We assess the dogs in foster homes and are very honest about their behaviour, temperament and needs. Please read more on our Adoption Page

We are looking for forever homes for our dogs, so please read our dog profiles carefully. Before you contact us, please consult thoroughly with your family: you need to be certain that you can give the dog what it needs both now and for the rest of its life.

Sadly we see spiraling numbers of dogs who suffer terribly because their owners can't afford the lifelong care they need.   Keeping a dog is expensive (especially when they are ill or injured) so please do not apply for one of our dogs unless you are able to pay for it to be kept in the best of health.  We strongly suggest you take out INSURANCE to cover vets bills click HERE

WE DO NOT normally REHOME DOGS WHERE THERE ARE CATS OR CHILDREN UNDER 5 YRS.

DOGS MUST NEVER BE LEFT ALONE WITH CHILDREN.
for information about correctly managing dogs and children here are two good guides from the Kennel Club and Victoria Stilwell

The behaviour of dogs is improved using POSITIVE REWARD BASED TRAINING, FOR VIDEOS SHOWING PRACTICAL EXAMPLES CLICK HERE scroll down to see all 10

Dogs CANNOT be left alone for 8-9 hours.  SO IF YOU WORK FULL TIME we will not rehome a dog to you unless you employ a dog sitter or dog walker, and we recognise there is expense involved with providing this for the dog.  Here is a good example of a professional dog walker that we recommend in the Kirklees area DOGGYNANNY

If you are going on holiday within the next two months and cannot take a dog with you please apply for a dog on your return.  It's not fair to adopt a rescue dog that we have spent so much time and effort to settle and rehabilitate then dump it in kennels. 

WE DO NOT SELL DOGS, however we ask for a Charitable donation to be provided on adoption to help towards keeping the rescue running.

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE DO NOT LET DOGS GO OUT "ON TRIAL". You may see the dogs as many times as you like before deciding whether or not to adopt.  Most rescue dogs have been through great stress and taking them home only to return them a short time later because owners change their minds would be cruel and damaging.  Dogs quickly form attachments and must not be returned as if they were mere objects.  So please, think very carefully and don't just take a dog on a whim.  As an adopter you should understand that it can take several weeks for a dog to settle into your home.  You must be prepared to commit to doing whatever is necessary to help your dog become a secure and happy family member. Our returns policy exists purely for those rare circumstances where a new owner is unavoidably unable to keep their new pet.

Prior to visiting our dogs you need to carefully consider a number of issues, please read before applying click HERE

FINALLY - no dog in any rescue anywhere in the UK is a perfect dog.  If you want a PERFECT DOG we have the information you need to obtain one, please click PERFECT DOG

 

 

[Page last updated 06/07/2015]


< Mischief

MATURE EXPERIENCED OWNERS NEEDED, NO CHILDREN

This poor puppy has been passed from pillar to post through the internet selling sites and this unstable and insecure past has had a huge impact on him.  Therefore he needs kind owners with a lot of patience, a routine and a lot of exercise and socialisation.

Mischief is a very small boy, he is a Chihuahua cross Yorkshire Terrier puppy about 9 months old and has a huge personality and character.

He is very affectionate with humans but very anxious when strangers come to the house and will nip.

Mischief is very friendly with dogs he lives with and when out and about off lead, but needs careful introduction to people and dogs when on the lead because being on lead makes him feel constrained and anxious.

In the right home Mischief will make a super companion and pet.

We are looking for a home with

  • a similar sized friendly playful dog as a companion for Mischief
  •  very securely fenced garden and owners with their wits about them as he will escape and run away
  • no children
  • an ability to train a dog using reward based methods
  • not if both partners work full time
  • long term financial and lifestyle stability

PLEASE OBTAIN FULL FAMILY COMMITMENT TO DOG OWNERSHIP BEFORE YOU APPLY

We are looking for a committed, forever home so please think very carefully before applying.  This dog doesn't need to be messed around any more.  And please, discuss with all your family, before applying and making arrangements to view the dog.  Cancelling at the last minute because your partner doesn't know anything about it and says adoption is out of the question just wastes our time. 

PLEASE DO NOT APPLY FOR THIS DOG IF BOTH PARTNERS IN THE FAMILY WORK FULL TIME.

 

Neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, treated for fleas and worms. 

Click HERE to register an interest in this dog

 

Prior to visiting our dogs you need to carefully consider a number of issues, please read before applying click HERE

 

 

 

 


< Ted

Ted is a wonderful 11 months Parsons Terrier who is a fantastic family pet for children over 10 years old.  He previously lived with a 3 years old child but proved too boisterous for that child to cope with.

As a typical puppy he is very active and boisterous so children would need to be very experienced with dogs and not afraid.  Ted may accidentally knock a child over but has no aggression and would never hurt a child.

Ted needs a lot of exercise and training.  He is good with other dogs but lacks social skills so bounces right into their face and leaps all over them.  He simply needs to be more socialised with dogs and that will teach him how to behave.

Ted is just a great pup who gives a lot of love.

Ted is clean in the house, sleeps well overnight (currently on the foster's bed).  He travels well in the car but whines a bit then settles down.  He pulls on the lead but is good off lead with variable recall so needs training.

We are looking for a home with

  • experienced dog handlers who know about reward based training methods
  • another playful dog
  • plenty of exercise and attention
  • securely fenced garden
  • not if both partners work
  • children over 10 years
  • long term financial and lifestyle security

PLEASE OBTAIN FULL FAMILY COMMITMENT TO DOG OWNERSHIP BEFORE YOU APPLY

We are looking for a committed, forever home so please think very carefully before applying.  This dog doesn't need to be messed around any more.  And please, discuss with all your family, before applying and making arrangements to view the dog.  Cancelling at the last minute because your partner doesn't know anything about it and says adoption is out of the question just wastes our time. 

PLEASE DO NOT APPLY FOR THIS DOG IF BOTH PARTNERS IN THE FAMILY WORK FULL TIME. 

Neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, treated for fleas and worms. 

Click HERE to register an interest in this dog

 

Prior to visiting our dogs you need to carefully consider a number of issues, please read before applying click HERE

 

 

 


< Bracken

Bracken is a fantastic 5 years old Terrier.

Totally adorable, good in every way, except he doesn't like it when you leave the room and jumps up which would frighten young children so sensible dog-wise older teenagers would e best

Best dog ever as long as he gets masses of exercise.

Would suit a small holding as he doesn't run away.

Good with dogs, kids, on lead, off lead, affectionate and kind

NO CATS PLEASE

We are looking for a home with

  • a countryside home with access to long walks
  • lots of attention and love
  • someone around most of the time
  • experienced, kind dog owners
  • an ability to train a dog using reward based methods
  • not if both partners work full time
  • children must be dog-wise and confident
  • an active home where he will get a lot of exercise
  • a garden is not essential but if you have a garden it must be securely fenced to 6 foot high
  • long term lifestyle and financial security

PLEASE OBTAIN FULL FAMILY COMMITMENT TO DOG OWNERSHIP BEFORE YOU APPLY

We are looking for a committed, forever home so please think very carefully before applying.  This dog doesn't need to be messed around any more.  And please, discuss with all your family, before applying and making arrangements to view the dog.  Cancelling at the last minute because your partner doesn't know anything about it and says adoption is out of the question just wastes our time. 

PLEASE DO NOT APPLY FOR THIS DOG IF BOTH PARTNERS IN THE FAMILY WORK FULL TIME. 

Neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, treated for fleas and worms. 

Click HERE to register an interest in this dog

 

Prior to visiting our dogs you need to carefully consider a number of issues, please read before applying click HERE

 

 


< Tommy

MUST HAVE EXCEPTIONALLY EXPERIENCED OWNERS WITH A LOT OF TIME FOR HIM AND ANOTHER DOG TO PLAY WITH

This fabulous pup is 10 months old, he is an anxious pup needs a very active home with another playful dog.   He needs someone around most of the time to train him and give him sufficient attention and exercise.

Tommy has a lovely nature but is very much in the face of other dogs and nags to play, he is learning manners in foster care but this behaviour indicates a lack of sufficient socialisation with other dogs.

Tommy is extremely affectionate and loving, but he is still puppy mouthing so needs kindness, understanding and patience.

 Tommy is fostered with dogs of all sizes so could live with a bigger dog, never any experience living with children and is possibly too boisterous so teenagers would be best.

Tommy is excellent off lead, in the car, sleeps well at night, and is house trained.

We are looking for a home with

  • experienced dog handlers who know about reward based training methods
  • another playful dog
  • plenty of exercise and attention
  • securely fenced garden
  • not if both partners work
  • older teenage children
  • long term financial and lifestyle security

PLEASE OBTAIN FULL FAMILY COMMITMENT TO DOG OWNERSHIP BEFORE YOU APPLY

We are looking for a committed, forever home so please think very carefully before applying.  This dog doesn't need to be messed around any more.  And please, discuss with all your family, before applying and making arrangements to view the dog.  Cancelling at the last minute because your partner doesn't know anything about it and says adoption is out of the question just wastes our time. 

PLEASE DO NOT APPLY FOR THIS DOG IF BOTH PARTNERS IN THE FAMILY WORK FULL TIME.

 

Neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, treated for fleas and worms. 

Click HERE to register an interest in this dog

 

Prior to visiting our dogs you need to carefully consider a number of issues, please read before applying click HERE

 

 


< Brandy

Brandy is 12 years old but is in perfect health as he has had a full inspection by the vet a couple of days ago so there is no need to worry that you are taking on a lot of vet bills at the moment with this dog or that he is soon going to die of old age !!!!

This is a lovely affectionate pet who needs someone around most of the time, a medium level of exercise and lots of cuddles.  Would suit a retired couple.  He is dog friendly

We are looking for a home with

  • a quiet peaceful life as he is not used to a lot of noise and chaos so wouldn't suit a busy family of children
  • a fenced garden
  • long term financial and lifestyle stability

PLEASE OBTAIN FULL FAMILY COMMITMENT TO DOG OWNERSHIP BEFORE YOU APPLY

We are looking for a committed, forever home so please think very carefully before applying.  This dog doesn't need to be messed around any more.  And please, discuss with all your family, before applying and making arrangements to view the dog.  Cancelling at the last minute because your partner doesn't know anything about it and says adoption is out of the question just wastes our time. 

PLEASE DO NOT APPLY FOR THIS DOG IF BOTH PARTNERS IN THE FAMILY WORK FULL TIME. 

Neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, treated for fleas and worms. 

Click HERE to register an interest in this dog

 

Prior to visiting our dogs you need to carefully consider a number of issues, please read before applying click HERE

 

 

 


< Prince Charles

This gorgeous tricolour King Charles Cavalier Spaniel is about 4 years old, good with adults, older children, and dogs.

Prince Charles is slightly anxious so will need calm, experienced, patient owners.

Prince Charles has lived with teenagers with no experience of young children.  He is a lovely affectionate boy who is easy to live with, clean in the house and quiet. 

Prince Charles has had a full vet check and the vet declared he has no health problems.

We are looking for a home with

  • experienced dog handlers who know about reward based training methods
  • plenty of exercise and attention
  • securely fenced garden
  • not if both partners work
  • older teenage children
  • long term financial and lifestyle security

PLEASE OBTAIN FULL FAMILY COMMITMENT TO DOG OWNERSHIP BEFORE YOU APPLY

We are looking for a committed, forever home so please think very carefully before applying.  This dog doesn't need to be messed around any more.  And please, discuss with all your family, before applying and making arrangements to view the dog.  Cancelling at the last minute because your partner doesn't know anything about it and says adoption is out of the question just wastes our time. 

PLEASE DO NOT APPLY FOR THIS DOG IF BOTH PARTNERS IN THE FAMILY WORK FULL TIME.

 

Neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, treated for fleas and worms. 

Click HERE to register an interest in this dog

 

Prior to visiting our dogs you need to carefully consider a number of issues, please read before applying click HERE

 

 

            
Click below to view a video of Lucy meeting old Bruce


< Lucy 

NEEDS A LOT OF EXERCISE AND ANOTHER DOG

Adorable small young whippet girl about 2 years old named Lucy with a lovely kind, gentle nature.  She is very affectionate and really good with children.

Lucy is very good with other dogs once she knows them.  She is NOT dog aggressive but barks at strange dogs when she is on the lead due to fear.  She sees a dog and jumps and pulls very hard and barks therefore we need an experienced owner and no children as this behaviour would frighten kids.

Lucy needs a country home where it is quiet and peaceful.  She really doesn't like road walking, busy/noisy places, traffic etc

Lucy is good off lead in a fenced field, she loves to run and will come back when called once she has had a run.  She enjoys playing ball and running with it in her mouth.

Lucy is house trained, she likes to snuggle up on the sofa.

NO CATS PLEASE

We are looking for a home with

  • experienced dog owners
  • a countryside home in a quiet location not near busy roads
  • lots of attention and love
  • someone around most of the time
  • experienced, kind dog owners
  • an ability to train a dog using reward based methods
  • another kind, playful active dog as a companion
  • not if both partners work full time
  • children must be dog-wise and confident as she can be boisterous on the lead
  • an active home where she will get a lot of exercise
  • a garden is not essential but if you have a garden it must be securely fenced to 6 foot high
  • long term lifestyle and financial security

    PLEASE OBTAIN FULL FAMILY COMMITMENT TO DOG OWNERSHIP BEFORE YOU APPLY

    We are looking for a committed, forever home so please think very carefully before applying.  This dog doesn't need to be messed around any more.  And please, discuss with all your family, before applying and making arrangements to view the dog.  Cancelling at the last minute because your partner doesn't know anything about it and says adoption is out of the question just wastes our time. 

    PLEASE DO NOT APPLY FOR THIS DOG IF BOTH PARTNERS IN THE FAMILY WORK FULL TIME.

Neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, treated for fleas and worms.

Click HERE to register an interest in Lucy

 

Prior to visiting our dogs you need to carefully consider a number of issues, please read before applying click HERE

 

 




< Whisky

EXTREMELY EXPERIENCED, CONFIDENT DOG HANDLER NEEDED FOR THIS DOG

Whiskey is a German Spitz Mittell.

Whiskey is a fabulous very friendly dog who is a joy to live with.  He doesn't bark or make any trouble when left alone a couple of hours.  He eats well and sleeps well and is very good condition.  He is good on and off the lead, house trained, travels well in the car.  He has a very happy personality and is always laughing and smiling.  He appreciates everything you do for him and is so grateful for a bit of love.

Whiskey bonds very closely to humans, he really looks you in the eye and tells you he loves you. 

Whiskey is a very kind and affectionate dog. 

He lacks social skills with other dogs but doesn't  fight or bite he just rushes into the dog's face.  He will bark at big dogs.  Some dogs dislike this approach and get upset.  He is being fostered on a small holding with a lot of other dogs and his dog social skills are improving all the time.

Whiskey needs to be handled gently as he can get nervous for example if you look into his mouth or try to groom him.  Therefore although he is very kind and affectionate he wouldn't suit children although occasional visiting children would be fine.

Whiskey can live with another kind dog who is very dog friendly, in fact it would be very beneficial for him as it would help improve his skills with dogs and gain his confidence. 

Whiskey is a gorgeous, very affectionate companion and pet and will be a wonderful dog in the right hands.

We are looking for a home with

  • a countryside home with access to long walks
  • lots of attention and love
  • someone around most of the time
  • experienced, kind dog owners
  • an ability to train a dog using reward based methods
  • not if both partners work full time
  • no children but sensible older teenagers would be fine if they are very experienced with dogs
  • an active home where he will get a lot of exercise
  • a garden is not essential but if you have a garden it must be securely fenced to 6 foot high
  • long term lifestyle and financial security

 

PLEASE OBTAIN FULL FAMILY COMMITMENT TO DOG OWNERSHIP BEFORE YOU APPLY

We are looking for a committed, forever home so please think very carefully before applying.  This dog doesn't need to be messed around any more.  And please, discuss with all your family, before applying and making arrangements to view the dog.  Cancelling at the last minute because your partner doesn't know anything about it and says adoption is out of the question just wastes our time. 

PLEASE DO NOT APPLY FOR THIS DOG IF BOTH PARTNERS IN THE FAMILY WORK FULL TIME.

 

Neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, treated for fleas and worms. 

Click HERE to register an interest in this dog

 

Prior to visiting our dogs you need to carefully consider a number of issues, please read before applying click HERE

 

 


< Dylan

COMMITTED OWNERS WHO CAN GIVE DYLAN A LOT OF TIME AND ATTENTION AND ANOTHER DOG TO PLAY WITH

Please read this advert carefully and don't apply unless you can give Dylan what he needs.  He hasn't had the best start prior to coming into rescue and now needs a very special, kind, loving home.

Dylan is a small dog about 15 inches at the shoulder. He is a 4 years old Patterdale Terrier cross who is a very sweet, sensitive boy so needs kind and patient handling as he gets very upset if he thinks people are cross with him.

He is friendly with adults and children and loves other dogs.

Exceptionally intelligent, Dylan is very easily trainable with food reward. He loves to play fetch with a ball and will play for hours on end which is a great way to exercise him especially running up and down a slope.

Dylan needs company so another dog is essential, and someone around most of the time. He came from a home where he never got the time and attention he needs so we need to find a better home with owners who will treasure him and put him first.

We are looking for a home with

  • experienced dog handlers who can give Dylan a lot of time and attention and exercise
  • another playful, kind dog
  • children over 10 years old
  • long term financial and lifestyle security

You will be rewarded with a wonderful dog who is a loyal family pet

PLEASE OBTAIN FULL FAMILY COMMITMENT TO DOG OWNERSHIP BEFORE YOU APPLY

We are looking for a committed, forever home so please think very carefully before applying.  This dog doesn't need to be messed around any more.  And please, discuss with all your family, before applying and making arrangements to view the dog.  Cancelling at the last minute because your partner doesn't know anything about it and says adoption is out of the question just wastes our time. 

PLEASE DO NOT APPLY FOR THIS DOG IF BOTH PARTNERS IN THE FAMILY WORK FULL TIME.

 

Neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, treated for fleas and worms. 

Click HERE to register an interest in this dog

 

Prior to visiting our dogs you need to carefully consider a number of issues, please read before applying click HERE


< Sally

Sally is a very affectionate 8 years old rough coat terrier who needs a quiet countryside home where she can get 3 medium length walks a day without meeting too many other dogs as she is very anxious around new dogs

The foster is a very experienced dog handler and has deliberately not advertised Sally when she arrived in the rescue.  Sally has had several months running round the small holding getting socialised with a lot of different dogs and her attitude and behaviour with dogs is now much improved.  However the advice to most people would be to walk Sally away from dogs and gradually introduce her to dogs she will meet on a regular basis as she can be very friendly with dogs she knows. 

Sally needs companionship and love, good quality food and is not a dog who will need a lot of exercise.

Terriers are a long lived breed and can go on into their late teens.

Sally travels well in the car, is quiet and well behaved in the house although she will let you know if someone is at the door, she sleeps well at night and doesn't cause any trouble.  She likes a warm coat in cold weather.

Sally needs to be let out every 4 hours to go to the toilet so wouldn't suit a full time worker

We are looking for a home with

  • a quiet country location where she won't meet a lot of dogs
  • owners looking for a companion and pet who will spoil her rotten
  • 3 medium length walks a day
  • a nice sized well fenced garden
  • long term lifestyle and financial security

Neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, treated for fleas and worms. 

PLEASE OBTAIN FULL FAMILY COMMITMENT TO DOG OWNERSHIP BEFORE YOU APPLY

We are looking for a committed, forever home so please think very carefully before applying.  This dog doesn't need to be messed around any more.  And please, discuss with all your family, before applying and making arrangements to view the dog.  Last minute cancelling at the because your partner doesn't know anything about it and says adoption is out of the question just wastes our time. 

PLEASE DO NOT APPLY FOR THIS DOG IF BOTH PARTNERS IN THE FAMILY WORK FULL TIME.

Click HERE to register an interest in Sally

 

Prior to visiting our dogs you need to carefully consider a number of issues, please click HERE

 

 

 


< Cosimo

EXPERIENCED DOG HANDLERS AND ANOTHER KIND DOG NEEDED

Cosimo is 2 years old, he is a Pedigree Dalmatian.

Cosimo is a very loyal and affectionate companion and pet, he is a darling and very kind natured.  He loves people and needs someone around most of the time.

Very neat and tidy owners needed as Cosimo has a history of swallowing things left lying around like socks and small balls.

Cosimo is nervous of strangers but doesn't take long to make friends if people ignore him and let him come to them. 

Cosimo is dog friendly from Chihuahua size up to German Shepherd, enjoys walks, pulls a bit on the lead but is easily controlled as he is accustomed to wearing a Halti head collar and a harness. 

He is crate trained, house trained, sleeps well at night, eats well and is in good condition, travels well in the car, is affectionate, brought up with 3 children including toddlers and visiting children, not bothered by chickens on our smallholding.

Cosimo is brilliant off lead

As he is nervous of strangers he needs an experienced home with another kind dog(s) to gain his confidence.

MUST BE REHOMED WITH ANOTHER DOG

We are looking for a home with

  • Dalmatian experience
  • someone around most of the time
  • experienced dog handlers who know about reward based training methods
  • another playful dog
  • plenty of exercise and attention
  • securely fenced garden
  • older teenage children
  • long term financial and lifestyle security

DO NOT APPLY IF both partners work full time and you want to leave him alone for 8 hour days, you live in a flat, you want to crate him 6 hours a day whilst you go to work, haven't got enough time and energy to walk this dog.

PLEASE OBTAIN FULL FAMILY COMMITMENT TO DOG OWNERSHIP BEFORE YOU APPLY

We are looking for a committed, forever home so please think very carefully before applying.  This dog doesn't need to be messed around any more.  And please, discuss with all your family, before applying and making arrangements to view the dog.  Cancelling at the last minute because your partner doesn't know anything about it and says adoption is out of the question just wastes our time. 

PLEASE DO NOT APPLY FOR THIS DOG IF BOTH PARTNERS IN THE FAMILY WORK FULL TIME.

 

Neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, treated for fleas and worms. 

Click HERE to register an interest in this dog

 

Prior to visiting our dogs you need to carefully consider a number of issues, please read before applying click HERE

 

 


< Regal Robin

A LOT OF TIME AND ATTENTION AND ANOTHER DOG NEEDED

Young adult King Charles Cavalier Spaniel, 17 months old, good with adults, older children, and dogs.

MUST BE REHOMED WITH ANOTHER DOG

We are looking for a home with

  • experienced dog handlers who know about reward based training methods
  • another playful dog
  • plenty of exercise and attention
  • securely fenced garden
  • not if both partners work
  • older teenage children
  • long term financial and lifestyle security

PLEASE OBTAIN FULL FAMILY COMMITMENT TO DOG OWNERSHIP BEFORE YOU APPLY

We are looking for a committed, forever home so please think very carefully before applying.  This dog doesn't need to be messed around any more.  And please, discuss with all your family, before applying and making arrangements to view the dog.  Cancelling at the last minute because your partner doesn't know anything about it and says adoption is out of the question just wastes our time. 

PLEASE DO NOT APPLY FOR THIS DOG IF BOTH PARTNERS IN THE FAMILY WORK FULL TIME.

 

Neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, treated for fleas and worms. 

Click HERE to register an interest in this dog

 

Prior to visiting our dogs you need to carefully consider a number of issues, please read before applying click HERE

 

 

 


< Brucie

NEEDS A LOT OF EXERCISE AND ATTENTION 

This is a SMALL dog about 14 inches at the shoulder very lightweight build.

Brucie is an 18 months old Pomeranian cross Chihuahua with a very sweet nature.  This is a bouncy, happy dog who is a joy to own. HE MUST LIVE WITH ANOTHER YOUNG, ACTIVE, PLAYFUL DOG THAT GETS A LOT OF WALKS.

Brucie is a very affectionate boy who needs a lot of attention and love.

Brucie is very fit with a lot of muscle built up by walking long distances with the foster.  He needs a lot of exercise, (he is currently out for 7 walks a day with the foster) and could easily walk the Pennine Way.  Please don't apply if you are lazy.

Brucie has been terrorised by children in the past so older teenagers would suit him best as he may snap when afraid of little ones who approach him.

Brucie is clean in the house if he gets enough walks, he travels well in the car and loves going to new places.  He walks nicely on lead and is good off lead.

Brucie is very good and sociable with other dogs, he can live with other dogs of all types and sizes and is not food aggressive or toy aggressive, he plays lovely with young dogs like himself.

Brucie still needs a lot of training and loves food so will do anything for a treat.  However he is a sensitive soul who is mortified if he is told off so positive, reward based training is needed as he doesn't learn anything if he is scared.

We are looking for a home with

  • owners with a lot of dog handling experience
  • calm, kind patient, owners
  • cannot be left for more than 3 hours
  • he needs to live with another dog
  • he needs at least 3 good walks each day and needs a lot of of exercise
  • sensible teenage children

Neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, treated for fleas and worms. 

PLEASE OBTAIN FULL FAMILY COMMITMENT TO DOG OWNERSHIP BEFORE YOU APPLY

We are looking for a committed, forever home so please think very carefully before applying.  This dog doesn't need to be messed around any more.  And please, discuss with all your family, before applying and making arrangements to view the dog.  Last minute cancelling at the because your partner doesn't know anything about it and says adoption is out of the question just wastes our time. 

PLEASE DO NOT APPLY FOR THIS DOG IF BOTH PARTNERS IN THE FAMILY WORK FULL TIME.

Click HERE to register an interest in Brucie

 

Prior to visiting our dogs you need to carefully consider a number of issues, please click HERE

 

 

 

 



< Milton

Milton is a 9 years old Shih Tzu.  He is a wonderful dog but has socialisation and fear issues with dogs and people.  We need owners who know what they are doing with dogs to help him and improve him.

Milton is settling in very well with his foster after a just a couple of weeks and is showing great progress. He is beginning to feel more confident in his surroundings and has started to accept strangers, even letting them stroke him.

Milton is not an aggressive dog but he is insecure and afraid of larger dogs.  He has started to socialise well with other small dogs of both sexes.  While on the lead he can show aggressive behaviour towards other dogs, but he is learning to stay calm by using various techniques such as simple separation by walking between him and the other dog.

So Milton needs to be an only dog in the household.

 He needs an experienced, patient home who will continue with his training.

Milton enjoys walks and is a medium level of exercise dog.  He is getting used to longer walks, has met ponies and has learnt that they don't hold any threat, so stays calm when he meets them. He would need to be introduced to other live stock carefully, so that he can learn to be at ease near them.

He has proved he is an adaptable dog who will learn fast and enjoys going to new places. The foster takes him into a fully fenced field and lets him off lead so he can run round and have fun. He keeps the foster in sight, but at the moment isn't showing instant recall.  This will improve with treats every time he comes back.

On arrival in this rescue Milton was not happy with strangers and would growl if anyone tried to stroke him. However after a relatively short time in foster he has coped with 10 people visiting for a dinner party and as long as they just let him come to them, he introduced himself to everyone and let them stroke him.

Milton is still a bit anxious and may growl if someone walks past him and scares him.

Milton has really bonded with his foster family proving he enjoys human company and can be left a few hours but gets miserable if left alone for long periods. He is a loving little lad and needs to form a strong bond with his new family.

Milton is gradually gaining confidence and has really improved since his arrival, he is a lovely companion and pet.

Milton sleeps on the foster's bed at night and this is really helping improve his happiness and confidence and he is so well behaved it isn't a problem.

Milton is fully house trained.

This is an adorable dog in the right home environment with the right owners.

Update from the foster 21 April

 Absolutely thrilled! Just got back from our walk & Milton walked calmly past 4 different dogs. All large breeds as well, whoop yeh!  We did get through a truck load of treats & had to do several about turns, walk away, sit, & then try again, but it actually worked!  I'm sure we can do it again, but I'm prepared to be patient! I'm just so happy right now & mega proud of him, thought it was going to take months, not weeks! xxxxx

I know it's only the 1st step, but it does show that he will do great with an experienced, patient handler.

We are looking for a home with

  • experienced confident owners who aren't going to be alarmed by occasional growling for the first few months
  • great patience is needed as he may take months to feel fully settled and relaxed
  • knowledge of reward based training methods
  • no young children, older teenagers with lots of dog experience would be OK
  • not left for long periods
  • large securely fenced garden
  • not left for long hours alone
  • long term lifestyle stability
  • long term financial security

Must be rehomed within 50 miles of West Yorkshire.

PLEASE OBTAIN FULL FAMILY COMMITMENT TO DOG OWNERSHIP BEFORE YOU APPLY

We are looking for a committed, forever home so please think very carefully before applying.  This dog doesn't need to be messed around any more.  And please, discuss with all your family, before applying and making arrangements to view the dog.  Last minute cancelling at the because your partner doesn't know anything about it and says adoption is out of the question just wastes our time. 

PLEASE DO NOT APPLY FOR THIS DOG IF BOTH PARTNERS IN THE FAMILY WORK FULL TIME.

Neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, treated for fleas and worms. 

To register an interest Click HERE

Prior to visiting our dogs you need to carefully consider a number of issues, please click HERE

 

 

 


< Osborne

WELCOME OSBORNE THE TERRIER PUPPY
8 months old, about the size of a Beagle, mad as a box of frogs, extremely loving and affectionate, boisterous, bonkers and totally adorable !!!

Osborne loves children but as the photo with the youngster shows he is possibly too boisterous for most kids under 10 years because he just knocked her flying

Osborne high activity home with a lot of time and attention and training and another dog or several to keep him company.

PLEASE DON'T APPLY UNLESS YOU HAVE ANOTHER DOG AND LOTS OF TIME, HE IS NOT SUITABLE WHERE BOTH PARTNERS WORK FULL TIME.

We are looking for a home with

  • experienced dog owners
  • someone around most of the time
    lots of exercise off lead
  • another kind friendly young dog to play with
  • a securely fenced garden or he will escape and run away
  • children over 10 years

Osborne is ready to be made into the dog of your dreams if you handle him right.

PLEASE OBTAIN FULL FAMILY COMMITMENT TO DOG OWNERSHIP BEFORE YOU APPLY

We are looking for a committed, forever home so please think very carefully before applying.  This dog doesn't need to be messed around any more.  And please, discuss with all your family, before applying and making arrangements to view the dog.  Cancelling at the last minute because your partner doesn't know anything about it and says adoption is out of the question just wastes our time. 

PLEASE DO NOT APPLY FOR THIS DOG IF BOTH PARTNERS IN THE FAMILY WORK FULL TIME.

Neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, treated for fleas and worms. 

Click HERE to register an interest in this dog

Prior to visiting our dogs you need to carefully consider a number of issues, please click HERE

 

 

 

 


< Jude

NEEDS A LOT OF EXERCISE 

Jude is a fabulous 3 years old Standard sized Chihuahua who is very affectionate.

Jude has come from an abusive past, he has been passed around half a dozen homes via the Gumtree website like a piece of disposable rubbish until in the end he became so stressed he snapped at someone and was going to be put to sleep.

This gorgeous dog doesn't deserve this horrendous abuse, he is such a sweet boy, very obedient and is a lovely dog to own.

Jude is dog friendly although he does bark at some dogs but most dogs ignore him as he is so small. 

Jude is good on the lead, off the lead, in the car, in the house, sleeps well, eats well, loves going with you wherever you go.

Jude just needs someone to give him another chance of a good life.

We are looking for a home that

  • has a lot of dog handling experience
  • calm, kind patient, owners
  • he MUST live with another dog
  • he needs 3 walks each day and needs a lot of of exercise
  • sensible teenage children
  • long term lifestyle stability
  • long term financial security

PLEASE OBTAIN FULL FAMILY COMMITMENT TO DOG OWNERSHIP BEFORE YOU APPLY

We are looking for a committed, forever home so please think very carefully before applying.  This dog doesn't need to be messed around any more.  And please, discuss with all your family, before applying and making arrangements to view the dog.  Cancelling at the last minute because your partner doesn't know anything about it and says adoption is out of the question just wastes our time. 

PLEASE DO NOT APPLY FOR THIS DOG IF BOTH PARTNERS IN THE FAMILY WORK FULL TIME.

Neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, treated for fleas and worms. 

Click HERE to register an interest in Jude

Prior to visiting our dogs you need to carefully consider a number of issues, please click HERE

 

 

 

 

   


< Choco

Choco is an 8 years old Shih Tzu with a huge personality.  He is a beautiful red champagne colour with a black mask.

Choco has a sense of humour and loves to have fun playing with his toys, he makes you laugh.  He enjoys going for long walks and likes to bury his head in the snow.  Then he will come home and curl up in his bed in front of the fire.

Choco is very well behaved in the house and is house trained.  He travels well in the car.

Choco doesn't like being picked up.

Choco has a stubborn side and will growl to get his own way, we has occasionally been known to snap.  Therefore kind, calm, experienced dog handlers are needed.  The foster has no problem managing this dog, he doesn't confront Choco or argue with him, he simply negotiates to get Choco to do as he is told by making it fun and giving treats as a reward when he does the right thing.  Choco is already happier and showing less bad behaviour so he is demonstrating that with correct handling he is a happier well behaved dog.

Choco is dog friendly and is fostered with a Border Collie.

NO CHILDREN PLEASE however occasional visiting dog-wise teenage children would be fine.

 NO CATS PLEASE

Choco will need regular visits to the groomers.

We are looking for a home with

  • experienced dog owners
  • a quiet. calm environment
  • someone around most of the time
  • no children or cats
  • three good walks each day
  • a securely fenced garden is essential
  • long term lifestyle and financial security

PLEASE OBTAIN FULL FAMILY COMMITMENT TO DOG OWNERSHIP BEFORE YOU APPLY

We are looking for a committed, forever home so please think very carefully before applying.  This dog doesn't need to be messed around any more.  And please, discuss with all your family, before applying and making arrangements to view the dog.  Cancelling at the last minute because your partner doesn't know anything about it and says adoption is out of the question just wastes our time. 

PLEASE DO NOT APPLY FOR THIS DOG IF BOTH PARTNERS IN THE FAMILY WORK FULL TIME.

Click HERE to register an interest in Choco

Prior to visiting our dogs you need to carefully consider a number of issues, please read before applying click HERE

 

 



< Chip must go with Buzz

Dear Chip is a super 9 years old German Shepherd cross Collie.  This is an affectionate and loyal pet who needs someone around most of the time as he frets if left alone.

Chip has lived all his life with Buzz, see advert below

Chip is good with dogs, good on and off the lead, travels well in the car.

NO CATS PLEASE

We are looking for a home with

  • lots of attention and love
  • experienced, big dog owners
  • owners experienced in kind, reward based training methods
  • not if both partners work full time
  • teenage children experienced with dogs
  • needs 3 walks a day
  • a securely fenced garden is essential
  • long term lifestyle and financial security
  • PLEASE OBTAIN FULL FAMILY COMMITMENT TO DOG OWNERSHIP BEFORE YOU APPLY

    We are looking for a committed, forever home so please think very carefully before applying.  This dog doesn't need to be messed around any more.  And please, discuss with all your family, before applying and making arrangements to view the dog.  Cancelling at the last minute because your partner doesn't know anything about it and says adoption is out of the question just wastes our time. 

    PLEASE DO NOT APPLY FOR THIS DOG IF BOTH PARTNERS IN THE FAMILY WORK FULL TIME.

Neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, treated for fleas and worms.

Click HERE to register an interest in Chip

Prior to visiting our dogs you need to carefully consider a number of issues, please click HERE

 





< Buzz Play Fetch, GO A WALK, HAVE FUN !!! !!! must go with Chip

Buzz is a 9 years old cross breed who has lived all his life with Chip see advert above.  He is about the size of a Beagle.

Buzz is a highly active little dog who loves to play fetch and go nice long walks.  He is a fantastic dog with a great temperament.

Buzz is good with other dogs off lead but sometimes barks at dogs when on lead, but if you have a ball in your hand he remains focused on you and ignores other dogs.

Buzz is very affectionate and loyal.  He travels well in the car and will make a lovely family pet.

NO CATS PLEASE

We are looking for a home with

  • lots of attention and love
  • experienced, big dog owners
  • owners experienced in kind, reward based training methods
  • not if both partners work full time
  • teenage children experienced with dogs
  • needs 3 walks a day
  • a securely fenced garden is essential
  • long term lifestyle and financial security

PLEASE OBTAIN FULL FAMILY COMMITMENT TO DOG OWNERSHIP BEFORE YOU APPLY

We are looking for a committed, forever home so please think very carefully before applying.  This dog doesn't need to be messed around any more.  And please, discuss with all your family, before applying and making arrangements to view the dog.  Cancelling at the last minute because your partner doesn't know anything about it and says adoption is out of the question just wastes our time. 

PLEASE DO NOT APPLY FOR THIS DOG IF BOTH PARTNERS IN THE FAMILY WORK FULL TIME.

Neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, treated for fleas and worms.

Click HERE to register an interest in Buzz

Prior to visiting our dogs you need to carefully consider a number of issues, please click HERE

 



< Amelia

This dog is with "Barnsley and District Animal Welfare" click HERE for details of this rescue

Hi my name is Amelia.

I have been picked up as a stray so my background isn’t known but I am a medium to large young cross breed who has some big ears! It’s possible I am Shar Pei cross but who knows with us Heinz 57 dogs.

I am very friendly with everyone and I am also very focused and smart for my young age.  In my last home it would seem that I have been trained as I will sit and swop both paws over and I can also lay down.  I am obedient as well as pretty but still unfortunately for me I still have no home of my own.

I am currently keeping all paws crossed that someone out there may just glance my way and see my pics of me laying down and being a good girl.

I have been ok around other dogs and would love to go for some walks very soon as I have lots of energy to burn.  I am approx 18 months old and need a home with people who love some outside adventures and have the time to show me how to be happy and just how fun life can be when you are a wanted and loved dog.

Can you give me the home I deserve this time?

This dog is at Oakenshaw kennels click HERE  for opening times and to arrange a viewing

Click HERE to register an interest in Amelia

 

 


< Paintings to fundraise !!!


PAINTING TO RAISE FUNDS FOR OUR DOGS !!!

SARA ABBOTT DOG / ANIMAL / HUMAN / LANDSCAPES - no matter what subject she paints for you our Charity gets a donation !!!

We are delighted to announce that International Animal portrait artist - Sara Abbott has decided to work with us for six months.

Sara paints incredible oil on canvas portraits of dogs and with each commission she donates £100 from her fee to an animal charity.

Until the end of March next year it's us - West Yorkshire Dog Rescue!!!

So, if you've been thinking about a special gift, a family heirloom or a painting just for you get in touch with her now.

SARA ABBOTT 07766 168027

Please visit and like her Facebook page and her website is full of images and news:
www.facebook.com/saraabbottstudio

website www.sara-abbott.com

   
   
   
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