Dogs & Cats looking for homes from home
Here are some dogs & cats that we are trying to find loving homes for. They are currently not at either of our Centres. Please use our contact form or more information and/or to arrange a meet & greet.
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Breed: Mixed Bull breed
Colour: sandy tan
Scooby is a 3 year old mixed bull breed, medium to large in size, 29 kg - she’s slender and athletic and in tiptop physical health. DNA test showed 37.5% American Staffordshire, 25% Rottweiler, 25% American Bulldog and 2.5% Staffy. We rehomed her in June 2020, at 11 months, directly from a family (rather than through an organisation or charity). She was quite a nervous dog when she came to us, and without much training. We did a number of training courses and a socialisation course with her. She was (and remains) hugely responsive to the training - she’s really well behaved at home and we can largely keep her focus when out – which has been great progress for her.
Scooby is quite noise-reactive and can become scared or over stimulated easily. There aren’t really problems at home (apart from bonfire night!), but she can become sensitive on walks in an urban environment, especially main roads. We’ve done a lot of work with her on this, and she has improved, but it is something to be mindful of.
Scooby can be shy with new people and needs a gentle introduction. She is great with children of all ages, from babies to teens, and will often choose to be near them at family gatherings (we don’t have any kids ourselves). She is a very sweet natured and playful girl, both easily excitable and attune to people’s moods. She is goofy and affectionate and a real joy to be around.
However, over the last 6-12 months, she started to become dog reactive. We worked with a behaviourist at the first signs of this. Our behaviourist who was also Scooby’s trainer, and works extensively with rescues and “difficult dogs”, we hold in the highest regard and by now knows Scooby well. Initially we had strategies to help when it looked like she may have been becoming overwhelmed or fearful. Very sadly for Scooby (and us), her dog-reactivity has escalated. We believe this is a fear based reaction, possibly stemming from lack of socialisation in her formative weeks and months.
Recently she bit another dog, who required stitches. She also had a minor altercation with my parents’ dog, with whom she’d always got on very well.
In response, we continued to work with our behaviourist. She felt this escalation in Scooby's behaviour is now a management, rather than trainable issue. She recommended a number of things, including muzzle training, and management on walks, which we’ve taken on board. When she is with either of us, we are confident and happy managing her, and enjoy our time with her.
However, the behaviourist also made recommendations around us not using a dog walker, or having her around other dogs. Our reality is that we are reliant on a dog walker 5 days a week - our jobs don’t give us flexibility with this. Our current dog walker currently feels she can manage her, but has a number of health issues that are impacting her work. Given the advice from the behaviourist as well as our own experience, we feel that introducing Scooby to a new dog walker would be too stressful for all dogs and humans involved, and not a realistic option for us. Similarly, we have very few options with sitters/boarders. We have one great woman who we trust to manage her, but have failed to recruit any back up - none of our friends or family are able to look after her any longer. This would be less of an issue if she was able to come places with us in a way that wasn’t putting her - and us - in a stressful situation. With both of our parents getting older (all late 70s now), we will need to be around for them more going forward. So not having her in situations with my parents’ dog for example is unlikely to be an option.
After much thought and discussion and agonising over the last couple of weeks, we feel that we can’t meet her needs in an ongoing way. We can’t manage the risks safely whilst meeting our work and family commitments. So, as utterly heartbreaking as it is, we have decided to rehome Scooby.
For someone who doesn’t need to use a dog walker/sitter or be in an environment with other dogs, Scooby will be the most wonderful companion. we are experienced owners of both rescues and full breed mixes – her issues aren’t insurmountable
Scoopy is looking for a new home due to know fault of her own. Please see the owners report on this sad case, and the reasons why she wants to find her a new home.Scooby is being rehomed from home, so please contact me direct Adrienne Ramsey 077825 44913 or email@example.com for more information which I can forward on, or to arrange a meet and greet. Scooby is currently living in Catford Hill SE6. All Last Chance Animal Rescue procedures will be adhered to
Belle & Blue
Female & Male 6yrs & 8yrs
Colour: Fawn & White/brindle
Belle and Bleu are looking for a loving new home after a recent divorce, which has meant a complete change of circumstances.
They are both extremely friendly lovely dogs, they enjoy a nice walk and sleeping on the sofa.
Belle has never been away from Bleu so we wouldn't want them to be separated. Belle is a similar size to a whippet and Bleu is a similar size to a greyhound, he has one blue eye and one brown eye.
They are very good with dogs and cats that they know. Whilst off the lead they are good with other dogs, on a lead they will bark if the dog gets too close. They would chase a small dog if it ran, which is the sighthound in them. They have been around children of a variety of ages, including babies and always been very good. They are both house trained but Belle does like to go outside to urinate straight after eating.
Belle has had lots of dentals, which have required teeth to be extracted. She most probably would need another dental in the future but wouldn't have many teeth left now to remove. They both travel very well in a car, but do not like travelling in a van.
This is a really sad and extremely difficult decision for us to make, but we want what's best for them both and want them to have the life they used to have and deserve.
We would like to use the home to home service so we can have a say in the home they go to. I am helping my brother in this rehoming process, he is the legal owner but he is able to email over any information or confirmation that you may need.
Reasons for transferring the dog
My brothers situation has changed, he has just gone through a divorce and sold his house, he will shortly be moving into a small flat, he is working full time and has partial custody of his young child, so would like the dogs to have the life they used to have and deserve
Good with male dogs YES
Good with female dogs YES
Good with cats YES
Good with children YES
Age of youngest child: 1
Ever bitten anyone NO
Chews or scratches NO
Travels well YES
Left alone YES
How long: 5 hours
Belle and Bleu are looking for a new home due to know fault of their own.Please see the owners report on them and the reasons why they want to find them a new home. Belle and Bleu are 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. Belle and Bleu are currently living in Surrey, KT5. All Last Chance Animal Rescue procedures will be adhered to.
Breed: Working Cocker Spaniel
Colour: Liver & White
We have had Fonzie since he was 8 weeks old and he was sold to us as a Working Cocker Spaniel.
He is a very much loved member of our family and we are very sad to have made the decision to re-home him. We have come to this decision purely because Fonzie cannot freely be around our young son and we have also recently had another baby.
So to start with the issues we have had..
Our son is an active 2 year old and when they’ve been together Fonzie has tried to overpower him by pinning him down. As a result my son has thrown his arm up which Fonzie then mouthed.
On a separate incident my son has been in the high chair when Fonzie went up to him.
My son threw his hand down towards Fonzie’s face, in a pushing away motion. Fonzie did growl and caught my son’s finger causing a slight scratch.
These are the only two incidents as we have taken the precaution to separate them by baby gates. Sadly this also means we cannot be in the garden at the same time either.
This set up is far from ideal and is clearly impacting on Fonzie causing him a lot of stress as he just wants to be around us.
He had slight anxiety as a puppy. However this anxiety increased at our previous address due to the neighbours loud children backing onto our garden. As a result Fonzie now has an issue when hearing or seeing a football being kicked in the garden and does become quite stressed.
Our new home backs on to a road, thinking this would be better for him, but unfortunately we now have issues with the sounds of motorbikes and Cars backfiring. He has also recently become more stressed when there is thunder and lightening.
So the positive.....
Fonzie is the most loving boy. As Spaniels go, in the right environment (which we had prior to children), he is very chilled out around the home. He does like to follow you around and he loves attention.
He loves his walks and currently has a dog walker three days a week when he goes out with other dogs. Fonzie has good recall and he constantly “checks in”.
He does walk well on his lead, although sometimes pulls slightly. He loves the beach and this is the only time he has his ball on a walk. Otherwise he is just happy running and sniffing around.
In the evening he comes up onto the sofa for a cuddle, usually for about ten minutes or so, then he takes himself off onto the floor and settles there for the evening.
He is currently on a raw food diet which we put him on at around 18 months old. We definitely saw a difference and he became a lot calmer. He also has a multi vitamin which helps calm his anxiety.
So all of that being said, Fonzie would be well suited to an adult only home.
He has been around our older children from a puppy (who were 11 and 13 at the time) and we had no issues. He currently lives with a female spaniel. However, I would suggest he needs a calm environment by himself. This would enable the new owners to work on his anxiety and to also give him the opportunity to be able to switch off.
Can be quite anxious
Reasons for transferring the dog
We have had Fonzie from 8 weeks old. Unfortunately he cannot have any direct contact with our two year old. I am also due to have another baby in two weeks time. We are separated by baby gates during the day so the set up is far from ideal. Fonzie is struggling and causing him anxiety. We can’t even be in the garden at the same time. He has mouthed my son’s arm and, even thou provoked, he has caught my sons finger causing a small scratch. No issues in an adult only home or older teenagers. He needs a calmer environment than we have here. He lives with a female spaniel and they have no issues. I have put no to male dogs, as I am unsure.
Fonzie is looking for a new home due to know fault of his own.Please see the owners report on him and the reasons why they want to find him a new home. Fonzie is being rehomed from home, so please contact me direct Adrienne Ramsey email@example.com or 077825 44913 or for more information which I can forward on, or to arrange a meet and greet. Fonzie is currently living in Ashford, Kent. All Last Chance Animal Rescue procedures will be adhered to.
We have had Ziggy with us since a pup. He was born on a farm where his mum was a working spaniel. This must be where Ziggy gets his love for running out in the open and chasing the squirrels from. His favourite place is the woods where he loves to just run amongst the brambles and trees. He always comes back when called. His other favourite thing is to chase his ball.
Ziggy has stranger anxiety when people come to the house and we have to put him in the front room until he is calm and then we introduce him to people although we ask people to just leave him be. He is fine off the lead and friendly with other dogs out and about although it is best he is in a home without any other animals.
Ziggy has bitten on two occasions both in our house but not people living in the household. However apart from this once he knows you, he is very comfortable around you and is fun loving. Ziggy’s dog groomer describes him as the best behaved out of 100 dogs on her books! He is also good at the vets.
It is best for Ziggy to not be placed with children and to be in a quieter house. I know from his love of the woods and his love for challenging games that we play with him, he would love to be on a small holding or to be on a farm. All his past trainers have commented on his intelligence.
Ziggy is neutered and micro chipped, his vaccinations will be up to date before adoption
Ziggy is looking for a new home due to know fault of his own.Please see the owners report on him and the reasons why they want to find him a new home. Ziggy 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, I also have more photos. Ziggy is currently living in West Wickham, BR4. All Last Chance Animal Rescue procedures will be adhered to
Breed: Belgian Shepherd X Saluki
Colour: Black and Tan
We first met Elsa just over a year ago now. She had escaped her home garden, near our home, when left at home alone around Christmas and in the cold winter night we brought her home until her owners arrived. This was the first of four times we found her roaming the streets and when she arrived of her own accord at our house after escaping home again, her owners suggested we kept her and offered her to us.
An intelligent, loyal and loving dog, she will do anything to be played with, all day! She will fetch, tug and roll over for as long as you can manage. This can at times mean that she will make her own fun if not stimulated or supervised and has been known to chew through most things given the chance.
This excitable character can lead to less desirable and more reactive behaviour when she becomes anxious or over stimulated. Some loud noises, particularly traffic can cause her to bark and lunge at vehicles when out on the lead. For this reason it is best she is walked in quiet areas to minimize distractions, when possible.
Elsa responds to many calls and a whistle when in a familiar and enclosed space. However due to her incredible speed and love for open space and chasing games, is currently unable to be let off lead.
Elsa loves to snuggle and lay on anything soft and is often stretched out on the sofa, curled up on her blanket in her crate or laying on your bed. She is very open to affection and will lay on you until you become uncomfortable. In fact, she loves being with people so much, she shows signs of anxiety when left alone and when her favourite people go to work or leave the house. This in turn causes her to find ways to distract herself and she will often find or steal items she shouldn’t have and can become possessive over them when trying to get them off of her. One time this led to her biting a family members hand when they attempted to retrieve an item she had taken.
Elsa also shows signs of submission when threatened. At times she has accidents if over stimulated by strangers in the house or even when lots of people arrive at home at the same time. This can result in Elsa doing a wee on the furniture or on the floor. She is otherwise very good at toileting and can go on demand when on a walk or in the garden.
Elsa doesn’t travel well in the car, despite seemingly being excited to join us on outings she soon becomes anxious and stressed in the car. She will usually cry and have her tail between her legs. She is also upset by passing traffic and will sometimes bark and lunge at the window.
As previously mentioned, we acquired Elsa due to her being a very accomplished escape artist! She can and will fit through very small spaces and can jump very high. She is also very protective of the garden and has been known to jump and bite the fence when she senses a threat next door. An extremely secure garden/exercise area, is a must!
Despite many of these behaviours seeming less desirable, she really is a very sweet dog who simply craves love, attention and jobs to do! She will work for you all day if you are willing and able to give her the time. She will enjoy sniff/seeking tasks, she will learn new tricks very quickly and easily, and will bring you toys and drop them on your lap, poke you with her nose and encourage you to play with her most of the day. A vast array of different types of toys with different textures and outcomes for her would be a great way to begin to build a bond with her through play and positive reinforcement. We have been crate training Elsa for a little while in an attempt to lessen her anxieties and give her a safe place to go when she feels stressed or threatened. It has definitely made some improvement and she seems generally calmer with this as an option for her. Our suggestion would be that any potential new owner would continue this to further her learning that she does not need to deal with her perceived threats like the postman or noises outside the house. Once in the crate she able to exhibit much calmer behaviour and seems happier for her humans to deal with these things instead.
Elsa really will make a wonderful companion for anyone who is able to give her the attention she needs.
Elsa is looking for a new home due to know fault of her own. Please see the owners report on this sad case, and the reasons why they want to find her a new home.Elsa is being rehomed from home, so please contact me direct Adrienne Ramsey 077825 44913 or email@example.com for more information which I can forward on, or to arrange a meet and greet. Elsa is currently living in St Osyth, Essex . All Last Chance Animal Rescue procedures will be adhered to
Sampson is a loving boy who is in need of a special person to give him a new home through no fault of his own. My Mum took him on after the breakdown of my marriage because my new partner has multiple dogs and because Sampson is reactive we didn’t think it would be fair to force him into a new home with multiple other dogs in an already established pack so my Mum took him on. However she has decided that she can no longer have Sampson which is why we are looking to rehome him via the lovely folks at Last Chance and their Home2Home scheme. I've had Sampson from around 14 weeks old – he was previously with another family so I'm not sure of his backstory there but the house was chaotic and full of young children and they said he wouldn’t fit in there because of their busy lifestyle. Sampson is a reactive dog and by that I mean he is extremely scared of new people. This stems from a visit to the vet when he had a broken tooth. At that time he was absolutely fine with new people and had been well socialised. The vet tried to removed some plaque from the broken tooth which clearly hurt him and caused him to growl (understandably so Id say!) and from there once he had his surgery to remove the broken tooth something seemed to snap and when he woke up he didn’t want anyone but us around him – again understandably so. From there he didn’t like being around anyone he didn’t know and through no fault of his own I ended up squirreling him away from new people which in hindsight didn’t help. Much as I wanted to protect him from potentially upsetting experiences he is now extremely waring of strangers. To give an example if someone he doesn’t know walks into the room he would be fine in terms of watching them but not growling or approaching them. If they keep their distance he would go about his business. The problem comes when someone new tries to approach him and particularly touch his head – that would result in a growl.
He lives for fetch and in my experience the best way to build up new acquaintances is a) gradually and b) through his love of fetch. With other people he has been able to learn to trust new people this way. When a new person enters the room I grab his ball and he's excited for that (he will keep an eye on the newcomer) I then pass the ball to the newcomer and they throw it, he will go and bring it back. I then pick the ball up (until some trust is built up) give it to the newcomer who throws it again. This approach seems to work and within a short time an acceptance of the newcomer is quite quickly reached (trust takes more time but then that’s the same as us humans right?)
Sampson has no experience of other dogs or animals other than on his walks so his new home would be best suited for him to be the only pet. On walks he is very good on his head, he wears a fabric muzzle and is generally very good unless he knows he's going to the beach in which case he will get excited and pull.
He sometimes to try and dart towards cats but a firm hand on the lead stops that from being a problem. I tend to cross the road when seeing another dog, mainly because other dogs always seem to square up to him which is such a shame as he genuinely shows no malice. Its only when he is confronted that he gets defensive. And I can guarantee you if someone wants to pet him on his walk and you say “He is a reactive dog so please don’t touch his head” – the first thing people will try and do is touch his head so please bare that in mind.
On walks if someone simply talks to him without touching him he's perfectly happy with that and will even wag his tail. Much as he loves fetch he's not the sort of dog that wants to play for hours and hours so he is not demanding in terms of exercise and play. He will always be excited to see you when you get home wagging his tail and brings his ball to you but when you're ready to stop playing he is happy to crash out and sleep – he does LOVE to sleep!
I am self employed and have always worked from home so Sampson is used to having someone at home during the day, that being said he does not suffer with separation anxiety and can happily be left on his own at home for up to 9 hours.
I think ideally Sampson would be best suited to someone/a couple who have the time to build up some trust with him gradually – we are more than happy to do several meet and greets to start the process and make everyone feel comfortable.
He has no experience with children and because of the sensitive situation I would suggest a child free household would be a must.
In terms of medical history he is a generally healthy happy boy. He had a lump removed from his front leg last year which was a low grade sarcoma. The lump was successfully removed with clear margins. This means that none of the lump was left behind. I have the histology report if required. This procedure has left a scar but he recovered well from that. On that note if required he will wear a cone (begrudging understanding and accommodating regarding seeing him. They require him to be muzzled for obvious reasons but it is possible for him to be seen and treated when required. This is a good time to mention that much as he is reactive Samps is not an aggressive dog – he's never lunged for anyone without reason and if he growls its always because he is scared. He is in no way a nasty dog. To put things in perspective and to show just how well he can do he is now good friends with the veterinary nurse who helped operate on the lump removal and dealt with the subsequent weeks of re-dressings. At that time Sampson was terrified of him as he was scared and in a lot of pain. Since then we've built up one to one visits and games of fetch and now he will happily wag his tail and want to play with him so he CAN DO IT! He just needs time and empathy.
Bedtime for Sampson has always usually been on my bed/my Mums bed. He loves a cuddle and sleeping next to you so it would be lovely if he could continue to do so rather than being crated as he has no experience of being crated.
Sampson travels OK in the car. He's happy to jump in the boot and happily looks out of the window. He can be a bit whingey in the car – usually because he's worried he's going to the vets or he's excited to go to the beach so he can be a bit whimpery. He does not suffer from travel sickness. His longer experience in the car is around an hour so this is something else to consider if you live quite a distance away.
The doorbell is usually a barking point – again partly from excitement and partly because he is worried someone new might be coming into the house.
In terms of grooming Sampson has never been to a professional groomer because of how he is. That being said he LOVES being brushed! I had a Zoom Groom brush and he loved being brushed especially in the summer months which helps to get rid of any malting fur so you can have lots of fun there. Once he knows and trusts someone he is aaaaaaaaaall about the belly rubs!
Sampson loves being trained! Much as he is not usually a food motivated dog (when it comes to building up new relationships a treat will get you no where where as a game of fetch will make you popular!) however I used to do indoor training with him. I would get him to sit and stay as I walked all around the house into different rooms then call him and he runs to find me and get his treat. He's very good with general commands (again once trust has been built up) like sit, stay, paw, down… So that could be another fun way to build up a new relationship through something fun which he loves. His other favourite thing is a Kong with some peanut butter in (if he's been good I also add a little bit of his dry food which will keep him busier for longer) Sampson is both neutered and microchipped.
I'm desperately hoping that someone out there can give him the home he so desperately deserves – none of this is his fault and I will feel eternally guilty for the current situation but he has soooooooooo much love to give and he just needs the right person who is patient, loving, kind and considerate of his needs to give him his forever home. Thank you so much for taking the time to read his story.
Sampson is looking for a new home due to know fault of his own.Please see the owners report on him and the reasons why they want to find him a new home. Sampson 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. Sampson is currently living in Deal, Kent . All Last Chance Animal Rescue procedures will be adhered to
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. MORE INFORMATION YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT OUR BOY For those of you that feel you can give our little lad the right home, you would have to visit him on a regular basis, over weeks, even maybe months for him to get used to you and to start to trust you, so this is something that must be considered. Danny is ideally looking for a quiet home, with a female that does not have regular visitors, with NO CHILDREN, MEN OR OTHER PETS. Danny needs to be his on boss, not be confronted by things or over stimulated or trying to teach him. Danny I would say at the moment, but who knows in the future, is currently not a companion pet, and would not understand or want loads of cuddles or fuss. Like I say he might be the most adorable companion, but this would take time. Consideration must be taken when out with Danny, due to his fear of people, especially men, you would need to keep a distance from people and dogs whilst walking our Danny boy. For more information on Danny please call our staff at the Edenbridge rescue 01732 865530
© 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
...but my friends at Last Chance do
Alfie has been with us for some time now due to his behavioural issues, he originally came to us from the welsh pound with no history so we have no idea what traumas he had been through before he got to us. Alfie doesn’t like meeting new people and can be very protective of his area, for these reasons we have come to the conclusion that it would be too stressful for Alfie to be rehomed so he will be staying with us living out his years in a safe environment that he is comfortable with and has members of staff that he has developed a good relationships with. Alfie loves playing ball, lazing in the sun and peaceful walks around our private fields. If you would like to join Alfie's fan club please use the contact form to let us know - your sponsorship will help us supply Alfie with all the things he loves, tennis balls and favourite snack Schmackos! Along with all the care, love and food he receives at the centre of course.
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