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Cruelty is not always obvious. Read Charley's story
And if your dog suffers from arthritis, one way of taking him/her out for a walk.
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A group of ladies from a residential home at Durbar Close, Audley have been busy and knitted and crocheted approx. 40 blankets which they have donated to the rspca for the cats to use.
They join another keen knitter, Marion, who has over the year knitted and sewn dog coats so now both animals are looked after. Thanks go to all.
approx 12 months, small mastiff cross breed, male.
Hi everyone! My name is Lenny, sadly I'm here in the kennels feeling sorry for myself as my owner had to work more. I'm very, very friendly and love bounding around off lead. I know how to sit and give you my paw, although I do pull a little bit on the lead. As I am still young I am very eager to learn and will do anything for a biscuit. I'm only a year old and therefore I can be a little boisterous, however I have lived with children. I quite like other dogs too, I'm not nasty and I just want to play with everything I see! Please will someone give me a home, I've been here for a while now and I think people are put off by me because I'm a mastiff cross, but all I want is a good cuddle. Despite being a mastiff cross I aren't massive and I can see myself being a good lapdog if you give me a chance. I always enjoy playing with toys and have a good run about, sometimes my legs can't keep up with me though and I am a little clumsy. All the ladies here at the kennels laugh at me when I trip over.
Ladies from Audley get knotted
Adopt an older dog month.
We have a number of older dogs, Gizmo, Raz, Diesel and Star.
You may wonder why you should take an older dog. Well here are 10 good reasons
1. What You See Is What You Get
Older dogs are open books—from the start, you’ll know important things like their full-grown size, personality and grooming requirements. All this information makes it easier to pick the right dog and forge that instant love connection that will last a lifetime. If you’re not so into surprises, an older dog is for you!
2. Easy to Train
Many people think you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? In fact older dogs are great at focusing on you—and on the task at hand—because they’re calmer than youngsters. Plus, all those years of experience reading humans can help them quickly figure out how to do what you’re asking.
3. Seniors are Super-Loving
Those who have adopted dogs already in their golden years tell us how devoted and grateful they are. It's an instant bond that cannot be topped!
4. They’re Not a 24-7 Job
Grownup dogs don’t require the constant monitoring puppies do, leaving you with more freedom to do your own thing. If you have young children, or just value your “me time,” this is definitely a bonus.
5. They Settle in Quickly
Older dogs have been around the block and already learned what it takes to get along with others and become part of a pack. They’ll be part of the family in no time!
6. Fewer Messes
Your floors, shoes and furniture will thank you for adopting a senior pooch! Older dogs are likely to already be housetrained—and even if they’re not, they have the physical and mental abilities to pick it up really fast (unlike puppies). With their teething years far behind them, seniors also are much less likely to be destructive chewers.
7. You Won’t Bite Off More Than You Can Chew
There are those who yearn for a doggie friend of their own, but hold back because they worry what might happen in their lives in the years to come. And they are wise to do so—a puppy or young dog can be anywhere from an 8- to 20-year responsibility, which is not appropriate for the very elderly or those with certain long-term future plans. Providing a loving home for a dog in her golden years is not a less serious commitment, but it can be a shorter one.
8. They Enjoy Easy Livin’
Couch potato, know thyself! Please consider a canine retiree rather than a high-energy young dog who will run you ragged. Not that older dogs don’t require any exercise—they do—but they’re not going to need, or want, to run a marathon every day.
9. Save a Life, Be a Hero
At shelters, older dogs are often the last to be adopted which is so sad, like us they should be able to enjoy their final years.
10. They’re CUTE!
Need we say more? Have a look at Gizmo (below) or one of our other Golden Oldies and adopt one of them this month!