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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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Gender/Age: Female older lady
Breed: German Shepherd
Colour: Black & Tan
Location: Edenbridge


I would like to introduce myself to you.

My name is now BEA, I am a very sweet, gentle girl.

I came to Last Chance Edenbridge just over a month ago. I came from the pound, so the staff don"t know how my life was before I came to them. All I do know is that staff were shocked and sadden by the state of me.

Well, I had lost the will to live, I was very, very depressed, I was skin and bone, in discomfort, in pain and my beautiful, thick long coat was dull, dry, flaky and falling out. I just wanted to die, I had lost all faith in human kind.

I did not respond to affection, I didn"t have the will to eat, I just laid there on my week limbs praying to leave this world.

The staff won"t have this and found me a foster home. I wasn"t sure at first, but I now have faith in humans.

My fosterers are the most wonderful people in the world, I am now putting on weight, my beautiful fur is coming back and is getting lighter and shinier, it"s funny what a bit of love, care, food and hope can change you.

I used to be weak on my legs, and hunched up in pain and discomfort, well that"s not me anymore, I am stronger now, not so stiff, I am holding myself up with my up head high.

My foster parents love me, they would love to keep me, as I am such a sweet heart and I am no trouble at all, I am good with strangers to the house, I welcome people on our little walks, I am not bothered really about other dogs, cats I watch from a distance, but not sure how I would react if I had one near me.

I love to play with the Grandchildren, and they don"t bother me, as I only see them for a few hours at a time, but I will admit I do get tired of all the attention after awhile, so I just go to my bed, or to favourite place on the rug by the front door.

My fosterers tell me that I need my own forever home, and that there are here to help another needy dog like me have a new lease of life, I will be sad to go, but I suppose I understand what they are saying. I love everyone, but I seem to like young men very much, Michael is the fosterers son, and I adore him, I follow him everywhere and will spend hours by his side. Michael said if he had his own home, I would be there with him, but alas he has not, maybe there is another young man that could love me like Michael??????

Bea is a beautiful girl that deserves a new home. Bea would suit a retired couple who would love companionship. Bea likes short walks or just pottering around the garden. Bea is a very good natured gentle dog, she only wants to please you and give you love. A wonderful low maintenance dog that you would truly love to have as a pet.

Please see my photos, 1st on arrival and second- well just look at me now!




Gender/Age: Male 3yrs
Breed: Lurcher X
Colour: Cream
Location: Edenbridge

Yogi loves nothing more than to play, his just a big, big bundle of fun. Yogi is very intelligent and eager to learn, due to his love of exercise and can walk for hours and hours he would be an ideal candidate for agility training. How do I know this, well I am informed that fences are just obstacles to him, either to go over them or depending even through them, Yogi has been known to clear a six foot fence, see I told you an ideal agility candidate. I am sure if Yogi gets the right amount of training and exercise this will stop, he is just full of life and loves company, so he decides he might pop out to find some.

Yogi has been introduced with other dogs at our rescue and even shared a kennel with them from time to time. Obviously this was controlled by staff etc, but with slow introductions with other dogs he will be fine, more socialising would benefit him greatly. Yogi is a very strong and powerful young man so we suggest older children. Yogi has been around young children and all was fine apart from Yogi loves to play and want to join in with all the games, which can be frustrating to the children. Yogi showed no aggression whatsoever towards children, but due to his size and exuberance around them he did knock them down by accident in his excitement. Yogi wants to be part of everything and will happily go anywhere if it"s with you.

Yogi is a sweet friendly boy. He can be nervous around new people he doesn't know but soon settles. He is very strong on the lead and needs an active home where he would benefit from further training. Yogi would love a home who can give him the love and attention he deserves.

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.



Gender/Age: Male 8yrs
Breed: Poodle
Colour: Apricot
Location: Edenbridge

"Tell Me, Lead Me, Show Me the Way"
Lead me, guide me, show me the light.
Lost in the darkness, unable to find my way.
Look into my eyes and tell me what you see,
Reach into my heart and tell me how to feel.

Tell me what my future holds, then tell me which path
I must take.
Answer all the questions that remain, then, please, fill me
With the hope of finding peace.

Hear me when I cry and be there to wipe my tears.
Feel my fear, then chase away the shadows that I bear give me a chance to a raise these fears, give me a life to depart all my fears, with a life there should not be no more tears.

Notes from Teddy"s previous owner. What I love from Teddy (condensed)

He sits quietly at my feet when I am working at my computer. He loves his walks and is friendly with other dogs, even if they nip him, -bless his little soul” He sleeps well at night but he likes to stay up till you are ready to go to go to bed, he just wants to hear you. Teddy loves to bark at the postman (what dog doesn"t, you should be at mine) but he will respond when called. Teddy will respond to gentle and firm voice call, rewarded with a nice treat. (Who Wouldn"t?) Teddy loves chasing treats if you throw them, but won"t see where they go, but with encouragement he will try his hardest to seek them out and enjoy every second of doing it.

Teddy likes gentle encouragement and hearing you talk as I don"t believe he can see well enough to -read” faces. Let him know when you chat to him that he is and you are near.

Teddy"s challenges Teddy is one of these dogs that looks adorable and you want to pick him up and cuddle him all the time, guess what Teddy doesn"t want this sort of attention, he"s not a toy but a DOG. We are not sure that has happened to him in the past but I guess. He is a bit like my Bertie, well used to be, he was the most ferocious little dog you could have met. He was a handbag jobby and he hated it and made sure everyone who approached him knew it. Bertie is no devil anymore he is now a well controlled, stress free and happy little DOG. I believe this is why Teddy can be unpredictable in some situations, just like Bertie. Teddy is unsure of why you are stroking him and sometimes fearful of what you intend, so he will let you know he is scared and this results in a nip to a bite. (Just like Bertie). It is best you let him come to you or visitors, let him sniff you and get to know you without any physical attachment.

Teddy can be a lovely boy, however he is possessive over food and his bed, therefore we wouldn't recommend him living with children as he is very unpredictable. He is very protective over women, loves his food and is ok with other dogs although he doesn't like cats. Teddy will benefit from an experienced owner who will have the patience to put in some training as Teddy is willing to learn.

Teddy will make someone a lovely dog if only he was given the chance with a responsible, knowledgeable owner that is willing to help him with his fears and give him the confidence he is yearning for. Ideally to help gain this and make the training easier he could benefit with this if he was rehomed with another confident dog or dogs, who will help put him in his place, just like my BERTIE.

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, also I am happy to give advice and guidance regarding his training etc. Adrienne 07782544913.

www.lastchanceanimalrescue.co.uk Last Chance Animal Rescue, Registered Charity No. 1002349 if you would like to know more about me, please call us on 01732 865530 between 10 – 3, or via our web site above general@lastchanceanimalrescue.co.uk hoping to hear from you




Gender/Age: Male 5yrs
Breed: Boxer X
Colour: White & Tan
Location: Edenbridge


“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.



Gender/Age: Female 7-8yrs
Breed: Collie X
Colour: Black & white
Location: Edenbridge

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.



Gender/Age: Male 7yrs
Breed: Jack Russell
Colour: White & tan
Location: Edenbridge

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.

Danny Boy

Danny Boy

Gender/Age: Male 3-4yrs
Breed: Scottie x
Colour: Black
Location: Edenbridge

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.





Gender/Age: Male 7yrs
Breed: Collie X
Colour: Tri colour
Location: Edenbridge

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!



Gender/Age: Male
Breed: Staffie
Colour: Brindle
Location: Edenbridge

My Fears
© Samantha Medlin

Getting left behind
Not being loved
No one understanding
No one caring
are my fears

I was lost
No one tried to
find me
No one cared
No one listened

Wishing for another chance
Wishing for someone who
will come and save me
from myself.

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.




Gender/Age: Male 2-3yrs
Breed: Jack Russell X Corgi
Colour: White & Tan
Location: New Romney

Limitless Affection
Limitless affection,
My affection is limitless.
Like a clock without a long arm
my love is minuteless
but a message
with no recipient is meaningless,
Still I Love....

Dipsy is a lovely little boy, very lively and playful he is so full of energy as his breed should be. He needs plenty of exercise and stimulation, lots of walks, ball throwing, plenty of toys. Now, our darling little boy has been with us for too long, how many more years does he have to wait, to pace up and down his kennel, hoping and praying that COULD this day be HIS day. To see such a loveable chap with so much to give, such a love for life wait day after day for his chance. Our sad little boy finds meeting new people very stressful and doesn"t like to be approached by strangers when on the lead, why is that you ask, well poor little Dipsy is frightened and he can"t run away because he is on the lead. Our Dipsy needs time to get to know and to trust people, but once you have made friends he is YOURS forever, he becomes a puppy again giving you lots of love and a loyal friend. so needs experienced owner. He is good with other dogs, doesn't like cats and we are suggesting teenagers 14yrs+.

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.




Gender/Age: Male 2yrs
Breed: Pincher
Colour: Tan
Location: Edenbridge

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.
Just 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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