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Mr Sox
Mr Sox
Mr Sox the gorgeous blue lurcher has a fantastic nature and is a real family dog who has settled in fantastically well at his foster home where he lives with older children quite remotely. sadly Mr Sox can be very reactive to certain other dogs especially when on his lead, his foster mum manages him very well though and has managed to coordinate his routine to suit Mr Sox by using a common sense approach and walking in fairly non populated walks. We hope to find a forever home for him that will show the same commitment to managing him as although we hope he will improve further it is probably something that will always need management. Its not all bad news though as Mr Sox has some amazing doggy pals who he loves to play with both male and female so its not gender that's the issue. We are confident to think that he can be rehomed with another dog but the meetings would need to be managed until he gained some confidence around his new mates. He is a fantastic dog to have around very interactive with a happy sunny nature, he is totally clean, non destructive and happy to be left for a few hours during the day. He is a typical lurcher enjoying home comforts as you can see! totally absorbed with his ball and playing fetch. He is a very striking blue lurcher which is not very obvious in his photo. We would ask that if you are looking for a brilliant family dog and companion that you give Mr Sox a chance and come and meet him for yourself. He is microchipped, neutered and fully vaccinated aprox 2-3 years old
Bruiser
Bruiser
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As his name suggests this wee boy was the biggest of the ten pups, although the others have caught him up now. Don't let the name fool you he is a cute and very cuddly pup and is just waiting for his forever home to come along. He is microchipped and has had his first vaccination. Now 9 weeks old he is ready for his very own loving family please.
Tango
Tango
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Tango is another very sweet puppy. He is now 9 weeks old, microchipped and has had his first vaccination. All his needs now is his very own family please.
Blue
Blue
Blue is a 14 month old Bearded Collie cross. He is quite anxious at the moment but we expect that once he has settled in a bit he will be fine. He is vaccinated and microchipped. We have been told he is ok with children but we do not know this for sure yet so will not place him with young children at the moment. We do not know what he is like with cats or other animals although he is used to living with another dog and is getting on well with them in his foster home.
Thunder
Thunder
A lovely natured older lurcher currently still with his owner but looking for a retirement home. Thunder is 9 years old but a fit active dog still who is great with children and other dogs. Please email or complete an application form online if you could offer Thunder a forever home.
Porsha
Porsha
Porsha is a dainty lurcher who is 7 years old currently living with Thunder. Like Thunder she is great with children and other dogs looking for a lovely retirement home. please email or fill in an application form if you could offer Porsha a home

Often the cost of taking on a rescue dog is very little – the cost of a donation – and many come already vaccinated and microchipped and may be neutered too, saving you even more.
The catch is that some rescue dogs come with their own quirks and dog behaviour problems that you might need to overcome. Rehome dogs aren’t alone in this respect, of course, but many either have issues before they were put up for pet adoption, or developed them in kennels because - despite the best efforts of the caring staff at the dog rescue centres – unfortunately kennels aren’t usually the best environments to help fearful or aggressive dogs.

The good news is that almost any dog behaviour or dog training problem can be remedied (or at least controlled) if tackled in the right way. If you are interested in rehoming a rescue dog, here are my top five tips for you:

1.) Choose your rescue dog carefully.

Make sure your energies and that of other pets in your household match. Are you looking for a ball-of-fire of a dog to match your hectic lifestyle or a laid back moocher to share your life and home? How much exercise do you both need? (Hint: If your dog is putting on weight, experts agree that YOU aren’t getting enough exercise!). Do your homework on dog breeds and their temperaments and in the case of cross breed dogs, simply assume you’ll have a combination of the behaviours typical of the breeds that may be in the mix.

2.)Consider what age of dog suits you best.

If you want a puppy, there may be some around, although they often find homes more readily. Older dogs are easier to find, are often more mellow, are frequently trained and are the ones that find it harder to find forever homes. Could you share your home with an older dog? Incidentally, I’ve found from experience that the old adage “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks” simply isn’t true. You certainly can train an older dog.

3.) Think with your head, not your heart.

I know, it sounds so cold and clinical, doesn’t it? The trouble is, it’s difficult not to get carried away when you’re looking at rescue dogs, but you really must make your decision based on what you can and can’t cope with and not on your feelings as you gaze upon the sad eyes looking out of the kennel at you. If you choose the wrong shelter dog because you weren’t thinking clearly, then you didn’t really do them any favours after all, did you? My top tip: Sleep on it before you commit to taking on your rescue dog!

4.) Don’t feel sorry for your new rescue dog.

He/she’s just found a lovely new home and a caring owner. Whatever happened in the past is just that – in the past. Dogs live in the moment and whatever dog behavioural problems they may have been left with will not be made any better if you treat them with pity. Good leadership in combination with sensitivity and understanding is the best way to rehabilitate dogs. Let the good times roll – Starting now!

5.) Don’t be afraid to ask for help with dog behaviour issues.

If you're lucky, there may be a dog behaviourist at the dog rescue centre who can help, or you may prefer to ask a local professional dog trainer or dog behaviour expert. Either way, if you’re struggling don’t feel like a failure – Sometimes it just takes a little more dog training and behaviour experience and knowledge than most people have access to in order to kick start your dog’s new life. We all need a little help sometimes and you owe it to your rehome dog to give it your best shot.

Rehoming a dog could be one of the most satisfying things you ever do. It may take a little effort - like all the best things in life - but it’s a great feeling to have a happy well behaved rescue dog. (Don't take my word for it, ask anyone who's got one)