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UPDATED: 10th November 2017

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


Apollo has been in our care for quite some time now, he arrived back in November 2016. Apollo came from the stray pound so we don't know a lot about him, he is a large middle aged crossbreed, we are not sure what breeds are in him, we were told he was a boxer cross but there is no boxer in him. As we have got to know Apollo is is apparently he has never been a family pet, we feel that Apollo is used to living a life of either living outside as a guard/yard dog, or similar, due to this he is not overly keen to seek out attention or affection from humans, he much prefers his own space and a kong to play with! He happily entertains himself for hours with his kong. Although he does form a bond with 1 person once he knows you. 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 isnt too much trouble at all. He is protective of his owner and home so he needs the right type of home with experience. We are looking for either a quiet home without people coming and going, maybe someone who lives along 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 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.


Jazz is a lovely 12 year old mastiff cross who came into our care as his owner went to prison. Jazz is a very sweet chilled out old boy who is great with other dogs and all people he has met. Sadly after his health check at the vets we have found that he is sadly in kidney failure and also has a bad heart, his heart beat is extremely irregular. Jazz is at the vets today for an ECG and a heart scan, as the outcome of this will decide whether he can have medication for his kidney problems. Please keep everything crossed for him. We are so glad he is in an amazing foster home now ❤️


Bella is a 6 year old boxer girl who arrived in our care as she wasn't getting on with the other dogs in the home. Bella is a very loving sweet girl who will make a great companion. She is extremely loving and loves to snuggle up on the sofa, she likes to play with her toys and go for long walks. She hasn't lived with children so is looking for an adult only home with no other pets. She is quite strong on the lead when she sees other dogs (She does not get on with them) Bella also needs a home with someone around for most of the day as she gets stressed when left alone at first, but settles down after a few weeks. She recently had an op to remove multiple lumps and have her infected ears cleaned and teeth polished. Luckily all of the lumps were benign! Bella has only just finished her season so needs to be spayed at the start of January 2018


Doug is a 2 year old boxer boy who came into our care as he was not getting on with the other male boxer in the home. Doug has a lovely temperament with people. A typical young lively boy who is always on the go. He would be ideal for an active family who have the time to spend with him, playing and exercising. He loves his toys and is always SO happy to see you! Doug needs an adult only home with no other dogs or animals. He also needs a home with someone around for most of the day as he gets stressed when left alone