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: 18/08/2014
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.
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. Dre can be worried by other dogs.
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' !!!
OscarDuring his time with us, Oscar has proven to be a very popular dog with the staff and visitors. He loves to play with us. He's been around children and had been very good with them. Oscar would like a home with no cats/small furries or small dogs please. He is fine with bigger dogs.
A nice boy.
Little BenDuring his time with us, he had proven to be tolerant of cats, good with dogs and very friendly towards all people he has met. A thoroughly sweet little fella.
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.
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.
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.
MyrtleA wire haired Jack Russell bitch. She is approx 1-2 yrs old.
She would like a home with no cats and is currently being assessed for her dog status.
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.
Spot the laughing dogHere is Spot the dog. He's the happy-go-lucky laughing dog! More info once we get to know him.
Buster in fosterHello Auntie Pat,
I just wanted to let you know how I'm getting on in my part time foster home. My foster mum and dad have been really good with me, they take me for walks, feed me treats, and give me lots of hugs and kisses.
I'm still not sure of the two men that live here, one of them gives me treats and plays ball with me, I let him stroke me occasionally but I'm gradually liking him cos his always got a treat for me. The other man I don't see much of as he is never really here but he has played ball with me and has given treats too!
I love going to the park with my foster mum, she takes me round the park and back onto a main road. I don't like the sound of the big red buses or the little scooters - they make loud noises. But they don't scare me like they did before. I sit and wait when mum tells me to before crossing the road. It's nice to see all the dogs in the park, I get so excited sometimes that mum has to hold me tight and tell me wait and gently and I listen to her better now. Mum has also taught me how to use the kong properly. I didn't know they had all lovely treats in there, I enjoy trying to get them out. I had a shower on Monday last week, I loved it and didn't move a muscle, it was nice to have the water on me.
My foster dad is well cool he bought me these treats from the boot sale we went to on Sunday. Mum puts them in the kong for me.I had a male bonding session with dad on Saturday, just laid on him for 5 mins while he made a fuss of me.
We're going to dog classes to see Auntie Barbs and tonight is the first one,I can't wait to see all my dog friends. And start training, I hope I impress them all.
Hugs and kisses
Buster x x x
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.
GeorgeGeorge is a very happy boy and wants to play ball.
He was rehomed as a Mutts dog about 3 yrs ago but due to personal circumstances, his family can no longer care for him. He is a very lovable playful dog. More info to follow.
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.
A 19 month Dogue de Bordeaux.(French Mastiff). Said to be good with other dogs and has lived with 2 Collies previously. He's going to be BIG.
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.
Little JackMeet Jack. He is such a lovely dog to be around and loves to be in your company. He brightens up my day when I see him, he's such a character and a sweetheart. Poor baby's teeth need some attention though and Mutts in Distress will be getting his teeth sorted out to give him back his gleaming smile. Jack is a sweet little companion for a quiet couple or an older person.
RedThis is Red she is TINY! She is such a beautiful natured girl. She seems ok with other dogs but is not cat tested yet. Very friendly and loves everyone. Look at that waggy tail !
Little MaryThis little girl is approx. 4 years old and tiny. During her time here, she has shown to be very sweet.
Coming soonGorgeous young German Shepherd due to arrive here soon.
More details as we find out. Said to be a sweetheart.
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.
Tika and MaraTika and Mara would like to stay together if at all possible. They seem to be good around all other animals and are having full assessments currently. Both girls are speyed and vaccinated and have lived together for a year.
They are a little nervous but are slowly coming out of their shells. More info to follow.
Pup 1These six puppies are 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), who's 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 are opening 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.
As the pictures show, these puppies are in squalid conditions,waiting to be killed by people who just don't give a damn. They are said to be absolutely terrified - their eyes bulging, they're little thin bodies shivering as they wet themselves in fear. These babies are only FIVE MONTHS OLD. Puppies shouldn't look like this!
We now have a contact out there who has managed to get the puppies out. Sickenly, their parents have already been killed there.
They will be with Mutts in Distress in September and will be rehomed once they are well enough.
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Arriving soon.Sweet little mongrel girl who is about 5-6 years old. She comes complete with a very waggy tail apparently. She was found wandering all alone. More info once she arrives with us.
Sophie not at MuttsSophie is a German Shepherd X, about 4/5 years old. She is staying at another local rescue. She is shy and gentle and OK with other dogs. If you would like to rehome Sophie, please call German Shepherd Rescue on 07714 854790
Sadie not at MuttsSadie is a German Shepherd X about 4/5 years old. She is currently staying at another local rescue.
She is good with adults, children and other dogs but not cats. She knows basic commands and is a lively, gentle girl who loves to play ball and is very obedient.
If you would like to rehome Sadie, please call German Shepherd Rescue on 07714 854790
Paxo the pup.Mutts were contacted by a holidaymaker in Paxo in Greece who's watched out for this pup whilst they've been on holiday. They come home on 18th August and are worried about leaving her behind. They cannot have a dog of their own but are prepared to pay the costs of getting her to the UK. She will have no chance of a home where she is. She's just roaming all on her own. Just a baby,a few months old.
Mutts in Distress are talking with their contacts in Greece to fetch this little one over here and find her a home.
We do not know when she will be here but are working hard to get her off the streets and into a loving home here in the UK.