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Mutts dogs

Here are some of the dogs available for rehoming at Mutts in Distress.  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: 22/02/2015

Picture of RubyDog of the week


A cross breed girl. Ruby would like a home with no cats. She is fine with some dogs and is very people friendly.
Picture of Brandy


A 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.
Picture of Jessie


Jessie 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.
Picture of Aero chocolate beauty.

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!!
She loves people.
Picture of Tyson


Young 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.
Picture of Josie


Josie 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.
Picture of Den


Den 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!
Picture of Fluffy


Meet Fluffy!
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' !!!

Picture of Archie


Archie 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.
Picture of Digby


Digby is a big bouncy boy. He wouldn't suit a family with small children, purely because of his size! During his time with us, he has not shown any sign of bad manners towards us. He shows an interest in dogs on a walk but not in an aggressive way. He sits, stays, gives his paw etc. Digby is strong on the lead at the start of his walks but walks nicely after a while. Digby has got a brain and learns quickly. He's a big, happy, nosey, lump of a dog!
Picture of Magic


18 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.

Picture of Diffa


Diffa 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.

Picture of William


William 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. He would like a home where there is someone around most of the time.
Picture of Jay


A lovely, young Lurcher boy, currently in foster care.
Said to be a real softie. Jay is not cat or other livestock friendly.
Picture of Toby


Meet 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.
Picture of Spike


A beautiful Staffie boy of about 2 years.
During his time, he has proven to be a happy, kind and friendly dog. A great companion with a sweet nature.
Picture of Trevor in foster

Trevor in foster

I am a 3 year-old Lurcher, ready for rehoming next week. I need a nice chair next to the fire. If you like me, ring 01279 656633 to arrange to meet me as I'm in a foster home.
Picture of Timon


One of the Spanish pups. Timon is still a little shy but has come on so far from his poor start.
Picture of Pepe


Pepe is another of the Spanish pups saved from certain death. Now happy and healthy, these pups are waiting patiently for their new homes.
Pepe is waiting for the right home. We'd really love him to go to people with previous German Shepherd experience, or to people who have an understanding of how afraid some dogs & puppies can be in strange situations. The pups had a traumatic start and now need some sensitivity whilst they accustom themselves to a proper home life.
Picture of Jesse


Jessie is looking for a new home, through no fault of her own. She has done nothing wrong. Her owners have had a dramatic change in circumstances. According to her previous owners, she is 8 years old, obedient and said to absolutely loves playing ball and is good with children.
Picture of Jet


Meet Jet.
Jet is a 16-20 week old crossbreed. He will be with Mutts in Distress during February. More info once he arrives.
Jet is not related to the other puppies coming in February.

Picture of Ziggy


Meet Ziggy.
Ziggy is a 16-20 week old crossbreed. He will be with Mutts in Distress during February. More info once he arrives.
Ziggy is not related to the other puppies coming in February.

Picture of Mia (not at Mutts)

Mia (not at Mutts)

Mia is a Belgian Shepherd who has come into the rescue as a stray. Mia is a friendly soul and adores to lean up and have a cuddle. Mia is with West Essex German Shepherd Rescue. For more information on Mia, please contact Lyn on 07714854790
Picture of Erika


Sweet little Erika will be with Mutts in Distress in March. She is said to be young, sweet natured and very, very loving. Poor Erika has only got one ear after a hit and run driver left her on the road for dead. She's all recovered from that now and is looking to find someone who will look past her missing ear flap and into those fun filled loving eyes.

Picture of Elsa


Young, happy Parson Jack Russell. This sweet little girl has just arrived, so more details as we get to know her.
Picture of Buster


2 year old Shih Tsu dog arriving soon.
We are looking for a home with no children or other dogs as he was unhappy and jealous of anyone sharing his previous owners space. He is said to be good with other dogs outside the home but was not happy with the big dog he used to live with. He would like to live with a possibly middle aged couple or person. At only two years of age, he is still only a baby, so not suitable for an elderly person.
We would like Shih Tsu experienced owners if possible, who understand this funny little breed.
Currently, he is in the care of another rescue and we are helping them out as they really had nowhere to put him but took him as his life was in serious risk.