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.
1. Gus- Chihuahua (Long coat) (8 years)
Gus is a lovely 8 year old chihuahua looking for his forever home. Gus likes his walks and is generally good on the lead. He settles well in the house and loves to curl up in his bed and relax. He can be a little wary around some people, particularly men, so will need to gain his confidence around male figures. He is looking for a patient home where he can settle and build a loving bond. Gus is looking for an adult only home who are familiar with the breed. He may be able to live with another calm dog but is best not living with cats or small furries. He can be left but would love a home where he is only left for short periods of time.
2. Izzi- Crossbreed/Unknow (1 year)
Izzi is a very bright spark and responds well to training. She already knows her name, knows sit, stay, paw and is excellent at recall. She would benefit further training as she does get bored easily. She can also be strong and pull on the lead, as well as grabbing the lead from time to time, so would benefit training classes to get out of this behaviour. When frustrated she can chew up toys or chews at household items such as the door frames and letters through the post box. Izzi will need plenty of enrichment to keep her entertained and to prevent frustrated behaviours. She adores human companionship and loves playing with her toys. She can be nervous around new people which is why we are looking for a calm quiet household to enable her time to settle into her new home. She particularly does not like loud sudden noises and will often hide away. Izzi is a lovely girl who has had a confusing short start to her life. If you feel you can offer her a suitable home, please get in touch with the centre.
3. Percy- Lurcher crossbreed (1 year)
Percy is a young and bouncy 1 year old Lurcher who came into our care as he was found straying in a member of publics garden. This poor boy was found very under weight with red paint on his paws, nails and ear tips. To make matters worse Percy picked up a virus that resulted in him becoming very poorly. Against the odds Percy made a full recovery and is back to his lively self looking for a new family to love. Percy enjoys having a run, playing with toys and most of all sitting on humans laps having long cuddles. He can live with confident children over the age of 10 years as he gets a little over excited at times that leads to him lightly mouthing. Percy cannot live with cats due to his high prey drive but may be able to live a friendly female dog.
4. Danny- Great Dane (9 years)
How great is this Great Dane! Danny is an 8 year old Great Dane who came to us as his owner had asked for help. Like the BFG Danny is a gentle giant. He likes being around people and is "great" fun to be around. He will play ball in the yard but also enjoys quiet times on the sofa. Out on walks he does walk well and if he sees something of interest he will pull towards it. With other dogs he is happy to be near them and interact but not all dogs like a gentle giant. Once Danny has been neutered his interest in other dogs will change from being over friendly to just wanting to say hello. He will need a Great Dane experienced home, to know how to deal with feeds and walking, and with no children in the household and no visiting children as we do not have history of him living with children.