Adopt a dog

We run an appointments system where interested parties are invited to meet a particular cat or dog where mutual compatibility has been agreed. Alternatively, visitors are welcome to look around on Wednesdays and Saturdays between 10am to 2pm to view dogs, and 11am to 2pm to view cats.

Dote on me Doug

Male - 1 year old - Golden Retriever

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About Doug

  • Loves cuddles from those he trusts
  • Enjoys long country walks
  • Loves playing with his toys
  • Can be unsure of new people/environments 
  • I love to socialise with other dogs, but would need to live as an only pet
  • I want an adult only home
  • I need an experienced owner 
  • I guard my items from other animals and people

‘Dote on me Doug’ here! Initially quite a shy boy who has been treated with a heavy hand previously, resulting in me being unsure of new people and situations, sadly making me display fear aggression when I feel uncomfortable. I can’t say I am a fond fan of the Vet either and being a strong young boy so I do need a new owner who can walk me and continue with my basic training as well as meeting and greeting. I have met a few dogs here and do love them but I can be a little over the top with enthusiasm and I guard my items so will need to live as the only animal in my new home.

Lively, full of character and a bit of a loony tune I dream of a large secure garden to call my own where I can run around and play with my toys! I have started to let the staff interact when I am playing but this has taken a lot of time and a build up in confidence and trust. I do require a gradual build up by my new owner to ensure I am happy when being left and they must have the experience of owning a dog like me, having dealt with not only my breed and age but also my behaviours.

I want an adult only home without any visiting children due to my lack in confidence that makes me react when I feel uneasy and insecure and also someone who will respect that I guard my items such as toys, bed and food.



Interested parties form

If you are interested in giving one of our dogs a home, please give us a call on 01455 888257 or complete an interested parties form. Alternatively you can come and visit the Centre, please view our Centre opening hours page for further details.

We ask any potential owners to complete an Interested Parties Form. You can do this at the Centre or download it and email it back to us

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