RSPCA Dogs & Puppies For Adoption - Craven & Keighley District
Age: 5 YEARS APPROX
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Max is an adorable staffy age 5 years old, his owners were devastated to sign him over as they had him from a puppy but due to illness and their limitations, they felt he wasn’t getting the life he deserves as they couldn’t take him on lovely long walks which he loves and needs. He is a lovely, affectionate dog and takes treats very gently. His owner said he is not dog reactive and when we walked him past other dogs he was fine. We had an RSPCA dog trainer come to see him and he thought he was a fab dog. His owners taught him to ‘high 5’ but when he’s giddy he does have a slight tendency to jump up (but he doesn’t ‘mouth’) within minutes of the clicker and treats he was soon keeping all four paws on the floor! If this training was kept up he would quickly learn paws on floor means good! Understandably, when he first comes out of his kennel he is excited as he loves being with people.
Max responds well to his name and is in good health. He was very well behaved at the vets and is good with all he meets. He is used to children but we’d prefer older resident children - only because of his bounciness. Max could not live with a cat. His owner said he was house trained but due to not getting out as much as he should this lapsed a little. Max has been clean in his kennel so far, he is a clever dog who would soon get back into a routine once he is re-homed. He travels well in the car but he needs to be strapped in as he likes to be co-driver if he gets chance! Max walks well on his harness and we are told that he loves a good massage at the end of the day. He would really appreciate a garden of his own to explore when he isn’t out walking. He will also bring you his water or food bowl if he thinks they should be filled up. Max has been well looked after and all he needs is a new home where he can settle and become part of the family.
One of our dog walkers too Max out for the day recently and you can read what they had to say below..
‘Max was a little star, he was a little excited in the car but was good as gold on the walk. He had a couple of dips in the river but didn’t really understand what the point of it was and he did trip up and go head first on one occasion but it kept him cool! We did meet a few dogs and had no issues at all. We sat in a local café surrounded by families where Max behaved really well, he did jump up a couple of times but once corrected he was fine. He really is adorable and we will be taking him out again soon – that’s if his forever home hasn’t come along by then!’
Age: 4 YEARS OLD
Breed: JR X
Lexie is a lovely girl who has been signed over to us as one of her owners sadly died. We have found that Lexie can be quite nervous but once she knows you she is very loving. She was good in the car and when she was taken to the vets she didn’t react to other dogs at all. She let us lift her onto the vets table with no issues and was fine with the vet even though you could tell she was nervous.
Lexie was scared when she arrived at the kennels which is understandable as her whole life had been turned upside down, she is now coming round and settling in slowly. She used to bark when you first approached her kennel but that has stopped now - once the door is open she comes to you and is so excited when she sees the lead! Her owner said she is house trained and has never been destructive in the house and she has been very clean in her kennel too. Lexie did bark when people came to the house but advice would be given on how to help overcome this. Lexie is a lively young dog, typical terrier, she loves and needs long walks and someone who can spend time with her. She would also love a secure garden where she could have an explore and play. She loves to play with a ball and loves her Kong with her favourite paste in it. She doesn't like baths but did like the water spray in garden when it was warm.
Lexie has never lived with other dogs but she is fine with most dogs she meets, we have introduced her to a variety of dogs at the kennels and she has been fine with them. Living with a calm dog could actually help her overcome her nervousness but careful introductions would be needed of course. All in all, Lexie is a lovely dog who needs someone who understands that she needs lots of love and some training in confidence building. Could you be the one to help her?
Our volunteer dog walkers have spent some time with Lexie recently and you can read their update below..
‘Lexie is absolutely adorable! She has lots of energy and excitement. We took her for a walk and she absolutely loved the river, throwing sticks was a highlight for her. She’s very excited about everything, people, dogs, kids playing and even squirrels that she wanted to chase. It seems like she’s just a big kid herself and just wants to be involved all the time. She’s very affectionate too and loves lots of attention. She would be perfect with someone who has lots of energy and time to spend with her and can give her their full attention. We can’t wait to take her out again and we may keep her with us for a full weekend next time!’
Age: 6 YEARS APPROX.
Breed: JR X
Lovely Lola was recently signed over to us. Her owner felt she needed someone who could spend more time with her as she was being left for over 7 hours a day and even when home Lola was nt getting the time spent with her she deserved. She has been brought up with a family but due to all her unsettlement we would only rehome where chldren over 11years old .The owner said she has never been destructive in the house and is house trained .
Lola takes treats gently and loves her walks ... and playing with a big burst football, which she will bring to you .. but doesn't actually want you to have it! She is very affectionate and when met her at the house she was fine.
Understandably Lola was very nervous when she first went into kennels, her life as she knew it had completely changed of course, but she was left and not overly fussed then slowly given attention and now she is a firm favourite of the kennel staff.
A RSPCA dog trainer from another branch spent time with Lola and this is what she had to say:
When I first went to see Lola she stood at the back of her kennel 'guarding' as she was nervous as didn't know me but i just walked past and threw a treat in, when I walked back she was wagging her tail at me and she was very friendly . We then took her out for a walk and she met some of our dogs in the enclosure who are very dog friendly. Lola showed no aggression towards the dogs n fact one of the dogs was snffng round her and when she had enough she just walked away., it seemed she would rather avoid than interact and for this reason Lola would be better as an only dog in a home ( and she does not like cats!) Later she happily walked on the lead with me and the two other dogs .
In the enclosure she let me stroke her happily and took treats off me. Lola can be initially nervous of new people but when she meets you in the enclosure she is fine. I will happily discuss Lola and training tips with anyone who is genuinely interested in adopting her and willing to invest the time in her she needs '
She is very loving and enjoys cuddles with Chloe who works at the kennels, and one of our volunteers recently went to take her into the enclosure and she came out of her kennel quite happily and played really well and enjoyed a fuss.
We must stress that Lola ( although very cute ) is not a lapdog! She is a young terrier who has lots of energy and needs nice long walks and time spent with her and a secure garden /yard.
Someone with previous dog/terrier experience would be preferable , she is definitely not a first time dog .
Age: 6 YEARS APPROX.
Jess is a lovely little staffie aged 6 years old, she has been signed over to us as her owner was having to go away. Jess is very friendly and loves people, she is very lively and likes lots of attention but will reward you with lots of love in return. Her previous owners told us she was fine in the house and was used to being left alone for short periods. Jess would need to be an only dog and couldn’t live in a home with cats. Can you offer a home with the love and attention that this girl needs?