Available to Adopt

Below are our current dogs available for Adoption – please read the description carefully to make sure that you are the perfect person/family for a dog before applying to adopt. We consider each prospective adopter individually and will only place one of our dogs with the ‘right’ family.
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Check back here soon  – when our current foster dogs are ready for adoption they will be put on here for you to view with full instructions on how to apply! We have many new dogs at Phoenix who are not quite ready for adoption yet! Please look at our New Arrivals for introductions and our News posts to get updates on how they are doing in foster!

Available for Adoption 2018

**** LIZZY IS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION ****

Applications will be accepted until 7pm FRIDAY 19TH OCTOBER 

Yes, sister of Dizzy but she is pied, almost 4 years old. Lizzy has entertained me hilariously with her antics whilst in foster as she is a real little thief – anything that has gone missing can usually be found in her bed. It is unharmed, but stolen none-the-less!

We have found Lizzy to be a rather different dog to her sister, and she was the main reason for separating them as she is very much more dominant. She has been placed into dog-free foster with a very experienced fosterer as her attitude to strangers was also rather unknown but she has proven to be quite the reformed pooch. No sound at all at other dogs in the vets, lovely to the vet and all visitors to the home. Her foster-Mum has summed her up quite nicely:

“Telly addict !! Tea leaf !! and a mucky pup? What more could they want. The potty training is a bit of a problem cos stuff seems to ‘pass thru’ quite quickly and even tho she goes out quite frequently, and does get it right at times, she doesn’t know how to let me know she needs out. So we go out and she does nothing and then we come back indoors and then she ‘goes’. Sometimes she has a late night ‘hurry up’ but still needs the pads during the night?! I don’t reprimand her, just lots of praise and fuss and a small biscuit when she gets it right, as she is a bit of a worrier and there doesn’t seem to be any ‘timing’ to her needs. So, maybe older kids due to her nerves and hygiene aspects? But she is okay with any visitors, teenagers, boys and girls, men and women and even met an 8 week old baby. Haven’t had doggy visitors in house, but was okay at vet just nervous of the St. Bernard. Was very good with vet, allows teeth checked and has had her temp taken by me, not keen but never any retaliation. Gives lovely kisses now and likes a few in return, will sit on laps but not relaxed really. Don’t know if she has been dropped at some time? Might be a little slow to warm up to people, well, new surroundings really, the nerves lol, but it will be fantastic if she is settled ready for turkey dinners and pressies !! I think probably an only dog as she does like a lot of attention and has obviously had a few scraps as has had a lot of scabby bits round ears and a few scars. Okay with dogs in vet but not sure how she would be living with one ”

So we know that she still needs some help with her toilet training and we may need to re-visit diet to help her, but she has come on in leaps and bounds and been a very amusing companion for a fosterer that is used to dogs from hell; this one was a walk in the park!

We will also be arranging her spay in her new home as she has very recently finished her season and she also need palate surgery, which will also be committed to in adoption.

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If you would like to apply for Lizzy AND YOU HAVE READ THE ADOPTION GUIDELINES AND CAN AFFORD THE ADOPTION FEES, please read the following:

1. Complete an Adoption Application form that can be downloaded from the website. Before doing this please make sure that you fulfil the criteria required and read the Adoption Guidelines thoroughly – also available on the website.

2. Once completed with as much detail as possible please email or post your form to your Regional Coordinator. They will inform you if you meet the required criteria before passing the form to the Management Team for consideration. The most likely candidates for each dog being adopted will then receive a home visit after which a decision will be taken and announced on our Facebook page. Phoenix French Bulldog Rescue

No names will be given out publicly.

3. All dogs entering adoption are subject to a 2 week ‘trial period’ for the family and the dog to decide if they like each other. The Adoption Fee is only payable after this time – details of this fee can be found on the Adoption Guidelines, please ensure you have read them thoroughly and understand what is expected of you, and that you can afford to take on a rescue dog.

Payment plans are not available

All Phoenix Rescue Dogs have 5 weeks free insurance on completion of Adoption contracts.

**** APPLICATIONS FOR LIZZY WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL 7PM FRIDAY 19TH OCTOBER AFTER WHICH THE CHECKING PROCESS WILL BEGIN AND NO FURTHER APPLICATIONS WILL BE TAKEN. ****

Please note that due to the volume of applications we receive it is not possible to contact each one personally, sorry. Please watch the Facebook page for updates.

 

**** DIZZY IS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION ****

Applications will be accepted until 7pm FRIDAY 19TH OCTOBER 

You may recall that Dizzy came in with her sister Lizzy and it was thought they needed to be together. But it seemed that Lizzy could be rather bossy and so the decision was made to let them be separated. And Dizzy, once quiet and meek, has blossomed; we can really see her personality now. When they were together she was very much in Lizzy’s shadow.

On her own she is a really lively little girl with lots of energy who loves to run and jump around. Emphasis on the ‘little’, she is a dot!

She did originally have some food and water guarding behaviour but this may have been due to hers being stolen by her sister – and may have explained why she was a little on the slim side too. This behaviour now seems to have stopped.

She is very friendly and does jump up a lot in excitement. She loves attention and cuddles but will do her best to wriggle away if picked up, maybe as she is not used to it. Dizzy is good on the lead and can easily walk a couple of miles without being worn out. She is fine with other dogs out and about and in the home (can be a bit over-enthusiastic) and would do very well with a young, bouncy dog. She is not daunted by bigger dogs and seems to be fine with cats too.

At the moment Dizzy is not really interested in balls or toys but would run and play with a younger dog, and at 4 years old may also take an interest in toys at some point.

Dizzy likes children and humans if all ages, a little star

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If you would like to apply for Dizzy AND YOU HAVE READ THE ADOPTION GUIDELINES AND CAN AFFORD THE ADOPTION FEES, please read the following:

1. Complete an Adoption Application form that can be downloaded from the website. Before doing this please make sure that you fulfil the criteria required and read the Adoption Guidelines thoroughly – also available on the website.

2. Once completed with as much detail as possible please email or post your form to your Regional Coordinator. They will inform you if you meet the required criteria before passing the form to the Management Team for consideration. The most likely candidates for each dog being adopted will then receive a home visit after which a decision will be taken and announced on our Facebook page Phoenix French Bulldog Rescue

No names will be given out publicly.

3. All dogs entering adoption are subject to a 2 week ‘trial period’ for the family and the dog to decide if they like each other. The Adoption Fee is only payable after this time – details of this fee can be found on the Adoption Guidelines, please ensure you have read them thoroughly and understand what is expected of you, and that you can afford to take on a rescue dog.

Payment plans are not available

All Phoenix Rescue Dogs have 5 weeks free insurance on completion of Adoption contracts.

**** APPLICATIONS FOR DIZZY WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL 7PM FRIDAY 19TH OCTOBER AFTER WHICH THE CHECKING PROCESS WILL BEGIN AND NO FURTHER APPLICATIONS WILL BE TAKEN. ****

Please note that due to the volume of applications we receive it is not possible to contact each one personally, sorry. Please watch the page for updates.

 

**** BORIS IS AVAILABLE AGAIN FOR ADOPTION ****

Applications will be accepted until 7pm FRIDAY 19TH OCTOBER 

I know there was an absolute flurry for this lad last time his post appeared, and so I wont go over it all again – simply search his name and you will be able to see it.

He has not done anything wrong and has had a ball in pre-adoption but, very sadly, he is just too exuberant for the older resident dog. The family are devastated because he is such a fabulous lad; he is funny, quirky and affectionate and now at 7 months old he is still naughty – check out the glint in his eye! Despite his dappy appearance, Boris is actually a clever lad and very biddable, so ripe for training.

When he was Chez Cargill we saw that he was quite scared of very small people but I would have more concerns with him knocking therm over now so we have to say no little ones but a busy and active family with children of around 12+ would have a lot of fun with this lad. And yes, he did live with a cat prior to coming to Phoenix – would he chase now? I suspect so, unless the cat stood its grounds but he has been merciless in his playing with the resident dog so he needs a dog able to keep up with him or put him in his place – a female would be best as they ALWAYS have a grip on these things!

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If you would like to apply for Boris AND YOU HAVE READ THE ADOPTION GUIDELINES AND CAN AFFORD THE ADOPTION FEES, please read the following:

1. Complete an Adoption Application form that can be  downloaded from the website. Before doing this please make sure that you fulfil the criteria required and read the Adoption Guidelines thoroughly – also available on the website.

2. Once completed with as much detail as possible please email or post your form to your Regional Coordinator. They will inform you if you meet the required criteria before passing the form to the Management Team for consideration. The most likely candidates for each dog being adopted will then receive a home visit after which a decision will be taken and announced On our Facebook Page Phoenix French Bulldog Rescue

No names will be given out publicly.

3. All dogs entering adoption are subject to a 2 week ‘trial period’ for the family and the dog to decide if they like each other. The Adoption Fee is only payable after this time – details of this fee can be found on the Adoption Guidelines, please ensure you have read them thoroughly and understand what is expected of you, and that you can afford to take on a rescue dog.

Payment plans are not available

All Phoenix Rescue Dogs have 5 weeks free insurance on completion of Adoption contracts.

**** APPLICATIONS FOR BORIS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL 7PM FRIDAY 19TH OCTOBER AFTER WHICH THE CHECKING PROCESS WILL BEGIN AND NO FURTHER APPLICATIONS WILL BE TAKEN. ****

Please note that due to the volume of applications we receive it is not possible to contact each one personally, sorry. Please watch the page for updates.

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**** JUDE IS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION ****

Applications will be accepted until 7pm SATURDAY 20TH OCTOBER 

And just to confuse you more, Jude is of the female persuasion … The Beatles have a lot to answer for! I think there may be a rush for this lady as her fosterer cannot fault her. I will let her tell you:

“This is Jude.

Loves all dogs, friends with free range chickens, doesn’t quite know the weight of herself though and loves all types of cuddles and play. Will let you do everything with her and is very trusting but does need a firm, calm owner who can mean no at times, as she can be a tad stroppy when told ‘no’ 😂 Typical female but wouldn’t hurt a fly. Can be a bit greedy so set rules in quickly with food to avoid guarding, she does like every food going so is used to kitchen rules when others are eating. Loves to be at your feet but will settle alone (occasionally vocal, non destructive and rescue remedy can help with this).

Probably best suited to a home with another dog. Great on the lead and easy to manage two for walks etc”

No need for me to add much to that really is there? We would say older children only, due to the fact that Jude can be a bit of a baby elephant!

Jude does occasionally get some stiffness in her lower back but Metacam is sufficient for this and she has shown no signs of having problems whilst with us.

And I forgot to mention that she likes TV …
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If you would like to apply for Jude AND YOU HAVE READ THE ADOPTION GUIDELINES AND CAN AFFORD THE ADOPTION FEES, please read the following:

1. Complete an Adoption Application form that can be downloaded from the website. Before doing this please make sure that you fulfil the criteria required and read the Adoption Guidelines thoroughly – also available on the website.

2. Once completed with as much detail as possible please email or post your form to your Regional Coordinator. They will inform you if you meet the required criteria before passing the form to the Management Team for consideration. The most likely candidates for each dog being adopted will then receive a home visit after which a decision will be taken and announced on our Facebook Page Phoenix French Bulldog Rescue

No names will be given out publicly.

3. All dogs entering adoption are subject to a 2 week ‘trial period’ for the family and the dog to decide if they like each other. The Adoption Fee is only payable after this time – details of this fee can be found on the Adoption Guidelines, please ensure you have read them thoroughly and understand what is expected of you, and that you can afford to take on a rescue dog.

Payment plans are not available

All Phoenix Rescue Dogs have 5 weeks free insurance on completion of Adoption contracts.

**** APPLICATIONS FOR JUDE WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL 7PM SATURDAY 20TH OCTOBER AFTER WHICH THE CHECKING PROCESS WILL BEGIN AND NO FURTHER APPLICATIONS WILL BE TAKEN. ****

Please note that due to the volume of applications we receive it is not possible to contact each one personally, sorry. Please watch the page for updates.

 

**** MUSTANG IS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION ****

Applications will be accepted until 7pm FRIDAY 19TH OCTOBER 

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EDIT: So he is not a Big Girls’ Blouse after all – he is okay with cats, it id one grumpy one that doesn’t like him! Poor lad, x
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Mustang, a neutered fawn French Bulldog x Pug (yes, he has the curly tail), has only come to us through sad personal circumstances and truly is a very easy-going young man who has been well loved. He is only 3 and although he hasn’t lived with another dog before he has always been fine with dogs visiting his home, when supervised but can yap a bit at bigger dogs when out on a lead – small dog syndrome. He hasn’t lived with children, but older, sensible ones would be fine as he likes them when visiting and very much enjoys a game and a cuddle.

Mustang was untested with cats prior to foster but despite previously barking at them when out, we have discovered that he is actually quite scared of them. He would ideally like him to be an only dog in a loving home but we think that a calm lady friend pooch may be nice for him if she is quiet and understanding. He does not like to jump about and play, just wants to take life easy. Meal times would need to be separate though, as he wont share his food – she can share his toys but not his food (I am much the same!)

He doesn’t mind being left for a few hours either, likes a nap, so a part-time worker is no problem. This lad loves his bed in his crate too so he won’t mind a little quiet time.

Mustang is well-trained, in good health and good shape, nicely mannered …. a perfect companion dog for a more mature home … what’s not to love?

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If you would like to apply for Mustang AND YOU HAVE READ THE ADOPTION GUIDELINES AND CAN AFFORD THE ADOPTION FEES, please read the following:

1. Complete an Adoption Application form that can be downloaded from the website. Before doing this please make sure that you fulfil the criteria required and read the Adoption Guidelines thoroughly – also  available on the website.

2. Once completed with as much detail as possible please email or post your form to your Regional Coordinator. They will inform you if you meet the required criteria before passing the form to the Management Team for consideration. The most likely candidates for each dog being adopted will then receive a home visit after which a decision will be taken and announced on our Facebook page:

Phoenix French Bulldog Rescue

No names will be given out publicly.

3. All dogs entering adoption are subject to a 2 week ‘trial period’ for the family and the dog to decide if they like each other. The Adoption Fee is only payable after this time – details of this fee can be found on the Adoption Guidelines, please ensure you have read them thoroughly and understand what is expected of you, and that you can afford to take on a rescue dog.

Payment plans are not available

All Phoenix Rescue Dogs have 5 weeks free insurance on completion of Adoption contracts.

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**** APPLICATIONS FOR MUSTANG WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL 7PM FRIDAY 19TH OCTOBER AFTER WHICH THE CHECKING PROCESS WILL BEGIN AND NO FURTHER APPLICATIONS WILL BE TAKEN. ****

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Please note that due to the volume of applications we receive it is not possible to contact each one personally, sorry. Please watch the Facebook page Phoenix French Bulldog Rescue for updates.

 

** CARAWAY PPP IS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION**

Applications accepted until Thursday 18th October 2018 at 7pm

Yes, another PPP pooch, so no photos, sorry. But take my word for it, this lad is a cutie-pie. He is black and tan and almost 3 years old. He has spent some time Chez Cargill and is a real cuddle-bug. We have had him in foster for a while to sort out some leaky bladder issues but these seem to be behind him now and he has been much better of late – which is just as well as he does like to share your bed!

Caraway needs someone who can work with his dog dislike when out and about – it may be that it is simply anxiety and can be turned around quite easily with the right training. He is not keen to live with other dogs and is also not keen on small people either, so must be in a home with children 12+ years old and no little ones visiting (or ability to separate). They just seem to spook him and he may nip. And cats are a huge no-no as he chases them. He is not a great hulking lad, nicely sized to fit on a lap for a cuddle and wont steal all the duvet either.

He likes to have his humans around most of the time and can get anxious if left, but is crate trained.

He is not a bad lad by any means and really does love to be cuddled up on a sofa. I have a very soft-spot for this boy who has had some very bad luck and it is time it changed for the better.

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If you would like to apply for Caraway AND YOU HAVE READ THE ADOPTION GUIDELINES AND CAN AFFORD THE ADOPTION FEES, please read the following:

1. Complete an Adoption Application form that can be downloaded from the website. Before doing this please make sure that you fulfil the criteria required and read the Adoption Guidelines thoroughly – also available on the website.

2. Once completed with as much detail as possible please email or post your form to your Regional Coordinator. They will inform you if you meet the required criteria before passing the form to the Management Team for consideration. The most likely candidates for each dog being adopted will then receive a home visit after which a decision will be taken and announced on our Facebook Page Phoenix French Bulldog Rescue

No names will be given out publicly.

3. All dogs entering adoption are subject to a 2 week ‘trial period’ for the family and the dog to decide if they like each other. The Adoption Fee is only payable after this time – details of this fee can be found on the Adoption Guidelines, please ensure you have read them thoroughly and understand what is expected of you, and that you can afford to take on a rescue dog.

Payment plans are not available

All Phoenix Rescue Dogs have 5 weeks free insurance on completion of Adoption contracts.

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**** APPLICATIONS FOR CARAWAY WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL 7PM THURSDAY 18TH OCTOBER AFTER WHICH THE CHECKING PROCESS WILL BEGIN AND NO FURTHER APPLICATIONS WILL BE TAKEN. ****

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Please note that due to the volume of applications we receive it is not possible to contact each one personally, sorry. Please watch the page for updates.

 

**** MERCEDES PPP IS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION

Applications accepted until Wednesday 17th October 2018 at 7pm

Mercedes came to us under PPP – Phoenix Protection Programme, which means that for various reasons we can’t share too much information about her past or show any photos, which is a shame as she is very pretty fawn (ish) girl, with a calm but amusing character.

She is around 4 years old and has come from a breeding background – and not of the kindest type – yet she has taken to living within a family as though she has known nothing but! She is playing with toys and other resident dogs, and has even mastered stairs now, spoiled girl; yes, she does like to share a human bed for cuddles. We need a home who can continue to help Mercedes come out of her shell, preferably with another dog as this does boost her confidence. She really is a fabulous companion dog.
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If you would like to apply for Mercedes AND YOU HAVE READ THE ADOPTION GUIDELINES AND CAN AFFORD THE ADOPTION FEES, please read the following:

1. Complete an Adoption Application form that can be downloaded from this website. Before doing this please make sure that you fulfil the criteria required and read the Adoption Guidelines thoroughly –  available on this website.

2. Once completed with as much detail as possible please email or post your form to your Regional Coordinator. They will inform you if you meet the required criteria before passing the form to the Management Team for consideration. The most likely candidates for each dog being adopted will then receive a home visit after which a decision will be taken and announced here. No names will be given out publicly.

3. All dogs entering adoption are subject to a 2 week ‘trial period’ for the family and the dog to decide if they like each other. The Adoption Fee is only payable after this time – details of this fee can be found on the Adoption Guidelines, please ensure you have read them thoroughly and understand what is expected of you, and that you can afford to take on a rescue dog.

Payment plans are not available

All Phoenix Rescue Dogs have 5 weeks free insurance on completion of Adoption contracts.

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**** APPLICATIONS FOR MERCEDES WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL 7PM WEDNESDAY 17TH OCTOBER AFTER WHICH THE CHECKING PROCESS WILL BEGIN AND NO FURTHER APPLICATIONS WILL BE TAKEN. ****

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Please note that due to the volume of applications we receive it is not possible to contact each one personally, sorry. Please watch the page for updates.

 

 

 

**** JET IS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION ****

Applications extended until we find the perfect home for him.

We were a little worried when Jet joined us, as he had shocking manners and looked as if he might join our pack of Problem Children – but he has made liars of us all and we love him for it. He did not like living with his son, a puppy, in his original home and would start fights. He also seemed to dislike women but this hasn’t been an issue in foster, so may have been simply due to the lady of his previous home needing to advocate for the pup.

Originally, this 2 year old brindle lad was placed into foster-to adopt but although he has been a good lad with the resident dog, an older small-breed male, there have been a couple of ‘almost’ occasions and he seems to settle and be himself much better as only dog. He has fit into the family home with children really well and seems to enjoy just being around people once he trusts them – this can’t be forced, he needs to be able to find his feet and get used to his surroundings and the people who occupy them, but then thoroughly soaks up the attention.

When asked about his likes and dislikes we were told:

* He loves his walk and needs 2 a day as he has lots of energy a garden is a must,
* Loves cuddles and attention once he is used to you
* Loves his walks and rolling in the grass
* Loves his raw food diet
* Very trainable when food’s involved
* Loves toys and destroys them
* Absolutely loves a bath
* Loves relaxing
* Sleeps in his own bed at night and loves a treat before bed

His fosterers have been very open and honest about his problems and dislikes too:

* Can display unprovoked aggression when out on walks – have a lead with do not pet and ‘dog in rehab’ on it which helps
* New people that come in to the home need to be introduced under supervision
*Has the odd accident with urinating when told what to do [could be nervousness or just protest]
* Not advisable to live with another dog it is possible but would take some work and if so must be a calm female
* Does not like other dogs when out on lead will not lunge but it’s better to ignore them to keep him calm

So Jet is not a dog for a novice, but would make a wonderful pet for a family who understand dogs in general and can just let him be himself, but within boundaries that he can understand and will respect.

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If you would like to apply for Jet AND YOU HAVE READ THE ADOPTION GUIDELINES AND CAN AFFORD THE ADOPTION FEES, please read the following:

1. Complete an Adoption Application form that can be downloaded from the website. Before doing this please make sure that you fulfil the criteria required and read the Adoption Guidelines thoroughly – available on the website.

2. Once completed with as much detail as possible please email or post your form to your Regional Coordinator. They will inform you if you meet the required criteria before passing the form to the Management Team for consideration. The most likely candidates for each dog being adopted will then receive a home visit after which a decision will be taken and announced here. No names will be given out publicly.

3. All dogs entering adoption are subject to a 2 week ‘trial period’ for the family and the dog to decide if they like each other. The Adoption Fee is only payable after this time – details of this fee can be found on the Adoption Guidelines, please ensure you have read them thoroughly and understand what is expected of you, and that you can afford to take on a rescue dog.

Payment plans are not available

All Phoenix Rescue Dogs have 5 weeks free insurance on completion of Adoption contracts.

**** APPLICATIONS FOR JET WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL THE PERFECT HOME HAS BEEN FOUND! AFTER WHICH THE CHECKING PROCESS WILL BEGIN AND NO FURTHER APPLICATIONS WILL BE TAKEN. ****

Please note that due to the volume of applications we receive it is not possible to contact each one personally, sorry. Please watch the Facebook page for updates.

**** ROMNEY PPP IS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION ****

Applications Re-Opened

‘This adoption post has just been reactivated as we still need the prefect home for Romney – she is really adorable, I am shocked that she has not been snapped up’

Another little beauty with no photos, but although she definitely is a pretty girl, blue brindle, her true beauty is her nature. She will climb your legs to get up your body for a fuss and a cuddle; she craves it, she wants it, she needs it! Romney positively lives for love and praise.

Although this 2 year old lady has had a tough start in life, and has the droopy ear to prove it, she has been lovingly nursed back to health and overcome demodex too. Her new home will need to be attentive in keeping her ears clean, but there are much better now. She is a bouncy girl i good health, so her demands for attention make make her too ‘scatchy’ for young children but she will cuddle up to older ones.

Romney isn’t really a doggy dog – she needs people around her and can get a bit snappy with another dog, and wont like sharing toys and food either, but a human can take them. She has only just started to show interest in toys (a ball) but enjoys chew treats, like antlers. She doesn’t really like sharing her human with other dogs either, despite being in foster with 2 very laid-back pooches. No friendships have emerged; no enemies or fights either, but a bit of a stalemate really. That does extend to dogs out and about when she is walking on a lead – they will get a grumble if they sniff her, just to let them know she does not want to be pals, thanks. If taken to training, in a safer environment, she may learn to interact and be better socialised, and could benefit from this.

She lived outdoors prior to rescue so her house-training has had to go back to basics, and it is pretty good with just a very occasional accident. Surprisingly, she walks really nicely on lead and her recall is good off it too, probably due to gr human attachment. Traffic and outdoor sounds don’t seem to scare her.

Romney is happy to sleep in a crate, but if not in one she is not a problem and can be left happily for a couple of hours, overnight for bed, and does not chew or cry. She is a great family dog really, especially if Mum or Dad are home lots, that is what she needs.

Could you offer Romney a loving home? Read the following very carefully:

1. Complete an Adoption Application form that can be  downloaded from the website. Before doing this please make sure that you fulfil the criteria required and read the Adoption Guidelines thoroughly –  available on the website.

2. Once completed with as much detail as possible please email or post your form to your Regional Coordinator. They will inform you if you meet the required criteria before passing the form to the Management Team for consideration. The most likely candidates for each dog being adopted will then receive a home visit after which a decision will be taken and announced here. No names will be given out publicly.

3. All dogs entering adoption are subject to a 2 week ‘trial period’ for the family and the dog to decide if they like each other. The Adoption Fee is only payable after this time – details of this fee can be found on the Adoption Guidelines, please ensure you have read them thoroughly and understand what is expected of you, and that you can afford to take on a rescue dog.

Payment plans are not available

All Phoenix Rescue Dogs have 5 weeks free insurance on completion of Adoption contracts.

**** APPLICATIONS FOR ROMNEY WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL THE PERFECT HOME IS FOUND! AFTER WHICH THE CHECKING PROCESS WILL BEGIN AND NO FURTHER APPLICATIONS WILL BE TAKEN. ****

Please note that due to the volume of applications we receive it is not possible to contact each one personally, sorry. Please watch the FB page for updates.

 

 

 

 

 

**** HENLEY IS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION ****

APPLICATIONS accepted until we find the perfect home for him.

Henley is now 5 years old and joined us back in June; he was very much spoiled to ruination and really did think he was The Man. He is not one to enjoy a public get-together and his early years of being pampered and over-loved will have left him with anxiety that heightens that ‘fight or flight’ response. Add to that an excellent appetite for exercise but a dislike of other dogs, also not helped in his early life on his owner’s admission and you can see why we had a lively lad who needed some very special fostering.

Unfortunately for Henley, he and his owner moved house many times and this lead to him becoming a little anxious. Working commitments and living in a flat meant Henley was under-exercised so he ha excess energy. Henley has food allergies but this is controlled by a grain free diet. His owner felt nervous around other dogs and this lead to Henley being poorly socialised so we are looking for a dog / cat free home for him. Henley did guard his human but this has improved greatly in his foster home. For this reason we would only consider older children, or no children at all. Henley is both house and crate trained and can be left for a few hours happily.

Henley’s fosterers have done a fabulous job working on his confidence and helping him to settle back down. Although perfectly understandable, he is yet another Frenchie who needs to learn that his behaviour is unacceptable, but he is not a daft lad and will settle. And he has been very loved indeed, before joining us and in foster too.

Full support and an extended ‘cooling off’ period will be given to the right home for Henley, on the understanding that he will need a little longer and a very special type of home indeed.

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If you would like to apply for Henley AND YOU HAVE READ THE ADOPTION GUIDELINES AND CAN AFFORD THE ADOPTION FEES, please read the following:

1. Complete an Adoption Application form that can be downloaded from the website. Before doing this please make sure that you fulfil the criteria required and read the Adoption Guidelines thoroughly – also available on the website.

2. Once completed with as much detail as possible please email or post your form to your Regional Coordinator. They will inform you if you meet the required criteria before passing the form to the Management Team for consideration. The most likely candidates for each dog being adopted will then receive a home visit after which a decision will be taken and announced here. No names will be given out publicly.

3. All dogs entering adoption are subject to a 2 week ‘trial period’ for the family and the dog to decide if they like each other. The Adoption Fee is only payable after this time – details of this fee can be found on the Adoption Guidelines, please ensure you have read them thoroughly and understand what is expected of you, and that you can afford to take on a rescue dog.

Payment plans are not available

All Phoenix Rescue Dogs have 5 weeks free insurance on completion of Adoption contracts.

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**** APPLICATIONS FOR HENLEY WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL WE FIND THE PERFECT HOME AFTER WHICH THE CHECKING PROCESS WILL BEGIN AND NO FURTHER APPLICATIONS WILL BE TAKEN. ****

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Please note that due to the volume of applications we receive it is not possible to contact each one personally, sorry. Please watch the FB page and website for updates.

 

**** PETRA IS AVAILABLE TO ADOPT ****

Applications Closed!

Petra was brought to our attention by several members of the public as she was being advertised on a less-than-reputable website as ‘no longer required’. At only 4 Years 9 months old, roughly, she has had one litter and was being sold off unspayed. Yes, money did have to exchange hands to get her to safety.

And what a scared little girl she was on arrival, a small fawn girl, very sweet but so unsure of what was happening to her. We very quickly learned that some men scare her and she feels more comfortable with women but in foster she has shown herself to be okay with quieter and smaller men but any large men scare her and although she has learned not to be aggressive, she can display fight or flight tendencies, so needs to be reassured and managed kindly.

She has been in foster with one of our very experienced fosterers who also happens to be a behaviourist and she has helped Petra to begin the emptying of her ‘stress bucket’ which was brimming over when we first uplifted her and her initial fosterers rather sadly got her at full overload so were sad not to be able to keep her. She definitely needed some time-out and support, and has now had this. The report from her fosterer is very promising:

“Petra is pretty normal and I’m sure someone could manage her – full on bundle of energy. Very clean-manners which still need improvement as she knew nothing but will now sit – think she speaks a foreign language. Will bark and lunge at ‘manly’ men still but is not openly aggressive [fear]. She loves company – another full on energetic dog that likes wrestling as a brother maybe? If introduced correctly she will benefit. She is still barking at some people when out – she would suit a lady or a quieter man – she’s okay with [fosterer’s husband – a calm, gentle-mannered man] but gets anxious with big men or teenagers being rowdy, but she is not openly aggressive – I think she was just pushed over her limits initially with all the stress – a little noisy when first left but settles – very clean not destructive.”

She has shown no interest in cats when out and about but is not fully tested so we won’t take any risks there. Her fear of noise may make her unsuitable for a family home unless it is a much older or quiet child who will give her space and love.

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If you would like to apply for Petra AND YOU HAVE READ THE ADOPTION GUIDELINES AND CAN AFFORD THE ADOPTION FEES, please read the following:

1. Complete an Adoption Application form that can be downloaded from the website. Before doing this please make sure that you fulfil the criteria required and read the Adoption Guidelines thoroughly – available on the website.

2. Once completed with as much detail as possible please email or post your form to your Regional Coordinator. They will inform you if you meet the required criteria before passing the form to the Management Team for consideration. The most likely candidates for each dog being adopted will then receive a home visit after which a decision will be taken and announced here. No names will be given out publicly.

3. All dogs entering adoption are subject to a 2 week ‘trial period’ for the family and the dog to decide if they like each other. The Adoption Fee is only payable after this time – details of this fee can be found on the Adoption Guidelines, please ensure you have read them thoroughly and understand what is expected of you, and that you can afford to take on a rescue dog.

Payment plans are not available

All Phoenix Rescue Dogs have 5 weeks free insurance on completion of Adoption contracts.

**** APPLICATIONS FOR PETRA WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL 7pm FRIDAY 17th AUGUST AFTER WHICH THE CHECKING PROCESS WILL BEGIN AND NO FURTHER APPLICATIONS WILL BE TAKEN. ****

Please note that due to the volume of applications we receive it is not possible to contact each one personally, sorry.

 

 

**** BASIL NEEDS A LONG-TERM FOSTER TO ADOPT ****

Applications Extended! 

You may recall that Basil had a bout of illness which resulted in some buttons being removed from his stomach …. that mystery has never been solved! Needless to say, he was poorly for a while afterwards as they were odd-shaped buttons that did no good at all to his stomach lining, but the care of his fosterers in slowly reintroducing gentle foods has seen him recover fully and back to his usual self.

That ‘usual self’ is a complex lad – he needs to be an only dog and cannot be with children or cats. It can take a little time to settle him in to a new home but he can be a really affectionate lad, who loves to play ball. His current fosterers have worked very hard with some of his reactivity and he has improved hugely but they would like to consider a family in the future and have very sensibly recognised that this will not work for Basil, and so they will not be adopting him. It will be a very sad time for him when he leaves but we admire their honesty and are grateful for the progress they have made with him.

Once in his new home we will be sending a behaviourist to further assess Basil and see if we can’t work through some of his fear-anxiety issues and help him be where he needs to be Forever.

Please do put ‘Basil’ into the FB page search to see his previous posts and updates and learn more about him. We don’t want another home that only wants to foster please, he has been assessed and we now need to get him where someone will be able to stay, forever. He needs a quiet, calm home, no children, no cats and no other dogs. A big ask, yes, but we want the best for him.

Please use the foster form to apply for Basil and email it to [email protected] clealry marking it ‘BASIL’

Applications for Basil will remain open until 8pm on Sunday 12th August and will be extended if needed to find the perfect home.

 

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**** REMEMBER KEVIN? WE URGENTLY NEED HELP TO FIND HIM HIS FOREVER HOME ******

 

Kevin was affectionately nicknamed ‘The Coffee Table’ by the Team when he came to us last year, as he was rather rotund and certainly not built for speed. Fast forward a few months after being in foster care and he is a shadow of his former self; toned, fit and svelte. But he is still having some very serious issues that we need to share with you in the hope of finding him an understanding Forever Home, because in the wrong hands he could be very difficult and would be at serious risk of PTS, and there is no way we want to set him up for a fall.

We could MRI scan Kevin, as he is displaying some neurological problems. He is readable as sometimes his face changes, tightens, and he will launch to bite. It doesn’t happen very often and once given a few minutes time-out he is very apologetic, but just can’t help himself it seems. There are no set triggers. So, an MRI might undercover an issue, maybe give a diagnosis. But it won’t offer a cure. And we will still have a dog with a problem.

Kevin is currently in foster with a very understandable couple who are child-free and very understanding of dog behaviour. They have a small Frenchie girl who Kevin adores – most of the time. He will sometimes turn on her for no reason and she is not the type of girl to bite back or put him in his place. He has been known to back off from more ebullient female dogs when walking, but otherwise he will always try to get the first word in, although this has improved. He is hyper-sensitive when out on a walk and will know of approaching people/dogs long before his walker does, and for this reason he can’t be let off the lead, which is a shame as he loves to run and play. Surprisingly, building work in the home has not seemed to bother him and now that the work is finished he is still waiting for the chaps to arrive each day. His fosterers have described him as being almost permanently on-guard, but he seems to be ready to respond to perceived trouble before he even knows if there is any there.

Have you lived with a dog like Kevin? Do you or someone you know understand neurological problems and feel able to cope? Ideally, Kevin needs a home in the middle of nowhere that has large but enclosed spaces that he can’t escape from but can just be busy in. He was heavily resource guarding in his previous home, but this is not the case now, and he doesn’t even seek to attack the free-range chickens since picking one up and not knowing what on earth to do with it!

Kevin is highly at risk, a major Problem Child, and we are urgently appealing for help with him as he is young and fit in all other ways, this undesirable behaviour is not constant, and he is worth working with.

Please use the contact form for more information or email [email protected] if you can help

 

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