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UPDATED: 27th Feb 2018

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


This gorgeous girl is Daisy, she is 3 years old and a boxer cross (although only slightly) 
Daisy is a gorgeous happy loving girl who is full of energy and loves to play! She has lived with children and other dogs. Due to her liveliness we would recommend a home with children over 6 and she would be better with a male dog. She ideally needs someone who is home for most of the day too. She is currently in kennels in Ormskirk


This gorgeous girl is Bella, she is 3 years old and a boxer cross. Bella is a gorgeous happy loving girl who is full of energy and loves to play! She has lived with children and other dogs. Due to her liveliness we would recommend a home with children over 6 and she would be better with a male dog. She ideally needs someone who is home for most of the day too. She is currently in kennels in Ormskirk


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! 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, 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 protective of his owner, he is very obedient and loves his treats. He is a calm placid boy who really isn't too much trouble at all. 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 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


Cooper is a 5 year old Boxer x Bullmastiff boy. Sadly he has just been returned to our care due to him snapping at a couple of people when outside of the home. Cooper will be assessed again before rehoming, although up to now it is very obvious he is an insecure boy who just needs someone who can read him when he is uncomfortable, his issues will then be easily managed as it is not a common occurrence, sometimes he just doesn't like new people stroking him, he is good with other dogs and has been brought up in a family home with children too so he is not a nasty boy at all he just needs someone who will give him a chance and work with him. He is brilliant in the home, an extremely loving boy


Lucia is 6 years old. She has also sadly been returned to us a couple of months ago due to a few incidents with her snapping at people. Lucia is not comfortable at all around children or visitors to the home and needs a firm but patient owner. She is soon to be spending some time with a behaviourist to help with her issues before rehoming, 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. We will update further after assessments with the behaviourist