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Nico is a stunning tri coloured Border Collie who is just over 2 years old. She was originally rehomed via our branch when she was just 10 weeks old when she and her 5 siblings were rescued from poor conditions. Sadly Nico’s adopter passed away and she Nico is looking for her 3rd and, hopefully, forever home.  

Nico is a sensitive girl who makes very strong bonds with a few select people. She absolutely adores our three animal staff and will jump onto their laps for cuddles, run round in circles in excitement when she sees them every morning and will do her very best to lick every part of their faces! However, it has taken a good few weeks for her to reach this stage and she can be wary around strangers and needs gradual, repeated introductions with new people to gain her confidence.  

A quick way to Nico’s heart is through her tennis ball. Whilst she might not be ready for cuddles on first few meetings she will gladly fetch a tennis ball for you. She would happily play fetch all day given the opportunity and it’s certainly effective in tiring her out; after 30 minutes of play she drags herself into our office and collapses at the water bowl to recover but she is soon ready to begin again!  

In her previous home Nico lived in a quiet house with 2 adults and no other pets. She was used to being walked off lead on local fields and moors and rarely came into contact with other dogs and people so we are looking for a similar home where she can settle in slowly. A rural setting with quiet country roads is a must for Nico, as she believes cars are there to be chased; she will pull at the end of her lead and stare at them in fascination. If she were off lead she would chase them, so walking down a normal street would be impossible as she is very strong.

Nico has not been sufficiently socialized around other dogs. Over the past 2 years she has only met one or two dogs and since being in our kennels, seeing excitable dogs walking past on a daily basis has increased her fascination with them. We have carried out assessments to judge Nico’s ability to interact with dogs and whilst we do not believe she would intentionally harm one her response is to stop and stare at them intently before running over, which is intimidating for the other dog and often insights aggression. For this reason we are looking for a home without any other pets and an owner who is happy to keep her on lead in areas where other dogs are likely to be. To improve her socialization skills we would recommend carefully selecting classes that will enable her to improve her social skills and learn self control around other dogs.

Nico is extremely affectionate; she adores having a cuddle and will sit and relax on the sofa in your arms but the slightest strange noise will make her jump and react. Noises such as hiccups, toasters and doorbells distress her and she will bark and take a few minutes to calm down so a quiet home with few visitors or nearby factories or businesses would be ideal. Nico really has lived a very quiet and sheltered life and her new home needs to replicate her previous experiences.  

Prior to coming into our care Nico was used to sleeping in a crate and was fully house trained.  She is happy being left for 4 hours at a time and is very well mannered in the home; she won’t jump onto the sofa without being invited! She is also an extremely smart and obedient girl who knows sit, down, paw, stay and roll over!  

Nico’s new owner needs to be a strong and active person who can enjoy long country walks with her but also manage her on lead as she does pull a lot! They need to have a calm and relaxing home with no children and no other pets. Nico will adore her new owner once she has bonded with them but it may take a few meetings before this happens. Her new owner will have a loyal companion and a tennis buddy for life with Nico!

If you would like to adopt Nico contact us today!

Email or call 0161 882 0680.






Blade is a stunning 4 year old husky cross (probably with some Akita in there!). Sadly his previous owners had to give him up as he was limping on his back leg and they couldn’t afford the treatment. Blade has had thorough investigation into his limping and nothing has been found. Following medication he is now fully recovered.

Blade is a beautiful dog inside and out. He is quite small for a Husky cross but very chunky with large paws. Everyone who meets him comments on his adorable face and large pink tongue hanging out of his mouth, but it’s once you get to know him that you see just how wonderful he is. Blade loves people and will never tire from trotting around with the staff, having bum scratches and ear rubs from each one in turn. He adores cuddles and kisses and even loves a good old brush! In the morning when we let Blade out of his kennel he will come gently bounding out ready to meet and greet everyone.

Blade's previous owners walked him on a harness but Blade is wary of his head being touched, especially with people he doesn’t know and trust, so we have been respecting his boundaries and only been walking him on a lead clipped to his collar. He can pull a little on lead but for the most part he trots ahead of you quite comfortably. Once settled in a new home and with a strong bond with his owner we would recommend taking him out on a harness.

Blade enjoys leaping through long grass in the fields, so we use an extra strong extender lead to give him plenty of space to roll and bounce! He also likes to stroll around the local area and is very well mannered. He listens to his handler and waits at the side of roads and if you stop to chat to passers by (normally about how wonderful he is!) he will stand still, patiently waiting until it is time to move on. He does get very excited when he sees other dogs and is normally very keen to go and say hello, but his size and confidence doesn’t go down well with some passing pooches so we would recommend keeping him on lead in open areas with dogs that haven’t been properly introduced to him. He has lived with a female dog in the past and once his initial excitement has subsided he could be friends with other sociable dogs owned by friends or family but we believe he would be a lot calmer and more settled living alone.  

Once Blade has had a morning walk his favourite game is playing in his paddling pool. He steps straight in everyday and will happily chase floating toys, bite splashing water and play pond dipping for a good 30 minutes before getting bored. A children's paddling pool is therefore a must in his new home and any walks around local lakes are guaranteed to end up with him in the water!  

Blade is a bright boy who knows sit and paw and is eager to learn new tricks. He likes treats and cuddles so is easily motivated in training. He would benefit from weekly training classes where he can learn a bit of self control around other dogs and can benefit from picking up some new skills; a Kennel Club Bronze class would be ideal.   Blade is a cracking dog who needs an owner with plenty of time and energy to offer him and where he will be the only dog in the home.

We are looking for someone who will not leave him no more than 4 hours a day, who has a house with a good sized, secure garden area and a paddling pool! He would be suitable to live with children aged 10 and over, as he is very gentle but does have giddy moments where his size could knock a younger child over. We are looking for an owner who has knowledge of the breed, who understands the amount of exercise Husky/Akita types require. 

If you would like to adopt Blade contact us today!

Email or call 0161 882 0680.







Angel is a 1 year old Staffy cross with bags of energy and endless amounts of love to offer her new owner. She is looking for a new home after she was said to have been found straying by a member of the public who cared for her for a few weeks before signing her over to the RSPCA. Angel was in a pitiful state, under weight and was suffering from an ear infection and a very dry, flaky coat. She has been in our care for a few weeks and is now in tip top condition and ready to find an active owner who is looking for a buddy to play with!  

Once she has bonded with you Angel will love you forever. She is a playful and affectionate girl who loves nothing more than tearing round our paddock chasing toys or curling up on the sofa with us having cuddles. However, it does take her a while to trust people. When she first arrived she was very vocal towards our staff and would bark to keep people at a distance, but once she saw treats in our hands and heard a few encouraging words she was quickly won over. Now she is settled into our care she is a lot more confident around strangers and as long as people approach her sensibly she is happy to make friends. It is only when people rush over, or make a fuss to greet her, that she will try and retreat or bark.  

Angel’s favourite thing to do is play; she loves leaping on top of tennis balls to make them stop and then running around in circles with them in her mouth. She is very good at entertaining herself and as long as you have a large supply of tennis balls then she can be kept happy for hours. As well as balls she also enjoys treat games where she has to work out the puzzle to get the food. She really is very good at anything food related! Due to her enjoyment of treats she will be very easy to train. She already knows sit and paw and has almost mastered down. We would encourage any prospective owners to take her to a training class, such as kennel club bronze award, as we know she would excel in every department as she is very bright indeed.  

Angel has come from a home with two small dogs but we are unsure how much socialisation she has had with dogs before this point. Currently, when she sees another dog she tends to get really excited and pulls towards them to meet them but her eagerness and lack of manners doesn’t win her too many friends. Once her initial excitement has subsided then she relaxes and starts play bowing and tail wagging but reaching this stage can take a while so we are looking for a home with no other pets. Training classes will help her get used to being around other dogs on lead and if there are any tolerant dogs owned by friends or family then frequent interaction with them would help teach her to remain calm in their company.  

Angel is a gentle girl who can be very well mannered when calm but like all staffies, during those first 15 minutes in a morning, she can be a bit too boisterous for someone not used to the breed, as she does race around our paddock at 100 mph like a romping donkey! Once she has relaxed from her initial excitement she rarely jumps up or mouths but she would quickly start if wound up, so we are looking for a home with no children (16+) and with sensible owners who know not to encourage certain behaviours.  

Out on walks Angel is very well mannered. She does pull a little on lead but on her harness she just trots happily ahead. She happily walks past passing cars and through residential areas so she has been used to going for walks before but she is uneasy around joggers and has been known to bark at them out of fear. We tend to stick to quiet streets and would advise keeping her on lead in case someone was to spook her.  

A quiet home with a good sized, fully enclosed garden would be ideal for Angel; she does need a secure area to burn off all that extra energy in a morning so that she can spend her afternoons curled up in front of the TV. As she is so young and eager to please she will be an extremely rewarding dog for someone willing to put in the time and effort she needs. 

If you would like to adopt Angel contact us today!

Email or call 0161 882 0680.





Lulu is an adorable 4 year old Chinese Crested lady who came into our care after her owner could no longer cope with the 16 dogs in the home. She is a sweet little thing with very little hair but lots of character! Lulu was quite nervous when she first arrived in our care, she would avoid us handling her and warn us off if anyone tried to push her boundaries but after a few days she soon grew to trust us and now she spends the majority of her day on our laps licking our faces!

Lulu may be small in stature but is large in personality; once she has attached herself to you it is impossible to ignore her. She likes to leap onto your knee, jump up your legs when you stand up and would happily sit on your shoulder licking your face all day if you allowed it. She can, however, be a bit of a diva and will quickly snap at strangers or her friend Merlin if he dares to approach her whilst she is having cuddle time. Lulu happily goes for a stroll around the park in the morning, she walks well on lead and enjoys the fresh air and especially likes rolling in smelly things but as soon as she sees another dog she growls and pulls forward. We believe she is reactive because of a lack of socialisation, she is wary of strangers and dogs so we believe that she has lived in a very quiet home with few visitors and no regular exercise outside the home.

Lulu has lots of hair on her face and tail but is bald on her body and legs; it is common for this breed to get dry skin so we have been putting Sudacrem on her dry patches and also sun cream on her ears as she is likely to get sunburnt when playing outside. Ideally we would like her new owner to have experience or knowledge of the breed and understand the extra care and attention Lulu will need to keep her skin in top condition. Lulu can be a super affectionate girl but she likes getting her own way. She quickly picked her favourites amongst the staff and she does growl if a stranger walks past and disturbs her beauty sleep so we are looking for someone who has had a stubborn pooch in the past and can read Lulu’s body language to see when she is getting upset.

She gets upset when she sees other dogs out on walks so she would be best having one or two short walks a day in a quiet area that isn’t a popular dog walking spot. She does love rolling in grass and having a mooch around so she would enjoy a secure garden that she can play in where she can’t see passers by. Lulu’s is looking for a home with no other pets. She is not suitable to live with children, as she will warn you off if you cross her boundaries.

She isn’t used to being left on her own in the day so she could suffer from separation anxiety so we are looking for someone who wouldn't leave her more than an hour or so at a time at least for the first few weeks, working up to a maximum of 4 hours a day. Lulu is a very affectionate dog with a cheeky nature and an adorable face. She will be the most loving and loyal companion for someone very special.

In brief:
•Lulu needs an experienced owner, ideally familiar with the breed and able to read her signals of distress/anxiety
•Only pet in the home
•Secure, private garden to play in
•Quiet home with no children where she won't be left for more than one hour or so to start off with.

If you would like to adopt Lulu contact us today!

Email or call 0161 882 0680.