Dogs Trust and RSPCA: The nine dogs who are looking for their forever homes in Essex
Dogs are said to be man’s best friend.
From tiny teacup Chihuahuas to enormous Great Danes, our four legged friends come in all shapes and sizes.
Sadly not all dogs have a great start to life and too many end up in rescue shelters each year.
However, it’s not all bad news as most of them go on to find loving homes and spend the rest of their days with their perfect families.
There are branches of Dogs Trust, the RSCPA or other charity rehoming centres who are looking for individuals and families to find their perfect pooch.
A pet is for life and a older dog is just as loving, loyal and fun as a new puppy.
Adopting a dog over purchasing a puppy can also help reduce illegal and harmful breeding which is done for financial gain.
Here in Essex there are currently some really cute dogs looking for their forever homes.
Could you offer these dogs a loving home?
1 – Loyal Angel
Angel is a six-year-old Rottweiler who has been looking for a home since January.
This loving, loyal and affectionate pooch is looking for an owner who will be able to look after her with her extra needs.
Angel has elbow and shoulder dysplasia so often gets overlooked.
She doesn’t need an operation, however she is on a joint supplement and pain relief that she will need to be on for life.
Her pain medication costs about 80p per day and her joint medication is around £26 for 120 capsules.
Angle can’t go for very long walks, and is unable to walk up stairs so her new owners will need to be able to accommodate this.
She is currently at Danaher Animal Shelter near Braintree, and would be best suited to a quiet family who have experience with her breed.
Angel is described as taking a little while to connect with people, but once she has she adores a fuss.
2 – Little Leo
Four-year-old Leo is back at Danaher Animal Shelter for the second time.
This little Chihuahua crossbreed was first taken into their care when he was attacked by some other dogs he lived with.
He was then re-homed but it didn’t work out for him.
Leo is described as being a sensitive boy who can get fearful and anxious some times, but when he gets to know you he is very affectionate.
He is a nervous boy and must have a place he can go to to feel safe if there is any visitors he is unsure of.
Leo can get very attached, and can suffer from separation anxiety, but he can be left for up to five hours at a time.
He is very friendly with other dogs and loves to walk and socialise with calm dogs, he really loves his walks.
The RSPCA think he will benefit from living with another calm, well-socialised, small breed dog.
3 – Playful Snowy
Not a lot is known about 2-year-old Lurcher, Snowy’s life so far.
He was rescued as a stray so no one knows what has happened to him before.
Snowy is a very playful dog, who loves to run around outside.
He does have some additional needs, and has been diagnosed with Addison’s disease which will need to be managed for the rest of his life.
It means Snowy’s body cannot produce the adrenaline hormone, however it is easily managed and not too costly.
Snowy does need to be the only pet in the home and can be quiet anxious.
He can be spooked by simple household noises so it would be best for him to have a quiet, calm and understanding home with a lot of patience.
Snowy doesn’t like to be left, so would benefit from owners that can be with him most of the time.
He is described as a ‘big ball of fun’ and he can be very affectionate.
4 – Hunky Ace
American Bulldog Ace is looking for a dedicated family to look after him.
He is seven-years-old and currently living at the Dogs Trust in Basildon.
The charity say he is a very strong dog, and doesn’t always know his own strength.
He needs a child-free home where he can chill out and also needs to be the only pet in the house.
He isn’t quite ready for cuddles yet, but will ‘plonk’ himself next to you when he wants some attention, and leave when he has had enough.
Ace needs a private garden and someone he can spend some time with whilst he settles in.
5 – Bouncy Koda
One-year-old Koda is looking for an active owner who can keep up with her.
She is a German Shepard Cross and is very energetic.
Koda needs family who are willing to put in time and effort to train her as she has missed out on a lot of this.
Her history isn’t very well known, but she can only live with children above the age of 14 as she she sometimes forgets her boundaries with food as well as her size.
Koda needs a secure garden where she can burn off some energy as well as owners who are active and outdoorsy.
She can be reactive vocally on the lead to other dogs so will need quiet walks and slow dog socialization.
6 – Marvelous Max
This gorgeous boy is Max, a one-year-old Collie Cross.
Max hasn’t had the easiest start to life so is a nervous dog who is looking for an understanding family.
He finds meeting new people a bit scary, but once he gets to know you he loves a fuss.
A house in a rural area would suit Max the best as he gets worried around traffic and strangers.
He can only be in a home with up to two adults, and needs an owner who has experience with rescue Collies.
His new home can’t have any visiting children as they frighten him and he must also be the only pet.
Max is young, but he needs a family who will understand that he has behaviour problems, and who are willing to love him for who he is.
7 – Friendly Millie
Millie is a very friendly dog who is looking for new owners who share her love of being active.
She is a two-year-old Saluki who loves to run around carrying her toys, has mad moments with lots of ‘zoomies’ and enjoys digging in her sandpit.
Millie is great at travelling in the car, meaning she would enjoy going for adventures away from home.
She has a lot of energy and needs to be in an adult only home as she can some times forget her manners and become mouthy.
Dogs Trust say that Millie loves to say hello to everyone she meets but needs owners who will help teach her a more appropriate way to behave when she gets excited.
She is a very smart pooch so needs a lot of enrichment to give her the mental stimulation she craves.
Due to her breed, Millie has a high prey drive so must be kept on a lead in public.
For this reason she needs a home with a large private garden where she can burn off some steam.
8 – Handsome Bruno
Bruno has had a difficult start to life. This Labrador cross is looking for quite a specific home that suits his needs.
His family can’t have any more than two people, with few visitors to his home.
Bruno needs a home in the country, to ensure he can relax and stay away from people he doesn’t know.
Despite being a nervous boy, Bruno loves to play, especially with tennis balls. His handlers, at Dogs Trust in Basildon, say he is extra silky smooth and shiny and really loves his food.
Bruno needs an adult only family and needs company throughout the day.
9 – Gorgeous Dudley
Little Dudley is currently at Dogs Trust in Basildon and is looking for a new home.
He has a lovely history but is finding kennel life distressing.
This three-year-old crossbreed is looking for a quiet home where he is understood.
Other dogs do worry Dudley, so his new owners will need to help him build his confidence with socialising.
Dudley also gets distressed when he is left alone, so this needs to be kept to a minimum.
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