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Furry Friends Fortnight

Could you offer a forever home to a furry friend?

We've teamed up with Aston Clinton Vets for Furry Friends FortnightEvery day we're going to introduce you to a pet in a local shelter who needs a permanent home.

So if you're looking for a four legged friend we might just have a match for you!

Find out more about our friends and how you can help below.

Teachi

This little chap is such a character and considering his past he is the happiest dog you will meet! Poor Teachi was originally brought to us as he was often abused and hurt by the children- this has therefore led him to be nervous and unsure of them. Due to this we are looking for a home with people aged 16+.


We are looking for special people to adopt this little fella as he will need ongoing training to help him overcome his fear of children. Teachi can also be unsure of new people that approach him too quickly so any potential adopters will need to understand what to do in certain situations that worry Teachi. He has already progressed lots since he has been here so that would need to continue. 


Teachi can be reactive to other dogs but this is because he is unsure of them and probably never been taught how to correctly interact with them. He has found quite a lot of female dog friends so we think he would be fine living with a female dog in a new home- pending a successful mix here at the centre. 


Teachi needs to live in a nice quiet area where he isn't going to encounter lots of people or dogs. Once he knows you he just loves to be close to you and gets so excited with being fussed. 
We really hope his behaviour doesn't put people off as he has had such a horrible, tough start to life, but who can blame him? We know the right people are out there some where for little Teachi. 

 

If you think you can offer Teachi a forever home please contact RSPCA Blackberry Farm Animal Centre:

Boomer

Meet the handsome Boomer! He sadly came into us as his owner died. Boomer was confused, scared and lonely when he first arrived and found everything a little scary. It took a little while for Boomer to trust us but now that he does he a totally different dog! He is always so happy and excited to greet the staff and loves to run and explore! He could possibly live with a calm female dog, But sadly no cats, Boomer would also prefer to live in an adult only house hold (15+ depending on experiance). We are looking for people who have experience with nervous dogs as he may find going home a little stressful to begin with until he finds his paws. Boomer really will make a fantastic companion for someone, We hope his age will not put people off as hes still young at heart and has so much love to give.

 

If you think you can offer Boomer a forever home please contact RSPCA Blackberry Farm Animal Centre:

Toby

Toby is a Mastiff Mix and is around 4 years old.

He has already learned quite a few commands such as sit, paw, stay, stand and is more than capable of learning so much more. He does need to be taught a solid recall before he can be let off lead in public. 

He’d need to be the only dog in the home and Toby would benefit from attending dog reactivity classes to help him to become more accepting when meeting different dogs.

Toby loves to play with toys when given the chance, but he does tend to run off with the toys during playtime and will only drop them in his own time. 

He would enjoy regular walks and could benefit from extra games during the day.

If you think you could offer Toby a forever home please contact Stokenchurch Dog Rescue.

 

Athos, Porthos and Aramis

Athos, Porthos and Aramis rats - this cheeky little group have been searching for their forever home since February.  The 3 musketeers love to be out of their cage and exploring they will happily climb all over being nosy! they are quite relaxed around people and will come straight back to their cage for a tasty treat! They do need to continue learning to be held as whilst they do let you they are not relaxed about it yet....

The musketeers obviously would like to stay together as they are all quite content with each other.  They will need a lovely big cage with lots of enrichment to keep them active and busy. 

If you think you can offer Athos, Porthos and Aramis a forever home please contact RSPCA Blackberry Farm Animal Centre:

Chalky

Chalky is a lovely boy! He’s about 11 years old and he’s looking for his forever home. Somewhere quiet where we can relax and put his paws up! He’s better suited for a home without any children and he’d like to be the only pet. He loves a fuss and a groom and can often be found lounging in a sun spot! Chalky is diabetic so will need regular medication.

 

If you think you can offer Chalky a home please contact the Chiltern branch of the Cats Protection.

 

If you think you can offer Chalky a forever home contact Chiltern Cats Protection:

Kano

Kano is a mixed breed and around 3 years old. He loves attention and will sometimes jump up to his handlers for a fuss.

Kano has already learned a few commands such as sit, down, paw and other paw and is more than capable of learning so much more. He does need a lot of work on his recall as it currently does not exist. Kano is easily motivated during training by rewarding him for the correct behaviour/command with treats and positive praise. He needs to be focused on you with no distractions to get his full attention.

Kano would need to be the only dog in the home and would benefit from attending dog reactivity classes to help him become more accepting when seeing other dogs. He loves to play with toys when given the chance, but he does tend to run off with the toys during playtime and will only drop them in his own time..

He would enjoy regular walks and could benefit from extra games during the day. He will make a great addition in the right home with owners who are able to keep him mentally and physically fit.

 

If you think you could offer Kano a forever home please contact Stokenchurch Dog Rescue.

Chase

Chase is a Lurcher type and is around 2 years old. He arrived in our care after his owners were unable to give him the attention he needs.  Chase is a smart and intelligent boy that has settled into kennels well and is now ready and waiting to find his forever home. 

Chase enjoys playing with his toys and will quite happily entertain himself with them.  Since being with us, Chase has shown to get very frustrated when he sees other dogs and can become quite vocal and anxious. Chase can sometimes get a little too over stimulated when playing and can be too much for other dogs. Chase would be best suited to a dog of similar size that won’t be too overwhelmed by Chase’s style of play.

Chase will require basic training.  The only command he knows at present is sit.  If owners want to allow Chase off the lead on walks, he will require recall training before being allowed off lead in open spaces

If you think you could offer Chase a forever home please contact Stokenchurch Dog Rescue.

Ellis & Edgar

Ellis and Edgar mice came to us along with many other mice all from the same family! Ellis and Edgar are such sweet little boys, they are inquisitive and enjoy being nosy! they will happily sit on your hand for a bit of food. We have been scatter feeding them so they have to forage for their food which keeps them very busy. They are a gentle pair that would love to have their own home!

 

If you think you can offer Ellis, Edgar or any of the white mice a forever home please contact RSPCA Blackberry Farm Animal Centre:

Sapphire

Sapphire cat, is such a very special fella who has found coming to the cattery terrifying. He came from a home where his owner sadly passed away so his whole world has changed and I am sure he must find it very confusing.   Volunteers and staff have spent hours with him, just sat talking to him, telling him all about their day.  He used to just run away but now he trusts us enough to know we just want to talk and we are not going to do anything to him.  Sapphire now will sit with us and listen.  This lovely lad does have a long way to go to learn to trust again but it will be such a rewarding experience to watch that trust slowly build.  He really does deserve a loving understanding owner to show him that it's ok to relax.  

If you think you can offer Sapphire a forever home please contact RSPCA Blackberry Farm Animal Centre:

Lacey

Lacey is a Staffordshire Bull Terrier type and is around 3 years old. She’s a wonderful, lively girl that loves to get all the attention from anyone who will give it to her. She is a very inquisitive girl and loves to spend time investigating her new surroundings. She adores cuddles and also loves to play and will occasionally play a game of fetch with her tennis balls when there are no other more interesting distractions.

Lacey would like to have all of the attention and therefore she will have to be the only dog in the home.

 

She seems to have had some previous training and currently knows the commands sit, down and paw. Lacey would enjoy learning new commands with her owners and she may even enjoy some extras activities such as agility.

If you think you could offer Lacey a forever home please contact Stokenchurch Dog Rescue.

Dexter

Dexter is a Lurcher crossbreed and is around 3 years old. This lovely lad just cannot wait to find his forever home! He originally came into us through no fault of his own. Once Dexter knows you, he ADORES cuddles! He enjoys a fuss and LOVES toys, especially chasing balls!

Dexter is well under way with his training and knows lots of tricks! Ideally we would like to re home Dexter with a new family who have experience with the breed. He has a VERY high chase instinct, so he cannot live with small animals.

We do feel that Dexter would be better suited as an only dog but wouldn't 100% say no to another one but it would have to be the right dog and people. He can also live with children aged 12+.

Dexter really hopes this doesn't put people off him as he has so much love to give and will make an amazing companion, He’s a true character who’s always making us laugh! I

If you think you can offer Dexter a forever home please contact RSPCA Blackberry Farm Animal Centre:

Gizmo

Gizmo is a very friendly cat! He’s around 7 years old and has a beautiful thick coat. He’s enjoys a fuss and is happy to be picked up. Gizmo wants to find his forever home and would love a garden that he can relax in and soak up the sun! He’s happy to live with children too!

If you think you can offer Gizmo a forever home contact Chiltern Cats Protection:

Churchill, Cloud, Winston & Stormy

Churchill, Cloud, Stormy and Winston chinchillas - The boys would quite like a home all together as they are family and have always been together.  The boys are very sweet natured and happily eat out of your hand or just come over to see what your up to.  The lads will need a large house to live in with space to hide, sleep, chew and play.  They would like a quieter home where they can continue to relax and enjoy life.  Do you have the space the bachelor boys will need?

If you think you can offer Churchill, Cloud, Stormy and Winston a forever home please contact RSPCA Blackberry Farm Animal Centre:

Wellington

Wellington is a sensitive and insecure boy who is looking for understanding owners.

Wellington suffers with separation anxiety so is looking for a home where his new owners would be around to help him feel safe and secure and have home alone time build up gradually.

He can become quite stressed and vocal when seeing other dogs, so owners will need to continue with his behavioural work once home and keep him muzzled when out on walks.  

Wellington is looking for a calm home in a quiet, rural area with a large fully secure garden that he can play in and enjoy.  

In a home with owners who have experience with the breed and are willing to continue working with Wellington and his anxiety he will make a wonderful companion.  

If you think you could offer Wellington a forever home please contact Stokenchurch Dog Rescue.

Fun Facts about your furry friends

Here are some fun facts from our friends at Aston Clinton Vets:

  1. Dalmatians are born purely white at birth
  2. Airedale Terriers are born purely black
  3. Dogs cool down through panting, not through sweating
  4. Birds can see more colours than humans do
  5. Dogs see less colours than humans do
  6. Some breeds of dog have blue tongues, such as a Shar Pei and Chow Chow
  7. Cats purr when they are either nervous, stressed or happy
  8. Dogs have 42 teeth, humans have 32
  9. Myxomatosis is a viral disease spread by biting insects such as fleas and mosquitoes and by contact with an infected rabbit
  10. Arthritic, long haired, elderly and over-weight rabbits are the most at risk of fly-strike.
  11. Rabbits and guinea pigs do not live together well, they require different diets as guinea-pigs can not produce their own vitamin C
  12. A cats heart beats twice as fast as a humans.
  13. Milk can cause stomach upset and is very calorific for cats.
  14. Toothpaste made for humans is toxic to dogs. Fortunately there is tooth paste for dogs too.
  15. Cats like tinsel but if ingested, can cause intestinal blockages.
  16. A cat can reach five times its own height when it jumps.
  17. Dogs can smell 1000 times better than humans
  18. The chihuahua is the smallest breed of dog
  19. Cats have to eat a meat based diet
  20. Puppies are born blind and deaf
  21. The most popular breed of dog is the Labrador