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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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Bruno

Bruno

Gender/Age: Male 3yrs
Breed: Collie x Staffie
Colour: Black & white

Bruno is a 3 year old border collie, staff cross. We adopted him from Last Chance over a year ago, but due to a change in our family circumstances, we are sadly unable to keep him.

At home, Bruno is an extremely well behaved dog. He is calm and loving and likes nothing more than to be cuddled and lay on your lap for a sleep. He is a quiet boy at home and never barks unless there is a knock at the door. Bruno loves to play fetch and is excellent at jumping to catch a ball. He is also extremely intelligent and can master new tricks very quickly. He will raise alternate paws on command, high five and lay down and roll over and will always come if you call him.

Bruno is house trained and will always let us know when he needs to go to the toilet. He has even learned how to open the back door to let himself out into the garden when he needs to. He can be left alone for up to 5 hours once he's settled in a new home. I work part time and now he understands the routine, he settles well by himself for 5 mornings a week. He likes playing with his treat-filled Kong while we're out and has never caused any damage to the house or chewed the furniture whilst alone.

He loves to run in the garden, but we've never known him to dig or demonstrate any destructive behaviour outside. Although our garden is very safe, he has not made any attempt to try and jump a fence or escape in any way.

Although Bruno's behaviour is exemplary at home, he has continuing issues on walks. Before he came to Last Chance, Bruno was attacked on the lead by another dog and this has left him with some severe anxiety issues. He will bark and lunge at any dog (even very small ones) and he is very strong on the lead. He is also very wary of strangers and will bark and even growl if he doesn't know you. We would recommend an owner who has some experience with dog reactivity as Bruno does require further training. His behaviour does seem to stem from anxiety, not aggression, but he finds it difficult to calm down when confronted with other dogs. We find that he often just wants to get the walk over and done with to get home where he feels safe and can relax again.

We are heartbroken to be giving up this sweet, clever boy who has given us so much affection over the past year. We do believe that once he has overcome his fear of strangers and other dogs, he is the perfect dog and deserves to be loved and happy.


Further information
We are willing to keep Bruno until the end of March as a home to home adoption to make the transition less stressful for him.

I believe Bruno would be best suited to a quite home, maybe with not to many visitors and a rural setting due to his anxieties.

BRUNO 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.

Bruno is being rehomed from home, so please contact me direct Adrienne Ramsey ageramsey@gmail.com or 077825 44913 for more informaton which I can forward on, or to arrange a meet and greet.

Burno is currently living in Hastings, East Sussex. All Last Chance Animal Rescue procedures will be adhered to.


Roc

Roc

Roc

Gender/Age: Female
Breed: Staffie 4yrs
Colour: Black & white

Roc is currently living in Dagenham. All Last Chance Animal Rescue procedures will be adhered too, please check out our web site for further information www.lastchanceanimalrescue.co.uk

Roc is a lovely 4 year old Staffie (however definitely some mix in there). She is quite large with long legs and has a BIG personality to match!

A very boisterous and bouncy girl who could do with a bit of training- however she has made bounds of progress and responds to meat treats and, strangely now, apple slices! She does love a tug toy but tends to obsess over it and can bring out prey drive behaviours in her. She loves the squeaky pig toys and also fetch!

Roc has been known to show aggressive behaviours towards other dogs (both calm and dogs initiating the aggression) on walks when passing them on the other side of the road (pulling, barking, growling). However, she has played with a small male dog who accidentally entered the garden. Due to her unpredictability, she needs to be housed
without dog and, to add, cats. Cats need to be kept well away (no access to garden) with Roc as she chases!

She loves lots of snuggles on the sofa and will sneak up into bed if she gets the chance! She’s a very funny girl but can be quite dominant and bouncy. She has been absolutely fine with my 2 year old but can see she can get quite stressed with the noisiness of a toddler so due to all of the above, best suited to older children.

Due to moving into an apartment with no direct access to a garden (and also against my tenancy) I have no choice but to rehome my girl. However, my heart knows that I cannot give her the time and dedication she needs being cooped in a flat. With the right owner and environment, Roc will flourish into a companion for life as she definitely thinks she’s a human!

Roc is looking for a new home due to know fault of her own. Please see the owners report on this very sad and desperate case, and the reasons why they want to find them a new home. Roc is being rehomed from home, so please contact me direct Adrienne Ramsey 077825 44913 or ageramsey@gmail.com for more information which I can forward on, or to arrange a meet and greet.


Elsa

Elsa

Elsa

Gender/Age: Female 3yrs
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 ageramsey@gmail.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


Danny Boy

Danny Boy

Danny Boy

Gender/Age: Male 10yrs
Breed: Scottie x
Colour: Black

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


Alfie

Alfie

Alfie

Gender/Age: Male
Breed: Staffie
Colour: Brindle

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
understood

...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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