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DOGS NEEDING HOMES

UPDATED: 13th April 2018

If you are interested in adopting any of the dogs below, please read our rehoming policies below, before applying to adopt


COOPER

Cooper is a 5 year old boxer x bullmastiff (mostly boxer). He is a lovely active playful boy who would benefit from an active home. Cooper has previously lived with other dogs and children but we would advise a home with no children, he was recently returned to us for snapping at a neighbour, he can be a bit weary of new people - although not always, some people just spook him, so strangers in the street should not be allowed to approach him or get in his face. Apart from this he is a lovely boy. He is currently in kennels in Ormskirk

LUCIA

Lucia is a 6 year old boxer girl. She is a very chilled out girl who walks well n the lead. Lucia has sadly recently been returned to us due to snapping a couple of times. She is not comfortable at all around children and can be weary of new people inside her home so visitors will need to ignore her and give her space.  She would be ok to live with a calmer none-dominant male dog. She has also lived with cats too but can be a bit weary after being scratched by one.

APOLLO

Apollo has been in our care since November 2016. He came to us from the stray pound as we were told he was a boxer cross, upon arrival it was very clear there is no boxer in him, we are pretty certain he is an akita cross american bulldog. He definitely has Akita trains and is very aloof and protective of his home. He is super chilled out in the house and will happily sleep the day away in front of the fire. He is not particularly bothered by lots of fuss and attention. Apollo is great with women, but he is not keen on men until he knows and trusts them. Apollo is easy to manage in the home, when people come to the door he must be put out into the kitchen or similar. The one MASSIVELY IMPORTANT rule is to never allow him to greet people at the door (men or women) or allow new people to approach and stroke him when out on walks, he does not like fuss from strangers, we have not seen any problems with women, only men, but with this one rule in place he really will not be hard to manage at all as this is the only area we have seen issues with him, apart from this he has been absolutely perfect, completely house trained, chilled out, none destructive, lazy boy. He happily entertains himself for hours with his kong. Once he has bonded you he is an extremely sweet dog, he is very obedient and loves his treats. He is a calm placid boy who really isn't too much trouble at all once you get to know him. As he is protective of his owner and home he does need the right type of home with experience of dogs like him. We are looking for either a quiet home without people coming and going all of the time, maybe someone who lives alone and is looking for a companion. He would also do well living in a Sanctuary or someone with land or a farm for him to plod about on. He cannot come into contact with children or visitors or other dogs. If you would like more info or to discuss Apollo please get in touch. He is currently in Ormskirk

FIFI

Fifi is looking for an exceptional home, this very special girl now needs to find a home of her owner after her horrible ordeal over the last year. Fifi came to us from a stray pound, where, like many other dogs, her life had been at risk simply because of overcrowding. A young female boxer cross, she was placed in kennels for initial assessment and found to be a lovely, well-adjusted, happy little girl who thankfully coped well with being in kennels (as you know, many boxers don't do so well). After an application to foster with a view to adopt, kennels and Joey's Legacy behavioural assessments and a successful meet and greet with the potential foster family and resident dog, Fifi went off to her foster home in December. She was spayed and recovered in her foster home. She settled in incredibly well and everyone in the home was delighted with how quickly she and the resident dog bonded. Unfortunately, less than two weeks into the placement, an incident occurred which is said to have stemmed from a fight between the two dogs over some food. The incident resulted in an injury being sustained by an adult in the home, with that injury said to have been caused by Fifi. We don't know the exact circumstances of the accident as the only witness was the individual who was injured. Unfortunately we will never know exactly what happened as Police evidence revealed several different accounts of the circumstances. Both dogs from the location were seized under the Dangerous Dogs Act and examined by vets (the police were informed of the incident by the ambulance service). Merseyside Police contacted us at Christmas to confirm that the resident dog would be returned to the owner and that their recommendation to the Court was that Fifi be ordered to be destroyed, and our founder Nicky Heeley prosecuted under Section 4 of the Dangerous Dogs Act for allowing a dog to be dangerously out of control. Our trustees and volunteers, having had personal experience of Fifi's presentation and behaviour, were clear that this incident was nothing more than a horrible accident and that Fifi was never a dangerous dog; she was a dog who had behaved as most dogs can reasonably be expected to behave in a given situation. We therefore refused to sign Fifi's death warrant, and so the fight to save her life for a second time began. After many months of gathering information and formulating legal submissions and evidence, which included glowing reports concerning Fifi's temperament from a number of professionals, unquestioning financial and moral support from our Joey's family, tears and sleepless nights for our trustees and, most of all, the priceless legal representation, expertise, desire for justice and love for dogs for which James Parry and the PWL team are famous, we were finally vindicated. We managed to convince the Court that Fifi does not - and never did - deserve to die. She will live the rest of her life with some simple conditions which must be met, so that she, and we, can fulfil the Court's order. Fifi must always wear a muzzle and lead in public, this means when travelling in the car too. To avoid anything like this EVER happening again, Fifi will only be rehomed to a home with no other dogs, no children and no cats or small animals, despite her good nature with all people and other dogs we will not put her in a position where there is the possibility of there being any conflict between dogs. The emotional toll of this process has been significant, but letting Fifi be sentenced to death when she had simply been a victim of circumstance herself was never an option. We never saw ourselves facing this battle, but as an organisation we will always strive to do what is right by our own dogs, and dogs generally. When a dog becomes a Joey's dog, we promise we will keep them safe for life. Fifi is no exception. FIFI is in Ormskirk

BODIN

Bodin is looking for an extra special home. This poor boy was found dumped up on a mountain in spain, extremely underweight and suffering, on top of this he is also blind! It doesn't bare thinking about what he went through, despite all of this he is an extremely happy loving boy who doesn't let his disability stop him! He copes extremely well and uses all of his other senses to make up for his loss of sight. Obviously he will benefit from being in a routine and will need time to get used to his new home and layout, so a few bumps and knocks are to be expected. Bodin is good with other dogs and doesnt seem fussed by cats either. He would be better with an experienced home purely due to the fact he is blind. He is currently in kennels in Ormskirk


ELLIOTT

This gorgeous chunky boy is Elliott! Elliot is an excitable, outgoing lively boxer boy who arrived in our care from spain. We think he is about 3 years old. Elliott is good with other dogs and would benefit from living with another as he is deaf - not that this stops him! So please dont let this put you off, deaf dogs adapt remarkably well to their loss of hearing and a lot of the time its hard to even notice they are deaf. Elliott is soon to be moving into a foster home so we can assess him better in a home environment.


BAILEY

This gorgeous dainty girl is 13 year old Bailey - yes you read that right she is 13 years old! She does not look nor act her age AT ALL so please do not let this put you off, she is still very lively and active. Bailey is a boxer cross, she is great with everyone she meets, she is good with children, good with other dogs and good with children! She is the perfect family pet. Her only requirement is a home with someone around for most of the day as she does get stressed when left alone and is known to bark and cry. Apart from this she is just a lovely sweet little girl. Bailey is about to undergo tests at the vets as it appears she drinks/urinates more than usual. We will update once we know more. She is currently in a foster home in Birkenhead