In memory of those who have crossed over Rainbow Bridge.

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  1. Jasper

    Meet Jasper who is 4 years old. Jasper is now neutered, vaccinated and chipped. He did live with children as young as 2 but best with older children as he did show some possession issues over toys with them. Was unknown with other dogs and cats. His owner told us that she got him at 6 weeks from a puppy farm?! He has not had enough socialisation,  but then he was not being walked as there was no lead for our assessor to take him out! Sadly Jasper had been subjected to some domestic violence in his home as had his lady owner, which is why he so desperately needed out. He had naturally become protective of her. Jasper was taken into foster with other dogs where he flourished in the time he was there. His foster mum has this to say about him: “Jasper is an obedient and sociable dog with animals and people outside of the home and is a pleasure to take out and about and walk on the lead both in town and out on rural walks where he has been walked on a long training line. He is noisy when he reports on the arrival of visitors or...
  2. Fergie

    So, Fergie is 7 years old. He is microchipped but vaccinations are out of date and he is still entire. Being rehomed as his current owners only took him in short term for a family member, who could then not take him back, and work means he will be left up to 7 hours a day. Fergie is good with children and we are told other dogs, although he is scared of smaller dogs and likes a controlled meet, and we are told he is good with cats. Has lived with another dog in the past. Friendly lad with no barking but does guard his treats and bones, and anything in his bed! He also steals shoes and will bin dive if given the opportunity. Not overly keen on the car. Can be strong on lead to start but soon settles. Has basic commands and selective recall. Our volunteer said he is very toy and treat orientated and well behaved in the home. Friendly lad who greeted our volunteer with a waggy tail followed by kisses. Are you Fergie’s new home? Fergie has been adopted. Fergie has passed over Rainbow Bridge.
  3. Esther

    Esther is 3 years old. She is spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. This gorgeous girl absolutely loves people. She has not lived with children but we are told she is fine when meeting them out and about, so older children only. Esther has been fine with all the large dogs she has met at the kennels, and used to live with a Pug and a Bichon, however she began attacking the Bichon (male) for no apparent reason, and hence why she came into rescue. Her owner’s felt she was unpredictable with dogs. Unknown with cats but doubtful she would not chase. Are you an experienced GSD home that can give Esther the home she needs please? Esther is now settling in her new home. Esther has passed over Rainbow Bridge after a fabulous life with her family.
  4. Bella

    Bella is a lovely 2½ year old GSD (mum) crossed with a Belgian Malinois (dad) and she is full of lots of energy! She loves her exercise and being kept active, with stick and ball throwing or just chasing after birds. Although we’re not aware of any aggression, she is extremely verbal to visitors and along with her continued excitement and energy she jumps up at visitors and family. A lot! And due to her power, has knocked over visitors in the past. She’s proving too much to handle for her current family as she needs more exercise from an adult only household who can give her focus and keep her busy and active. She knows lots of commands, but needs continued work and consistency, especially with the jumping up. She is treat orientated, so in the right hands could be trained properly to handle this. She’s grown up around children and a cat, but due to her enthusiasm and jumping up, we’d recommended that she is not rehomed with them. She is microchipped, fully vaccinated and has been spayed. She does have food aggression around her food bowl, but not with treats or toys and she’s more than happy to hand you a toy to play...
  5. Mecho

    Nanuk and Mecho are brothers. They are 3 years old and now neutered. Vaccinations have been brought up to date and both boys are microchipped. We do not have any history on them apart from they were living at a stables yard in a kennel. Both dogs are good with everyone and other dogs. They both have super temperaments but can be quite strong on the lead to start. This is what a volunteer said about them: “Both male, very affectionate, friendly and loving. Easily allowed, thoroughly enjoyed being stroked and fussed to the extent wanting more, eagerly gave mutual affection to handlers. Laid down and rolled over for tummy rubs. Basic commands all present. Must have had training in the past as within two hours, from being initially strong on the lead were easily corrected. After a walk when let off lead in field Mecho had excellent recall, loved being called, happily ran towards me, showed strong eager ability to focus on handlers. Enjoy a treat taken very gently. Showed no issues whatsoever. Amazing dogs.” The boys did find a super home but sudden ill health has meant they have had to come back and start their search again....
  6. Bear

    Bear is coming up to 2 years of age. Now neutered and vaccinated. This is what we were told about him: “I wonder if you have a space for Bear. Bear came to us in February following an allegation he had escaped the house and bitten someone. We have had no concerns with his temperament at time of seizure or in kennels. He was VERY lean at time of seizure, he has put a bit of weight on in kennels, but he definitely struggles with his weight. He has had some period of lameness but is now sound and the vet thinks he is medically fit for rehoming. In essence I think his temperament is entirely suitable, at least for a formal assessment (he’s even got a bit more of a spark lately).There is an ongoing Court case against his owner, who has recently disclaimed Bear.” Bear is quite a character. He is going to need work with socialising him with other dogs as he does have a tendency to kick off at them when walking past their kennels,however he is fine out walking with other large dogs. We would not rehome with young children at this stage and he...
  7. Blue

    Blue is a short haired female GSD who will be 5 in October.  She is officially a blue GSD so her coat is a stunning display of greys and she has amazing amber eyes.   Blue lives with Winston who is also looking for a home, together or separately.  Blue is microchipped and was spayed beginning of 2019 after having 2 litters in Nov 2016 and April 2018. My knock on door was greeted by some barking which stopped as the door was opened and I was greeted immediately in a lovely friendly manner by Blue who was very keen for a fuss and was gentle, affectionate and gives lovely kisses.  She remained sitting by my side for strokes for as long as I would give them before returning to lay quietly, she came back whenever her name was mentioned for some more.  She looks at you constantly with the prettiest eyes, saying no to this girl would be impossible. Blue is long legged and lean (currently fed raw diet but previously dry) and has a lovely coat which is currently shedding so could look better.  She has long ears that lay back most of the time when chilling.  She has...
  8. Hilda

    Look at this gorgeous girl, still very much a baby at 14 month old, fully vaccinated and chipped, not yet spayed. Came to us as she was too much for her previous owner. A lovely quite, shy girl who just needs confidence. Now in foster with view to adopt. Hilda has been adopted. Hilda, renamed Teah, has sadly passed over Rainbow Bridge.
  9. Bobby

    Say hello to Bobby. He is 3yo, neutered, fully vaccinated and chipped. We are told that he is fine with children of 6yrs upwards, does live with a cat at present but will chase other cats outside, when meeting dogs he can be selective with different ones but there is no aggression just barking and pulling towards them, never met livestock. Our assessor found Bobby to be a friendly lad on his arrival, he knows all his basic commands, will pull on the lead but walks nicely on a head collar. Bobby does live with a dog at present and is fine with it. He is looking for an experienced home who can carry on with his training, could this be you? Bobby, renamed Desmo, has passed over Rainbow Bridge.
  10. Brandy

    Brandy is 6 years old. She is spayed, microchipped and vaccinated. She is ok fine with children, can be timid and avoids interaction, but currently living with a 2 year old. Fine with other dogs, but will bark at them when if they are on the lead. Currently living with a male Staffie cross. Unknown with cats but probably a no as she does want to chase when she sees them out walking. Brandy’s owners got her from traveller at 2 years of age which would explain her timidness of people. She like to come to people in her own time and is happy to keep herself to herself. No aggression or possession issues with food or toys with the children or the other dog. Brandy can be strong on the lead to start, recall fine unless distracted by other dogs, and has basic commands. Sadly being rehomed as her owners are expecting another baby and do not feel they can give her the time and attention she deserves. This lovely girl needs a calm home where she can have her own space, but also get her cuddles. She should fit into most homes with little problem at all. Brandy...
  11. Max

    We took this lovely older boy in as his dad was at end of life care and wanted him to be sorted before going into hospital. Max is a lovely lad and I am happy to say he has now been adopted. Max has passed over Rainbow Bridge.
  12. Shadow

    Feast your eyes on this gorgeous girl, her name is Shadow, she is 4yrs old, not spayed, fully vaccinated and chipped. Shadow came into rescue along with Sebastian her brother, they had both led a very miserable existence previously. Shadow although absolutely petrified and totally unhandled has come along in leaps and bounds thanks to the dedication of our volunteers who visited the kennels everyday. Shadow is a very lucky girl as she too like her brother has found herself a brilliant new home who will continue to help her overcome her past misery. Shadow has passed over Rainbow Bridge.
  13. Sasha

    Another lovely young girl looking for a second chance, her name is Sasha, she is 2.5yrs, vaccinations are out of date, she apparently is chipped but no paperwork, she is spayed. We are told she is fine with children, can be a little bossy with some dogs, typical female, fine with cats, unknown with livestock. She can be a bit rough when playing with other dogs but no aggression, fine travelling in the car, has lived with another dog, will initially pull on the lead and has never been off the lead so recall not known, can be a little possessive with things but not aggressive. Sasha just needs a home who will spend the time with her, is this you? Sasha has passed over Rainbow Bridge.
  14. Reggie

    Here we have 7 gorgeous little bundles of fun! These puppies are German Shepherd cross Labrador and were born on the 22nd March this year. We have 2 girls and 5 boys. The pups came to us at 6 weeks old and are microchipped and wormed. First vaccinations on the 12th May and second vaccinations on the 26th May when they will all be ready to go to new homes.Have been wormed and had Advocate. The pups have been very well socialised to date and love people attention. Have been in foster with 5 other dogs who they love spending time with. Full of play and mischief. Please do not phone about these pups unless you have completed an application to adopt. Reggie has a home x Gorgeous Reggie had a wonderful life with his family but sadly has passed over Rainbow Bridge.
  15. Woody

    Yet another stunning baby looking for a new home. Meet Woody, 21 months old, neutered, fully vaccinated and chipped. We are told he is good with older children only, fine with dogs, can bark at them but no aggression, no to cats and livestock. He lives with another dog at present, no problems with toys or food. This young lad needs some further training and boundaries setting as he keep escaping from the home and running riot around the neighbourhood and the family have been warned by the council so he is now chained in the garden to make sure he stays put. Can you give this lad a second chance? This boy is now in foster care with the rescue. His foster family are doing a great job with teaching him what is and is not acceptable, he will need continued training with his new family but he will be well worth it! Woody is now settling into his new home with his new brother and sister. Woody has passed over Rainbow Bridge.
  16. Max

    Max is a Malinois and is 5 years old. He is neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. We were asked to take him in as his owner is moving abroad. This is what she has to say about him: “We desperately need your help for rehoming our Mali Max. We are moving country shortly and had a new home for Max but they decided to change their mind. Max is 5 year old Mali, fully trained, which we had as a puppy. Since the age of 3 months old he has been living with our other 2 dogs, a mastiff (who passed away a few months ago) and a 7 year old jack Russell as well as with 2 cats. Max loves all human, adult and children but is not good with other animals. He is a typical Mali, very intelligent and always happy to work and learn new trick. Due to an increase of work I haven’t been able to devote the necessary time with him. We desperately need a good place where he can be properly assessed and rehomed. I have contacted all local rescue but they either can’t or don’t want to take him.” Max is used to living...
  17. Zeus

    This handsome lad is Zeus who is 6 years old. Now neutered and vaccinations up to date. Zeus has been with his family since a pup but is now having to be rehomed due to a relationship split meaning Zeus needs a new home by the end of September please. Zeus is good with children and has been with a baby up to 11 years old. He does not really socialise with other dogs as he is only walked on lead, but does not react to other dogs when out. He does happily live with a cat. Zeus does pull on the lead so does need some training, and recall has never been tested as he is always on lead. Has basic commands. No issues over food or toys but not keen on the vet! Our volunteer described Zeus as a very friendly lad with absolutely no aggression in him whatsoever. Takes treats very gently and loves having his tummy tickled. This super lad would fit into most homes who were happy to put in some time training him when out. Zeus was adopted but the lady found him too strong, so is currently in foster. Zeus has decided to...
  18. Rambo

    Rambo will be 3 in November. He is still entire but is up to date on his vaccinations and he is microchipped. He has been in the same home since a pup and is being rehomed as his mum cannot cope with him and also has health issues to deal with plus she does not have a garden so he is not getting nearly enough exercise or stimulation. Rambo is a strong lad and is reactive to people until he knows them and then can be very loving. He could live with older children but due to his protective nature would be best in an adult only home. Rambo is walked with a muzzle to be safe as he does bark and lunge at other dogs but is ok with some dogs. A no to cats. Basic commands but recall hit and miss. Fine with food but owner has to do a swap with toys. Our volunteer did not feel threatened in any way and said with her he was calm and quiet. This young lad has basically got to his teenage years and is playing his mum up and taking advantage of her. He needs an experience GSD home...
  19. Dudley aka Teddy

    OK so this new game is spot the German Shepherd! We could not turn away poor Dudley who was with another rescue and was due to be put to sleep because he did not get on with all dogs. He had been handed in as his owners were moving and had lived with them since a pup. He is now only 2 years old and  is neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. He has basic commands, is used to travelling and was used to being left for a few hours at a time. In his home we are told he was good with all dogs on and off lead but in the kennels with the other rescue we are told he had become selective about some dogs so would need some re-socialisation. However during a spell in foster has been friendly with everyone and no trouble with other dogs any shape, size or sex. He is good with children and friendly with everyone he meets. He is not keen on being groomed though and barks and tries to escape. A loveable rogue is how his foster home describe him, who can have stubborn moments and tells you by talking to you! I’m...
  20. Benny

    Well what can I say about this young man. Benny is just 9 weeks old and is being rehomed by his older disabled owner who realises they have made a mistake. Typical pup of this age who is probably still missing his mum. Benny has been adopted. Benny, renamed Juno, has had a wonderful life but has now passed over Rainbow Bridge.
  21. Nannook aka Luke

    Nannook is a GSD cross Husky. This lad was owned by his mum’s partner who left him when he left the home. He had him from a pup but failed to ever take him to the vets. However, he came in to us in good condition. He also failed to bother socialising Nannook who consequently is very selective about which dogs he will get along with. A no to cats! This handsome lad is typical of his breeding, and is a dominant male and very protective of his territory. Our volunteer ensured he was muzzled when first meeting him inside. He came and had a good sniff then turned and started growling at her. She took hold of him by the collar and told him firmly no and although not happy, he did calm down. Unfortunately mum and her partner had no experience of this type of behaviour so Nannook did rule the roost to a point. He has never bitten however. Nannook walks well in a halti but will eat through leads if given the chance. He does have recall and basic commands but is toy and food possessive. He has loads of energy, typical of the Husky, but...
  22. Rico

    This handsome lad is Rico who is 2 years old and is neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. Fine with older children and other dogs if they are friendly towards him. A no to cats. Being rehomed as he is uncomfortable living with his owner’s autistic son especially if becomes volatile. He is also being left for long periods of time Rico is a friendly lad and does jump up at people to greet them, so some boundaries will be needed. Also needs some further lead training as he does pull. Typically needs more training in many areas and socialisation. A lovely young lad who does not like to be dominated by other dogs, but is great with people who just needs a GSD experienced home to get him on the right track in some areas. Can you give Rico a home please? Rico has left the kennels to start a new life. Handsome Rico has passed over Rainbow Bridge.
  23. Angel

    Angel is 4 year old and currently unspayed but can be neutered the end of March. She is microchipped  but vaccinations are out of date. Angel has previously had 2 litters with her breeder. This lovely lady can be wary of men but is good with children, dogs and cats. She does suffer with some nervous aggression but has never bitten. She was actually fine with our volunteer who assessed her in her home, and he said there were no signs of nervousness. Being rehomed as her current owner is pregnant and cannot cope with her reactiveness on the lead and is struggling to look after her financially. With some time and patience, this lovely lady will make a great companion. Can you give Angel the chance she deserves please? Angel is staying with her foster home. Beautiful Angel had passed over Rainbow Bridge.
  24. Jimbo

    We were asked if we could help Rosie and Jimbo who are 7 years old we are told. Both are neutered, microchipped and vaccinated. This is their story: “I have two lovely GSD’s at my kennels that were a welfare case. These poor dogs have been in kennels for 22 months and finally their time has come to be rehomed and get the loving home they both so need and deserve. They came from a home where they were very neglected and sadly was found with 2 other gsds that were deceased! Rosie and Jim were in such terrible condition and unknown if they would actually make it. These siblings were inseparable and relied on each other so much up until about 6/7 months ago when they started to have little squabbles with each other which was most probably due to kennel stress and being in each other’s pockets for so long, the time came when it was in their best interest to separate them which was sad as they had been through so much together. Separating them has made them grow in confidence although they are both sweet sensitive souls that have missed out on so much. Jimbo was the shyest of the two and would always follow Rosie and he depended...
  25. Charlie

    This was Charlie who we believe was a Herder cross Akita. He was just 7 months old when we were asked to take him in by one of our rescue contacts. His young male owner had mental health issues and was not coping. Charlie arrived a very scared and displayed nervous aggression so was being given time and space to trust his carers. He was not eating properly so advantage was taken of this as he was hand fed lots of tasty food to build up the bond. Charlie was with us just 8 nights when he was found dead. No signs of a struggle, just dead. Our vets carried out a quite detailed post mortem and could find nothing wrong with any of his organs, no blockages or obstructions, no signs of abuse on his body internally, and whilst not definitive, felt he had probably had a neurological episode and suffered a brain bleed. This would have been instantaneous. We are so sorry Charlie we did not have a proper chance to show you humans can be kind and loving and life can be fun, but you can run free now over Rainbow Bridge and live life to the...
  26. Ted

    Say hi to Ted, recently arrived with us from the pound . We think he is around 4yrs old, neutered, fully vaccinated and he is chipped. Ted was a little wary of everyone at first meeting but once he has met you he soon starts to relax and settle, this will be something any new adopter will need to be aware of. He hasn’t had much doggy socialising and we feel he would be better in a dog free home as we have since seen some toy possession, a no to cats and unknown around children. This lovely lad will need time to settle anywhere new but our volunteers are happy to work with anyone who could be suitable for him. Ted recently spent some time in a foster home and was doing really well until there was an incident with some food he stole from the counter, he didn’t want to give it up and did take a bite out of his foster dads arm so this is something that any new adopter will need to be aware of and also be ab;le to deal with. Full support will be given. Ted is staying with foster home who are...
  27. Jake

    This handsome lad is 6 year, now neutered Jake who is good with the young children he lives with, other dogs and cats in his own home. Jake can be very protective of his home as he has not really had the leadership he needs. This is apparent in the fact he can be nervous and may nip if someone is coming in and he gets excited. For this reason we would suggest an adult only home with experience to put him on the straight and narrow and allow him to realise he does not have to be the protector. He does pull on the lead but has recall and basic commands. Jake is allergic to fleas and also came in with an ear problem which has now been sorted. Being rehomed as the family are expecting twins! Jake is now safe in kennels where his ‘allergies’ are being dealt with, however it appears it may be more to the fact of his environment than anything else that has caused this poor lad problems. Jake is staying with his foster home and is a totally different dog to the one described above now! Jake passed over Rainbow Bridge after a...
  28. Beau

    This young lady is Beau who is a GSD cross. About 3 years of age, Beau is now vaccinated and microchipped. Now spayed as well. Beau came into us from the pound. She was terrified and will need an experienced home to continue to give her confidence. We would not rehome with young children. Beau had a spell in a foster home but took a real dislike to the dad which would imply at some point in her life it has been a man that has abused her. It is nervous aggression she shows. Unfortunately the resident bitch felt she needed to protect her dad which started causing problems between the dogs. Beau has been absolutely fine with all dogs she has met and she has also met the cat at the kennels and showed no major interest. She just needs an experienced, calm home where she can learn to trust all humans again. Maybe an older male would be a good role model for her. Can you help this lovely girl please? Beau has had a short foster break with a calm older male and this is what foster dad had to say: “Beau is a really attractive little...
  29. Holly

    May I introduce Holly and Duke, who we believe are mother and son. They were removed from their home by the RSPCA as a cruelty case last year but were struggling in the kennels they use to gain weight despite the kennels best efforts so we were asked to help, being breed specific by the kennels. They have been with us since the 22nd December being lovingly cared for by the kennel staff at Essex. Holly is 8 years old and unspayed and needs to gain more weight before spaying can even be considered. She now weighs 30kg but that is a vast improvement on the 23kg she was at the previous kennels. Duke is 5 years old and has just been neutered having reached a fairly healthy 34kg. Duke and Holly have had a booster vaccination but nothing more as their immune systems were weak, but both are microchipped. Full blood tests were carried out to ensure there were no underlying issues, and both came back clear. Despite all they have been through Holly and Duke are super friendly dogs with people, have shown no major issues with other dogs at the kennels, but not had any real socialisation...
  30. Lennie

    Say hello to the stunning Lennie. He is 3yrs old, now  neutered,  had his first vacs and he is now chipped. We were told he is fine with children of all ages, has recently been in foster with another Shepherd bitch and was fine, lives with a cat at present , cannot live with livestock after an incident with a sheep. When he is left alone this is done by using a kennel outside, he has been a bit destructive but no efforts have been made to stop this. The owner tells us that Lennie was poisoned two years ago and very nearly died, we will contact vets and get full info on this . Our assessor found Lennie to be a very friendly lad, happy to be handled, needs further training but no real issues. Can you offer this lovely lad his second chance? Lennie has passed over Rainbow Bridge.
  31. Krav

    This stunning lad is Krav who is just 7 years of age. He is neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. Krav has been with his owners since a pup and grown up with 2 young children. Fine with other dogs and ok with cats in the home. He may chase when out. Typical shep, he will bark at the doorbell and the postman and delivery drivers, but when our volunteer visited, he greeted her in a friendly manner and just wanted a fuss. Will need some reminding of lead training as he has not been getting out as much as he should recently due to work and family, so does pull with excitement. Has recall and basic commands in Polish but does understand hand signals. Krav is in good condition and travelled well in the car. Settled at the kennels quickly and in fact did not pull on the lead when walked there as it was all new. His owner says he does sometimes want to chase cars and buses so a rural home better for this lad. Sad rehoming but sadly grandmother, who moved in recently, went to take a yoghurt pot off him and he turned and bit her. The...
  32. Anya

    May I introduce Anya who has obviously had pups! We were asked to take Anya in by the police after she was seized for her own safety. It appears she has never had a ‘normal’ upbringing in terms of training and socialisation and has been moved between family members. The last straw was when she jumped out of the flat window and grabbed a small dog (although she did not harm it) and later escaped again and nipped a person. When she arrived at the kennels, we did not see any aggression or teeth, just a nervous young lady who needed to learn about being a dog. A no to young children and will need a pet free home, this girl will need a calm but confident home to help her thrive and give her the time and training she needs. Update: “Miss Madam, Anya, lovely dog, but will suffer no fools, firm kind commands, but don’t let her lead, will take the P—- if able. Sharp as a needle, extremely quick learner, likes to be busy, not good with other dogs, quite selective, tremendous appetite.” In an active home with GSD experience, Anya will be a fun and lively...
  33. Coco

    This lovely young man is Coco, who is 2 years old and a GSD cross Akita. He is neutered, microchipped  and vaccinated. Not much is known about this lad other than he was taken in to be a warning dog for intruders on a smallholding, but liked people too much to even bark! Has been fine when out walking with other large dogs but probably best as the only dog in a home and does not like small dogs. No young children as we do not know his history. A really friendly young man who just needs fair but firm handling. Coco is now in foster with another male shep – updates to follow. Coco is staying with his foster family! Coco has passed over Rainbow Bridge after a great life with his family.      
  34. Balou

    Come along and meet the gorgeous Balou. Balou came to us from another mixed breeds Charity as they had had no interest in the gorgeous boy. He is neutered, fully vaccinated and chipped. He is 4yrs old, he has not shown dislike to any of the dogs on the group walks he has been on in fact he has been a very happy chap. He prefers large dogs to small ones. A no with cats. We would only place him with older teenage children as history unknown. Apparently he dislikes the postman and will chew the letters up, not sure about the postman! He loves human company and would love to break out of kennels and into your home…..how about it? After 10 amazing years in his forever home time has called this gorgeous boys name and he has crossed the bridge. A legend. x
  35. Ash

    This stunning lad is Ash who is 7 years old. Recently neutered, he is microchipped and vaccinations have been started. Ash was picked up as a stray so we have no history on him. We would not rehome with young children. Does not like other dogs but will walk out with them and be corrected. Unknown with cats. A handsome and biddable lad who has shown no problems since arriving at the kennels. Can you give Ash a new home please? Ash has found his forever home. Ash has passed over Rainbow Bridge at the grand age of 14.
  36. Max

    Max is a GSD cross Rottie. He is 4 years old and is neutered, microchipped and vaccinations have been restarted. Max was signed over to the police and we were asked to take him. There was an incident with a young child left unattended, pestering him when he was eating! The attending officer found Max to be totally biddable and no trouble taking him from his home to kennels. It was deemed this was the owner’s fault rather than the dog thank goodness. Since being with us Max has been friendly and loving towards everyone he has met, other large dogs, horses, but a no to cats. No young children for obvious reasons. If you have a Max size hole in your home, he really is a lovable lad who just wants to love his people. Max has been adopted. Max has passed over Rainbow Bridge.
  37. Crystal

    Crystal is 8 years young. Not spayed as season history unknown. We have had her microchipped and started her vaccinations. We were asked to Crystal in as her owner had committed suicide. She had been living outside but with a Yorkie who was allowed in the house. Crystal has been fine around other dogs and people. Quite a laid back girl. The kennels say she has been as good as gold since she arrived. Crystal would probably like an adult home as unknown with children, and no idea what she would be like with cats. Can you give Crystal the home she deserves please? Crystal has bagged herself a super home. Beautiful Crystal has passed over Rainbow Bridge.
  38. Charlie

    Meet Charlie another poor golden oldie cast aside for who knows what reason, taken out of the dog pound and now safely in our care. We don’t know his exact age but we would say about 10yrs but as he is a GSD x he is still quite spritely. He has had a few barks at dogs when out and about but nothing too much, not cat tested or children but I am sure he would be fine around teenagers. If you can offer this lovely older lad a sofa of his own then please shout up! Charlie has passed over Rainbow Bridge.
  39. Bracken

    Poppy came into the rescue heavily pregnant, along with 5 other dogs and 3 pups, having been voluntarily surrendered to the council by a breeder who was described as a puppy farmer. The dogs had been living in sheds and were being neglected in the sense that the owners did not even go up one a day on many an occasion. Poppy gave birth to 6 gorgeous little pups on the 12th May; 3 girls and 3 boys. All pups are fully vaccinated, wormed up to date and of course microchipped. Fully socialised with people and other dogs. Bracken is a feisty young lady and loves a good splash around in the paddling pool. This lovely young lady is now off to start the next part of her life with her new family. Beautiful Bracken has passed over Rainbow Bridge far too young but riddled with cancer. Fly high baby girl x  
  40. Sasha

    This lovely girl is about 12 months old Sasha. Sasha was taken in by a family with other dogs and children having been removed from her first home by Social Services. Sasha was a very nervous girl to start with but came out of her shell and was fantastic with people, however she was very dominant with the smaller dogs in the home. Sasha is now in foster where she is learning her manners around other dogs and has participated in group walks which is a big step for her. This lovely girl is showing herself to be very intelligent and just misguided. Sasha will need an experienced and calm home where she can continue to build up her self esteem whilst continuing her training and socialisation. Are you that special person? Sasha’s special person came along and she is starting her new life with her new family! Beautiful Sasha made it to the grand age of 12 and has now passed peacefully over Rainbow Bridge.  
  41. Josh

    This gorgeous young man is Josh who is about 7 months old. He is neutered, microchipped and his vaccinations have been started. We were asked to take him in urgently by immigration as they were detaining the person who had him to deport. Josh has been in foster with numerous other dogs and loves playing with them all. Loves people and keen to learn. This lad would fit in just about anywhere! The gorgeous Josh has found his new home. Josh, renamed Arnie, taken way too early bless him due to epilepsy.
  42. Kyla

    This stunning young lady is Kyla who is 6 years old. Now spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. Little known about Kyla’s history other than her owner wanted rid and could not wait to get her out of the house! So far the kennels have seen a lovely natured young lady, who has a cheeky play side to her. Socialising with other dogs is a work in progress. No children. Kyla is actually very protective of her people and will need a home that can give her a job to do where she does not have to mix with many people or other dogs. She so wants a person of her own and is described by a recent visitor as being; “a very sweet but unsure girl when she first met me and after few treats she was happy for cuddles and strokes.” In a one to one home this girl will be amazing. Are you that home? Good things come to those who wait as is the case for Kyla who has bagged herself a wonderful home who adore her! Beautiful Kyla has passed over Rainbow Bridge way too soon after a short illness.
  43. Satin

    May I introduce Satin who we were asked to help by another rescue. No history on her other than she had been given to a horse dealer having been passed around quite a bit, and was living at the yard. Satin is 4 years old. She is now spayed, vaccinations started and she is microchipped. We are told Satin is dog friendly and was fine around the dealer’s children, the youngest being 5. Was also not fussed by the horses. Unknown with cats. Satin will need lead training and recall work as she doesn’t seem to know her name, but no malice seen in this lovely girl. She is quite skinny but the kennels are feeding her up! Can you give Satin a stable future please? Satin has been adopted. Beautiful Satin has sadly passed over Rainbow Bridge.
  44. Zieva

    Zieva was taken in by another local rescue as she was otherwise fated to be put to sleep. Her owners were losing their house and had to accept another or risk losing their 7 children. No room for the dog unfortunately! She arrived with an ear infection and a flea infestation!! This lovely lass is 4 years old, now spayed and vaccinations have been started. She is microchipped. We are told she is good with children of all ages but can be selective with other dogs. This may settle down now she has been spayed. She used to live with cats but will chase unknown cats. This lovely lass was quite nervous going into kennels at the start, but has a lovely nature and would fit into most homes with little fuss. Zieva is now starting the next chapter of her life with her new family. Beautiful Zieva has passed peacefully over Rainbow Bridge.
  45. Milo

    Meet the gorgeous Milo. Still only a baby at 12 months, he will need his training continuing and full support will be given. He is neutered, fully vaccinated and chipped. He is in foster with 2 other Sheps and also visiting dogs and has been good with them all. Would be fine with older / teenage children, not known with cats. This is what his foster mum said about him : He is a stunning lad who is very quick to learn and has all his basic commands now in place and desperately wants to please. He gives amazing welcomes with great kisses. Walks really well on his long line and is improving on a shorter lead too. Recall is coming on well too. He does bark on meeting new people as he still lacks some confidence but he is improving everyday. He loves the group walks with up to 30 other dogs. Still a young lad with lots more to learn but a joy to train and have around the home. He has also met cows and horses and not bothered at all. Could you give this lad the new life he so deserves? Milo has passed over Rainbow...
  46. Ruby

    Ruby came to us from another rescue where she was extremely stressed. She is not quite 2 and is recently spayed, microchipped and vaccinated. Ruby is good with children and whilst she does not react to the other dogs in the kennels we are told she was not good with another dog in her home which is why she came into rescue. From what we understand she was living with an older GSD bitch who did use to pick on Ruby but on the arrival of a small male dog who Ruby adored, she started picking on the  older bitch. Sounds a typical situation of 2 bitches not getting along but feel she would be fine living with a male. Ruby is very loving towards people once she trusts you but is very nervous and will need a home who have the time to help her build up her confidence and give her the socialisation and continued training she needs. Are you that special home? Ruby is now in a foster home with a large male shep  who she is getting on with a treat after trying to muscle in he has told her no and peace is resumed.. She...
  47. Jack

    This lovely lad is Jack who is 5 years old. He has just been neutered and is microchipped and vaccinated. Jack came to us from another charity who thought he would benefit from being with a breed specific  rescue. Jack previously was fine with children, other dogs and lived with cats. With the previous rescue he was very boisterous with other dogs so was not allowed to mix. Jack is a people’s dog and was only handed in as his owner was working long hours and had recently split from her partner. In a shep experienced home, and with some lead training and socialisation skills with other dogs, he will be a super lad. Please take a moment to watch Jack’s fantastic video! Jack has been adopte. Jack, renamed Finn, passed over Rainbow Bridge after a happy and long life with his family by his side.    
  48. Hugo

    This lovely lad is Hugo who is 5 years old. Now neutered. Vaccinations have been started and he is now microchipped. Hugo came in because of the failings of a lady who called herself a rescue. She rehomed this big, strong lad with a frail, older man, consequently he was pulled over. He asked for Hugo to be removed within hours and the lady gave him the number of another rescue who contacted us for help! As we have no history on Hugo we would not rehome him with young children however the kennels describe him, as an absolute twit, soft as putty, cuddly and not the brightest spark. Needs lead training and probably some boundaries in the home. Nothing seems to bother Hugo, has been non plus to the other dogs, even when they sweat at him, he just walks by. A big cuddly teddy bear who in the right home will be a super addition. Hugo has found his forever home. Hugo has sadly passed over Rainbow Bridge due to age ailments.  
  49. Sid

    Sid is 8 years young. He is microchipped but vaccinations are out of date and he is still entire. He has been in his home since a pup and has grown up with young children, however can be quite boisterous even at his age. He barks and pulls towards other dogs but really not had much socialisation so would need to be the only dog in the home. A no to cats. Being rehomed as due to family circumstances he is being left long hours and not getting the time he deserves. This is what our volunteer had to say about him: “Both work full time, and with two small children, they are unable to devote sufficient time to Sid and have reluctantly decided he would be better off with someone who could spend more time with him. At the moment Sid is being left for long periods (up to 8 hours a day) and although getting some exercise, by the owner’s admission it’s insufficient. He doesn’t chew or bark when left. He is a large handsome dog (at a guess some 40/45Kgs), a little overweight, but not hugely. He has a long black and sable coat, and is entire....
  50. Nanuk

    Nanuk and Mecho are brothers. They are 3 years old and now neutered. Vaccinations have been brought up to date and both boys are microchipped. We do not have any history on them apart from they were living at a stables yard in a kennel. Both dogs are good with everyone and other dogs. They both have super temperaments but can be quite strong on the lead to start. This is what a volunteer said about them: “Both male, very affectionate, friendly and loving. Easily allowed, thoroughly enjoyed being stroked and fussed to the extent wanting more, eagerly gave mutual affection to handlers. Laid down and rolled over for tummy rubs. Basic commands all present. Must have had training in the past as within two hours, from being initially strong on the lead were easily corrected. After a walk when let off lead in field Mecho had excellent recall, loved being called, happily ran towards me, showed strong eager ability to focus on handlers. Enjoy a treat taken very gently. Showed no issues whatsoever. Amazing dogs.” The boys did find a super home but sudden ill health has meant they have had to come back and start their search again....
  51. Chase

    This lovely lad is Chase who is a GSD cross. He is a big boy and is 6 years old. He is microchipped, vaccinated and now neutered. Chase came in due to a relationship breakup meaning he was being left long hours while mum went to work. Chase was obviously not happy with this and complaints were being made about the noise and the family were threatened with eviction. We were told Chase was quite nervy but the kennels have seen none of this whatsoever. He has ignored all other dogs of all shapes and sizes, walks nicely on the lead and ignores cars, bikes, joggers etc. He is a very loving boy once he has gotten to know you and you are part of his gang. This may take a couple of visits but it will be well worth the time. No young children as we do not know his full history. A no with cats. Chase did have a spell in a home but became very protective of his adults so will need a super experienced home that understands he obviously has some underlying issues in a home that will need work. Some of it may be due...
  52. Stan

    Cast your eyes over this handsome man, Stan the Man has landed! 7yo, chipped, vacs and neutered. Absolutely amazing temperament, fine with other dogs, great with people, cats unknown. Stan walks well on the lead, knows all his basic commands and has ok recall. This lovely lad will be an amazing addition to anyone’s family, grab him while you can! Stan has been adopted.
  53. Gizmo aka Freddie

    Freddie is at our Notts kennels. This fine fella came to us via the pound and we reckon he’s around 6 years old, he’s fully vaccinated and still entire for now. Freddie is a lovely boy, we have no history on him so he cannot live with children and he will need to be the only pet in the household. Freddie loves to play ball in the paddock and equally loves a nice walk. He’s not reactive to anything while he’s out as he’s more interested in having a good sniff around. Freddie has made friends with everyone and greets us with a smiley face and a wagging tail. He’s got a sensitive tummy so he’s on a grain free diet and he’s got a real liking for natural treats. Freddie will be available once we can legally home check. Gizmo has been adopted. Freddie has passed over Rainbow Bridge.
  54. Bear

    May I introduce Bear who is a GSD cross JRT and quite dinky in size. He is 3 years old and still entire but is microchipped and vaccination booster due now. Bear was taken in as a pup from Travellers and is being rehomed due to owner’s health issues meaning he is not getting walked nearly enough. Bear is good with older children (not had any interaction with younger) but needs work with other dogs as he can be reactive on lead but has not had much socialisation. He does need lead training but we are told he has recall and commands. No issues over food or toys. Bear does have an allergy to chicken we are told. This is what our volunteer had to say about him: “Very sweet lad. Very treat orientated. Knows sit, paw, down, wait, bang to play dead. Is very excited when meeting new people and jumps all over you. Does pull on lead but walks better with a halti. In good condition. Just wants a fuss. Crate trained and not fussed being left. Does have a lot of energy. Was attacked by a dog in the past so needs work.” Can you give this...
  55. Joey

    May I introduce Joey who will be 2 in May. He is a GSD cross Mali. Currently entire but he is vaccinated and microchipped. Joey was taken in by his current owner as he was due to be euthanised. She has worked very hard with him but he needs someone with more time and he is causing problems in the home. His owner has carers coming into the home for her son and he is very noisy and off putting despite being crated when they come in and neighbours have been complaining so he must be moved on to prevent eviction! On first meeting Joey he comes across as being very aggressive and reactive, but he does calm down and once he knows people he is absolutely fine. Our volunteer met him outside of the home and he reacted however after about 10 minutes of walking, he was able to walk with Joey and his mum and was much calmer. No young children for obvious reasons, but Joey is fine with other dogs once introduced correctly. A definite no to cats. This lad just need a home experienced with the breed to continue the work his current owner has put...
  56. Farina

    May I introduce these stunning girls, Saya and Farina. These girls come from the same breeding lines and Saya is 7 and Farina is 5 years of age. Neither are spayed but both are microchipped. Vaccinations out of date sadly. Both good with children and other dogs as long as introduced correctly. This is what the volunteer had to say about them: “These 2 dogs, could be sisters, they are absolutely identical. They are pedigree dogs from Poland, using German Sires. Both have Passports and have been to Poland on holiday several times by car. They are stunning, and have been well trained, but mainly in Polish. I found it very easy to get them to do basic things in English, as they are very treat oriented. They have grown up from Pups, with the young children in the flat, but chase cats. They are well loved and in extremely good condition, but the choice is rehome the dogs, or lose your home, due to a neighbour complaining to the Housing Association. The neighbour has been there for 4 years, but has only started trouble in the last 6 months, which makes me think it’s a personal thing, and the...
  57. Bodie

    May I introduce Bodie who is 5 years old. He is neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. This is what the kennels have to say about him: “What a cracker this lad is. Extremely friendly with everyone and has been wonderfully socialised. His dad brought him in himself with help from a good friend to ask for help to home his precious boy, absolutely heartbroken, as unfortunately he is in last stage of terminal cancer and he didn’t want his pal to witness it. Bodie is a real dream, beautiful condition, little slim but dealing with that.” Bodie is fine with all dogs he has encountered at the kennels. Unknown with cats. This lad will fit into most homes with little fuss. Bodie has been adopted. Bodie has sadly passed over Rainbow Bridge.
  58. Diesel

    This stunning lad is Diesel who is coming up to 8 years of age. He is microchipped and vaccinated but currently entire. We had a call from Diesel’s elderly owner who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. He was supposed to be in hospital but refused to leave his dog and had nobody he trusted to take him. Luckily a local volunteer was on hand and took him into emergency foster for the night. Diesel is a lovely friendly lad and we are told good with children. Unknown with cats. He used to be fine with other dogs however got attacked by a Rottie last year and now goes into defence mode just in case. This will need some work building up his confidence again. Diesel will need a home where people are around most of the time as that is what he was used to. This lad deserves a loving home where he can share the love he has in return. Diesel is staying with his foster family. This handsome lad had a wonderful time but has sadly passed over Rainbow Bridge due to internal issues.
  59. Saya

    May I introduce these stunning girls, Saya and Farina. These girls come from the same breeding lines and Saya is 7 and Farina is 5 years of age. Neither are spayed but both are microchipped. Vaccinations out of date sadly. Both good with children and other dogs as long as introduced correctly. This is what the volunteer had to say about them: “These 2 dogs, could be sisters, they are absolutely identical. They are pedigree dogs from Poland, using German Sires. Both have Passports and have been to Poland on holiday several times by car. They are stunning, and have been well trained, but mainly in Polish. I found it very easy to get them to do basic things in English, as they are very treat oriented. They have grown up from Pups, with the young children in the flat, but chase cats. They are well loved and in extremely good condition, but the choice is rehome the dogs, or lose your home, due to a neighbour complaining to the Housing Association. The neighbour has been there for 4 years, but has only started trouble in the last 6 months, which makes me think it’s a personal thing, and the...
  60. Cashew

    Cashew is available for adoption through GSRE – this is what his current owner says about him. Cashew is a 3-year 9-month-old, male, semi length coat, white German Shepherd cross Rottweiler. He is neutered (Feb 23), microchipped, vaccinated and worm/flea treated. He has no known food allergies. He had a lump removed from his armpit when he was a puppy (no further treatment required) but has no other disclosed medical issues. He wears a muzzle when visi1ng the vets. He has lived in his current home since he was around 1-year-old. Cashew is being rehomed through GSRE as his current owner has a baby due and does not have the time to continue his training and address his protective behavioural issues in the home. Cashew’s reaction towards children is unknown as he has not been exposed to them. He is selective towards other dogs but appears to be noisy and not aggressive. He has lived with two dogs before but ended up figh1ng with the male (possibly over the female) before both dogs were neutered. He is good with cats and currently lives with one without issues. Cashew is currently left for up to 6 hours alone, four days a...

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