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

 

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< Alice in Wonderland

Poor Alice fell on hard times and when she arrived into our foster care she thought all her birthdays had come true, good food, a clean warm bed, immediate vet treatment for her infected ears that were causing her such irritation and a happy terrier named Hugo to play with - Wonderland indeed !!!

Dear Alice is a Terrier puppy, only about 10 months old, she is about 15 inches at the shoulder. 

Alice was thrown out onto the streets to make way for the Christmas celebrations in someone's life.  She is such an easy little dog, very kind and sweet.  She is insecure and occasionally will make a quiet growl if frightened but if you just ignore her and walk away she is fine. 

Alice absolutely loves cuddles and snuggling up on the sofa to watch TV.  She is a total pet and companion, a real darling dog.

Alice loves going for walks, she gets very excited, she loves to meet new dogs and plays nicely with them.

Alice is well behaved in the house, house trained, good to bath, travels well in the car and enjoys being out and about with you.  Alice loves human companionship and wants someone around most of the time.

Puppy experience is essential as puppies are very hard work.

We are looking for a home with

  • experienced, kind dog owners
  • owners experienced in kind, reward based training methods
  • another very playful active dog as a companion
  • not if both partners work full time
  • children must be dog-wise and confident and over 10 years old
  • an active home where she will get a lot of exercise
  • a garden is essential and it must be securely fenced
  • long term lifestyle and financial security

PLEASE CAN YOU MAKE A FAIRY TALE COME TRUE AND OFFER DEAR LITTLE ALICE A WONDERFUL HOME??

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 Alice in Wonderland

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

 

 

Click below to view a video of Shiloh playing with Lola



    

< Shiloh  !!

Needs love, patience, another kind dog as a companion.

Shiloh is a lovely boy, a very kind, gentle Whippet cross Boxer about 18 months old and is a big boisterous dog who needs a strong owner as he is a strong dog.   

Shiloh is sometimes difficult to handle as he gets so boisterous and excited when meeting new dogs and new people.  Shiloh is not aggressive but when he meets new dogs he barks a lot in excitement and sometimes the dogs he meets takes exception to this behaviour and have a go at him.  He is just far too enthusiastic and full of the joys of life.  Therefore he needs a strong owner.

SHILOH AND HIS FOSTER HAVE BEEN UNDER THE INSTRUCTION OF A VERY EXPERIENCED DOG TRAINER AND HE IS NOW VERY OBEDIENT BUT FURTHER TRAINING IS NEEDED.

Shiloh arrived in the rescue with a broken tail so our vet had it docked.

Shiloh is a very quick learner who likes to please so he is very easily trained.

Shiloh is a high energy dog who is very active and will need a lot of exercise.  He is such a happy boy, just loves to run.  He is a strong dog but if he is walked in a "Happy at Heel" harness he hardly pulls on the lead, he walks very nicely once he has had a good run.  He jumps up people when he gets excited but that is improving every day.

Shiloh is a really affectionate, kind, family pet

Shiloh is dog friendly, currently fostered with a lot of different types of dogs on a smallholding.

NO CATS PLEASE

Shiloh has always lived with another dog so needs to be rehomed with another dog.  He loves going for a walk he will go anywhere with you.  Shiloh trots around happily off lead and hangs around with the group of dogs he is walking with and doesn't run away.  He comes when called and will do anything for a treat.

Shiloh is good with sensible older children and will make a super family pet.  He is too boisterous for young children so teenagers only please.

Shiloh must be on the lead where there are livestock.

Shiloh is well behaved in the house, sleeps well, eats well, travels well in the car and is a good boy.

We are looking for a home with long term financial and lifestyle stability. HE MUST GO TO A HOME WHERE THERE IS ANOTHER KIND, ACTIVE DOG TO PLAY WITH HIM.

This intelligent, loyal dog is a wonderful companion and pet.   Please consider him, he will be your forever best friend.

We are looking for a home with

  • lots of attention and love
  • experienced, kind dog owners
  • owners experienced in kind, reward based training methods
  • another very playful active dog as a companion
  • not if both partners work full time
  • children must be over 12 years old, dog-wise and confident as he can be boisterous
  • an active home where he will get a lot of exercise
  • a garden is essential and 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 Shiloh

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

 

 

 

 


Click below to view a video of Lowki

< Lowki

EXTREMELY INTELLIGENT !!!

Lowki is a lovely affectionate dog who is extremely loyal and gives his heart to his owner.  He has been passed from pillar to post through unsuitable homes where people have not given him the time or had the expertise to handle such a wonderful intelligent dog.  We are giving him a chance to find that perfect forever home where he will be loved and trained and have a lot of exercise

Lowki is a knee high (19 inches at the shoulder) cross breed has definitely got some German Shepherd in him.  He is a very intelligent dog but has never had enough time devoted to giving him the exercise, attention and training he needs.  He would make a superb dog in the right hands and would be extremely obedient if reward based training methods are used.

Lowki is about 18 months old and is desperate for some stability in his life.  He is an active, boisterous boy who can live happily with other dogs

Typical of German Shepherd types, Lowki bonds very closely with his owners and gets anxious if left so would need someone around most of the time and a kind companion dog. 

Lowki is CAT FRIENDLY

We are looking for a home with

  • experienced patient dog handlers
  • someone around most of the time
  • a kind companion dog
  • a countryside home with a lot of nice walks
  • lots of attention and love
  • NOT if both partners work full time
  • children must be over 15 years and dog-wise and confident as they he be boisterous
  • an active home where he will get a lot of exercise
  • securely fenced garden
  • long term lifestyle and financial security

If you want a loyal companion and pet then Lowki is the dog for you.  He will return your love a thousandfold and be your kindest best friend.

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 Lowki

 

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

 

 

 

 

 




< Shelby

Shelby (also known as Smurf) is a cross breed about the size of a Cocker Spaniel, he is 4-5 years old according to our vet.

This affectionate boy just loves human company, he loves going for walks and having fun, wants cuddles and attention and someone around most of the time.  He has good recall off lead and only pulls slightly on lead. 

Shelby suffers Separation Anxiety but this is improving as he is settling in the foster home.

Shelby is fostered with half a dozen dogs of different shapes and sizes and gets on well apart from needing to be fed in a different room due to his anxiety over food.  This is often a behaviour seen in rescue dogs who have been deprived of food.

Shelby is good with children over 7 years.  He needs to be on lead wherever there are livestock.

NO CATS PLEASE

Shelby travels well in the car and enjoys being out and about with you.  Shelby is a small dog, less than knee high, so is easy to pick up and put in the car and he isn't a strong dog to pull you hard on the lead.

We are looking for a home with

  • experienced dog owners who have a lot of patience and love to give Shelby
  • someone around most of the 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 Shelby

 

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

 

 

 


< Pebbles

Pebbles is a very sweet affectionate little girl about 8 years old according to the vet.  Poor girl arrived thin and stressed but she is so kind and affectionate and loves children. 

Pebbles gets on with most dogs but would prefer to live as an only dog as she gets stressed over toys and food.  She is currently fostered with a steady, kind older Chihuahua and a very experienced foster and there are no problems between the two dogs.

Pebbles walks nicely on the lead and enjoys going for walks.

We are looking for a home with

  • experienced dog owners
  • a quiet. calm environment
  • someone around most of the time
  • no 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.

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

Click HERE to register an interest in Pebbles

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

 

 

 


< Choco

Choco is an 8 years old Lhasa Apso 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.  In a few days of coming into foster Choco is already happier and showing less bad behaviour so we think it is new dog nerves.

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

 

 


< Rosie

Rosie is a 9 years old Welsh Fox Hound measuring about 19 inches at the shoulder.

She is an adorable, very kind and affectionate girl who needs a quiet home with someone around most of the time.

She is not good with cats or small animals, she travels well in the car and sleeps well at night.

Rosie is very dog friendly and is fostered with 3 terriers.

 She doesn’t need a huge amount of exercise but will need to be let out in the garden frequently for toilet breaks.

Rosie loves all the comforts of snuggling on the sofa to watch TV in front of a warm fire, good quality food and plenty of love.

NO CATS PLEASE

She makes a super companion and pet.

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

Click HERE to register an interest in Rosie

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.

 

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

 


< Zeus

WARNING THIS DOG HAS BEEN SEVERELY ABUSED BY A MAN

Zeus is a 4 years old Chihuahua cross Pomeranian.  He is a very kind, affectionate boy who has been severely beaten and kicked by a man prior to coming into the rescue so has a lot of fear issues. 

Zeus will need an exceptionally kind, gentle, experienced owner with a lot of time for him.  He is very good with children (over 7 years please) who could be visiting children although he doesn't want to live with them full time. 

Zeus is an easy dog to live with.  He is fostered with other kind dogs both large and small, and is having a great time going for long countryside walks.

Zeus loves to snuggle up on your lap to watch TV, he loves human contact and has proved he can learn to trust a love a man in the foster home but it has taken many weeks to overcome his fear.  So therefore a home with men isn't a problem if quiet, kind and gentle.

Zeus needs a coat in the cold weather as he is not keen on getting wet and cold.  And quite right too, he needs a home where he will be spoilt rotten and be number one priority for someone. 

NO CATS PLEASE

We are looking for a home with

  • experienced dog owners
  • a quiet. calm environment
  • someone around most of the time
  • no children as he can't tolerate the noise and chaos, although occasional visiting children would be fine
  • three good walks each day plus supervised garden time
  • a securely fenced garden is essential
  • nearby walking places where there are no major busy roads as they don't like loud traffic
  • 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 Zeus

 

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

 

< Patch

Patch is a fabulous family pet and companion.

Patch is a 9 years old wire haired Jack Russell.  These terriers frequently live into their late teens so he is not an old dog yet and still has plenty of life in him.

Patch loves people of all ages.  He is currently being fostered in a home with 2 children aged 5 & 9 and is super with them.

Patch is very dog friendly.  He gets on well with the resident Retired Greyhound so could easily share a home with other dogs.  He is friendly with dogs when out on walks and wants to meet them all.

NO CATS PLEASE

Patch shows symptoms of Separation Anxiety which we are working on. He currently whines and barks when left but isn't destructive at all. He didn't have the best start in life and was passed from pillar to post.  His most recent owner was at home with him almost all the time and so he is used to having lots of company and is insecure about being left.  We are confident that with patience and training he will learn independence as he is a very bright lad who likes to please. Within a week he has already stopped fretting at night when left to sleep downstairs with the greyhound.  He was previously used to sleeping upstairs so this is a big change for him and he has adapted.

Patch could benefit from a little lead training because typical of terriers he gets very excited when out and about doing and likes to go full steam ahead.

Patch has lots of energy and enthusiasm for life. He is an adorable and fun character who really deserves a secure, loving home for the rest of his days.

We are looking for a home with

  • experienced dog owners
  • a quiet. calm environment
  • someone around most of the time
  • any children must be over 7 years and experienced with dogs
  • another kind dog as a companion for Patch
  • 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.

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

Click HERE to register an interest in Patch

 

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 Valentino  
 

Click below to view a video of Valentino with her doggie friends in the woods

< Valentino

Valentino is a 2 years old Cocker Spaniel who is very affectionate, intelligent and active. 

She is a strong character with slightly stubborn tendencies so experienced owners are needed who understand reward based training as she will do anything for a tasty treat. 

She is not suitable to live with children due to her stubborn nature although visiting children over 10 years would be fine.  She is still "puppy mouthing" so takes your hand into her mouth when she is playing or excited, which needs training out of her.  Spreading lemon juice on your hand is a good deterrent !!!!

Valentino currently lives with another submissive dog but she may sometimes become possessive over toys so consideration should be given to her being an only dog.   The exception to this would be a very good dog handler as an owner who is capable of managing the situation.  I say this because the professional dog sitter has no problem with Valentino in a pack in her house.

As the video shows, when Valentino is out and about with dogs she knows she is very calm and sociable and loves the company of dogs on a walk.  However sometimes finds larger unfamiliar dogs intimidating and so can be quite vocal barking at them until she knows they are no threat

Strong on the lead, brilliant off lead, she has a high prey drive so will chase animals and will need to be controlled in areas where there are livestock.

Valentino would excel at obedience trials or dog agility so you can have a lot of fun with her.  She is a loyal dog with a lot of love to give. 

NO CATS PLEASE

We are looking for a home with

  • someone who knows what they are doing with dogs
  • a countryside home so they can get a lot of nice walks
  • lots of attention and love
  • experienced, kind dog owners
  • NOT if both partners work full time
  • can't live with children full time but occasional visiting children would be fine.
  • an active home where she will get a lot of exercise
  • securely fenced garden to 6 foot high is absolutely 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 Valentino

 

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

 

 

 


< Jasper and Rocco together

Jasper is a Chihuahua cross Terrier and Rocco is a Pedigree Chihuahua, they are both the same size. These two must stay together in their new home.

Jasper is 6 years old, and has a shy, reserved personality until he gets to know you. 

Rocco is very outgoing and friendly with everyone.

They come from a home where they were much loved.  Both dogs are very fit and healthy with plenty of muscle as their owner gave them lots of walks and fed them very good quality food. 

NO CATS PLEASE

We are looking for a home with

  • experienced dog owners
  • a quiet. calm environment
  • someone around most of the time
  • no children as they can't tolerate the noise and chaos, although occasional visiting children would be fine
  • three good walks each day plus supervised garden time
  • a securely fenced garden is essential
  • nearby walking places where there are no major busy roads as they don't like loud traffic
  • 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 Jasper and Rocco

 

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 

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. 

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

 

 



Click below to see a video which shows their high energy levels and noisy natures



Click below to see a video showing them playing football !!!

< Winston and Alfie !!

PLEASE READ THIS ADVERT CAREFULLY THESE DOGS NEED A LOT OF EXERCISE AND A BIG SECURELY  FENCED GARDEN. 

THEY NEED A COUNTRYSIDE HOME, LOTS OF NICE WALKS

THIS PAIR MUST STAY TOGETHER

PLEASE DON'T APPLY FOR THESE UNLESS YOU ARE HIGHLY ACTIVE OWNERS WHO CAN REALLY GIVE THEM A LOT OF EXERCISE.

This pair are totally adorable. They are 4 years old.

These dogs need a lot of exercise, time and attention.  EXCEPTIONALLY ENERGETIC NEED THREE HOURS EXERCISE A DAY

they will bark when playing ball in the garden.

THEY MUST BE REHOMED TOGETHER AND STAY TOGETHER IN THEIR NEW HOME - WE WILL CHECK AT REGULAR INTERVALS.

These are beautiful dogs, very boisterous, noisy, brilliant with kids

NO CATS PLEASE

We are looking for a home with

  • a countryside home so they can get a lot of nice walks
  • lots of attention and love
  • experienced, kind dog owners
  • NOT if both partners work full time
  • children must be dog-wise and confident as they can be boisterous
  • an active home where they will get a lot of exercise
  • LARGE secure fenced garden to 6 foot high is absolutely essential for these dogs
  • long term lifestyle and financial security

We are looking for a home that can provide long term lifestyle stability and financial security so please consider carefully that these dogs will live another 10-12 years.  Please don't apply if you cannot demonstrate this level of 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 Winston and Alfie

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 


< Boris and Bruce

THIS PAIR MUST BE REHOMED TOGETHER

BRUCE 2 YR OLD SHIH TZU AND HIS BEST BUDDY BORIS THE BORDER TERRIER. Bruce is a 2 yr old Shih Tzu and his best buddy Boris is a 7 yr old brindle border Terrier, now these 2 beautiful boys need a home together. Boris (Border Terrier) is totally reliant on little Bruce (Shih Tzu) , these boys are super affectionate and very friendly to everyone they meet .

 Extremely well behaved and dog friendly, Boris and Bruce would make a great family pets for children 12 yrs and above. They walk really well on the lead and, they are both house trained. They have brilliant recall off lead. 

They love their walks, will need someone around most of the day as these boys just love a cuddle. Bruce loves to play, he has a good sense of humour and you can’t help but laugh at his antics. Boris is a calm and gentle dog who is wise and who has very deep emotions and forms a very deep bond to his owners.

 Boris is on the large side for a Border Terrier but as he is so calm this is not an issue. This pair sleep together in the same bed and clean each other’s ears and are definitely in love.

Both dogs will need regular trips to the groomers to keep them trim and in good condition.

Sweeter boys you could not wish to meet, potential owners need to provide long term financial and lifestyle stability.

NO CATS PLEASE

Both have been neutered, treated for fleas and worms and microchipped, their vaccinations are out of date and they need to get over the neutering before they can be started. they have been treated for fleas and worms. 

We are looking for a home with

  • experienced dog owners
  • a quiet. calm environment
  • someone around most of the time
  • any children must be over 7 years and experienced with dogs
  • 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 Boris with Bruce

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

 

 < Pip Squeak

Dear little Pip Squeak is 4 years old and has led a very sheltered life being mostly in the house and garden. 

Pip Squeak hasn't had much experience of children, just occasional visitors in their early teens.  He is well behaved as long as children don't handle him and try to pick him up.

Pip Squeak needs 4 walks a day about 20 minutes each walk plus he enjoys time in the garden.  He is clean and well behaved in the house, can be left alone for up to four hours without barking or chewing.

We are looking for a home with

  • experienced dog owners
  • someone around most of the time to give him a lot of attention and love
  • a quiet and peaceful home without children but occasional visiting children would be OK as long as they respect dogs and are well behaved
  • regular exercise and good quality food
  • patience with his insecurities around meeting new dogs and people

    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 Pip Squeak

 

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

 

 





< Teddy

EXCEPTIONALLY PATIENT, KIND OWNERS NEEDED

SMALL HOLDING OR FARM REQUIRED

Teddy is a very loving and affectionate dog who has fear issues.  He loves to snuggle up on the sofa next to you to watch TV and sleep with you on the bed at night.

Teddy needs mature experienced owners.

Teddy has been badly treated in the past so is sometimes snappy if he is handled in a bossy and confrontational manner as this makes him scared and he gets into self defence mode.  You cannot tell him off this really upsets him, instead you have to negotiate with him and persuade him to do what you want.

Teddy needs you to be very patient with him.  So if you are always rushing off somewhere and need to rush putting his lead on or moving him between rooms then your speed will scare him and he will freeze and refuse to move.

Teddy is good on the lead and needs walks about 30 minutes each. 

Teddy is good with other dogs but needs to be the only dog in the home or he could be rehomed with a kind, steady dog.  Teddy sometimes gets jealous when the owner fusses another dog and he will growl.

Please note if he is handled badly Teddy will snap. 

NO CATS PLEASE

We are looking for a home with

  • a quiet, countryside location he is fostered on a small holding and is no problem at all.
  • lots of attention and love
  • experienced, kind dog owners
  • an ability to train a dog using reward based methods
  • NOT if both partners work full time
  • NO CHILDREN OR FREQUENTLY VISITING CHILDREN
  • an active home where he will get a lot of exercise
  • secure fenced garden with minimum of 4 foot fence 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 Teddy

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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