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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: 20/12/2014

Picture of JessieDog of the week


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 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 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 Bailey


Poor 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.
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 Flapjack


Flapjack 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.

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 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.
Picture of Ruby


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 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 Mush


Mush 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.
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Spanish Pups

These 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.
Picture of Spanish Pups

Spanish Pups

update : 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.
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Spanish Pups

getting more confident and relaxed.
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Spanish Pups

looking so happy and healthy now, just waiting for the right home to come along.
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 Tyson GSD

Tyson GSD

Another 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.

Picture of Scooby


Young 2yr old, German Short Haired Pointer.
Scooby gets on well with female dogs but is unsure of males.
He is good with children and responds well to training and commands.
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.
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2 Spaniels

Two Cocker Spaniel bitches looking for a new home, through no fault of their own. They are dog friendly, clean, neutered and vaccinated. One is 10 years old, the other is 6. They would like to stay together if possible. Sweet little dogs, looking for a new family.
These two are devoted to each other and need to stay together, they've lost everything else. Lovely dogs.

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 Ollie


This is Ollie a beautiful Border Collie boy about 2 years old. During his time with us, he has proved to be a friendly dog who's a bit shy. He's good with other dogs.
The person who found him took him home for the night and tells us that he was good with her cats and children.
Ollie would love a kind home for Christmas.
Picture of Treacle


Meet little Treacle. Treacle is a 10 year old chocolate miniature Poodle. She is a friendly, happy little dog who until recently, has lived with her elderly owner who now cannot cope with a dog. She is friendly with all people and dogs and would make a smashing companion.
Poodles are one of the longest lived dogs, usually living well into their teens, so compared to a lot of other breeds, Poodles are not that old at 10.Treacle is gorgeous.

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Ginny (not at Mutts)

Approx 16 weeks old - This little girl was at the pound as a stray. She is looking for a forever loving home. She is crate trained and likes to be clean. She knows her sit, down and recall commands. She is lively, friendly, inquisitive and used to other dogs. She will need someone who is prepared to invest some time in her and take her training. She is fully vaccinated and microchipped.
To enquire about rehoming, please call Lyn Cook on 07714854790
Picture of Lyra (not at Mutts)

Lyra (not at Mutts)

Lyra is an Alaskan Malamute X GSD who has come in to the rescue as a stray. She is approx. 12 months old. Lovely friendly, lively girl. She is not bothered by other dogs. She is vaccinated and microchipped and will be spayed next week. If you are interested in rehoming, please call Lyn Cook on 07714854790