Here are some of the dogs we have available for rehoming at the moment. Please be aware that we cannot be sure how well any of the dogs will get on with any cats you may have at home.
These dogs are featured here because none of them were wearing ID discs when picked up and when scanned, none were microchipped. Look after your pet and get him microchipped - that way he will be returned to you if he strays. Dogs must wear ID tags by law. Ask at reception for disc engraving done while you wait and microchipping by appointment.
We have new dogs arriving at the centre every day and so the most recent arrivals may not feature on this page for a few days. Please contact us if you'd like more up to date information.
Please - think carefully when deciding to rehome a dog.
Dogs are being let down by people who agree to take them, but then change their minds.
Last updated on: 04/03/2014
BrandyA letter from Brandy's foster home :
Hi,my name is Brandy. I'm around 5 years old and I'm a Staffy cross Boxer girl.
My foster Mum tells me every day I'm a pretty girl and a good girl. I can be left for a short time, I just sleep the day away in peace and quiet. I also know all my manners. I sit and wait for food and I do not touch unless told to. I can 'speak' on command, give both paws, sit, down, bed, stay and leave. I'm very affectionate and think I'm a lap dog. When my Mum comes home from work, I greet her, show her all my toys and then snuggle down on the sofa for a cuddle.
I am clean in the house, I do not chew, have accidents or bark when my foster parents go out. I need to be an only animal in the house.
I'm full of character, extremely intelligent, happy and an affectionate girl, who needs the right people to give me a chance. I guarantee that once I'm in your life, I'll leave a paw print on your heart.
RandolphA stunning, castrated, handsome and VERY loving dog. Randy is a big boy who needs a home with no other dogs or cats please. During his time with us, he has shown that he is not good with other dogs. Randy is hoping to find a home with experience of the bigger breeds. Very loving towards people.
BellaLook at that little face! Over a year ago,unfortunately Bella's owner became mentally ill and began neglecting and abusing Bella. We were called so see if we could help the dog.We fetched her back to the kennels and her owner went into care. According to neighbours, Bella had been regularly beaten for about two years. They could hear her crying out. Attempts by the neighbours to get help for the dog were in vain. Bella had broken teeth and when the vet examined her, she was found to be severely bruised over her entire body.
Now, when she is in a home environment, she is defensive and believes she is going to be beaten. When she is here in the kennels, she feels safe and is a pleasure to live with.
Bella has been out a couple of times and understandably, been brought back. We are worried that Bella will spend whatever time she has left,in a kennel. We do love the dogs and look after them properly here, but it's not a proper home and at Bella's age,that's what she needs.
Is there anyone dog savvy enough to realise what Bella has come through and be able to reassure her that she will never be hurt again or is this just wishful thinking on our part?
Regaining this little old dogs trust isn't going to be easy.She was badly hurt by someone she loved and trusted.
Do you have what if takes to take her and put the trust back into her?
It would take a very special person to do that for Bella.
Stan in fosterStan is approx.13 months old. He would best be suited in a home with older children due to his size. Stan will need a strong owner. During his time with us, he has shown to have a lovely temperament. Stan is a lovely boy and very big ! A gentle giant.
Here is an update from Stan's foster Mum :
I thought I would send some photos of Stan and also update how he is getting on. He is a big beautiful boy, he gets on fantastically with my girl German Shepherd. He is not so good with other male dogs even though we have tried plenty of times to introduce him with males. He is fantastic with females. You can leave treats, bones and toys on the floor with no problem. Stan can sit, wait, roll over, paw,and lay down, also bark on command. He loves cuddles and sleeping,is a very clean dog and not one accident in the house. An all round brilliant dog. We will be very sad when a lucky family has him as part of their family but we want Stan to have the very best!! He can be left for reasonable amounts of time as long as he has got a bone. Stan doesn't like shouting or fighting and is a very happy dog but not too keen on cats. He loves a ride in the car and loves kids. Stan is not bothered about someone eating, if it's our dinner time, he will just lay in his bed. He takes treats gently. No damage to my house. But he will run at the front door if someone knocks. He loves soft toys. I hope some of this is helpful,he is an ace big dog and so deserves a permanent home. Stan is the man.
Please call the kennels to arrange to meet Stan.
HarleyAbsolutely GORGEOUS dog, about 2 years old. During his time with us,he has made friends with everyone. He is looking for a family who love the big dogs. Big and daft - that's Harley!
Harley is an American Bulldog or American bulldog cross.
Aero chocolate beauty.A great favourite at the kennels is Aero! She is a Staffie cross bitch who, during her time with us, has shown herself to be a happy dog who is good with cats. An experienced doggy home is needed where Aero can continue her training. She can be grumpy with other dogs, but is fine with cats!!
Noel has been waiting a yearSo called, because he was dumped at Christmas. Noel is a great favourite at the kennels, because during his time with us,he has been walking nicely on his lead, he has not jumped up and has not been at all boisterous. He is calm and loving. Noel is only about 2-3 years old. He is polite and has nice manners. He shows no attention to other dogs or livestock. Noel does not like cats.
He would love a family to call his own. He's waited a long time.
TysonYoung Staffie boy. Came in to us, dangerously thin - totally emaciated. We had not advertised him until now, as he was too weak. Now, after careful nursing and lots of very small feeds, he is ready to go to a new home. He had been reported as seen wandering around on his own for three weeks, prior to him being caught when he wandered into a couple's back garden. He was so thin, we don't know how he was still standing up. He had no trust in people, which has now grown immensly. He loves everyone here! He sits on command but is quite strong on the lead at the moment, so he will need a firm, kind owner who will take hm to dog training classes. Unfortunately, he cannot live with other animals or birds.
DreDre is a 2 year old, beautiful male Staffordshire Bull Terrier. During his time with us,he has shown us that he is a true gentleman. He is good to walk, he sits on command and gives his paw. Very loving. Dre doesn't like cats though, so strong,sensible owners are what we are looking for. Strikingly handsome dog. Not yet tested with other dogs.
BanditDuring his time with us, Bandit has been very affectionate with people.Bandit is around a year old and loves to have a massage. He is very unusual blue/grey in colour.
He gets exited when first out on a walk but will later walk to heel. He can sit on request and gives lots of affection. He did show an interest in cats and geese, so his new home would need caution if there was a resident cat. He was interested with other dogs but didn't show any aggression,just curiosity.
BaileyPoor Baily has been very mistreated in the past, but bears no grudge. He still loves people, despite the what has happened to him at the hands of uncaring, spiteful owners. He has so many different breeds in him, it's hard to tell quite what mix he is!! he looks a bit like a hyena and has funny sticky out ears and a dear, funny little face. He really is a typical mongrel and will make someone a lovely, faithful companion and family member. Assessments with other animals are ongoing.
DenDen is a happy, baby Labrador cross. During his time with us, he has shown us that he is an affectionate, nutty dog who loves all the attention. He was frightened when he first arrived but not now - everyone is a potential friend to Den!
FlapjackFlapjack is a Patterdale cross. He is looking for a home with no cats and could possibly share with another dog the same size but no bigger. Flapjack is fine with older children and is believed to be around 6yrs old.
Kittens Jack and DillThese kittens are 16 weeks old and need to be rehomed together. They are brothers.
Fluffy is a probably a Labrador/Staffie cross. He is just one of hundreds of similar looking 'Staffie types' searching for a home of his own in this country right now. We know, because of that, he will probably be here a very long time, waiting for his chance of happiness.
Still, he's happy enough here. He likes all of us but I bet if he could speak, he'd probably ask for a family of his own.
We are looking for a home without children because Fluffy is a big, heavy dog.
Fluffy is about 5 years old and during his time with us, has proven himself to be good on lead, quite obedient and goes out for walkies with other dogs.
He eats an ordinary complete food, together with some tinned meat and his tummy is good on this. He is clean in his kennel.
Fluffy is neutered, microchipped and vaccinated.
Fluffy is hoping for a home where he doesn't have to be called 'Fluffy' !!!
BostonInfo to follow.
OscarInfo to follow.
HollyHolly's story : A 20 month old cross breed bitch.
Whilst I was in Spain,a lovely cross breed pointer was left on my door step abandoned. I have paid to have all the injections and she is passported and spayed. I am a carer for my mother and am at present living in a flat in Southend on Sea. It is not possible for me to have a dog here as it is my mother's flat and she is too ill to cope with any animal. I am awaiting transport for her to come back to the UK but I will have to find her a home. I have lots of photographs and any other information you require, I can send you. Please can you help me or offer any advice as she urgently needs a home.
kindest regards Linda Pettit
Enquiries through the website, will be forwarded to her foster home for any follow up.
Update : Holly has arrived in the UK.
She is a very sweet girl. More updates once she has settled in.
Perry saved from death row.Perry has been saved by Mutts from another rescue that had no room for him. He has a temporary place.
Perry is an entire male Staffy X, white with brindle patches, approx 5-8 months old. During his time with us, he has paid no attention to the livestock and cats and seems good with dogs. When other dogs have barked or growled, Perry wags his tail and walks away. He is very affectionate, playful and well mannered.
Sandy - a special caseSandy is a gorgeous male German Shepherd. He is currently in Greece and so far,donations have paid for his upcoming trip to England,to receive treatment for badly deformed legs.
To read all of Sandy's story, click on the home page or the Special Appeals page. Any help you can give towards his treatment, will be gratefully received.
FrankFrank is approx. 2 years old. He is a large dog, a Boxer cross and has just arrived at Mutts in Distress. He was a very popular dog in the pound where he was awaiting execution for being just 'another unclaimed stray'.
Assessments will be carried out and we will update here as we learn more about him.
BlossomBlossom is lovely. She's a Great Dane cross. She's only about 8-9 months old and has just arrived, so we will update when we get to know her a bit. She is very underweight at the moment but so far, seems a big and very sweet natured pup.
ArchieArchie is thought to be an Akita cross baby,around a year old. He has just been castrated, is fully vaccinated and microchipped. During his time with us, Archie has shown that he likes people, but can play rough and mouth quite hard when he's doing so. For this reason, we are looking for a home with no children, as quite unintentionally, because of his size,he could hurt a small person. Archie has a lot of love to give and likes to be busy. He loves play and loves his walks. An ideal dog for someone experienced with big breeds.
AvaPretty young German Shepherd cross bitch. Just arrived. She was apparently 'found' by a member of the public. She was on death row waiting to be destroyed as an unclaimed 'stray'. Fortunately, we had a kennel available and took her in on the day she was due to die. She's shy and very bewildered. She seems to be wondering what's happened to her. She is safe now and is undergoing assessment. A very pretty golden colour. More information as we learn more about her.
Guvnor, sad gentle giant.This beautiful Mastiff is one of the kindest dogs we've ever had the pleasure of welcoming to Mutts in Distress. During his short time with us, he had been gentle and loving to all who meet him. He has had a sad past and now needs a loving home to make up for that. He is about six years old. We expect a lot of enquiries for this placid, calm and gentle boy. He's lovely.
Update from Guvnor's foster home:
Guvnor has settled well with my 3 dogs.He accepted that Mr Kipling was the boss and he has really come out of his shell.The first few days, he was very reserved but now he greets us at the door and loves his walks!
He's very gentle and loves cuddles!He is good with our daughter aged 7. He doesn't like loud noises and in fact is a bit of a chicken if he hears anything or raised voices.
He's had a few wee accidents in the house, but now got the idea of going outside and on a walk.
He has a large cage but it's left open and he goes in there when he wants to. He also has his bed with the others in the front room.
He really is a gentle giant cuddly boy.He is good on the lead and loves to stride on a walk.
He would make someone a really lovely, loyal companion.
BushyBushy has just arrived. He's a little Yorkshire terrier, about twelve months old. Castrated.
More information as we get to know him.
TwiggySweet little Twiggy has just arrived. A Jack Russell bitch. We will update as we learn more about her. Approximately two years old.
HollyHolly is a dear little Jack Russell bitch, about six years old. She's only just arrived, so we will update as we get to know her.
Coming soonA wire haired Jack Russell bitch. More info once she has arrived.
Boxer bitch coming soon.A 3 year old Boxer girl is arriving soon.
Details to follow,once she has settled in and been assessed.