Bailey is a beautiful lurcher who is only 1 year old. He was removed from a home after he was abandoned by his owner who was suffering with mental health problems. In the home he lived with 3 siblings and his parents who were a rottweiler and a greyhound. It is hard to spot any of the rottweiler traits in him but he does have the most amazing short but fluffy black coat and has the big soppy smile of a rotti!
Bailey is a sweet boy who loves people, toys and walks. He doesn’t have a lot going on between his ears but that only makes him more loveable! He is a big softy who adores being rubbed and fussed all over and will roll about on the floor whilst you give him a doggy massage. He does know a few commands and is extremely focused on his handler so we have managed to teach him sit, paw and he has just about mastered down and almost up! Luckily he loves his food so he is easy to train and since being in our care he has learnt a lot in a short amount of time.
Likes most Lurchers he loves having a good sprint round our enclosed paddock first thing in the morning. He will pick up one of his favourite toys (cuddly toy dinosaurs and ducks are his absolute favourite) and he will run around in circles throwing it in the air until he’s tired himself out. Luckily this only takes 15 minutes and he will then lie on the ground waiting for his daily brush and bum rub.
Out on walks he is mostly very calm and well behaved; he walks nicely beside you and only occasionally pulls towards something super smelly to try and eat but he can be easily bribed with treats to leave whatever he finds. Bailey walks nicely with the other dogs in our care but out on walks he tends to get over excited and tries to jump on the other dogs to start playing or will bark at them in frustration because he can't play with them. For this reason we are looking to rehome Bailey as the only dog but it would be nice if there were other dogs he could socialise with over time as he does just want to play but sadly he tends to intimidate or annoy other pooches because of his excitement and size.
Bailey is a big boy who needs a home with someone who has experience of Lurcher types and their high prey drive and exercise requirements. He does tire quickly but his new home will need a good sized enclosed garden for him to run off energy in, as we would not recommend letting him off lead in public areas. He is a very loving and endearing young boy who loves people so a home where he is left no longer than 4 hours at a time would suit him best. We are looking for a home where any children are at least 12 years old, as he does occasionally jump up and forget his manners and being a large boy he could easily knock a child over. Bailey is a staff favourite and once you meet him you'll know just why!
If you would like to adopt Bailey contact us today! Email or call 0161 882 0680.
Harry is a 4 year old Springer Spaniel who is full of life, love and energy. Sadly his owner could no longer afford to care for him so he is looking for a new home with someone who has plenty of time and experience to keep this beautiful boy happy.
Harry is a typical Springer; he loves everyone he meets, he thinks toys are great and squirrels and birds are the best things he has ever seen in his life! Harry is happy to see everybody; he always has a waggy tail and a slobbery lick for anyone willing to accept them. He gets very excited in the morning when we go to greet him, his tail wags so hard he looks like he’s doing a dance for us!
Indoors Harry loves lounging on the sofa and sitting next to you for cuddles. He will always have something in his mouth, sometimes it’s a toy but mostly it’s a shoe or towel he has managed to steal, which he proudly parades around our office with. He certainly makes us laugh but his new owner must not be too precious about sharing their designer footwear!
Outdoors Harry will head straight for our enclosed paddock where he starts his daily task of getting every single toy out of the toy box before choosing which one he wants to play with. He will spend a good 30 minutes entertaining himself by running around with footballs, teddies, tennis balls and squeaky toys in his mouth. This is a very easy way to tire him out as he would continue to play alone all day given the chance!
It’s out on walks that Harry’s eagerness and high energy levels become an issue, it appears that he hasn’t had much experience being walked on a lead as he pulls a lot and is very strong for a small dog. We have started to walk him on a Halti harness with a double lead which has helped us gain a little more control, but he is nonetheless eager to be off chasing every bird he sees and sniffing in every bush for a rogue squirrel. He is better when walked next to roads, as he walks in a straight line and respects the boundaries of the pavement, but as soon as you enter a field or dirt track he is desperate to run. We have started clicker training with Harry to improve his focus on his handler, which he is responding to extremely well and we are hopeful that with continued training he can learn to walk to heal.
Harry is fantastic with other dogs both out on walks and playing off lead in the paddock. We would be happy to rehome him to live with another dog as long as they were a calming influence and happy for Harry to steal all the toys; overly excited dogs tend to wind him up. We believe that once Harry is well settled in his new home and has established a strong bond with his new owner then he could be walked off lead in safe areas but until that point we would not recommend letting Harry off lead in public areas so a good sized, enclosed garden in a must.
We are looking to rehome Harry with someone who has experience of Springer Spaniels and can demonstrate a good knowledge of their breed traits and how to train them using positive reinforcement methods only. Harry should not be left for more than 4 hours a day and because of Harry’s strength and exuberance we are looking to rehome him with children over the age of 12; he is a very giddy kipper who does occasionally jump up and push through your legs. Harry is not suitable to live with any small furry animals due to his high prey drive.
If you would like to adopt Harry contact us today! Email or call 0161 882 0680.
Murray is beautiful cross bread around 4 years old and is deceptively small in size. He came into our care after his owner left him in a terrible state. He had a terrible flea allergy, which left him bald and scabby and in considerable discomfort. Thankfully, after treatment, he has fully healed and has a beautiful coat.
Murray is an adorable boy who is a genuine mix of breeds with a smashing personality that endears everyone to him. Murray got his name from us because of his obsession with tennis balls; if you have a tennis ball then you have Murray’s attention. His favourite game is to go around our paddock and gradually round up all the tennis balls and make sure he has had a quick game of fetch with every single one! He loves playing fetch so it is easy to tire him out and once he has had 30 minutes of play time and a short walk he will happily retire to his bed for a nap.
Murray is very well mannered indoors and is generally quite a calm lad. He is very clean in his kennel and will wait till he is outdoors to do his business. He enjoys relaxing on the sofa next to us and will almost doze off when we massage his checks and ears! He is very obedient and knows ‘sit’ and ‘paw’ and takes treats very gently.
Out on walks Murray does tend to pull a lot so we have started to walk him on a Makuti harness with double lead to prevent him from do any damage to himself. Thankfully because he is a very slim and petite boy he isn’t that strong and he does stop and sniff in bushes and carries sticks on his walk with him which slows him down but we would recommend his new owner trained him to walk to heal as it would make Murray the perfect dog!
Murray walks nicely next to our other dogs and always greets passers by politely with a quick sniff and tail wag. He does, however, like his boundaries to be respected and will tell a giddy dog off if they jump on him or try and steal his tennis balls! For this reason we are looking to rehome Murray to live with no other dogs, he would, however, be ideal for someone who has friends and family members with dogs and want to a pooch that is happy to socialise with them.
Murray would make an excellent family dog. He is calm, gentle and patient around children and copes well with busy environments. We are looking for a home where any children are over the age of 8, where he won’t be left for more than 4 hours at a time and there is a good sized enclosed garden.
Murray is basically a straight forward, happy dog, that enjoys the simple pleasures of being a dog; he loves to play and once tired will happily curl up in his bed for a sleep. He's a smashing boy that will make a wonderful addition to a family that can meet his needs.
If you would like to adopt Murray contact us today! Email or call 0161 882 0680.