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DOGS NEEDING HOMES

UPDATED: 17th Jan 2018

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

SASHA

This gorgeous girl is 10 year old Sasha. Sasha is in need of a new home due to her owners ill health. She is a lovely little girl who has lived with children. She is not keen on other dogs and she doesn't like cats. Sasha is on medication for incontinence when she arrived with us, but she has been completely dry up to now with no accidents. We would love for her to find a loving home ASAP. Sasha is now in a foster home in Stockport


LEONA

Leona is a gorgeous 10 year old boxer cross. She is looking for a loving retirement home. She is a chilled out well behaved girl. Can initially be quite timid and scared. Leona has lived with children, other dogs and cats. Leona is in a foster home in Cheshire.  


BENNY

This gorgeous big boy is Benny, he is approx 3 years old and a mastiff type. We assisted with the rehoming of Benny over a year ago after her found himself in the stray pound down south. Sadly last week he found himself dumped back in the pound again where he could have possibly been put to sleep!! Luckily we were made aware of this and he is now safely in our care. Benny is a strong boy, he is extremely loving and loyal, he has lived with another dog but he isnt overly keen on meeting new dogs outside, he has pinned a few but not caused them any harm, with the right introductions he can live with another dog, he needs an owner who is fully committed to him and will listen to our advice on how is best to walk him on a lead. Ideally someone who has had large breeds before. He is a big strong boy but is also insecure and needs a confidence boost! Benny is good in the home too, he just needs some stability in his life now, something he sadly has not had yet :( He needs a home with no young children or cats and ideally in a quieter area as he is such a worried little (big) boy. Benny is in kennels in Ormskirk.  


RUBBLE
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This gorgeous bulldog boy is Rubble, an Olde Tyme bulldog of about 3 years old. Rubble was found being beaten and urinated on by 2 men, the woman who stopped them asked if she could take him and their reply was "yes as we are only going to kill him anyway" thank god she was there and stopped them! Rubble was initially extremely scared and rolled on the floor at quick hand movements. BUT He has since come out of himself FULLY and is now an extremely happy outgoing lad! Rubble is basically a bull in a china shop, he is a big boy who is lively, bouncy and full of energy! He will need an experienced home with NO children and no cats, he is ok with female dogs but cannot live with male dogs. He is obviously a bit weary of men so will need to be given plenty of time to settle in. Rubble can be a bit 'rambunctious' and gets excited very easily, we have found that distracting him with a squeaky toy helps massively. He is cure to be neutered ASAP! Rubble absolutely loves his toys, he will entertain himself for ages with a squeaky ball! He is currently in kennels in Ormskirk

APOLLO

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

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