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: 30/10/2014
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.
JessieJessie would like a home with no other dogs or cats.
She loves people and has lived with young children who she adored. She is very good with small children, loves affection and cuddles and playing ball. She would really like a forever family of her own.
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.
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!!
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.
JosieJosie is a medium sized staffie bitch cross with goodness knows what! She absolutely LOVES to play ball. She loves a belly-rub and loves her food even more! During her time with us, she has shown herself to be a very friendly little girl and is all over you when you go in for a cuddle! Assessments with other animals ongoing.
Josie would like a home with no small children as she can be boisterous in play.
BaileyPoor Baily has been very mistreated in the past, but bears no grudge. He still loves people, despite 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.
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' !!!
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.
DigbyDigby has just arrived.More info as we get to know him. He's come in from another rescue, so we are hoping they can tell us something about this handsome lad.
RubyA cross breed girl. Ruby would like a home with no cats. She is fine with some dogs and is very people friendly.
Magic18 months old and just arrived. During his short time with us, he has been a nice boy with other dogs. He needs a home with no small children as he is a big bouncy boy. He knows paw, sit and bed. Not cat tested, or small animal tested at the moment.
DiffaDiffa is a happy,loving Ridgeback cross.
He has lived with a child and during his stay with us, he's shown himself to be kind and gentle. He is in rescue through no fault of his own. A change in family circumstances means that Diffa is now homeless.
WilliamWilliam is about a year old. He is a very quiet boy but friendly. He seems ok with some cats but not dog tested as yet.
MushMush is a lovely girl who during her stay, has shown she knows basic commands like sit and paw. only about 2 years old, possibly younger. She has very unusual patterns on her.
Stray Jack RussellFound tied in a bin shed, terrified and with sore, bleeding skin and no hair on his little back. Has been treated by vets and will be safe with Mutts in Distress week ending 9/8/14. Once he's been assessed, we will be looking to find him a kind home with a family who will look after him this time. At the moment, he is said to be very scared.
We'll make it all better for him.
Spanish PupsThese six puppies were in a 'killing farm' in Spain. A killing farm is where people who don't want their dogs, take them to be killed. These were brought to the attention of BIGGSD (a German Shepherd rescue forum), whose members clubbed together to raise the 1,200 pounds to get them out and over to the UK. The job was then to find them somewhere safe to go once they got to England. Mutts In Distress have opened their doors to these youngsters and will give them everything they need to get them on the road to a happy life. Once they are well and happy, we will be looking for kind,permanent homes.
Update: the pups are thriving and well socialised. Gorgeous.
Spanish Pupsupdate : the pups are slowly coming round and gaining confidence. Some more than others but they are learning that not all humans are bad. They have soft beds, toys and human contact and can take their own time in relaxing without being forced to interact. A great improvement already.
Here they are stretching their legs in the paddock and having some gentle fuss.
One has now been rehomed. These are happy confident pups now, as they should be. They are doing really well.
Spanish Pupsgetting more confident and relaxed.
Spanish Pupslooking so happy and healthy now, just waiting for the right home to come along.
PascalHas just arrived. More info once he settles in.
JayA lovely, young Lurcher boy, currently in foster care.
Said to be a real softie. Jay is not cat or other livestock friendly.
PrinceComing to Mutts in Distress soon.
This gorgeous blue German Shepherd is currently in Ireland hoping a UK rescue will save him.
Mutts in Distress were contacted by an Irish rescue and we think we will be able to find a loving home for this beautiful, pure bred German Shepherd (Alsation) dog.
More details once he arrives here.
Tyson GSDAnother beautiful German Shepherd (Alsation) who finds himself facing certain death in Ireland. Many unwanted German Shepherds are put to sleep in Ireland every day, for doing no wrong - the owners just don't want them.
This pup is unwanted by his owners and he's been handed in to the pound who, after he's been there for seven days, will kill him if he has nowhere to go.
We can't stand by and let that happen. He's just a baby.
Updates when he arrives.
ScoobyYoung, German Short Haired Pointer. More info once he has settled in.
TuckerA 6 year old Jack Russell. Very sweet.
JacobJacob is a 5-6 year old scruffy, happy little terrier.
More info as he settles in.
Brigitte (not at Mutts)The beautiful Brigitte is approx. 18 mths old. She is a very friendly girl who enjoys the company of the other dogs at the shelter. Brigitte has been spayed, microchipped and vaccinated. If you are interested in offering Brigitte a forever home please text or phone Gina on 07503 774173.
Skippy (not at Mutts)Meet the very handsome Skippy. He is approx. 1 yr old and a very friendly dog who adores people and gets on well with the other dogs at the shelter. He is playful and would make a fantastic addition to any family. Skippy has been neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. If you are interested in offering Skippy a permanent home please text or phone Gina on 07503 774173
Slipper (not at Mutts)Slipper is looking for a very special home and a person who is experienced with anxious and fearful dogs. Slipper has been at the shelter for a couple of years now and is still fearful of people as a result of witnessing her siblings being killed by humans. She derives comfort and security from other dogs, so a friendly resident dog/s is a must and she would need to have a patient, caring and committed person to either foster or adopt her. If you are interested in Slipper or would like further information, please text or phone Gina on 07503 774173
Flipper (not at Mutts)Flipper has been waiting for 3 years now for his forever home to come along, such a long time for this beautiful chap. Flipper is good with the other dogs at the shelter - however he can be a little reserved and shy with people at first. However, it is felt that this would change quickly in a caring home of his own. Flipper has been castrated, microchipped, vaccinated, flea and worm treated. If you are interested in Flipper please either text or phone to Gina 07503 774173
Kenya (not at Mutts)Kenya is a German Shepherd x.She has a lovely temperament, is good with the other dogs at the shelter, is cat friendly, likes children, adores people, travels well in the car and walks well on the lead. She has been waiting for over 2 years for a forever home. Kenya has been spayed, is vaccinated, microchipped, flea and worm treated. If you are interested in offering Kenya a home please text or phone to Gina 07503 774173
TobyMeet Toby. During his time with us, he has shown that he's a young, affectionate and bouncy dog. To Toby, life is all about having fun. A happy go lucky boy that needs someone strong as his owner. He will not be homed with young children as he is bouncy boy. Toby loves his toys and doesn't seem to worry when walking past other dogs in the kennels. He is approx. 4.
Gloria arriving soonThese three puppies will be arriving soon to Mutts in Distress from Greece. We have stepped in to help these youngsters as without help, they would have no chance of knowing what a loving home can be. More details once they arrive.
7 months old. Gloria was found wandering around on a busy main road. She is a very friendly girl.
Amy arriving soonThese three puppies will be arriving soon to Mutts in Distress from Greece. We have stepped in to help these youngsters as without help, they would have no chance of knowing what a loving home can be. More details once they arrive.
Amy is approx. 6 months old and was found wandering around in the middle of nowhere where some tourists found her and took her to the shelter. She is a very sweet playful girl.
Glyki arriving soonThese three puppies will be arriving soon to Mutts in Distress from Greece. We have stepped in to help these youngsters as without help, they would have no chance of knowing what a loving home can be. More details once they arrive.
Glyki is approx. 7 months old. She was found wandering around on a busy street and taken into the shelter. She is very friendly.