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COVID-19 Lock-Down Update 14th June 2020

 

OPTION 1: If you have already registered with us by filling in our application form AND you have been home-checked by one of our volunteers

 

  • Rehoming has already restarted and is going well!
  • We’re delighted to share that SIX dogs have already been rehomed since we lifted the restriction on rehoming on the 1st June.
  • You can find the dogs we have up for adoption below.

 

OPTION 2: If you have NOT REGISTERED with us by filling in our application form

 

  • We are now ready to open-up to new applications.
  • You can find the application form HERE.

 

The health and wellbeing of our dogs and our volunteers is at the heart of our organisation.

 

PLEASE NOTE: the guidelines may change without notice to keep in step with government policy, so do please keep checking back to our website.

 

The lockdown also means we are keeping dogs for longer in foster or in some cases kennels, which is adding to our costs. And of course, we are unable to do our usual fundraising at fairs and dog events.
 

You can help us by making a donation. Click the button below to see how you can help

 

 

 

If you have already registered with us  to adopt a dog and you have been homechecked and you see a dog on this page that you would like to know more about, please click the image, or the link below the dog's biography, and fill in the enquiry form.

DOGS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION
Alfie Key Information
SRS Name: Alfie
Ref No: 10001139
Location: Strathclyde: Lanarkshire
Breed: Springer/Cocker Cross
Age: 5 Years, 0 Months ESTIMATE
Gender: Neutered Male
Good with Children: No
Good with Dogs: Yes
Good with Cats: No
Good with Livestock: Yes
Status: Available
Alfie's CV: We are looking for a very special home for Alfie. Alfie was rehomed by us in 2017 but sadly returned to the rescue last year. Alfie has spent some time in a boarding kennel where he has undergone extensive assessment and he has adapted to this life very well, he also spends time in the home but can find the busy household stressful and likes to take himself off to a quiet place. When he sees a river, he is first in and last (reluctantly) out. He has no issues with being dried after being in water, and is now enjoying the attention that grooming brings, gentle and consistent grooming must be continued in his new home to allow this to keep improving. He does not like having ticks or burrs removed from his body / coat. He has adapted to kennel life well, and would do well in a kennel environment where he has regular exercise and some canine company, or in a home where he will have his own space to go off to and be left alone. Very keen to bring you a present on meeting you, loves to carry his tennis ball, or offer up a toy for a game of fetch, he must be the one to instigate this. While he will accept being petted when he first meets you - he is not the kind of dog who would or will ever be likely to welcome lots of petting unless he seeks it out on his terms. This may improve over time, but we can not say that with any certainty. If Alfie isn't comfortable it will be shown in body language rather than a growl or grumble, it is essential he has a home where he will be allowed to be a dog, rather than a typical family pet - he shows behaviour indicating that he has been physically manipulated in the past, he can be unsure and stare if he can't predict what your next move will be, his new home will have to really understand and appreciate this and make sure they see the signs and do not push him into a confrontation. Alfie does have a bite history - but this has always been predictable and preventable. Alfie is very much an own-dog, he does not need, nor like a lot of human contact. We would welcome enquiries from quiet households looking for a walking or hiking companion who also have a home with a space for him to be able to take himself off to and relax and sleep in peace and quiet. Or perhaps a kennel where Alfie could go to have his own space. If you are interested in adopting Alfie, please email the address below. Alfie will require a minimum of two visits before adoption, he is in foster in South Lanarkshire, and ongoing behavioural support will be provided by the rescue. To find out more about Alfie, please email us.

Email us here for enquiries about Alfie: enquiries@springerrescuescotland.org

Ollie Key Information
SRS Name: Ollie
Ref No: 28001349
Location: Strathclyde: Renfrewshire
Breed: English Springer Spaniel
Age: 4 Years, 2 Months ESTIMATE
Gender: Neutered Male
Good with Children: Older
Good with Dogs: No
Good with Cats: No
Good with Livestock: Untested, please ask
Status: Reserved
Ollie's CV: Well hello people. Let me introduce myself, I’m Ollie, pleased to meet you. I’m 4 years and 1 month old . I’m a handsome boy, well my foster family and the vet seem to think so and that’s good enough for me. I can be very shy when i first meet peoples and take a while to a customise myself. I have the cutest face with a glint of Devilment in my eyes . I’m quite a smart boy in the house . I’m very clean and ask when I need to go out . I like nothing more than to settle down after my dinner and have a good snooze . Its hard work being me . I like to keep going during the day whether its following you around the house or outside playing ball. I will bring the ball back but not always give you it to throw for me again till I’m ready. Mostly after I have got it really wet with slavers. Around the furniture I’m fine and don’t bite or chew it . I am allowed on the couches and love to come for cuddles and a tummy rub. Please note I am a sneak thief so be warned. I have destroyed a TV remote and a pair of glasses that were left unguarded ( Silly foster mum and Dad) If you’re sitting there and I pinch something its just to get your attention and I will give it back in one piece . Socks ???? Cloths ??? Oh, I love them . If they hit the floor they’re fair game to me . All of the above my Humans are working on fixing . I’m quiet in the house and only bark when the door goes or something gives me a wee fright. Did I mention I was a bit scared of somethings? When I got here, I was scared of everything including the noise of the trees and bushes , I was even scared of falling leaves. I got that licked now thanks to my foster Dad putting my ball in the bushes and making me go in for it . Leaves......pfft....they don’t scare me now. A falling leave goes past me I just eat it end of Scary leaf. I need to also mention I had a bad habit of eating my own poo when I got here and no one was about . Now im not so bad , my foster mum keeps a wee eye on me and distracts me and I leave alone now . I really don’t like meeting new dogs and I’m a bit reactive but I’m not aggressive . I make loads of noise and lunge but its because I’m scared, i takes a while to get used to everything!!!! All in all, I’m a good dog and i’m getting better with new experiences. I pull like a train on the lead and I mean an Express train and I will need a lot of help mastering this. I use a Gentle Leader but i still pull through it. My foster dad tried to check my recall in a secure dog run place and I always came back when called plus he had my tennis ball. My new home ???? Well let’s see . Semi-rural with no kids under 10, I would say would suit me best . A family who understand my breed and someone with experience of helping me be the best dog I know I can be. Last of all I don’t sleep on the beds at home ( I would if I was allowed ) but I sleep on the couch or on the landing at the bedroom doors . So please can I sleep on your couch ? Love Ollie x PLEASE do not note interest in Ollie unless you have been home-checked or been approved by email after phone interview

Email us here for enquiries about Ollie: renfrewshire@springerrescuescotland.org

Patches Key Information
SRS Name: Patches
Ref No: 4001352
Location: Grampian: Aberdeenshire
Breed: English Springer Spaniel
Age: 5 Years, 0 Months ESTIMATE
Gender: Neutered Male
Good with Children: Older
Good with Dogs: Yes
Good with Cats: Untested, please ask
Good with Livestock: Untested, please ask
Status: Available
Patches's CV: Hello everyone. I’m Patches, you can call me anything as long as you’ve got a treat for me. I’m a 5 year old springer boy. I’m very much a puppy at heart and can be very immature with my behaviour sometimes. I’ve learned a lot about how to behave and be an adult dog from my foster brothers. I do like them, and have enjoyed their company but I’d much rather be an only dog again. I’m fine with having dog friends but they don’t need to live with me. I’d like a quiet home as I don’t like loud noises. My new family will need to work with me to help me be more confident. I’m quite a nervous young man at times. I walk very nicely on the lead and my recall is excellent, did I mention I like treats? I don’t stray far from my walking buddy, I might miss a treat if I go too far. I’m a very affectionate chap and love nothing more than to snuggle up beside you for a cuddle and a nap. I sleep all night without a peep and I’m generally very quiet and calm in the house. I have one or two slightly naughty habits. I like to hump my blanket, once I’ve settled in I will stop doing this. I sometimes steal socks, wrappers, and other little things. I’m quite happy to give them up if I’m asked and will gladly swap for a treat. Did I mention I like treats? Over all I’m a happy, sometimes shy, young man who is looking for a little help to find my feet and to help me to come out of my shell. In return I will give you years of affection and devotion. If you think you have a space in your family, and on your sofa, please emails my people. Just one more thing. Did I mention I like treats? Love Patches PLEASE only note interest in Patches if you have been home-checked or had your telephone interview approved by email. Thanks

Email us here for enquiries about Patches: aberdeenshire@springerrescuescotland.org

Harley Key Information
SRS Name: Harley
Ref No: 4001361
Location: Grampian: Aberdeenshire
Breed: English Springer Spaniel
Age: 5 Years, 0 Months ESTIMATE
Gender: Neutered Male
Good with Children: No
Good with Dogs: No
Good with Cats: Untested, please ask
Good with Livestock: Untested, please ask
Status: Available
Harley's CV: Hi my name is Harley, my foster mum says I am a big tall lad that can do with losing a few pounds, I hit the scales at 31.9kg but I have told her that I am big boned. She has me on a diet.. and me is getting walked more and more however I do like sleeping on the sofa more than anything after my walks. My bad points are that I resource guard which they are working on with me, I pull on the lead but my foster mum is using a gentle leader and I walk nicely but I sometimes try to get it off. Given the chance if there is something tasty like a chop in the kitchen, on the counter or bin I will take it, I have not done it in my foster home as she is a vegetable no I mean Vegetarian. I can open doors so if you’re in the loo lock it or I will come in! I am living with two foster sisters and we are all getting on, but I did have one little spat, but we have not had any more. I am not good with small furry things or cats, and always watch the birds. I am a bit of a nosey parker and will try and look out of the windows to see what is going on, I get called the Curtain Twitcher. If a car stops next to us I want to see what is happening honest am really nosey. When excited I can nibble your clothes normally your sleeves, and pull them, but am getting told not to do this and I am learning, i also talk/bark at things I am not sure about. I love to be in the garden with you and like to give you a hand if you like it or not! my favourite toys are balls like most springers and I will fetch and bring it back to you, when told to leave it I will so we can plays again. I love the water and like to swim but not so keen at the beach. I travel well in the car but struggle getting into the boot of a high 4x4 so will need training with this or a ramp but if you do not mind, I like that back seat as long as am secured😊 I can worry at times and need your assurance. I can be left on my own for short periods of time but would like someone around most of the day/night, especially when I first live in my forever home. I will push the boundaries at times so I need a consistent calm approach and then I behave myself. I am a bright boy that needs to be exercised well and get a chance to use my mind in a positive way, scent work could be an idea for me. I like to lie on the sofa with you, me likes a snooze, and will sneak on to your bed a night cos I like to be with you but will get down when told to. Due to my issues and size no children. Love, Harley Harley would suit a semi-rural location; he is a loving boy needs to be given patience and direction and he will make a wonderful addition to any family even though he is good with dogs due to his resource guarding it would be better that he goes into a home where there is no resident dog but would love a friend or friends to go out with. PLEASE do not note interest in Harley unless you have been home-checked or had your telephone interview approved by email

Email us here for enquiries about Harley: aberdeenshire@springerrescuescotland.org

Albie Key Information
SRS Name: Albie
Ref No: 31001365
Location: Strathclyde: Argyll
Breed: English Springer Spaniel
Age: 0 Years, 8 Months ESTIMATE
Gender: Neutered Male
Good with Children: Older
Good with Dogs: Yes
Good with Cats: Untested, please ask
Good with Livestock: Untested, please ask
Status: Available
Albie's CV: Albie is an 8 month old springer spaniel. He is very loveable. We are still working on training/obedience to help him become an even more fantastic spaniel. He pulls on the lead but is better when using a figure of eight lead. He doesn't like his lead/harness going on so will lie down and play dead. He is not aggressive. He can be submissive when meeting other dogs on a walk but most of the time he keeps to himself, unless there is water, water is far more interesting. He is obsessed! Off lead he stays nearby but if there is water anywhere he will find it, did i mention he is obsessed with water!! Recall can be selective when there is water but at least you know where he is! Recall training will be ongoing in his new home With other dogs in the home he is fine and wants to play, but will settle when he is tired. He can get over excited after his tea, he can nip at your clothes/leg/hand playfully in the hopes of getting more food. We are working on stopping this behaviour and this will have to be continued in his new home. He does have his own crate but has not used it in the house, he prefers the couch or a dog bed. Albie will benefit from an owner who can spend time with working on recall/training and give him the appropriate exercise for a young spaniel. Travels well in car once secure. PLEASE DO NOT note interest in Albie unless you have been home-checked or been approved by email

Email us here for enquiries about Albie: argyll@springerrescuescotland.org