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

 

**** APPO IS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION ****

Applications closing Monday 25th June 2018

If I didn’t already have a stunning brindle boy, I would be grabbing this one. Appo is just about the most perfect package you could hope for. He is only 18 months old so has only just been castrated and can still display a bit of teenage nonsense and hilarity, but is also incredibly affectionate. All he wants is to be a Mummy’s boy and cuddle all day long. This should be managed carefully, as outside the house he may try to guard Mummy from other dogs, but in the house he is always a joy to live with.

Appo previously lived with a female Frenchie ,and a couple of other dogs too, and and although he could be like a typical little brother and annoy the heck out of his Frenchie lady, they did love one another and played well together between her keeping him in his place! He is an only dog in foster and does seem to enjoy the attention being heaped on him, but we think he may also like to be with a female pal to zoomie with, but she would need to be a lady who wont take offence if he toy guards, which he can do.

He has been around dog-savvy young children, 4+ years, but only visiting, and the children in his foster home are a little older and so we think a noisy, busy, family home with youngsters may be a bit overwhelming for him but certainly a family home with 2 or 3 children who understand dogs, maybe 6/7+ years old, would be lovely for him – but they must be prepared to share their paddling pool – Appo LOVES water! Including the bath, so be careful: I have been told he doesn’t care who is already in it!

Can you resist those big brown eyes? The perfection continues …. he is not at all bothered by cats – see photographic evidence! I am assuming if one ran he may chase, but this one is standing his ground and there have been no problems at all.

Appo came to us through sad circumstances and has never known anything but love and pampering; it is rare to get such a well-balanced dog into rescue so this is an excellent opportunity for a family to make a gorgeous addition.

If you would like to adopt Appo, please read the following 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 APPO WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL 7PM, MONDAY 25TH JUNE 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.

 

 

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

Applications closing Friday 22nd  June 2018

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 7PM, FRIDAY 22ND JUNE 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.

 

 

**** JAINA PPP IS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION ****

Applications closing Tuesday 19th  June 2018

I dislike doing the PPP pooches because I cant share their pictures and many of them, this one included, are just so adorable that it is criminal not to see those cute little faces. Jaina is a dinky, fawn girl , probably around 4 years old, spayed and much improved on the skinny, scabby little lady that was originally rescued. She was quite nervous and does still suffer anxiety when left alone, so we think she could benefit from another dog to keep her company and play with, one that can keep up with her! She can try to be rather dominating to a female dog once she settles, so we think a male without too much attitude would be ideal.

Jaina adores children and is always pleased to see them, she will snuggle up and take as much fuss as they can give. She does have a funny little foible though, and it can unnerve some if they don’t understand, because she grumbles; not from aggression but more like a little old person muttering to themselves! She will do it when lying alone, just to get a fuss, she does it when her foster-Dad comes to fuss her if she is laying with her foster-Mum (the stops to accept the fuss!), she will do it walking around the house for no good reason at all. See it for what it is, just her funny way, and it is really endearing. There is no malice in this little lady.

Out and about is still a work in progress; we are unsure if she can’t walk far because she is horribly unfit and has had to be trained to a lead (she has probably been crated for most of her life and has had several litters), or if she does’t breathe well, but she hasn’t suffered in the heat at home so we will observe that in pre-adoption and act accordingly. We have no knowledge of her reaction to cats but suspect that it is a no … the prey drive in this one is quite high.

Toilet training has been amazing for a dog that hasn’t lived indoors for most of her life, she is a very clean girl and even uses the same area of garden, far from the house for her toiletting. She does like to be close to her humans though and so will need a home that will allow her to have hr bed beside theirs – not ON the human bed, just beside them and she will curl up happily. She really does need someone home for much of the time too, to work on her anxiety and help her to relax.

If you would like to adopt Jaina please read the following 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 – 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.

**** APPLICATIONS FOR JAINA WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL 7PM, TUESDAY 19TH JUNE 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.

 

 

**** SHMI IS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION ****

Applications closing Wednesday 13th  June 2018

I can bring you some gorgeous photos of this lovely lady but sadly cat tell you too much else, as she was purchased by a member of the public and surrendered into our care. What a wonderful little lady she is though. We think she is around 4 years old and has a very ruined set of ears that do need attention and monitoring so that they don’t deteriorate, but she is not bothered by them. She certainly has a zest for life and is quite the character.

Her foster-carer has found her to be a fabulous house-guest whilst she has been there to be assessed. She said, and I quote: “she’s such a special girl with so much love to give.” There has been much cuddling. We did think that Shmi would be happy as an only dog but she has seemed to miss her canine pal when she spent a night away so maybe she just likes to know there is another dog around, no big attachments, just that quiet confidence that a buddy brings.

I think you will be able to see from her photos that she is playful and mischievous and she loves to explore. It only took a week for her to really come out of her shell. She is a very bright little button and will need some training but we think her hearing is heavily impaired by her poorly ears, so maybe some sign training would be the way forward. She had the inevitable accidents for the first couple of nights but is very clean in the house now. She loves everyone and everything, there are no children in the house but she loves the ones in the neighbourhood and she’s fine with cats too. She is surprisingly strong so may be a bit of a handful around very small children but there are absolutely no signs of aggression or anxiety. Shmi is a greedy girl and loves her food so reward training her so should be a breeze!

She may be part Mountain Goat, as we find in so many Frenchies (although that gene is not yet being tested for!). She will climb up and jump on everything and has a thing for moving shoes around the house, but not chewing them.

Shmi does need someone who is patient and can help her build her confidence when she is on the lead but she does enjoy attention from any passer-by who wants to fuss her. As far as her fosterer is concerned, she really is a special girl and I am quite sure many others will think so too.

Do you want to welcome this little girl into your home? Read 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 – 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.

**** APPLICATIONS FOR SHMI WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL 7PM, WEDNESDAY 13TH JUNE AFTER WHICH THE CHECKING PROCESS WILL BEGIN AND NO FURTHER APPLICATIONS WILL BE TAKEN. ****

 

**** BOMBER IS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION ****

Applications closing Friday 8th  June 2018

Here’s a handsome fella, even if he has lost an eye – it just adds to his considerable charm. He is an absolute gem and was only surrendered due to changes in personal circumstances. Poor Bomber was a shocking breather though and needed palate surgery pretty quickly; his soft palate was so bad that his recovery was quite worrying and extra time in hospital was needed, but he fought through like the true Frenchie he is to return fit and well.

You may be able to tell from his photos that he does love a ball – although he did rip his dew claw while playing recently so is currently milking the sympathy vote for his poorly paw, bandaged up. Oh yes, he is certainly using it to his advantage! Once that is sorted though, and now that he breathes so much better, he can get back to enjoying walks in the countryside, which he really enjoys.

Bomber has never lived with very young children and as he is 4 years old but still quite a boisterous lad, we think maybe older ones would be preferable, and he needs to be either an only dog or be with a female who wont harass him too much but enjoys company. He seems fine with other dogs and has lived with one, but anything too springy could upset that, so we wont risk it. And no cats, sorry.

If you would like to adopt this very companionable lad you need to read and follow these instructions 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 – also i 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 BOMBER WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL 7PM FRIDAY 8TH JUNE 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.

 

**** ENOLA PPP IS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION ***

Applications closing Tuesday 26th June 2018

Enola is a tiny little fawn girl who came to us under a bit of a cloud when she was suspected of being involved in a fatal altercation with another dog – nothing was for sure but it is true that small furry things would catch her attention in a negative way, and it was small dog, although others were also involved. BUT, she has behaved in an exemplary fashion in foster care, despite having been placed with a specialist fosterer expecting the worse – we thought we had the wrong dog! She walks nicely on a lead and even behaves well at the vets. She has been out on walks with other dogs and not caused any trouble either. She really loves people too.

Enola is around 2 years old and very much enjoys a snuggle on the sofa. If you read her previously posted introduction you will also know that she is quite the character, so will certainly liven up the home! We haven’t found anything horrible about her, she has not put a paw wrong, but we wont home her with another dog unless it is a very much larger one, within a very experienced home and willing to separate and introduce very slowly. But definitely no cats please.

We have’t known Enola to be around young children so wont take that chance, but there is no reason to expect that she would not enjoy the company of older ones who want to cuddle her and play in the garden. She truly is a little pocket rocket and I can only apologise to her fosterer who was expecting a bit of a poorly pooch needing rehab! She will never trust me again! I much prefer for them to be this way though and we are delighted wit the updates she has been sending: Enola will make a gorgeous companion.

If you would like to apply for Enola 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.

4. Due to the volume of applications we receive we apologise but cannot reply individually to each one. All updates will be posted to the Phoenix FB page and website.

Payment plans are not available

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

**** APPLICATIONS FOR ENOLA WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL 7PM TUESDAY 26TH JUNE AFTER WHICH THE CHECKING PROCESS WILL BEGIN AND NO FURTHER APPLICATIONS WILL BE TAKEN. ****

 

**** HARVARD IS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION ****

Applications closing Friday 1st June 2018

 

This poor lad came to us in a real pickle; he is only a year old but had already had around 4 homes when he arrived. He was very ill-mannered – they were absent actually – and he was thin and verging on hyperactive.

Fast forward 4 weeks to now, and his foster-family have done some truly amazing work with him. From thinking he was a charging bull on a lead he now walks nicely, he will sit and take treats from the hand, even with other dogs next to him. He actually waits his turn. Previously he was a very severe guarder of food and really couldn’t even be trusted to be in the kitchen during food preparation, not with other dogs around as the slightest crumb falling could cause a reaction leading to a fight. Not now, it is still better to feed him away from others but he no longer prowls expectantly.

Toy and human guarding have also improved HUGELY. He may still have the odd grumble but this is easily stopped by verbal command. I can’t say his criminal activities have improved though as he is still a thief of socks and slippers, but this is attention seeking rather than anything malicious or destructive.

Harvard LOVES water; he loves a paddling pool, the bath, shallow streams, anything where he can get wet and splash about.

In foster, Harvard has been with other dogs but it is clear that he is not going to live harmoniously with one unless it is dominant but in a gentle, no-nonsense sense. We think a female would be good but he is not too keen on any dogs larger than him, so another Frenchie or similar size.

And no children or cats, sadly. He is too ‘busy’ for children and may not cope well with them as he takes time to learn to trust and so will need an understanding home who can give him space and let him come to them. No sofas until trust is built, floor cuddles only so that he doesn’t try to over-power and dominate.

Harvard is a cuddly lad but has had a terrible start in life, so we need to unpick that. He is certainly young enough to learn his manners and deserves a good life.

if you would like to apply for Harvard:

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 i 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.

4. Due to the volume of applications we receive we apologise but cannot reply individually to each one. All updates will be posted to the Phoenix FB page and website.

Payment plans are not available

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

**** APPLICATIONS FOR HARVARD WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL FRIDAY 1st JUNE at 8PM AFTER WHICH THE CHECKING PROCESS WILL BEGIN AND NO FURTHER APPLICATIONS WILL BE TAKEN. ****

 

**** BANKSY PPP IS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION ****

Applications closing Friday 1st June 2018

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28th May 2018 – we have re-opened Banksy’s adoption post as sadly it has not worked out in his current placing – if you previously showed an interest in him could I please ask you to re-apply and we will run his post again until Friday 1st June for all applications to be made. Thank you.
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It really saddens me that I cant let you see pictures of this adorable clown, but he came to us with a less than simple background and so is part of the Phoenix Protection Programme (PPP), and so we need him to be kept safe. He is technically what we call ‘pied’, but he is more white with spots than actual full pied in the style we usually see. Very handsome and even comical just to look at – and he is a known joker too.

Banksy is a very special boy and although he was a bouncy lad and prone to a little over-enthusiastic mouthing, this was easily addressed, because he is also only about 9 months old and just needed some boundaries. However, what makes Banksy that wee bit MORE special is that he is actually deaf, and so needs a home that may be experienced with this or is prepared to learn with him, because he is incredibly keen to learn and has great potential.

He is extremely loving, has been happily living with an 8 year old child and loves having his chin tickled. He has also been fine with rabbits and other small furries – but not cats. He does get upset if shut into a room alone, but doesn’t need to be crated as he behaves well.

Banksy enjoys being bathed – particularly being massaged with the shampoo- spoiled and pampered in foster, methinks! But he does help to dry himself by rolling around in the towel afterwards ….

Banksy will need to be castrated when he is old enough, but definitely not before he is at least one year old to allow him to fully mature – this is very important and will be monitored and discussed.

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At A Glance:

9 months old, pied, DEAF

Children: Yes, maybe not young toddlers unless they are sturdy, as he is young and can be bouncy.

Cats: No

Dogs: Yes, full details TBC

Type of home: Family home with lots of time to train Banksy and allow him to grow into the charismatic dog he promises to be.

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If you would like to apply for Banksy please read the following:

1. Complete an Adoption Application form that can be f ‘files’ tab at the top left downloaded from the website. Before doing this please make sure that you fulfil the criteria required and read the Adoption Guidelines thoroughly – also in the  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. 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 BANKSY WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL CLOSE OF PLAY FRIDAY 1st JUNE AFTER WHICH THE CHECKING PROCESS WILL BEGIN AND NO FURTHER APPLICATIONS WILL BE TAKEN. ****

 

 

**** ZEPPELIN IS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION ***

Applications closing Friday 18th May 2018

 

I had serious concerns that I would not be able to do this, but I already have another pooch waiting to arrive Chez Cargill and it was that very need that helped make up my mind. So many dogs need to be helped, and there are so many of you offering 5* homes. And that is exactly what all of our dogs deserve, Zeppy no less than any of them.

What can I tell you about Zeppy? Boring stuff, like he is almost 17 weeks old, a red and white Bulldog who is very good at his house training, uses pads and only has very occasional accidents, and sleeps like a baby. He is crate trained and travels well in one, will sleep all night in one without a murmur, adores other dogs whether male or female, eats well …… boring.

What you actually want to know is that at 17 weeks he is very lively and NEEDS at least one other dog to match his energy levels. He doesn’t want to sleep in the crate, he wants to be in YOUR bed, with his head on YOUR pillow and will not move or murmur all night (doesn’t even snore). He doesn’t want to wait at home while you do the school run, he will come too! And no, that stupid lead/harness-thing is not for him, he will just trot out to the car with you, thank you (needs work with lead walking!). And don’t close that door to the garden either, there are things to explore out there, even if he did look as though he was asleep when you closed it. And if it gets in his way (table leg, chair leg etc) he MAY try to taste it, just to see what it is like … but lots of toys do help this.

I cant lie, Zeppy is a joy; he is full-on, 100% puppy with all the good and bad that comes with puppies. His teeth are like needles, he loves to mouth but responds so well to training and a firm ‘aaaaghhh’ stops him from doing most things. He is affectionate, cuddly, but also not clingy. He really does need another dog or 2 as he plays so much and enjoys their company, even to cuddle up to. He loves children and people of all ages (I do think he would chase a cat, just for fun!) but do remember those nippy teeth where very small people are concerned.

When Zeppy arrived we were told he had a heart murmur and were concerned that it had been put at around a Grade 3 – this is not good and would have needed further investigation. We had him checked and at worse it is a Grade2, his heart is strong and the rhythm is regular. The murmur, which we see quite a lot in young Bullies and Frenchies, is just ‘normal for him’ and causes no issues. The vet actually stated that it gave her ‘no cause for concern.’ Yes, keep it monitored, but this is one little bundle of energy. Mr C had hoped it would be a Grade 4 or 5, or that I would say it was just, so that he could keep him ….. bad man! We are delighted he is okay and able to enjoy life.

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So Zeppy’s new home MUST HAVE:

At least one other young, lively dog – definitely

Children (he likes to play) – preferably

NO cats – he would be a tyrant – definitely

Someone at home who could keep him occupied, work with him on his training and make sure he learns manners to stop him becoming naughty.
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I don’t mean to offend Bulldog owners here, but Zepp is actually slightly smarter than the average bear, he learns very quickly and is not lazy (he may be a cross-breed 🤣), unlike The Fat Ginger One he is pictured with, who is not available ….. or maybe ….. no, joking! He also has a slightly longer snout and great nostrils. He is quite long in the leg too so we hope that all of these things will prove beneficial to his long-term general health.

If you would like to apply for Zeppelin – form an orderly queue – please read the following:

1. Complete an Adoption Application form that can be  ‘or downloaded from this 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 ZEPPELIN WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL CLOSE OF PLAY FRIDAY 18TH MAY AFTER WHICH THE CHECKING PROCESS WILL BEGIN AND NO FURTHER APPLICATIONS WILL BE TAKEN. ****

 

 

**** BASIL IS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION ***

Applications closing Friday 13th April 2018

 

 

Basil headed off for his long-term foster and although he has been much improved with his over-stimulation, he is not willing to share his toys. This means that as much as he and his lovely girlfriend got along (photo shows them together), she didn’t fancy sharing either and so we have had a few scuffles, making both dogs unhappy.

To refresh, Basil can be a confused lad; he wants to be affectionate, loving and loved, but sometimes just gets a bit over-awed with life. If excitement levels rise – doorbell, visitors, children playing loudly – he gets very flustered and can appear snappy. Except he isn’t snapping to bite or hurt – he is anxious.

Basil has had a tough life medically – he is all okay now but the emotional scars remain, and he will need pain management forever. He has also been attacked by a larger dog on two separate occasions whilst on a walk and minding his own business, so the fact that he is even as well-balanced as he is is amazing! He can appear unpredictable in the home – not out and about, he could care less! – but it is actually not unpredictable at all if he is understood. i.e the stimuli around him is controlled. He has been a very well-mannered lad in foster-care and really enjoys a walk and a good game.

He adores a ball, not to obsessive levels, just to play and have fun, with or without a human, and so Basil does need a garden to be able to entertain himself in.

Basil is only 3 and has lots of love to give and life to live but he will need experience and patience. He needs to be an only dog or with one who has no interest at all in toys, maybe older, and it must be a female too.

If you would like to apply for Basil:

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.

**** APPLICATIONS FOR CLAUDE WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL CLOSE OF PLAY FRIDAY 13TH APRIL AFTER WHICH THE CHECKING PROCESS WILL BEGIN AND NO FURTHER APPLICATIONS WILL BE TAKEN. ***

 

 

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

Applications closing Thursday 19th April 2018

 

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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