"'Barney is a very affectionate, lazy and toy loving young dog who loves to be fussed, curl up on the sofa or armchair for a sleep, and play with his ball or tug rope toys. He loves his daily exercise and walks by your side nicely with the occasional check needed. It is not unusual for him to sleep until mid or late morning, sleep all evening and then he wakes up full of life and energy, so he's a night person!
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.
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Chapo came into as he wasn't getting on with the other dogs in the home. While being with us Chapo has shown to be an energetic, fun and playful chap who has lots of energy to burn in quick bursts. He loves nothing more than running around doing zoomies so he will need a secure and private garden with 6ft fencing that he can run around like a galloping gazelle but a lot less gracefully. Chapo will need to be the only animal in the home, especially as he loves to be the centre of attention, but he can walk with other dogs when out and about. Chapo will need owners that are keen to spend time doing training with him and take him on the walks to explore the great outdoors that he enjoys. Chapo isn't used to being left alone so he will need understanding owners that have a flexible lifestyle and can work around him, helping him to learn that it is ok being left alone for short periods of time.
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.
Cyril is a very handsome GSD who is looking to be back in the comforts of a home asap. He is typical of his breed and forms very strong bonds with the people that care for him but can be wary of new faces. Cyril spent a lot of time confined to a crate and may need training in his new home. Cyril walks fairly well on lead and knows some basic commands. He has walked out with other dogs here at the centre and although he will walk nicely with other dogs he doesn't seem to know how to react to them if they try to play with him. For this reason we are looking for a home where he will be the only dog and he can have all of his new owners attention on him. As we have very limited history on Cyril along with his nervous nature, an adult home would be best suited to him. New owners will need to be willing to make several visits to our centre prior to taking him home. Cyril would best suit a home with owners with GSD experience and are aware of the breed traits.
Capone came into us via inspectorate. He can be a very nervous boy with new people and will require owners who have experience with dogs, and are skilled in reading canine body language. Once Capone gets to know you he's a really affectionate, playful chap! Capone loves nothing more than to run around with his squeaky toys. He would prefer to be the only animal in the home so he experience all of the attention and love in the home! He would also prefer to live with older children of age 14 + who understand when he requires space. Could you offer our lovely boy a home?
Beautiful Reggie is looking for a forever home to call his own. He isn't coping in kennels so is desperately looking to find his perfect match soon. Reggie absolutely adores playing, and will happily engage in games with you. He has previously lived with children around 12 years of age and we feel this would be a suitable match for him as he can be very lively! Reggie has an extremely high chase drive when it comes to cats and smalls animals. Due to this, he has to be walked wearing a greyhound muzzle to ensure the safety of other animals when out and about on walks! Due to Reggie's high chase drive, he has also been known to jump 6ft fencing! He previously had 9ft fencing in the home which was heightened with the use of trellis, this would have to be considered by potential adopters. Reggie is very affectionate and adores human interaction he cannot be left for long periods of time. He would love it if someone was around all day.
Buchku is a sweet 2 year old French Bulldog looking for his forever home. Buchku is a playful boy that loves to be active and on the go. He loves to play with his toys so would love a home with a spacious garden for him to explore in. He is generally good on the lead but can get a bit excitable. Buchku loves to be around people and likes lots of fuss and attention. He is a lively boy that loves his walks. He will need some socialising around other dogs as can be reactive and vocal towards them when on the lead. Buchku is looking for adult only home or with children over the age of 12 years who are familiar with giving boundaries to dogs. He is best as the only dog in the home and is not suited to living with cats or small furries. Buchku does suffer with some speration anxiety so will need teaching that it is okay to be left. He would be suited to a home where he would be with people most of the time.
Lola arrived in our care very worried and had completely shut down. She came from a home with multiple other dogs and had very little interaction with people. Lola was scared of everyday life, we are not even sure she had experienced much daylight either in her previous home. hankfully, one of our wonderful fosterers offered to take Lola into her home and help build her confidence in a home environments and gradually get her used to the big wide world. Lola has come on leaps and bounds in her foster home and although she is still a timid girl, she has grown so much in confidence. She lives alongside another calm older dog and could potentially do so again in her new home however she probably wouldn't tolerate anything too boisterous.
Bailey is a sweet lad who came into us as his previous owners were unable to cope. When he first arrived he was very timid and unsure of new surroundings and noises, but he has started to come out of his shell and has shown to be a loving and cheeky chap. He is still sensitive of new places and sudden/ loud noises so he would benefit from a quieter home with owners that can offer him space when needed and few visitors. Once he knows you he loves lots of fuss and spending time with you. Bailey love his walks and spending time out exploring but he will need owners that can take him to areas that aren't busy with other dogs as he is reactive of other dogs and will need ongoing distraction work and training. Bailey will need a secure and private garden with 6ft fencing that he can spend time playing and relaxing in. Bailey will need to be the only animal in the home and can live with children 12 years and over that will give him space when he needs it.
Bella is a lovely girl who can be nervous of new situations and people, this is mainly towards men and strangers. Due to this Bella would require a female adult only household that has minimal visitors, she could also live with a well matched canine friend, pending an introduction at the centre. She loves going for walks and exploring the great outdoors, but also enjoys the comfort of a nice warm bed to get comfy on. Bella will need her own private and secure garden with 6ft fencing and can be left for 2-3 hours in the day. Her new owners will need to provide a quiet and tranquil environment in the house as too many people and loud noises can unsettle her. Bella will need multiple meets at the centre to give her the time to feel confident with her new family. Can you offer our lovely Bella her forever home?
This is the beautiful Roma - a super affectionate girl who loves human company. She is also very playfu,l and loves to get involved in 'water fights' with the children in her foster family. We are looking for a home with no other pets for Roma. Not because she is bad with other dogs, but because she was originally used for breeding and lived in a home which was shared with lots of other dogs and puppies. She is generally good when meeting other dogs on walks, but can get testy if they don't give her her space, especially with the boys. So basically - we think she needs a well deserved a break! She has been learning lots of new things with her foster family and responds very well to praise, one of her favourite rewards being a tummy rub - as you can probably guess from the pictures!