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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: 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 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.



Gender/Age: Male 11mths
Breed: Caucasian Shepherd x Rottie
Colour: Tan & Black
Location: Edenbridge

Darling Tyson is looking for a new home due to no fault of his own. Tyson has lived happily with the other three dogs shown in the photo above, but in the last few months things seem to be going wrong. Tess (leavitt bulldog) has taken a dislike to him and it is causing friction within the house hold, and making all stressed but more so poor Tyson and Tess.

This the current owners description on this darling boy.

I got Tyson from someone I know at work, he was 7 weeks old, he had a infected wound to his rear leg, after I bathed him and cleaned the wound it was obvious it was not a nip from his dad, he had 1 of his toes and the pad as such was not there, we booked an appointment with Clive at Montgomery Vets and proceeded with a trying to save his leg, 4 months on with several ups and downs he had to have the leg removed, he struggled to start with but couple months on after the op his doing fine, he can't really cope with long walks but is fine in short walks, he’s brilliant with travelling in cars, as was going to vets twice a week, which is around 20 miles away.

Tyson is a big lad kitchen work tops are head height so kinda can stretch his head up if he fancies trying to take food of the side, but we don't leave him in kitchen alone while food is there. He has grown up around a baby turning into a toddler, another toddler, a 9yr old and 15yr old, his always been fine, never showed any sign of aggression, he will try to lick the youngest twos hands when they have had sticky hands from eating foods, but when told NO to leave them alone he does, he has always played with all 3 of my other dogs, toy poodle, leavitt bulldog, springer x collie, just this last 2 months he’s trying to be the dominant one I THINK???? and Tess (leavitt bulldog) is having none of it, which is causing fights between them, they do stop when shouted at.

Tyson is fine on short walks he does not show any sign of aggression to other dogs if met on walks he will have a sniff and continue walking, he only has short 20-30 min walks, he runs around garden absolutely fine, he will bark if another dog walks past the bottom of garden as we back on to a big field, also barks when someone knocks on door, the boys (youngsest two 2 and 3) tell him to move out of their way and tell him off when needed.

Tyson has not been neutered yet as Clive the Vet didn't want to until the infection in leg was gone, obviously this was removed in end, but Clive didn't want to do both opps at the same time as risk of infection was high, he wanted him to full health until this would be done.

Tyson is fine with strangers that he doesn’t know, and our next door neighbours who are elderly he is fine with and rolls on floor for a fuss and Chris will play fetch with him at the back gate.

I've taken him to work couple times, I'm a commercial tyre fitter, so quite a noisy loud job, he was kinda scared when I used some of the air tools as these are really loud, but he was fine with customers that wanted to give him a fuss and felt sorry for him because he has only got 3 legs.

Tyson only ever had a real meat diet, never biscuits or shop brought food as such, all our dog food comes from a local guy who has his only business.

He really is a lovely dog but the one that keeps fighting with him was here first and she's being a cow over it sulking and kinda depressed.

Tyson has been trained quite well he will sit, stay, paw etc, bit difficult on the paw sometimes as only 1 back leg, he is good on lead he does not pull, might test someone new walking him but soon as his told to stop he is ok, good with other dogs just not my bitch, he is on a raw diet, has never had anything else, can provide details of company I us.

He has not really been around other animals, we have a cat but he don't really come in much, .

He has access to a dog bed but would rather lay on floor for some strange reason, he gets feed twice a day, morning and night around 10-11 and 7pm or there abouts,

Currently he sleeps either in the hallway or at bottom of stairs, landing at top or in the kitchen extension, Tyson is not destructive in any way.

He is currently in his original home awaiting a space at one of our Centres so please call to make an appointment to see him. 01732 865530 or 01797 366620

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