In memory of those who have crossed over Rainbow Bridge.

RainbowBridge

  1. Mo

    This absolutely stunning baby boy came into our charity as a welfare case along with his mum Mia , sadly he was so very poorly we were unable to save him. Heartbroken was an understatement, he was such a gorgeous little man who deserved so much more than he ever got, beyond gutted! Sleep tight and fly high beautiful. xxx
  2. Asia aka Zing

    Asia is one of 3 young Malinois we were asked to take in and find a home for. Unsure of their full history but all very friendly and good with other dogs. We believe them to be 4-5 months old. Microchipped and vaccinations are been started. If Mali’s are your breed, these girls will make super additions, but will need lots of exercise and mental stimulation as they have come from working lines. Asia has been in a super foster home and has now officially been adopted. Asia, who was renamed Zing, had a wonderful but sadly short life in her wonderful home. She struggled with various medical issues and sadly had to be let free to run over Rainbow Bridge after her kidneys finally gave up. Run free now baby girl xx
  3. Theo

    Theo is 2 years old, currently entire and vaccinations out of date. He is microchipped. He is good with children and other dogs, although can be ‘gobby’ when out. He currently lives with 3 cats. Rufus and Theo are looking for a new home as their owner is moving in with her mother who already has 2 dogs and there will just not be room. Theo walks nicely on the lead when walked alone and has some recall. He will need further training. He can also be slightly protective over his food but shuts up when told. Typical young shep who needs a home that can give him further guidance but not a bad bone in his body. Theo has now found his new forever home. Theo has peacefully passed over Rainbow Bridge after being diagnosed with inoperable lymphoma.
  4. Murphy

    May I introduce Murphy who is 8 years young. He is neutered and microchipped but his vaccinations will need updating. Murphy was adopted from us 5 years ago having come from another rescue. He was not a straight forward lad but has truly shone in his home. Never been around children so teenagers upwards only, Murphy is good with other dogs, maybe overly interested sometimes. Unknown with cats. This lad is good on the lead and has good recall and basic commands. Used to being left for a few hours with no problems. Nervous at the vets but not aggressive. Murphy is very sadly having to be found a new home as there was an incident where he bit a person when on the lead, and despite the matter not having been taken any further, the council are insisting he is gone from the property or the whole family face eviction. Can you please help Murphy find his retirement pad? Murphy is moving in with his grandparents! The lovely Murphy has passed over Rainbow Bridge.
  5. Jess

    This gorgeous old lady is Jess who is 11 years old. Poor Jess’ elderly owner was taken into hospital and sadly won’t be coming home so she found herself in the council kennels. Jess is a beautiful girl who was very lost. Loves other dogs. Jess is safely now in long term foster with us where she will spend her retirement. After a wonderful retirement of another 2 years, the gorgeous Jess has now passed over Rainbow Bridge.  
  6. Lady Junior

    Well this lovely young girl, Lady was picked up from the pound in Kent and taken to the kennels in Essex. Lady never made it into a kennel, as the kennel owner fell in love with her on the spot as Lady is so like his current girl. So Lady Junior was taken straight in for a bath and moved straight into her new home. Can you tell the difference? What a lucky Lady?! The beautiful Lady Junior has passed over Rainbow Bridge.
  7. Rosie

    May I introduce the rather gorgeous Rosie. She is coming up to 3 years and is spayed, microchipped and vaccinated. Rosie came into rescue because her owners had to move into a flat where she was not allowed.  She has lived with young children but can be nervous meeting new people so would be best with older children only. Once she knows you though she is a loving and affectionate lass. She likes food and toys which is great for training, but needs work on the ‘leave’ bit with toys. Will happily swap one toy for another though. Rosie can be quite nervous in new situations and will bark when she is concerned, including when meeting other dogs, but is playful and bouncy once relaxed. This girl just needs a shepherd home that can give the confidence and socialisation a dog of her age needs. Can you help Rosie? Rosie has trotted straight into a great new home! Rosie has passed over Rainbow Bridge having had a wonderful life with her family.  
  8. Leo

    Meet Leo, he is 3yrs, still entire, chipped, we are told he is fully vaccinated but no card seen. His owner told us that he is fine with children and also other dogs, unknown with cats and livestock. Sadly the relationship between Leo and his owner has hit some issues whereby he has shown some aggression to her when she has tried to take things away from him that are not his. Any new owner would need to have experience with possession aggression. Leo has become frustrated in the home and will chase his tail so needs to find an experienced home who can work with him on his issues and further training. If this could be you please fill out the adoption form and we can go from there. Sadly due to medical issues we had to say goodnight to this boy. Sleep tight. x
  9. Rockie

    Rockie is 13 years old now and arrived with us in October 2014. We were asked to assess Rockie as there was now a baby in the house that was starting to crawl. Why their concern; because they had never bothered to socialise their dog. In fact they never walked Rockie either, and when the volunteer asked if he could take him out on a walk, they could not even find a collar or lead! He had been in this home since a pup and had not been vaccinated or neutered. He had spent his life on cheap supermarket food. Toys were plastic bottles or stones. We insisted on a vet check which the owner did do, and the vet said she was pleasantly surprised with his condition considering. Rockie came into kennels in Bristol initially where they have struggled to keep weight on him. He can be grumpy when being handled, but would imagine a lot of this is due to having been part of the furniture in the past. He tried a spell in foster with a calm bitch. All went well at first but he quickly decided that he wanted all the attention and started to bully...
  10. Diddy aka Ricky

    Apologies for the name! Diddy was left tied up outside of a police station in London. He was underweight and his coat was in a very poor condition. We believe Diddy is 7 or 8 years old and all else seems to be healthy. He is microchipped, vaccinated and now neutered. Fitted in fine with his foster family of dogs and is a real character. Lovely friendly lad with a zest for life. The gorgeous Diddy is now settling in his wonderful new home. This grand old man passed peacefully over Rainbow Bridge of old age at the grand age 14.
  11. Missy

    May I introduce Missy who is 4 years old and came in with her dad Duke from a farm. Dad died a year ago and now the house has been sold they needed a new home. She is a beautiful but timid girl however she is slightly more confident than her father.  She is eager to please, loves a groom, fuss and cuddle and will be your friend forever if you have treats which she takes gently. Missy has fairly good recall, her lead work will need attention as although she doesn’t pull she weaves around a bit, but this isn’t bad considering she hasn’t been on a lead before.  Her general commands of sit and down have never been taught, however she is so willing to please I don’t see that as a problem. Missy needs to go into a home that will take the time to introduce her to new experiences and help grow her confidence. She is unsuitable to be homed with very young children purely as we don’t have any history and is unknown with cats. Ideally Missy would love a home where she could be with Duke as they really do love each other. Missy...
  12. Beni

    May I introduce Beni who is 9 years old. He is neutered, microchipped and vaccinated we are told. He has been in the same home since a pup and is now being rehomed as his owner has less time and money for him. Beni is good with older children and other dogs but a not to cats. Good on the lead and commands. Beni does have some allergies and a thyroid condition which are managed with daily medication and diet. This is what our volunteer had to say about him: “Beni is a very friendly non-aggressive dog. He can live with another dog but he withdraws himself when he does as he is very submissive so would be best as the only dog in the home. Fine with all dogs he meets but will run away if they bark at him, even small dogs. I found him very friendly and no behaviour issues but am told he is petrified of aerosol cans and will nip in fear, even his owner. Beni would have no problem fitting into a house as the only dog or with another very calm older dog who will not bully him. I loved him!” Beni is...
  13. Dexter

    Say hello to Dexter, he is 7yrs old, neutered, fully vaccinated and chipped. A good old fashioned type of GSD with super colouring. We are told that he is ok around older children, he can be selective when meeting other dogs, he has previously lived with a cat but does not now, never seen livestock. Our volunteer found Dexter to be a nice lad who barked on his arrival but then settled, he will pull on the lead but this is easily sorted, he does have recall if not distracted. Dexter did have a favourite cushion that he is very attached to. He is fine when visiting the vet, no known medical issues. Do you have a Dexter space on your sofa? Dexter had three fantastic years in his forever home but sadly tased over to the bridge last night. Run free gorgeous boy, you were loved very much. x
  14. Jay

    Jay has come across to us from Devon GSD Rescue. She is 9 years young, spayed, microchipped and her vaccinations are up to date. Jay is a very friendly girl with people but she needs to be the only dog in the family. She was in foster with other dogs but sadly had to come back due to a change in circumstances. She is not always good with dogs when out and about however so would need an experienced owner to work on this. We would not rehome her with young children due to her age and lack of history. Unknown with cats but suspect she is a no. A super companion for someone out there! Jay has gone into long term foster. Beautiful Jay has passed over Rainbow Bridge peacefully after a short illness x              
  15. Casper

    May I introduce Casper who is 6 years and now neutered. He is microchipped and vaccinated. Casper’s previous owner was made homeless so he was put into kennels for two weeks prior to the present carers collecting him a week ago. Unfortunately Casper was quite nervous of his new environment (living in a 7th floor flat) where he was living with a 1 year child and another entire smaller dog. Both males were getting too boisterous so their dog went to stay with relatives. Casper was quite excitable when our assessor visited him and came across to say hello. He came across anxious and stressed.  Does pull on the lead but may be because he has not been getting his usual exercise. Casper has basic commands and recall. He is good with other dogs and loves to play. Unknown with cats. Casper just needs a calm and confident home to help him unwind from the stresses of the last month or so and underneath there is a lovely lad wanting to come out. Now in foster he is being a very good house guest and living with another 2 sheps. Casper’s foster family aren’t letting this lucky lad go! Casper...
  16. Willow

    This gorgeous girl is 9 year Willow who is spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. Willow has not lived with children but has been with her mum since a pup. Unfortunately her mum has just died and she is currently in kennels.  She is very depressed poor love. She has a super nature and tends to ignore other dogs. This girl just needs some tlc to help her through her grief and will make someone a fantastic companion. Willow was adopted by her foster dad. Willow had a super life but has now passed over Rainbow Bridge at a grand age.
  17. Duke

    Meet our lovely boy Duke. Through no fault of his own he has spent far far too long in kennels and is desperate for a home to call his own. He is 8/9yrs old, neutered, fully vaccinated and chipped. He would rather be the only dog in a home and cannot live with cats or young children. Duke can be wary of meeting new people in the home so careful intros with no eye contact works really well letting him come over to say hello and then he accepts all is good. He absolutely loves his tennis balls and will do anything for you in return for a fun game of ball! Don’t be put off by his age, he is still very low mileage and is very energetic with a lust for life. Duke recently broke out of kennels for a 3 week break in a foster home and boy what a difference in this boy. His foster mum and dad have worked with him and as you will see from the photos he has settled in so well what a shame he has to go back to kennels, please consider this boy if you meet his criteria and...
  18. Nikki

    Nikki is 10 years young and has come into rescue due to her owner’s ill health. She is now spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. Not much known about this lovely lady yet but has been super with people she has met. Older children only as history unknown. Has ignored dogs around her. Can you give this lady a retirement pad please? Nikki is now with her new family. The lovely Nikki has passed over Rainbow Bridge at the grand old age of 14.5 years of age.
  19. Bruno

    This lovely young man is just 9 months. Neutered, vaccinated and microchipped, Bruno was taken into another rescue who asked for our help. Now in foster with us. Bruno is good with older children and other dogs. Unknown with cats. A super friendly lad who just need the typical time, training and attention any dog of his age requires. Can you help? Now in a home of his own! The lovely Bruno has passed over Rainbow Bridge.
  20. Bebe

    This lovely old girl is Bebe who is 9 years old. She is now spayed but vaccinations have been completed and she is microchipped. Bebe’s mum left home and left her with dad, and basically all we can say is that she has been totally neglected and uncared for, for a long time from the state she was in. She appeared to be living in a small kitchen amongst rubbish including broken glass, and the whole place stunk to high heaven. Poor Bebe came in very thin and with an ear infection in both ears which has now been treated. We were told Bebe is good with everything, children, other dogs and cats, and what we have seen is a beautiful, friendly, loving girl who just wants to be loved back. Bebe was in foster with other dogs and whilst a bit grumpy and bossy with them, nothing nasty. She was then adopted where she started to become protective in the home and did not want to go out. We feel this was because she had been so neglected in the past she was terrified of being taken away or left somewhere. She is now back in foster with other...
  21. Max

    May I introduce Max who came out of the pound and to GSRE as his time was up and he was going to be put to sleep. This lad is 5 years old, now neutered, vaccinated and he is microchipped. We would not rehome him with young children as we do not know his history. Has been OK around other dogs in the kennels so far. Unknown with cats. A super friendly lad who loves his walks with the volunteers. Can you give Max a home please? Max is now starting his life again with his new dad. Max aka Alfie has sadly passed over Rainbow Bridge.
  22. Otis

    May I introduce Otis who is not a full shepherd but almost there. He is 3 years and still entire. He is not up to date with his vaccinations but is microchipped. His owner is currently working long hours which means Otis is not getting the training or exercise he desperately needs as he is too strong for his owner’s partner. It also means he can be quite boisterous around the children. Otis would be best in an adult home. We are told he is good with other large dogs but does not like small dogs or cats. Otis is a full on lad. When people visit he can be quite intimidating and vocal and mouths their hands. He has never bitten anyone. All Otis needs is an experienced  and confident home who can give him the training and exercise this poor lad so desperately needs and instil some boundaries. Underneath the bravado is a sweet natured lad. Can you help him please? Otis is now with his new family. Otis who was renamed Brize has passed over Rainbow Bridge having developed Lymphona very suddenly.
  23. Dexter

    Meet Dexter, only a baby at 10 months, not yet neutered or chipped but is fully vaccinated. Dexter takes after his GSD breeding in many ways more so than the Rottie in him. He seems fine with the dogs he has met, unknown with children or cats as this lad is in rescue kennels after being brought in as a stray. He was actually found tied up outside Tesco and abandoned?! Very clean in his kennel. Will obviously need some further training as only a pup still. This young lad is not thriving in kennels and really does need out asap, so if you can help please do get in touch. Dexter is now in a home of his own! Dexter has passed over Rainbow Bridge after the discovery of masses which were inoperable.  
  24. Rio

    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. Rio has a home x Rio who became Poppy, has sadly passed over Rainbow Bridge after she lost the use of her back legs. On examination the poor girl had a twisted spine as well as bad hips. She had a wonderful life with her family but way too short x
  25. Max

    May I introduce Max who is 5 years old. Currently entire and vaccinations out of date but we are told he is microchipped. Being rehomed due to a relationship break down so his mum is having to move into accommodation where he cannot go. Max is good with children and other dogs. He wants to play with other dogs! Unknown with cats. Been in the same home since a pup. Is good on the lead, has recall and basic commands. No issues over food or toys. Our volunteer said Max is quite a friendly dog and appears in good health but a little overweight at present. He did break his leg at 9 months old which is now pinned and has had no problems with it since. This lad should fit into most homes with little fuss. Max is now in his new home. Max, renamed Hunter, has sadly passed over Rainbow Bridge.
  26. Rhea

    This little lass came in from the pound. She may not be pure GSD but is around 18 months old. Now vaccinated and microchipped. Rhea has a lovely nature and basic commands and been good with other dogs she has met in the kennels. Currently in foster while waiting for her own home. Rhea is staying with her foster family! The lovely Rhea has passed over Rainbow Bridge.
  27. Valcoux

    We were asked to take Valcoux in as an emergency. This is what we were told: “Handover GSD, called Valcoux, French name and French chip, not sure how you spell it, dog is around 7 years old, male entire, they have had him 2 weeks. He has been bathed, clipped, deflead and wormed, don’t know if he is up to date with vacs. They can’t keep him because he is too bouncy and boisterous, can get over the fence, and they have 2 nine week old pups which he seems very interested in. He is good with children from 5 years up, but not sure about little ones, lives with a 5 and 7 yr old. He was kept outside in his previous home, doesn’t seem to have had any socialising or training from what I can make out, he is just a loony bouncy overgrown puppy. He is chained in a very muddy, cluttered small garden, constantly getting the chain caught on things and wrapped around his legs, only has a plastic bottle to play with, which he absolutely loved, he did know sit and owner says he knows paw. They have not walked him near other dogs so...
  28. Keora

    [dog_slideshow} This lovely girl is 2 year Keora who is not currently spayed but is vaccinated and microchipped. Keora is good with children and other dogs but unknown with cats. She is a very friendly girl, in fact over friendly with people. She is used to being with her current owner 24/7 so probably would be best with someone who is around most of the time. Does need some work on the lead and recall is improving but has basic commands. Only being rehomed as her owner is struggling to care for his infirm mum and Keora. This sweetheart deserves the very best please. Keora is now settling in with her new family. Keora renamed Kira had a wonderful 6 plus years with her family but has sadly passed over Rainbow Bridge.
  29. Sheba

    This lovely girl is Sheba. She is 7 years young. Sheba has been microchipped but not had a vaccination since her puppy jabs. She is also not spayed and has had at least one litter in the past. No longer wanted her by her owner who now has a baby, Sheba is a super friendly and loving girl that will be fine in most homes. Older children will be fine and she has not shown any problems towards other dogs she has seen. A super girl, Sheba just wants a home of her own to be loved and spoilt please. Sheba has been adopted. This beautiful girl who was renamed Aerith, has passed over Rainbow Bridge after complications during a routine surgery. Run free beautiful x
  30. Major

    This rather stunning young man is Major who is just 1 year old. Not yet neutered, vaccinated or microchipped, he was living between houses . Major had an accident at 7 months old leading to the loss of one of his hind legs. He was sent to live with the original owner’s mum so he was safe but she can no longer care for him full time due to also caring for elderly parents, one of whom has dementia. Major spends the night at his new mum’s partner’s home but he is not supposed to have a dog in his flat. Major is a big puppy. No young children as he has not encountered them and despite his disability can still be quite boisterous. Loved a visit from his assessor and greeted with a toy and was happy for lots of fuss. He is fine with other dogs when off lead but does bark if on lead, but it is all mouth. He is in good condition, although lean, however this is under the advice of the vet due to his disability. Will need further lead training but has recall. Major does not like being left so will need a...
  31. Sky

    Sky is 10 years old and a GSD cross Husky. She is now spayed and is fully vaccinated and microchipped. Sky is sadly looking for a new home as her dad is losing his home after a relationship breakdown and she desperately needs a new home! She is a very nervous girl, and whilst she has nipped a couple of people who have got into her space, our volunteer says she is not at all aggressive, just timid, and took treats from him very gently. She does pull on the lead to start but has basic commands. No issues with toys or food with her people. She is muzzled at the vets as a precaution but is fine other than having her nails clipped as she ripped a claw out a while back when chasing a squirrel and has struggled with this since. We are told she is good with children of all ages, however older children only we feel, as at her age she does not need lots of little ones fussing about. Selective with other dogs, but maybe living with a calm older male, may help her to relax and gain more confidence. Sky needs someone to carry...
  32. Tammy

    May I introduce 12 year old Tammy, who does not know how old she is and still thinks she is only 6! She is spayed and vaccinated and microchipped. Will be arriving at Essex kennels next week. Tammy we are told is good with children and other dogs, although not had much socialisation recently. Unknown with cats. A super girl in great condition who loves life and has been in the same home since a pup. Sadly being rehomed as Dad is having to move into sheltered accommodation. Please let’s not let this girl have to go into kennels at her age. Forever or foster home needed urgently. Tammy has been adopted by her foster dad. Beautiful Tammy had a wonderful life in her new home but has now passed over Rainbow Bridge at nearly 15 years of age.
  33. Mischa

    Let me introduce Mischa to everyone. She is fully vaccinated, microchipped, since being with us has not had a season so we think she may also be spayed. Sadly Mischa found her self in rescue due to be taken to the vets for immediate euthanasia due to the fact she had lunged at someone and tried to use her teeth, luckily a local rescue stepped up to save her and then asked GSRE as a breed specific Charity to help which of course we did. Once she arrived with us in kennels we found that she was a  nervous girl who had clearly been very under socialised in her early life with people and other animals making her very anxious when put in most situations which answered some questions as to why she may have ended up at the vets. Mischa has been with us now in kennels for over 500 days and believe it or not, no interest at all, no one has enquired about her or ever asked to meet her and we are at a loss as to why this is. Since being with us she has improved so much around people thanks to the staff at...
  34. Kiera

    This lovely lady is 8 year Kiera who is spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. Kiera was adopted from another rescue 3 years ago and is now having to find a new home as sadly both her mum and dad are suffering from serious health issues and are struggling to cope with 2 dogs. Kiera currently lives with an 11 year male shep. She is fine with dogs and tends to get on with her own thing. Fine with children 10 plus but no young children as her full history is not known and at her age she doesn’t need the stress. A no to cats. Kiera is a gentle and calm lady and adores attention. Good on the led when settled, she has great recall and basic commands. This lady deserves a nice retirement home please where life is calm and she gets loads of tlc. Will make a super companion. The lovely Kiera is now with her new family. The gorgeous Kiera had a long and happy life but has now passed over Rainbow Bridge.
  35. Honey

    Have a look at this poor girl, we have named her Honey, she came to us from a pound in a very sad state in both mind and body. She is a very nervous girl and it is obvious she has had skin issues that have been left untreated. She is seeing our vet next week and will receive any treatment she needs. Her skin has settled a little since being with us but there is still some redness there. We do not have any history on her at all so no to children, she is getting braver around other dogs so only time will tell, a no to cats. She needs time to get to know new people as she is still very wary so slow and careful intros are needed. If you think you could offer this girl a quite home to grow in confidence then please let us know. Well…..this lovely girl has been with us now for a round a month and boy what a change in her!! If you loved to be kissed within an inch of your life then step right up as this is the girl for you! She is now so affectionate...
  36. Bailey

    This is Bailey who is a very affectionate 7 year old who is neutered and we are told microchipped. Vaccinations are out of date but he is wormed and flea treated on a regular basis. He is in need of a home through no fault of his own. Due to a recent house move he is being left for longer periods and is reacting with the resident cats and starting to chew himself. He walks well on the lead, has good recall and reaction to voice commands. He will chase livestock and cats of they run but has never attacked. Bailey is very affectionate and love his squeaky toys and cuddly toys. He loves being hoovered and chasing the hose pipe and loves a cuddle. He has no aggression issues with either toys or food and is fine with being handled/brushed. He would love to find a home that can give him more time and attention, regular walks and stimulation as he is a very bright and active dog. His needs are simple but he is unfortunately not getting these at the moment. He is good with children and other dogs and currently lives with a small breed dog and...
  37. Amber

    Say hello to Amber. Amber had a season in Feb 13 but still not spayed. Fully vaccinated and chipped. Beautiful looking girl in desperate need of a new home who can restore some confidence in her as she has become very nervous and fear aggressive of almost everything. Amber is now in foster with about 5 other dogs including Shepherds, spaniels and cross breeds. Amber has had a fair few homes in her short life which has contributed to the lack of confidence she has. She has adapted well to her new home enviroment and we are now very hopeful that she will come along in leaps and bounds and will be able to start life with her new family. The beautiful Amber has a happy life full of love but has sadly passed over Rainbow Bridge quite suddenly. Run free Amber.          
  38. Poppy

    This beautiful  girl is 4 year Poppy who is microchipped and vaccinations started. Poppy had a litter of 6 in May so waiting for season history to spay. 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 found living in sheds and were being neglected in the sense that the owners did not even go up there once a day on many an occasion. Poppy has had at least one litter we know of before.  All dogs have super temperaments and just need some lead training and boundaries put in place. Currently in foster. Can you give Poppy  the home she deserves please? Poppy is staying with her foster home. This beautiful girl has passed over Rainbow Bridge after a short illness. Run free Poppy X
  39. Maddie

    Maddie is 13 years young and arrived with us March 2015. She is spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. Maddie is a petite, bright and stunning girl who is keen to learn and thrived considerably at agility and behaviour training classes despite her age. She loves her Kong and having her belly tickled. An incredibly loyal and affectionate girl, Maddie is good with other dogs in general, but in the home wants to be the only dog. A no to cats. Maddie went into a home where she showed she was extremely protective of it, and not happy about visitors coming in. She will need an experienced owner who knows how to handle this or is prepared to separate her from visitors. Maddie came from another rescue so we do not have her full history so would not rehome her with children. Due to her age and some recent health issues Maddie will be staying in our care. Beautiful Maddie peacefully passed over Rainbow Bridge having decided she was very tired and having had a small stroke recently.  
  40. Jazz

    May I introduce Jazz who is a German Shepherd cross. She is about 6 years old. Unknown if spayed. Jazz was picked up as a stray so we have no history on her, therefore older children only. Jazz does not like other dogs so will need to be the only dog in the home. She also did not like the cat at the kennels, so a no to cats. This is what one of our volunteers had to say about her: “Met Jazz yesterday and so friendly. Took in paddocks to start and was very distracted by all going on around! But showed a bouncing tiger interest when threw ball! Great to handle. Girls said strong but think having run off lead a bit before lessened that and mostly my lead was slack. She is strong though. Great with all traffic. Knows commands (sit, paw and down.)  and works for low grade treats. Didn’t batter an inch with gsd kicking off in pen by her! Relaxed girl.” This lovely lady  likes people and just needs a home to call her own please. Can you help Jazz? Jazz has set off to her new home. Beautiful Jazz passed over Rainbow Bridge.
  41. Noushka

    Just have a look at this gorgeous mature lady Noushka, she is 11yrs young, unknown season history, not vaccinated and chipped. This gorgeous girl found herself in the pound after her owner knowing of her whereabouts decided not to collect her…..nice hey! How could we not take her, she has a fantastic temperament with all people and dogs she has met, she will be ok with older children, unknown with cats. Currently in foster and enjoying life to the full. Noushka has been adopted by her foster mum. Noushka has passed over Rainbow Bridge.
  42. Hera

    Say hello to Hera, she is 7yrs old, spayed, her vaccinations have been restarted and chipped. Hera and Zennie who live together sadly have to find a new home as their mum is terminally ill and can no longer care for them. We are told Hera is unknown around children, fine with dogs and also cats, never seen livestock. Knows all her basic commands and walks nicely on the lead, no issues with food or toys, can be left with no issues and is fine with visitors in the home. Could you offer this lovely pair a home together? Zennie and Hera have found a wonderful home together. Hera has passed over Rainbow Bridge.
  43. Blaze

    May I introduce Blaze who is a GSD cross, but a truly stunning lad with a character to match. Currently with another rescue, he was handed in as his owner was not allowed to keep him in the flat having had him since a pup. Blaze is 7, neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. A lovely lad to handle and very gentle, but he is not doing well in kennels and is losing weight from the stress. Previously lived with teenage children who he adored. Loves people in general! Blaze loves to play fetch and has no issues with food or toys. Tends to ignore other dogs but will air snap if a large dog comes too  close into his space. He does chase cats. Can anyone help this sweet, gentle lad please? This gorgeous lad is now settling with his new mum and dad. This handsome buy had a wonderful life but has now passed over Rainbow Bridge.
  44. Sasha

    May I introduce Sasha who is not pure GSD. 4 years and spayed, she is microchipped but vaccinations may be out of date. Sasha is good with children and other dogs but a no to cats. Being rehomed due to ill health, this lady is good on the lead and has basic commands. Recall is hit and miss so needs working on! A lovely friendly girl who should fit into most homes, Sasha is fine being left and travels well. How can you resist? Currently in foster. Sasha has now gone to her new home. Beautiful Sasha has passed over Rainbow Bridge having severe arthritis and hip problems.
  45. Ben

    May I introduce Ben who is nearly 5. Currently entire, he is microchipped but his vaccinations have lapsed. Ben was taken in by a family from former friends who were planning on giving him away however they do not have the space to accommodate him long term. Ben is good with children and is currently living with an 8 year old. Very friendly with people. He was fine with other dogs but about a year ago he was attacked in the park and can now be very vocal towards them. Will need some work being resocialised. He does need more lead training however has not been getting as much exercise as is ideal and not currently able to go off lead where he lives.  A no to cats. Ben does seem to be more responsive to men. He loves his ball and apparently sings along with some TV ads! A happy chappy all in all! Ben is now in his new home! Ben has passed over Rainbow Bridge.
  46. Honey

    This gorgeous girl is 5 year Honey. She is unspayed but is microchipped. Honey’s current owner rescued her along with another shepherd 8 months ago where they were living in a field. Unfortunately the Council are not happy with his collection of rescued animals in his small property where he is only permitted to have 2 dogs. He has managed to find a home for the other shep but Honey desperately needs a home. Honey is currently living with 2 bull mastiffs. She is a beautiful, placid girl and walked well for our volunteer. We are told she can be a little selective on recall if other dogs are about but knows her basic commands. We are told she can be a bit gobby when meeting new dogs but not dominant or aggressive. She has also lived with a cat and was a cuddle monster for the kittens the cat had. Honey appears in good condition but she is blind in the left eye, the result of being kicked by a horse when younger. Can you please give Honey a home? Honey is now settling into her new home. The beautiful Honey has passed over Rainbow Bridge after many happy...
  47. Shazam

    May I introduce Shazam, who is a 4 year GSD cross. He is neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. Shazam is great with people and visiting children. We are also told he is fine with other dogs. He does chase cats. He has come to us from another rescue where he was not settling in their busy environment. A happy, playful lad but not keen on the vets so does have to be muzzled. This lad will fit into most homes with little trouble. Shazam has found himself a new home! Chas aka Shazam has passed over Rainbow Bridge after a mass was discovered.
  48. Zelda

    Zelda is 8 years old and currently unspayed. She has had 4 litters in her life. She is not vaccinated and she is not microchipped but we will get that sorted. We are told Zelda is good with children and other dogs, however she has spent most of her life living outside! Despite the fact the owner had her since a pup, her answer was that she is a farm dog and is happier outside, despite the fact she had 3 other dogs in the house. Zelda now being rehomed because of a divorce! Zelda is a super friendly girl who just wants some tlc and love, and is full of life and love. Can you give Zelda a home please? Zelda has found her forever home. The gorgeous Zelda has had a wonderful life but now passed over Rainbow Bridge.
  49. Jake

    May I introduce Jake who is 8 years young. He is neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. Jake has been in the same home since a pup and is now being rehomed as his owner has arthritis and is unable to give him the exercise he needs. We are told Jake is good with children and other dogs but he has probably not had much socialisation recently. He barked when our volunteer arrived but then gave a nice greeting and settled down. He did pull on the lead so will need some reminding but has recall and basic commands. No issues with toys or food. Jake can be anxious around loud noises such as the hoover but otherwise is a nice, calm, friendly lad who is in need of a home that can give him the exercise and time he needs. Can you help Jake please? Jake came into foster and was a good boy with the other dogs. The lucky lad has now been adopted. Gorgeous Jake has sadly passed over Rainbow Bridge but had a wonderful time to the end and was very much loved.
  50. Harley

    Harley is not a pure GSD. Just 2 years of age, she is spayed, microchipped and vaccinated. Harley was adopted from us last year but her owners now work full time meaning the dogs are left 6-8 hours every day which Harley is not enjoying. She originally came into us at 1 year of age after her original owners had been evicted. She had been living with young children. This lovely girl is great with people and never been an issue with other dogs. She can get over excited when she meets them. We are told a no to cats but she is ok with horses and does not bark at them. Harley walks nicely with a halti and has basic commands, but recall still needs some work. No issues with toys or food and does love her treats. Harley can open doors so be warned, but otherwise this super young girl would fit in most homes with little fuss. Can you please give Harley a home? Harley went for a short foster break and got herself adopted. Beautiful Harley has sadly gone over Rainbow Bridge after a tragic accident. Her family are heart broken. Run free beautiful girl. X
  51. Noah

    This handsome lad came to us from a pound in Wales where he had been taken in via Social Services. Noah was microchipped and we discovered he is 9 years old, having thought he was about 6 bless him. He came in a terrible state, severely underweight, but the kennels have been helping pile the pound back on. Has had his fist vaccination. This lad has accepted and got on with everyone he has met including dogs. Will take an awful lot to phase this calm gent! Noah would just like a quiet and loving home to retire to please. Noah has bagged himself a super home! Noah had a wonderful 4 plus years with his new home where he was adored but has now passed over Rainbow Bridge.
  52. Kai

    Meet Kai. He is 5yo, neutered, vaccinations are out of date but he is chipped. We are told he is fine with children, ok with dogs as long as they do not show aggression to him, ok with cats in the home. Our assessor found Kai to be a friendly boy who now appears to be unwanted by his owner and needs to find himself somewhere to go as soon as possible. Can anyone help? Kai is now with his new family. This lovely lad, renamed Boris, has sadly passed over Rainbow Bridge.
  53. Amy

    This poor lass keeps getting overlooked but has such a loving, sunny nature! Amy was with another rescue and had come in from Ireland so very little is known on her history. She is  4 years and is spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. Unknown with children so we would only rehome her with older children. Whilst she came in with a young male GSD she was proving to be reactive to other dogs so we took her into foster to assess this situation properly as it may just have been the environment affecting her. So far Amy has been good with most dogs she has met. Not keen on bitches and can be dominant but no major aggression. She has also met a cat and was wary so may well have lived with one in the past. Amy has  never shown any aggression towards people and walks on a harness and slip lead. She does have basic commands and recall is ok so far in the garden.She loves water as her foster mum discovered. Can someone out there give Amy a forever home and a chance please? Amy is now settling in with her new family. Amy had a wonderful time...
  54. Benson

    Benson will be 2 in April and is still entire.  Benson is vaccinated and micro chipped. Benson is brilliant with children of all ages and good with other dogs, currently living with two King Charles. Benson does chase cats. Benson is being re-homed as his owner works full time and whilst he is outside during the day, she knows she cannot give him the time and attention he deserves. Benson is a beautiful and loving dog that would quite happily sit on your lap all day if you let him. Benson does not have a nasty bone in his body. Benson’s favourite game is football! Can you give the gorgeous Benson a home? This lovely young lad has found himself a wonderful furever home through us. Benson has sadly passed over Rainbow Bridge.  
  55. Tia

    May I introduce Tia who is a 6 year bitch who is spayed and microchipped but vaccinations are out of date. Tia is good with children of all ages, dogs and cats! She has been in the same home since a pup and is only being rehomed as her owner’s work commitments have changed. Tia is never walked on a lead but stays to heel and has recall and all basic commands. No possession issues. She can have a sensitive tum but kept on her routine diet she is fine. Described by our volunteer as, “A totally stunning and gentle girl, bomb proof! They met horses and dogs on their walk with no reaction. Brilliant with children of all ages. Lives with 2 cats and ignores them. Walks without a lead to heel. Walked fine with me on the lead and did not pull at all. Stunnign girl would suit any home.” Sounds too good to miss! Tia has trotted off to her wonderful new home. The gorgeous Tia has sadly gone over Rainbow Bridge after many happy years.
  56. Roxy

    This lovely lass is 10 year Roxy who arrived with us in October 2014. She is vaccinated, microchipped and spayed. We were asked to take Roxy in as an emergency case as her owner was unable to keep her. We were told she can be very protective in the home.  Not used to children but good with large dogs. Roxy came in a very scared overweight girl.  She had back muscle wastage due to lack of exercise. Over the course of her time in kennels Roxy has undergone a total transformation in both appearance and character.  She is now looking absolutely stunning! Roxy greets people she knows and trusts with a smile and a very waggy tail. She hasn’t been fazed by horses, donkeys or chickens but is a definite no to cats and care must be taken around small yappy dogs. Roxy really loves to play ball especially boomer ball. However she has no possession issues either of toys or food. Roxy could potentially be protective in a home environment (but that’s a GSD trait).  This can be managed by adopting simple safe strategies for introducing new people to the home. Whilst she is good with other large dogs out...
  57. Macey

    This lovely lady is seven-year-old Macey. Macy came into our possession approximately 3 months ago, and it was clear from her extremely unstablebehaviour that she had been having a hard time. Within the last three months Macy has shown herself to be a very loving, sensitive and caring animal. However her past mistreatment does make her very nervous, and it is essential that any new person or animal is introduced to her with care. If Macey is stressed out or feels threatened she has a tendency to nip. This tendency is rapidly declining as she finds herself in a more loving caring environment, however we have to recommend that until she has stabilised she wears a muzzle when in public places. For those people that Macey trusts, she is your ever loving friend. She loves interactive games of ball or chase with her owner, and loves patrolling her garden, looking for a sparrow or pigeon to chase. She also likes to sit by the front door, looking through the glass and barking at anyone who goes by. Macy loves her walks, but walks best in a more open environment where she can see what’s coming and is not suddenly surprised. Macy would best suit a large property with ample grounds for her to roam in,...
  58. Susie

    Susie is 9 years old and is spayed and microchipped. Vaccinations have been bought up to date. Susie’s owner didn’t want her so she has been in kennels for the last 2 years where he has paid for her boarding. She was supposedly a working dog but was no good at it as she was too friendly. She can sometimes be nervous of strangers and barks but quickly makes friends. She would not live with another dog but is fine out and about on lead, but off lead she can be quite dominant. We are told a no to cats but she ignores horses. Susie is lacking in muscle due to a lack of exercise, but this is being rebuilt up slowly. Susie does not have the greatest hips and is on regular pain relief which seems to be helping at present. This lovely lass needs a retirement home please where she will be the only dog and get some tlc and love out of the kennel environment where she has spent way too long already in her life. Will make a super companion for someone! Susie is staying with her foster home. Susie had the most wonderful home who...
  59. Elsa

    This poor lass is 4 year Elsa. Elsa is unspayed and was not vaccinated or microchipped. Elsa is not used to living with other dogs but had to move in with her owner’s daughter as her mum is in hospital long term, and the daughter’s older bitch and Elsa do not get on. With people, Elsa is a little wary of men at first but very quickly wants cuddles and attention. Unknown with children and cats. Elsa will need lead training but we are told she has recall and some basic commands. Was taken into kennels where they say she is shy and needs lead training but otherwise a lovely girl. Now in foster and settling in with 2 other dogs, a lab bitch and a border collie male. In need of a loving home where she will get some tlc, can you help please? Elsa is now settling into her forever home. One happy girl! The beautiful Elsa had a wonderful life with her family but has now sadly passed over Rainbow Bridge.
  60. Diesel

    Diesel is 5 years neutered and up to date with jabs. Diesel hasn’t had the easiest of starts to life coming from a domestic violence situation but has come on hugely whilst being in foster. He is a bit special and can be too full on for some dogs but is currently living with four others male and female and has other boarding dogs in regularly, he has to be correctly introduced but once he has he simply wants to play. Diesel can’t live with children or cats. He will guard the home but is much better than he used to be and responds well to treat training with this. He walks well on a lead but does get very excited at the beginning of walks, he loves the car and travels no problem. Diesel does have hip dysplasia but is only on seraquin for this and runs around enjoying his walks with no trouble. Diesel needs an experienced owner as he does have some mental scars from previous experiences but he is a lovely lad who just wants to be loved. He would really like another dog in his home to play with and help give him confidence in...

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