take care of as he is very polite and well behaved, also house trained. He is no trouble at all, he respects my dog and shows interest on him, so he would be good with other dogs. We have heard he is not good with cats nor small furries though. He is beginning to easy up more, and is starting to tease us to play with him, he really tries to speak human words while doing so. He is said to be good with kids over 10, but I can't imagine why he wouldn't be great with smaller kids as well. Overall he is very close to a dream dog, whoever adopts him will be very lucky.


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Diamond arrived here yesterday via our local dog warden. She was found straying in the Mendips area a few weeks ago. She is chipped but, sadly, when her registered keeper was contacted by the Dog Warden service, the person said that Diamond had been sold and was no longer their responsibility.


This sweet natured, gentle, little dog is young and, even though she is very scared and has had a rough time, she has shown no aggression - just lots of shaking and quaking.......




Diamond is doing fantastically in our home. She seems to be excellent with children and is fine with cats. She enjoys a walk and has been let off the lead, she loves nothing more than a run around. She is attentive and excitable. She loves a play with the others dogs. Diamond knows all of the command words and responds well to treats. She is the perfect family dog! 


There is a minimum donation of £200.

3 Collies




A local farmer turned up here on Friday afternoon with three STUNNING handsome beautiful 'proper' collies. All very big, chunky, long haired, black and white boys. Seven year old litter mates. All extremely well behaved and just great. The lady who owns them - the farmers mother – for health reasons can longer care for them.


They were breed by the son and all three ended up as his mothers pet dogs.

They had their pup jabs but have had nothing since. None are chipped or neutered.

The thing is that all three boys are very attached to each other, having lived together in peace and harmony their whole lives.

They need to go to be fostered by someone who can spend time and has the space to really observe them to see if they can be parted.

They are stressed in their noisy kennel here. It is big but the collie next to them makes a lot of barking noise.

Donation to be discussed.


COLLIES - UPDATE 20/12/14.

These three boys have been with us for a couple of weeks now, after turning up here totally unexpectedly and having no choice but to take them in or they were going to get shot by their farmer owner.

They are really and truly the nicest, loveliest, best behaved, most obedient dogs you could possibly have. All three are dream dogs. Even non collie fan volunteers here absolutely love them. Everyone that meets them loves them.

All three are very big, stunning, long coated black and white 'proper' collies.

Having observed them and discussed them with our vets plus getting in touch with their old owners via our vet nurse, we all feel they will be O.K. to be parted and have individual houses. This I have NOT decided lightly - it just is the best for these amazing guys.

One is now hopefully going to a foster home in Bridgewater on Monday. Hopefully the other two will be going to Jo and Danny in Weston super Mare just after Christmas when Diamond goes back to her original foster family.

They have not been neutered yet as it is so wet and muddy at the moment and, as their coats are very thick and long, it would not be best practise to do so. They will be done when they are settled in to pet homes though.

So all three will be looking for great forever homes NOT in cities of course as they are used to farm rural living - though actually living in the farm house as pets.


Update from Jed's foster carer 28/12/14


Jed is doing really well. He has made himself right at home and it feels like he has always been here. He is a pleasure to have around and a real gentleman with our other dog and really wonderful with the children. He was scent marking lots (in the house) to start with but that has stopped now. He loves to play fetch and is really enjoying his walks with Charlie. He could do with a good bath when the weather improves. He really is a joy to have around.


BILLY- Fostercarer UPDATE (14.01/2015)

We have had Billy for over a week now and I cannot fault him. Our house is very busy with kids, cats and our dogs but Billy has fitted in so well. He is very friendly and loves cuddles, walks well on the lead and recall is ok when off the lead in the park and will always come back for a tennis ball. Whoever adopts Billy will not be disappointed.



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Rio is a 2 year old Staffy boy, very friendly and intelligent. He's been in kennels for six months now, waiting to be chosen. It seems no one wants poor Rio. Maybe because he seems a bit excitable when you first meet him but that's the same for most dogs who have been kept in a solitary kennel for so long. Rio is so desperate for some love and attention he just can't help himself.

Please come and meet him, take some time, give him a walk and a cuddle on the bench and you will see the loving, loyal boy that Rio really is.

If you could offer Rio a home please tel. Whitehouse Kennels on 01934 750352.









A few weeks ago, teeny weeny Bizzy came to us as a newly retired ex breeding bitch. She is a Westie cross Bichon and only about three years old. Her coat had been completely shaved off the day before she arrived here and, as the weather was so bad, she was very cold. Luckily she went straight to one of our lovely, kind foster carers to be pampered and well cared for.


We have not put her on the site as we promised, promised, promised her old owner that we would wait for her (Bizzy') best friend in the world to come over and be reunited and re-homed with Bizzy once her pups were weaned. (Poor tiny Bizzy gave birth around the same time but her pups were born dead). Her best friend is a Bichon and she is arriving over with us on Thursday this week. She will see the vet then go to be fostered with Bizzy and properly assessed.


Bizzy has thrived since being with her foster carer - to say the least. So I am sure the Bichon will too.


There is a minimum donation of £200.










Mclaren is a beautiful Ridgeback x Lab girl who came in as a stray. She is 16 months to 2 years old the vet thinks. At first she was terrified of everyone and appeared never to have been on a lead before but she has come on a long way since being in kennels.

Mclaren now enjoys her walks and is calm and friendly with everyone she knows and loves a fuss and a cuddle.

Mclaren has obviously had a hard time with men in her past so would prefer an all female home or at least one where the 'man of the house' was very kind and understanding.

If you could offer this lovely, affectionate girl a home, please Tel. Whitehouse Kennels on 01934 750352.










This adorable tiny Bichon has just arrived from Wales and, if she could write, I'm sure she would say the following -

"Hurrah, hurrah, hurrah - only one more sleep until I meet up with my bestest friend, Bizzy. I have... missed her so much. We both had our pups a few weeks ago but poor Bizzy had dead pups so she was retired and went straight after to England and in to a foster home where she could safely wait for me to join her.

Now my pups are old enough to leave me, I am free to come over to England to retire too. I have arrived in Somerset after a very comfortable drive over. I have had a luxury dinner (sardines in sunflower oil, Caesar pate meat and a few mini kibbles). I am now snuggled under a warm heat lamp in a lovely soft bed, waiting to see the vet tomorrow then Bizzy soon after. I am so happy and can't wait to meet up with my closest friend tomorrow.

I am not sure what it will be like living with Bizzy again. Time will tell I am sure. Also, I know I look rather shabby at the moment after being such a good mother. But I hear I am to make a lovely groom which my foster carer will sort for me."


There is a minimum donation of £200.







Rocksy (not currently available for adoption)


23/01/2015 Foster carer update

Rocksy is a 3 year old Lakeland Terrier x Jack Russell. She is a very gentle and loving dog. Very well mannered around my baby and good with older children. Good with other dogs and cats. Rocksy enjoys lots of walks and is good on and off the lead. She really deserves a loving home where she can settle down and enjoy her life. Rosie is off to have some tests soon to determine if there is something wrong with her legs as her foster carer has noticed there may be a slight issue.


After being relentlessly busy for absolutely ages (10 years next 9th January to be exact), I really thought this Christmas might be quieter for us all. This time last year there were 30 extra foster dogs at the Stables for example - it was manic. This year I thought they might just be three or four............... No chance it seems!

A lovely elderly lady and her brother just turned up here with two little dogs. The lady took the dogs in a few months ago as they were going to be PTS due to a marriage break up and no one wanting them. The lady is now poorly and has to go in to hospital shortly for life saving surgery. So she just turned up here with the dogs and all their processions.

They are a very cute pair of Lakeland Terrier cross Jack Russell brother and sister litter mates. I know, yet another inseparable pair (or more) of dogs to help.

The lady knows nothing about dogs and did not know about vaccinations, etc. She did not know if either have been neutered. They are going to see our vets shortly to start their vaccinations and have thorough health checks, etc.

They are called Rocksy (the girl dog and spelt the way the lady says is her name) and Rusty (boy) He will chase cats. She does not. They are said to be three and a half. Both dogs are absolutely lovely, gentle and friendly.


There is a minimum donation of £200.










Margo was found with another dog in Wales. It is thought the other dog was one of her pups about a year old. Soon after she came to Dogs’ Friends she was found to be pregnant, she gave birth to litter of pups who have been homed.


Margo has been spayed and vaccinated, she doesn’t have any health problems.


We believe that Margo is 2 ½ years old.


Margo has settled in well. When she first came she had some minor disagreements with other dogs, but she soon calmed down and gets on well with the boys. She doesn’t seem to like girls. Margo likes to share a bed with other dogs.


Whenever she gets a chance she will jump onto working surfaces.


Margo is very affectionate she can be a little over the top after she has been left for some time. Margo loves to have a fuss made of her.


There is a minimum donation of £200.







Barney- Reserved



We seem to be having 'very urgent to come in' dogs recently. One such is this lovely black Labrador boy called Barney. Due to a bad marriage/family break up, the poor boy was very sadly made homeless. He has been used to living with four children and is said to be good with all and everything. We are not sure of his age. He is said to be about three years but, at the moment, he seems a little older as he is fairly overweight and unfit. The vet is seeing him tomorrow and so we will have better details then.


Barney has been much loved and is VERY sad to be here. We really really hope he finds a foster home quickly so he can be better assessed. Then a forever home asap would be great. It's so sad he is here - another sad, upset and confused dog.


There is a minimum donation of £200.


Update 16/12/14


Beautiful black Labrador Barney was offered a home but, sadly, the family changed their mind. So this lovely big boy has now gone to a good foster home in the Chew Valley. His foster carer will assess and nurture him very well. When Barney had has health check and started his vaccinations last week, our vet said he needs to loose at least 6 kgs as he is rather overweight and very unfit. He looks like a middle aged dog but his date of birth (according to the records and health information sent to our vets from his previous vets) is 1st April 2011.


Barney is such a lovely lad. Further updates and pictures shortly I am sure.


Barney has had a lot of home offers - so no more please. His Foster carer is assessing what is best for Barney and liaising with applications.










Injun came to us from Brecon Pound in early 2010. He was a stray young collie who had been dumped on the mountain and not claimed after spending his week waiting. Injun was quickly adopted by a young family and had done very well with them and was much loved.


Sadly, very sadly, the family has recently broken up and a poor, confused and very unhappy Injun came back to us a few weeks ago. He was incredibly upset and a real worry to us. He did not know what to do, how to be and we seemed to be unable to comfort him.


VERY, very luckily, an amazing new foster carer stepped forward to foster this poor collie. He has been with her and her great dogs for the last couple of months. The foster carer has done a wonderful job of helping, guiding and nurturing this dog - we are VERY grateful to her !!!


Anyway, Injun is now ready to find his own forever home - and we really, really hope it will be forever this time. He is being fostered in South Wales in a rural situation.


Injun ideally needs a quiet, adult home. Can go with another dog if they are not too boisterous.


Please contact us for further details as the foster carer will be very pleased to talk to you about Injun.


There is a minimum donation of £200.







Kenny -Reserved



Kenny is a 3 year old Springer Spaniel who has had a very very sad life so far and, therefore, needs a VERY VERY special, understanding, sensible forever home which is in the country and has other dogs there that are kind and friendly.


He is a cracking dog and has showed no aggression - just sadness, sorrow and sensitivity. If you think you deserve this young dog, please contact us and his history will be explained to you. HE MUST GO WITH OTHER DOGS!!!


There is a minimum donation of £200.










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



Update from foster carer 1/10/14


So, we need a foster home for a dog that we're fostering for another rescue. The other rescue are happy for us to appeal on their behalf. Alba has been fostering with us (me Cerian) for a few months now. When she arrived I saw that she had a slight tremour in her back legs and after much research it seems that this is from having distemper as a pup but amazingly surviving it. Alba fits in fine into our busy household, gets on with the kids, visitors, other dogs etc but she's started to fit occasionally, again this is thought to be from distemper years ago. This in itself isn't a huge problem, although not very nice for her. The problem is that living in a large pack of dogs, a dog that fits is not safe, when dogs fits generally other dogs will pitch in and attack the fitting dog. After her last fit my dogs think that there is something rather wrong with her (and they'd be right) so now they have taken a dislike to her even when she's not fitting. She is fine with some dogs like Squirrel, max, sara and with the tiny dogs. So Alba sadly needs a new long term/permanent foster home. She loves her walks and is very spritely, she's only 4 in her passport but looks about 10 when you meet her, until she has a funny five mins and races round playing. If you think you could offer her the safe and comfy foster home she deserves then please contact me and we'll go from there. At the moment she is kept separate from the majority of the dogs to keep her safe, this obviously isn't ideal for her because it means she's not in with us all the time which is where she'd like to be, also my house is fairly small and all the space is needed.










Tim, the middle aged Collie, came to us last year in a sorry state. He was found straying on the Brecon Beacons and was very very frail and lame. Our vets x-rayed his legs and discovered he had old breaks on a front and a back leg, neither legs having been set and pinned to get them right. After a few weeks of care and comfort, he got fitter and was able to go and live on a local farm as a companion to the retired, elderly farmer.


All went very well for many months. Very unfortunately, Tim went for another dog that appeared on 'his' farm and inadvertently bit that dogs owner when she tried to part the dogs. Even more unfortunately, the lady complained to the local police and has made a very big issue out of this. The police, though very understanding, have insisted that, to protect Tim, we remove him. The farmer is devastated at losing his constant friend and companion. Tim is not feeling much happier either.


This lovely lad needs a foster or, even better, a forever home asap please.






Mathilda A.K.A Pink Westie



Well, we had a blue Westie last year - Ruby. Now a pink coloured Westie has arrived. She is 2 years old and has sore skin which the last owner has been treating.


This little Westie was called Wendall - but she really deserves a pretty, girlie name. Ideas for a new name beginning with M please?


There is a minimum donation of £200.



Update from foster carers 11/7/14


Having enjoyed her supper has now settle down to watch re runs of the last of the summer wine.


Update 3/9/14



Mathilda also known as Pink is a Westie cross, about 2 1/2 years old.
She gets on with other dogs, is house trained, but still needs help learning to walk on the lead. Mathilda will sit for a treat and her meals.
Mathilda cannot go with cats. She is wary of people having come from a puppy farm and does not take well to children. Mathilda would like a quiet home in a rural area with perhaps a another friendly dog.










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










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.


Update 1/5/14


Oscar is interacting with our 5 other dogs really well. On the lead he does lunge at other dogs but it's obviously because he is nervy and not aggressive. He is an absolute softy. He accepts our cat. In all he is a lovely dog and is fine with people and other dogs once he has got over his apprehension and got to know them.

He is still looking for a permanent home and as his foster carers we will continue to work with him in the meantime.


There is a minimum donation of £200







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Cassie the Rottie - Long term foster


Update 2/8/14


Cassie is no longer available for adoption as she will be another of our long term foster dogs.



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.


There is NO minimum donation for Cassie, but please bear in mind that we have spent hundreds of pounds to get her fit and healthy.





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