Special Needs Dogs & Cats
Here are our 'always overlooked' animals that desperately need loving homes. All you true animal lovers, please consider opening your hearts and your homes to one of the following
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Breed: Labrador X Staffie
Ruby is 9 years old, cross Labrador/Staffy currently not neutered or vaccinated, but will be all done before adoption.
Report written by the owner’s daughter due to her ill health.
Originally Ruby lived with another family, she was mistreated, left for weekends alone without food and shouted at regularly. She craved to be loved and cared for properly. Her owner passed away about 6 years ago and my mum was asked to take Ruby, she was informed that Ruby would be put down if they couldn't rehome her.
My mum put Ruby before her own needs and she said yes in a heartbeat. Ruby settled very well (just her and my mum) but has always needed a lot of fuss and attention, she seems to be very insecure when left alone but on occasion had stayed at my sister’s house and is comfortable to change environment but remains needy when there.
She is a very loving dog, when the children are around her she will have a ball/toy in her mouth and enjoy the children chasing her for it. We once took her up the woods with my 5 year old son and she was playing hide and seek with him.
Cats regularly come in and out of my mum’s garden and it doesn’t faze her and we did hear a story of her allowing some kittens to lay next to her and she enjoyed looking after them. She has also been around my guinea pigs and just laid there watching them for hours.
One day my mum let her off her lead to run and she come across a very small dog, she started to sniff the dog, but the dog barked and Ruby warned the dog. From what we know she is fine with other dogs.
She once had a bad injury where she fell upon a stick, she was treated in the vets. We are unaware if Ruby is up to date on vaccinations and she has not yet been spayed.
My mum has bad days where she cannot leave the house so therefore Ruby has been very much used to being at home. Whilst in my mums care she has never bit or warned a human. Ruby's recall could be better. Whilst at home she will return when called but when out and she is off the lead it can take many calls before she arrives. My mum said it all depends on Rubies mood. She is a very timid dog.
Ruby is fine with strangers but she can become over excited and jump up and tends to not leave them alone for a while, she will happily roll over and demand a tummy rub (her favourite thing) .
She has always been fed dry natural food, morning and evening and my mum informed me she enjoys a tin of tuna once or twice a week for a treat. She likes chomping on bones. She likes to have her own blanket and is protective of her “baby” and when asked to get her baby she will run straight to the teddy and walk around with it.
She pulls on the lead very much and is very strong. My mum has tried to train her out of this all though Ruby is very stubborn. She is able to do basic obedience, sit, paw etc. She has regularly enjoyed some camping trips with my mum and is very relaxed with the surroundings, however she does become anxious in cars but does not suffer with motion sickness. She has always settled if she is close to my mum or even if my mum just had her foot placed on her. She sleeps in her own bed in a separate room but tends to patrol at night to ensure my mum is safe. She is very protective. She has always been up to date on her wormer and flea treatment. Ruby can become anxious with having a bath. She enjoys laying in the sunshine when my mum does her garden and is fully toilet trained and able to go in garden on her own accord.
If my mum needs to go shopping she will leave Ruby to roam around the house, she is never out for more than 3 hours and when returned Ruby has normally pulled all the pillows off the sofa but is safe and happy with her arrival. There has been no reports of barking whilst my mum is out. Ruby rarely barks but occasionally when very excited she will park and pace the room waging her tail. She does have a lot of energy and would benefit from 2 walks/runs a day. My mum has brought her balls before to try to get her to fetch, she runs to it but then chews it up instead of returning it. I haven’t known her to beg when we are eating around her but she will happily hoover up the mess the children have made with their food.
She is at her happiest when she is around children, she just loves to run around with them and she is very clever. Ruby is always smiling. And always happy for us to come in to her home and welcomes us with a big jump and follows us until we rub her tummy. She even allows my 5 year old to cuddle up to her in her bed. There is nothing bad I can say about Ruby, she has her moments but she just needs a good tummy rub and long walks and she is an amazing dog considering the start of life she had.
This poor girl needs a new home, the owner has mental health issues and cannot meet her dog’s needs. Some days she cannot go out which means Ruby is not having regular walks. The owner feels that she needs more attention than she is currently getting and feels she would be happier elsewhere with a family to have all the love and attention she can get.
Ruby is looking for a new home due to no fault of her own. Please see the owners report on her beautiful girl, and her reasons why they want to find her a new home. Ruby is being rehomed from home, so please contact me direct Adrienne Ramsey on 077825 44913 or email@example.com for more information which I can forward on, or to arrange a meet and greet. Ruby is currently living in Tunbridge Wells. All Last Chance Animal Rescue procedures will be adhered too, please check out our web site for further information www.lastchanceanimalrescue.co.uk
Owners report below
Bailey has had a hard life, she is an older girl, and it looks as if she had been bred quite a lot. She was found abandoned in Chingford, in a shocking state. She had little fur on half her body, dental damage, and was severely underweight and filthy dirty.
Happily, under our care, she has bounced back and is now a beautiful, chunky little girl. I often get stopped by fellow dog owners asking what I feed her as her coat is so shiny.
Bailey, has poor vision, and often walks into things, she can be nervous in a new environment, but once she gets her bearings she is the happiest, most loving dog. Bailey is very small for her breed, and loves nothing more than to curl up next to, or ideally on, someone she trusts. Bailey does not like a lot of exercise, a twenty minute walk and a few sniffs round the garden and she is happy. She really does love just to sit on her favourite blanket and sleep next to her companion.
Bailey would make an excellent companion for an older person. She loves being around people and is ridiculously affectionate. Bailey thrives on routine, she can be left for a few hours and is very well behaved in the car.
Due to Baileys poor vision she needs to be the only dog in the house, as she can get spooked by dogs suddenly jumping on her.
Bailey is such a soft, loving dog, she really needs someone to spend time watching TV with, snuggling on the sofa and getting cuddles.
Bailey is not recieiving any medication and is in tip top condition. She fed senior dog food twice a day, she has no issues over her food. She will actually eat anything, but currently senior with high protein.
She is good on the lead and does not pull, she is most happy when in the garden, she will go out for walks but really doesn't like being out for long, general rule about 10 mins, 20 if you are lucky. She is good with other dogs, she is not bothered by them whilst out, only if they jump on her as she can not see them coming and also have not enough time to spell them approuching.
Bailey was found as a stray and handed into a vets, a friend of the owner worked there and knew that they were looking or a companian for there other dog, hoping they would be interested otherwise she was going to be put to sleep. Luckily they took her, she had all the treatment and came home to live with them. The owners have had her for two years now, Bailey enjoyed her life with them until recently and is now not getting on with the other dog. We feel it is due to her being older and the other dog being younger, lively and boisterous. This is too much for Bailey, she can't see him coming, she can't read his body language and becomes startled and stressed by his presence. It is such a shame as they were really good friends and spent many hours cuddled up together.
Due to the stress to both dogs they are currently kept seperate within the home.
Bailey has never shown any agression of any type to people or other dogs she even has cats living at the home, but not directly in the house.
We are looking for a nice quiet home, without any other pets, a more homely person not to active person/s who are at home most of the day to cuddle up and snooze with there new good friend.
The owners are happy to travel anywhere for a meet and greet, the welfare of this beautiful little dog is there main concern.
Bailey is looking for a new home due to know fault of her own. Please see the owners report on her and the reasons why they want to find her a new home. Bailey is being rehomed from home, so please contact me direct Adrienne Ramsey 077825 44913 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information which I can forward on, or to arrange a meet and greet.Bailey is currently living in Essex All Last Chance Animal Rescue procedures will be adhered too, please check out our web site for further information www.lastchanceanimalrescue.co.uk vaccinated, flea/worm treated, microchipped
Matey is currently living in Brimingham. All Last Chance Animal Rescue procedures will be adhered too, please check out our web site for further information www.lastchanceanimalrescue.co.uk
Matey is a 10 year old JRT/Corgi Cross who was rehomed when he was aged 2 by my late parents - my father passed away in December.
A few days after Matey was rehomed he bit my mother which required hospital treatment. When the rescue from where he came from was informed, they replied if Matey was taken back, he’d go back to his fosterer who lived in a flat. Matey stayed.
Matey requires an adult only environment with no other pets. He has a tendency to growl at children and dislikes most dogs. He has no known health problems.
Matey has been accepting of carers entering the property via a keysafe prior to my father being admitted to hospital.
Matey is currently at my late father’s address. We have neighbours who walk him twice a day and I go in and feed him twice daily.
Matey is neutered, vaccinated and microchipped.
Matey has been home alone since 15th December when my father was admitted to hospital. My father passed away on 27th December.
Having lost my mother in 2010, Matey had been my father’s companion. Everywhere dad went, Matey went too, they were inseparable.
My parents rehomed Matey when he was 2. He’d been passed to various rescues throughout his short life.
Matey has good recall and basic commands. His past hobbies include chasing bikes, lorries and herons. He enjoyed jumping up at the tv if the football was on. He appears to have mellowed now he’s a senior. He does however like to snatch the post from the letterbox. He’s not a nervous dog, doesn’t take flight at loud sounds.
Matey loves grown ups, children are too noisey and he doesn’t like most dogs. He enjoys a good old tummy rub, all soft toys and balls, especially a tug toy. He’s slightly overweight, his figure is slowly returning.
Matey is more Corgi in size, he is very laid back, he is good on the lead and generally wears a harness. He sleeps well at night, he is not a barker when left or at any time apart from someone knockig on the door. Matey is O.K with some dogs, but he is not consistent from to day to day, one day he is fine, sees the same dog the next day and take a dislike to them.
Matey did bite the mother, the daughter writing the report above can not remember totally what happened, all she can remember is that it happened on day two of him being rescued and it involved treats of some form???? This was over eight years ago, Matey has not bitten anyone since that time, I would imagine he was either confused, frightened, unsure what might have been happening, I don't know, but is was the first and last time. However, this must be taken into account if Matey was to be rehomed again.
It breaks my heart to think this little lad is home alone, the children of the deceased father have tried everywhere to get help for him, they would take him, but due to having their own dogs, children and some grandchildren this would not be the home for him.
This is why we feel we must try and help them, they are willing to go anywhere for a meet and greet to give him a loving safe home, this is their last promise to their dying father.
Can you be that person that can give him his last chance??????????
Matey is looking for a new home due to know fault of his own. Please see the owners report on this very sad and desperate case, and the reasons why they want to find him a new home. Matey is being homed from home. Please contact me Adrienne Ramsey 077825 44913 or email@example.com for more information which I can forward on, or to arrange a meet and greet.
Breed: Jack Russell
Colour: White & tan
Skip needs an experienced adult home with no other animals. He is a housetrained boy but would play with his water and chase birds and squirrels in the garden. He is a lazy devil who loves to sleep in his bed, he would sleep through the night as well as fancy a good nap during the day! He is very dominant and would be resistant to any pressure or retraining. However, when you know his behaviour he is not a problem at all. He is very much loved by staff at Last Chance but we would all love to see him settled in a home of his own.
Magic, Paddy & Maddy
Female, Male & Female 5/½yrs & 4yrs
Breed: Short haired
Colour: Tortie & White, Tabby & White and Tortie
We wanna be free
We wanna run,
we want to hide,
we wanna tear down the walls that hold us inside,
we wanna reach out and touch the grass
we wanna show our personalities,
without being scared,
we wanna to be free
we wanna live,
we wanna be heard,
we wanna be free...
oh please why won't you help us three
Hello kind readers. My name is Magic and I am a very pretty tortie and white girl, 5yrs old. I know I am pretty because everyone says so!When I was a kitten I was bought by a lady who was very unwell. She put me in her shed and there I stayed. I was never neutered and so I was constantly fighting off big tom cats and other animals in the garden. I became pregnant again and again, and I loved my little kittens so much, but they all died or were carried off by other animals. I did my best to protect them, but I am only a little cat and there was nothing I could do. I was the saddest, loneliest cat. One day my owner was taken away and another lady came and took things out of the house. She came to the shed and found me, frightened and starving and she took me to Last Chance. I was given a lovely house, with its own heater! I had a cosy bed and lots of food, and when I gave birth to my last two babies, I had enough milk to feed them and I was able to protect them. Unfortunately I was so desperate not to lose them, I didn’t want anyone to come near us and I think people thought I was not very nice. I taught my little ones to be scared of people because I thought that would keep them safe. I had not been very well in my shed, and I and my babies had the most terrible flu. At the time when we would normally have been socialised we were getting lots of treatment to make us better and this was hard for my kittens as they started to associate humans with tablets and going to the vet. I have the most beautiful son called Paddy. He is a huge, handsome tabby and white boy and we love each other so much. Because I find it hard to bond with people, if I lost him I would have nothing, so we are looking for a loving home together with very patient people. I love to sit in comfy chairs on soft blankets, I love catnip and toys and when the wind blows, I race around with my ears flat, and you would think I was 6 months old. Paddy is very sweet and loves to wind around the legs of the lady who looks after us. When she strokes him, he purrs and he is so gentle. It would take a while for a new person to develop this kind of relationship with him, but once they did, he would be a big softie and I know they would love him. My daughter Maddy is a gorgeous, dark brindle tortie, a big gentle girl. If we cannot all go to a home together, she would love a home with a very sweet, kind cat who could become her friend and show her the ropes. She is the most shy of the three of us, but she is not aggressive. She is extremely playful, loves catnip, toys and dreamies and she is curious and funny. Her favourite place to sit is on a very soft, comfy cushion in a warm spot, and if the sun is shining she will lounge all day. We all love climbing up our tall scratching posts and we will be hunters. We can catch anything! Last Chance has done the most amazing thing for me, they saved my life, they gave me shelter, food, warmth, love and treatment when I needed it. They have looked after my babies and given us endless toys and treats, a wonderful space to play and race about, but what we need now is a home of our own, where we can be with kind people and have games and toys. We would love a garden with trees and sunshine, and very importantly we would love lots of cosy places to curl up and sleep. Unfortunately I cannot tolerate other cats, but we could be homed with gentle children 8yrs and over if they are happy to play with us with things on strings, and don’t mind taking time to develop a relationship with us. Lots of people look at us, but they want us to be friendly straight away and sit on laps, and that’s not something we can offer. If you take us home, and give us time to settle in, you will find we are funny, playful, curious, and you would be doing something wonderful by giving us a safe, loving home where we can be happy and free. Please spread the word about these little darlings, they have waited too long for a chance to live a real fulfilled life, to run free, to touch the grass to climb a tree to play hunt, to feel the wind, rain and snow, to brask in the suns rays, to sniff, to touch to hear the real world around them. NO animal should have to live their first four years in a cattery, due to know fault of their own, please someone show some mercy, comparsion, LET THEM BE FREE. I KNOW YOU ARE OUT THERE, GIVE THESE A CHANCE OF LOVE, A WARM SAFE PLACE TO CALL THEIR HOME.
Breed: Boxer X
Colour: White & Tan
OUR SAD, LONELY, STRESSED BUSTER BOY"Life is too precious to be left to chance Take a chance on me and I will prove how worthy your life is If you just give me a chance, I could be the dog you've never dreamed of and never wanted" Oh, where are you, that special person that can give this darling boy a chance of a normal happy life. Buster has been with us too, too long, he needs his chance. Buster is suffering hard, he is losing weight continuously due to KENNEL STRESS and it's not fair, he is such a lovely boy, he loves to play and is so affectionate and loving when he knows you. Buster is a big strong handsome boy who will need lots of exercise. He is strong on a lead and needs a fit active owner to share his love of fun and long walks, but he can misbehave by biting and tugging on the lead on occasions, we find he is much better if he is on a harness, a lot of this is down to sheer excitement for the love of being out of the kennels. Buster was O.K with some other dogs, but due to being in the kennels and suffering kennel stress he has lost the ability at present to understand the body language, some of it is out pure frustration. Our Buster is not used to other animals now, so we are suggesting a home with NO other animals, also as has been with us for quite some time which is breaking my heart, he is now wary of strangers, not surprising really, so introductions need to be done with strangers. Due to his over exuberance and size we would not like him to be home with children, he has actually lived with young children but the previous owner found it too much of a handful to cope with him and the youngsters. He is a loveable chap who adores cuddly toys. Ops, I nearly forgot, Buster needs a really secure garden as he is a little monkey, like I said he loves his walks and being out and about, so if he doesn't get it he will look for away to take himself out and about. We would also feel as he doesn't currently like other animals, best he doesn't live next door to any. I know what you are thinking, but see past this, this wonderful dog needs a chance and in the right home and environment he could and will become a totally different dog, he just needs a confident, loving, firm, active owner that can give HIM the time to become the NEW BUSTER BOY. If you feel you can offer him a loving home please call 01732 865530 10am-3pm to speak to the Manager Yuri or Assistant Manager who know this dog very well and can give you lots of information about him.
Breed: Collie X
Colour: Black & white
Bess is a girl with a character, she needs a lot of space and 100% devotion and is better suited to experienced dog owners or even better one-to-one. At one stage she has lived with a cat, so she may accept a cat as a companion. She doesn"t like other dogs! When Bess was only 5 months old she ran into a lane where she lived and was hit by a 4x4. As a result she had 4 pins in her neck and so must be walked with a harness. She doesn't have any health issues as a result of the trauma but she doesn"t like it when you touch/fiddle around her neck or back of her head.She is very good in doors and can be left for 3-4 hrs. Also loves her food and would eat her food slowly just enjoying it.
Breed: Scottie x
Oh Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling
From glen to glen, and down the mountain side
The summer's gone, and all the flowers are dying
'Tis you, 'tis you must go and I must bide.
But come ye back when summer's in the meadow
Or when the valley's hushed and white with snow
'Tis I'll be here in sunshine or in shadow
Oh Danny boy, oh Danny boy, I love you so.
And if you come, when all the flowers are dying
And I am dead, as dead I well may be
You'll come and find the place where I am lying
And kneel and say an "Ave" there for me.
And I shall hear, tho' soft you tread above me
And all my dreams will warm and sweeter be
If you'll not fail to tell me that you love me
I'll simply sleep in peace until you come to me.
I'll simply sleep in peace until you come to me.
Danny Boy is a lovely boy once he knows you, he has to have a female owner on a one to one basis, this is all due to him being mistreated. Unfortunately this poor sad little lad, through no fault of his own was kicked and abused in his previous home, living day after day in constant fear, hiding and cowling away from his owner.This is a very sad case due Danny Boy"s previous male owner who was sadly suffering with-Alzheimers and didn"t realise what he was inflicting on his once best friend. Please therefore understand why our darling sad, confused, untrustworthy, frightened little Danny boy can be unpredictable towards men, and is quite nervous when first meeting you and needs to settle in slowly. Is there someone out there that can reassure him, give back the love he once knew, to enable him to trust that once again, like the song above will there ever be any pipes a calling for our Danny Boy?????? Or does he have to continue to hope, dream, wish for someone to call his name. Look into those eyes, see his pain, reach out to him, give him a chance, give him time to trust you, give him back his life, give him the confidence, patience and love that he needs, LOVE that we all need. I know the right person is out there, make our Danny Boy"s wish come true, a loving home this Christmas, that day and every other one there on, FIND HIM PLEASE.
Breed: Collie X
Colour: Tri colour
I am just not one of those dogs
Who are easily figured out
I keep my emotions bottled inside
And I don't think I ever shout
Don't say that you know how I'm feeling
You really don't have a clue
And has it not ever occurred
That maybe I'm not like you
Don't tell me that it will get better
What makes you so sure it can?
You don't even know what I'm facing
So how can you understand?
Don't tell me you know how I'm feeling
I'm tired of hearing lies
Don't act like you know me so well
'Cause if you did...
...You'd hear my painful cries.
I can"t keep seeing this boy"s sad, sad face, I can see the hope in his eyes, I can see the tears I am sure. He looks so dejected, so sad, so confused. Is there anyone out there that can give this boy a chance, he has been here year after year, it is breaking me keep seeing the despair in his face.Wilson needs you, not tomorrow, not next week, NOW this very minute. Is there a sensible, committed, patient person out there that can give him a chance of a real home, a real life, as he deserves like all our animals deserve. How many more years does he watch and wait, that that one person might want him, one of these days, why is he so unlucky, it is not fair. Our darling boy needs a special person, he is a special boy Could you offer Wilson a forever home, or a forever foster home, PLEASE. Wilson is a very confident young man, he can be dominant with other dogs, and would suit a home where he is the only pet and better still with a single owner so he can be one to one with them. Wilson does not like to be over fussed, bit like some cats we all know, he doesn't mind a little fuss and when they have had enough they let you know. For these reasons we would really like to find Wilson a home with a grown up family that have the patience and time to help him in the big world. He loves long walks away from other dogs and strangers and can play chase with a tennis ball for hours!
© Samantha Medlin
Getting left behind
Not being loved
No one understanding
No one caring
are my fears
I was lost
No one tried to
No one cared
No one listened
Wishing for another chance
Wishing for someone who
will come and save me
Look at this beautiful boy's face, can you not see the hope that is in his eyes, he is crying out to be loved. Alfie has been with us too long now, I really want to find him a calm, quiet, home. Alfie is still learning and needs extra help from a patient owner to show him the ropes. Unfortunately our darling boy can get very stressed out about some things, so I am looking for that understanding owner to help our boy. The staff here understands what are his needs, and find it very easy to accomplished, so if you think you can offer this little chap a life line, please give us a call.We all need to be understood, Alfie is no different with your help he just might get there. Please don't let him keep wishing and hoping that someone will come in today and take him away, how many more times does his hopes have to be dash, why can't someone give him a chance, please help take his and my pain away, and let him live new life away from the rescue. Alfie is a very lively lad, who can be a little unpredictable. He is full of life and needs lots of exercise and would probably be best homed to someone who has experience of the breed. Alfie is good with other dogs but needs a calm home so we are suggesting no children. If you feel you can offer him a loving home please call 01732 865530 10am-3pm to speak to the Manager Yuri or Assistant Manager Jenny who know this dog very well and can give you lots of information about him.
I think I might be a little obsessive.
I"m too insecure to trust that the people in my life will stay in my life.
I am dependent and reliant on other people,
to bring me happiness
I not I guess that"s what happens when you grow up alone.
I"ve had friends come in and out of my life,
and really, no one truly there for me.
But I was there for them.
I am selfless to the people that I don"t want to lose.
I will do whatever it takes to keep those people in my life.
Is that healthy? Is it healthy to be so worried about being alone?
Because that"s my biggest fear. I don"t want to be alone.
As much as I prefer solitude, I need someone, someone, to be there.
Yogi is a very tiny, happy, friendly boy who loves having attention and going on his walks. He is very excitable, his tail is always wagging! Yogi likes his own space as he can be bed and food possessive. Therefore he will need an adult home only. Yogi is good with some dogs but not all.
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