The Peterborough Telegraph is running regular spotlights on dogs that need new homes to support the work of animal charities in the Peterborough area.
The Peterborough and District Branch of the RSPCA do so much to rescue, nurture and subsequently rehome dogs in the area. They have continued to operate throughout lockdown and within a small radius are still permitted to rehome these animals.
Below are a selection of those that have been rescued and are in need of their forever home.
To find more details on each dog and to search for more rescue animals, visit www.rspca.org.uk/findapet/rehomeapet/process.
The RSPCA are funded entirely by public donations and receive no government money and therefore rely on the generosity of the public. Anyone wishing to support their work do so via www.rspca.org.uk/getinvolved/donate.
5. Ariel- Belgian Shepherd (Malinois) (1 year)
Meet the beautiful Ariel. She is a young Mali with a lot of love to give. We are looking for extremely experienced adopters to take on this beautiful girl. It is vital that you have experience with nervous/anxious dogs preferably Mali's. Ariel is looking for a nice quiet household away from traffic and busy dog-walking areas, ideally in a rural setting. Poor Ariel has never been in a home before, sadly she has grown up in kennels along with her siblings. Ariel cannot live with cats, dogs or children under the age of 16. Ariel has never been in a home before, this means that she is not house trained and that she will need understanding owners who can give her lots of time and patience so that she can get used to the household. She find new environments and items a little scary on initial approach as she has likely not encountered them before, so adopters will need to have the patience and time to work with Ariel in slowly building that confidence.
6. Shakira- Cane Corso (3 years)
Meet the gentle giant Shakira! She is a beautiful 3 year old with a lot of love to give! We strongly recommend that anyone interested in Shakira researches insurance as she is a large breed with existing health conditions on her records. Her insurance will be very high. She arrived with us not long after having pyo surgery and has also had entropion surgery- Now back to full health she is ready to find her forever home. Shakira may a huge dog but she also has a huge personality and is great fun to be around- She loves everyone she meets and loves a cuddle. She can live with children aged 8+ but no cats. Shakira has been very sociable with other dogs and could live with a calm male pending a mix.
7. Badger- Border Collie (6 years)
Badger is a lovely 6 year Collie looking for his forever home. Badger is a sweet boy who absolutely loves fuss and cuddles. He likes to be around people so would love a home where he can build a loving bond with his new family. Badger likes his walks but can be strong on the lead so would benefit from some training to help with this. He loves to explore and is starting to enjoy playing so is looking for a home with a spacious garden for him to play in. Badger may need some socialising around how to interact with other dogs. Badger is looking for an adult only home or with children over the age of 14 years who are familiar with dogs and giving boundaries. He would be best as the only dog in the home. Badger has lived with cats before so may be able to live with a confident cat but is not suited to living with small furries. He would love a home where he will be only left for short periods of time as he adores being with people.
8. Chase- Border Collie (1 year)
Meet the handsome Chase! He is a stunning one year old collie that came in as his owners could no longer care for him. Chase is looking for a family who has had lots of experience with collies and can offer him an extremely active lifestyle. Chase will require at least 3-4+ hours a day exercise if not more! On arrival he was very nervous, and would lunge at people he did not know. A few short days later he really came out of himself and now is overjoyed when he sees his regular handlers. Chase can be particularly unsure of men that he does not know and can sometimes display similar behaviours as he did when he first arrived. This is why we require an experienced owner who can read dog body language and not put him in any uncomfortable situations. We are also looking for a quiet house hold for Chase as he struggles meeting new people. Once he knows you Chase is an amazing, loyal, playful boy who is great fun to be around. He loves playing ball and having a cuddle.