Nine rescue dogs facing heartbreaking second Christmas in kennels – special appeal | Nature | News

Nine rescue dogs facing heartbreaking second Christmas in kennels – special appeal | Nature | News

Nine rescue dogs face the heartbreaking prospect of a second Christmas in kennels. The RSPCA has launched a special appeal to finally find the long-term pooches who love forever homes.


Cody has been waiting for the right home for over 14 months.

But the two-year-old mixed breed, who works at the RSPCA’s Suffolk branch, is struggling to find the right match because of his nerves.

He is looking for a patient, understanding and experienced owner to continue his training as he can be afraid of new people and new situations.

However, once he gets to know you, he is playful and affectionate.


Yoko, a four year old terrier, arrived at the Cotswolds Dogs & Cats Home in Gloucestershire in May 2021.

But 19 months later, he’s still waiting to be adopted.

He is described as a “sassy guy with a big personality”, but he has a strong prey drive and needs plenty of stimulation to keep him busy.


Clover, a young lurcher, has been at the RSPCA’s Bristol Animal Rescue Center for almost 18 months.

She enjoys spending time with people and playing with a ball. She has a high hunting instinct so needs to be kept on a leash on walks but loves to run in a safe yard.

Clover’s ideal home would be one where she is the only pet and has no children.


Jake has spent almost two years at the RSPCA Southridge Animal Center in Hertfordshire.

The 10-year-old German Shepherd loves to be cuddled and is described as sweet and affectionate.

He loves people but can be nervous around other dogs so will seek experienced owners to help train him.


Kobe, a four-year-old German Shepherd, was brought to the UK from overseas as a puppy.

He came into the care of the RSPCA over a year ago when his owners were struggling with his herding and guarding behavior.

He took off by leaps and bounds at the charity’s Stubbington Ark Center and needs owners to continue his progress.


Golden oldie Kuzey has been waiting for more than a year as rescuers believe his age and health issues have put off potential adopters.

Akita, 10, is at the RSPCA Blackberry Animal Center in Aylesbury but keeps getting overlooked.

He has arthritis, for which he needs medication, but likes to go for walks.

He could live with older children but must be the only dog ​​in the house.


Six-year-old Joe and eight-year-old Zac are crossing their paws for a special home together after 18 months at the RSPCA Birmingham Animal Centre.

The pair of Alaskan Malamutes lived as part of a large pack at a site in Wales and had never lived in a house before.

They are looking for adopters with experience in the breed and want a home with no other pets or children.

The bonded duo are described as having “big hearts with lots of love that can give to the right people”.


Gucci has been waiting to be picked at the RSPCA Little Valley Animal Shelter since 2020.

Three-year-old Akita has been adopted twice, but both times she was returned due to her complex needs.

She does not do well indoors and is looking for a home where she can live as the only pet in an outdoor kennel.

It comes after the RSPCA, under pressure from the cost of living crisis, launched its Join The Christmas Rescue campaign.

RSPCA animal welfare expert Dr. Samantha Gaines said: “The RSPCA is there for animals in need every year. They need us more than ever this year. We are asking people to join Christmas Rescue to help animals this Christmas.

“We are seeing more and more animals coming into our care because their owners simply could not afford to care for them anymore, or in the most extreme cases, because they have been neglected or abandoned due to the rising cost of animal care.

“Unfortunately, in some cases, they join animals who are now spending their second Christmas at our centers without having a home to call their own.

“Unfortunately, this comes at the same time that potential pet owners are deciding now is not the best time to adopt an animal due to the rising cost of living and feel they cannot financially commit to adding a pet to their family one.” worrying time.

“For those who are able to bring a pet into their home, we urge them to really think about adopting rather than buying.

“It’s one of the best ways people can participate in the rescue this winter and make room for more rescued animals that desperately need space.”

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