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Beautiful Bella !

Bella is a such a wonderful young lady who is just so eager to please. She is very clever, and although she knows many basic commands she would benefit from a family who would love to take on some extra training as she loves to learn.  Bella keeps her kennel clean and loves heading out on walks with her friends. She has lived with another dog in the past and is known to be good with cats.

History

Bella came to us due to a change of circumstances of her previous owner

Re-homing Criteria

Bella is just such a clever young lady , who is eager to please anyone, she would definetly benefit a family who would love to take her training further. An active family who would include Bella in their adventures. Bella enjoys being in the car so travelling is not an issue. We would rehome Bella with children of 10years + just due to her size. We know she would be happy to be left for short periods so would be suitable for someone who works part time. A fully secure garden with fencing of 5ft + is a must . Bella lived with another dog in the past and is known to be good with cats.

Could you be the one Bella is looking for ?

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Labrador x Puppies at the Dumfries & Galloway Canine Rescue Centre

Labrador x Puppies at the Dumfries & Galloway Canine Rescue Centre

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Puppy Love! ** PLEASE NOTE ** These are not pure labrador puppies They are crossed with something else, unknown, but the size of them at this young age suggest something bigger than a labrador, maybe mastiff or even cane corso. Please keep this in mind when applying and make sure when following the link you understand the adoption process.

Isabella, Pip, Angus, Finlay and MacKenzie are all going to need active, commited homes. We don't deny they are absolutly GORGEOUS, but please keep in mind the work that goes into a puppy to make them well rounded adults, sadly they just don't train themselves!

We know mum was a labrador cross, but we don't know what dad was. The pups all have wide, short noses that may suggest that dad was some sort of bull breed/ mastiff/cane corso type.

History

They came to us as an unwanted litter.

Re-homing Criteria

These guys are right at the beginning of their learning journey, so they can live with other dogs, cats, other animals and children of 5yrs + if dog savvy. They need someone home a lot of the time, a secure garden area and someone to dedicate time to training them. These guys will be a 12 yr + commitment, please keep this in mind when applying.

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The famous Moffat Dogs!!

Finally after 6 months we feel these guys are ready to find their forever homes. A lot of work has gone into the 6 dogs that were picked up as strays near Moffat in July 2023. With the help of Dumfries & Galloway Police and Lee Heron, of Lost Dogs Dumfries and Galloway, these dogs have been given a second chance at life.

It has been a huge challenge for such a small organisation to deal with 6 feral dogs all at the same time, a challenge many rescues would not have undertaken, but the team at the centre rose to the challenge and we now feel the time has come to look for new homes for them all.

Due to the background of these dogs we will be looking for very specific homes, any applications received will be strongly vetted for suitability. Potential homes will need to have experience of under-socialised dogs, preferably large breeds, have a large fully enclosed garden with solid fencing of 6ft + as they have all attempted to clear our 7ft secure paddock fencing.

Any potential homes will need to be extremely patient and understanding with their training going forward.

We believe them to be around 2 years old.

History

These dogs came to us as unclaimed strays

Re-homing Criteria

Any potential adopters of these dogs must be prepared to regularly visit the centre multiple times a week to develop a bond , this is a must and non-negotiable , so please keep this in mind when applying especially if you are not local to the centre.

We believe these guys to have only lived in a multi dog, kennel situation with little social interaction from people. They would all benefit from a confident, well socialised, neutered dog in the household of the opposite sex. The improvement in these guys since being with us is nothing short of amazing in such a short time, but there is still a long road ahead and any adopters would need to be extremely patient and understanding going forward with their training, as it is unlikely they would ever be an average pet dog.

We will not be considering homes with children under 18yrs or cats.

A home where someone is around most of the time is important, and we are looking for very quiet homes and locations as they would not cope in a busy environment.

A totally secure garden is essential with solid fencing, not mesh or wire, of at least 6ft as they have all attempted to clear our 7ft fencing around the paddock area.

Each dog has their own separate needs and personality and we will be reading through all applications to see if any would match a specific dogs requirements. When completing the Homefinding Questionnaire, please give as much information as possible on your experience and circumstances. These dogs have come on leaps and bounds since coming to the centre, but any potential adopters will need to understand that leaving us will be a massive set back to their development , but this does need to happen so they can move forward. Adopters need to understand that it will be a long road moving forward, and will not be a easy task, but the reward when they are settled would be second to none!

If you feel you have the right experience, environment, time and patience to give one of our Moffat dogs a home please complete our Homefinding Questionnaire and we will be in touch if we feel you'd be a good match.

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Two fun loving characters !

Xiolin who is 8 years old and Harry who is 4 and a half, are two fun loving Shih-tzu's who love being out and about meeting new people. Ideally we would love these pair to go together but they could be rehomed separately as long as there was a pre-existing dog in the household. They are both clean in their kennel.  We have been advised by their previous owner that they will both chase cats, so we would not rehome them where there would be a cat in the household.

History

These pair came into us due to a change in their previous owners circumstances.

Re-homing Criteria

We would love this pair to be rehomed together, but this is not essential and could be rehomed separately as long as there was a pre-existing dog in the household. They do both love to be out walking so an active home is a must, they would not be happy with just a potter in the garden. We know that they do not get on with cats and will chase them. They would be ok with dog savvy children of 8years + . A secure garden is a must for these pair so they can enjoy somewhere they can play safely, fencing of 4ft +  PLEASE BE AWARE - this breed of dog would need to visit a professional groomer roughly every 8 weeks at a cost of around £40 each. This is something that you would need to take into account before commiting.  This pair are just full of so much fun and endless love .

Do you think you could be the one to offer what these wonderful guys need ?

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The Lovely Lucy!

This gorgeous girl is full of life and just adores meeting new people. She is a happy, bouncy girl who loves a zoom around the paddock and a nice long walk. As she came to us as a stray we are unsure of her history so we will be looking for homes with no young children but older, dog savvy children would be fine.

Lucy seems rather unbothered by the other dogs here at the centre but we are unsure how she would react to cats.

She hasn't been with us long so will update her profile as we get to know her but so far she has settled in really well and is becoming a firm favoutrite with our staff and  volunteers.

History

Lucy came to us as an unclaimed stray.

Re-homing Criteria

This lovely lady is on the hunt for an active family who have plenty of time to spend with her. She would really benefit from a secure garden that she can zoom around in. As we are unsure of her history we will be looking for a home without young children and preferably without cats.

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Marvelous Max!

Max is a little man who likes the quieter pace of life. Max isn't a fan of busy households and really would love a house where there isn't a lot of comings and goings . He can be a little shy with new people and can take him a while to get to know you, but once he does you will have a permanent snuggle buddy !

History

Sadly Max's previous owners health meant they could no longer look after him. He went to live with family but unfortunately Max wasn't happy living with young children or the resident dogs.

Re-homing Criteria

Little max is looking for a person who lives on their own or a couple that do not have a busy house. He really is the sweetest wee man when he gets to know you , and is the typical small dog who just wants to be loved and give love. Max does not like sharing his home with children so we would be looking to rehome him where there are no  young children or any visiting the house, we would consider homes with children of 12+years.  We do not know what Max is like with cats and he does not get on with other dogs. Max will need a completely secure garden where he can potter about happily. Could you be the one to help this little man get his smile back?

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Gorgeous Goofball !

Merlin, nickname Donkey!,  is a big lad who does not realise his size ! Such a friendly boy who just wants to please everyone. He came into the centre with sisters Rosa and Pandora. We would ideally love for him to be rehomed with Rosa , but understand this may be unlikely. He keeps his kennel clean and is an absolute star .

History

Merlin came into us with Rosa and Pandora due to his previous owners change of circumstances.

Re-homing Criteria

Merlin is a big friendly goofball, who still believes he can fit on your lap , he is the biggest gentlest giant and just wants to be around you and soak up as much love as possible , the staff all adore this boy! We would ideally love to rehome him and Rosa together but understand that this may not be possible, but he will need to have another dog in the household as he relies on company, this is a must. We do not know his history with cats. Although he has not lived with children he has been around younger children, so we would rehome to dog savvy kids of 12years+, mainly due to his size. A fully secure garden, somewhere he can run about and play, with a fence of at least  6ft + is also a must. Merlin loves to be out and about on his walks so would benefit from an active family. Please consider that this young lad, presently weighing in at 47kg , is going to cost a lot to feed, please take this into consideration.

Do you have a Merlin sized hole in your heart?

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Charming old Gentleman!

Cheeko is a lovely gent, who hasnt had the most stable of lives in the past and now would just love to find a home to spend his twilight years. Somewhere with a comfy sofa and a secure garden that he can potter around in would suit him down to the ground. Cheeko keeps his kennel spotless clean and absolutly loves his bed. We do not know what he is like with cats and he would prefer to be the only dog in the household.

History

Cheeko was originally rehomed from DGCRC but returned to us due to a change of circumstances

Re-homing Criteria

Cheeko is a handsome, laid back older gentleman who is looking for a comfy sofa to rest on! He absolutly loves his bed and would rather stay snuggled under the covers that be out walking in the winter weather, but he does love to just potter about so a secure garden is a must for this boy, fencing of 5ft +. Cheeko would like a home where someone would be around most of the time as he really does enjoy the company of people. Cheeko has not been used to children, and would prefer not to live in a busy house with young kids, but could possibly live with dog savvy kids of 12yrs+. Cheeko is happy to pass dogs in the street, but would need to be the only dog in the household.

This man really does have so much love to give,  do you think you could offer Cheeko the retirement home he deserves ?

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Gorgeous Rosa !

Rosa came into us with Merlin and her sister Pandora. She can be very shy with people she does not know but once you have won her heart would be such a loyal friend. Ideally we would love for her to be rehomed with Merlin, but understand that this is unlikely. She could live with another male dog with the right introductions done over time.

History

Rosa came into us with Pandora and Merlin due to their previous owners change of circumstances.

Re-homing Criteria

Rosa is such a wonderful girl once she gets to know you, with patience this does not take long. She loves to be out walking with her friend Merlin, who she shares a kennel with, they really are the best of friends. We would love them to be rehomed together but are aware that this is unlikely. Although she hasn't lived with children she has been around children of 6years+ . We do not know her history with cats. An active family to take her on lots of walks and adventures is a must. Rosa would need a fully secure garden with a fence of 6ft+. She is spotlessly clean in her kennel, and loves a big fluffy blanket to curl up on. Any potential adopters would need to be prepared to visit her a few times for her to get to know you due to her shy nature.

Do you have a Rosa size hole to fill in your life?

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Loving elderly lady looking in search of company!

Biscuit is an elderly lady who has trouble with her vision. We have found her to be a typical staffy, full of fun and loves plenty of cuddles! Biscuit is not a fan of other dogs so a home where she will be the only pet is a must. She has lived with children and got on well with them so we can consider households with children 10 years and up. She is housetrained and travels well in the car.

History

Biscuit originally came into the centre as a stray. She was adopted but sadly returned due to her anxiety when left alone.

Re-homing Criteria

Biscuit struggles when she is left alone, she is an elderly lady looking for a home where she will have company most of the time. She has impaired vision but can still navigate her way around, it certainly doesn’t hold her back! Biscuit needs to be the only dog in her new home but we can consider families with dog-savvy children (10 years and up). A secure garden where she can potter around in a safe place away from other dogs is essential.

This lovely lady just wants company and plenty of cuddles, if you can see yourself cosied up on the sofa with this lovely lady then please get in touch.

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Big lovable lad that just needs a chance!

We believe that Monty is aged between 5 and 7 years old.

Poor Monty hasn’t had the best of starts, he came to us as a stray and is struggling with kennel life. He is a lovely dog in desperate need of TLC. Monty is very sweet-natured and just wants to be with you. As he is a large dog (approximately 38kg) we can consider homes with children 12 years and up. Monty appears indifferent towards the other dogs at the centre, we haven’t had the opportunity to walk him with another dog yet and will update this page with further information as we get to know him better. We have no information regarding his suitability with cats. Monty keeps his kennel spotlessly clean overnight suggesting he may have had some housetraining previously

History

Monty came into the centre as an unclaimed stray.

Re-homing Criteria

Monty is in desperate need of TLC. He is looking for a home where he won’t be left for long hours because he can become distressed when alone. Monty is a big dog but has a lovely nature and is well-mannered so we can consider homes with children aged 12 years and up. This lovely boy just needs someone to give him a chance, we are sure he will make the most wonderful four-legged friend!

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Beautiful Rosie needs a home!

This is the lovely Rosie. Since being with us we have found her to be a little unsure when meeting new people but with the correct introductions she behaves well. She walks well on the lead for the most part but can pull when she sees a dog she doesnt know if allowed.  Rosie walks happily alongside other dogs she knows and has started to play nicely with a staff members dog but we feel she will be happier living as an only dog. She has a sweet nature once she gets to know people.

She does try to keep her kennel clean which would suggest she has had some house training in the past.

History

This beautiful girl was picked up as a stray so we don't have any information on her. We dont have an age but at a guess we would say she is around 5 years.

Re-homing Criteria

Rosie is looking for a nice, calm, patient home where she can get all the help she needs settling into her new home.  A secure garden would be ideal. We are looking for an adult only home where she will be the only pet.  Rosie will need her new owners to be in most of the time as she likes human company.  Given time and the right training we believe Rosie will grow into a great pet.

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Full of Life!

Skye is a young crossbreed that has loads of love to give and has bags of energy! She loves a fuss made and a kick around with a football in the paddock! We find her to be quite settled in her kennel here at the center and she is great in the car.

This beautiful girl is completely deaf so has started learning her commands through hand signals, she is very clever so needs mental stimulation. Skye has bitten in the past and doesn't always handle meeting new people well. We have been working with her here at the centre but any new owners will need to be aware of this and help her relax into a new home very slowly without visitors to the house. Someone with experience in this behaviour would be ideal.

Anyone interested in adoption would need to be able to visit us on multiple occasions and build up a bond with Skye slowly.

She was rehomed once before but had to be returned due to her behaviour.

History

Skye’s first owner felt, although she is a very loving dog, she was a little too boisterous for them. She was rehomed from us but unfortunately had to be returned. This was due to built up frustration resulting in difficult behaviour.

Re-homing Criteria

Skye is looking for an active home where she will get lots of time and help to adjust to a new environment. This will need to be an experienced, quiet home with no children, preferably a one person household. This girl really needs to be allowed to be a pup again and start from scratch. She may benefit form living with another dog but isn't keen on cats.

With time, support and love from the right person, Skye will make a great companion.

If you would like more information on Skye, please give is a call.

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