We have an ever changing number of Spaniels in our care. Those published below are only a selection of those looking for their “forever” home. The old and young, alike, are not immune from searching for that special someone to look after them.
Bailey is an 8 year old liver & white springer. His owners failed to collect him from a boarding kennels. When he arrived at the boarding kennels, it was obvious that he wasn't being fed properly and he was very fearful of people. The kennels have been working with him but they don't have time for more individual care. Bailey's fear aggression has improved a lot. He is very good with other quiet dogs. He loves his food and treats and is very clean and well behaved in the kennels. He is now getting individual help with Gail at Mid Wales Dog Training (see Gail's Facebook Page). He will be looking for a special home in mid July.
To my dog training friends who might be able to help - looking for a home for Bailey.8 year old ESS. Had an abusive and neglectful home, was left at a boading kennels and never collected. They worked wonders with him and he could be groomed and handled but was still worried about his collar being touched and would bite if he had no warning of being touched. He has now come to me to be assessed for CAESSR as to whether he can be re homed. He is very bright and quick to learn and I am taking it very slowly with him. He is a lovely friendly happy chap and really wants to trust. Shouting makes him hide and some things make him freeze. Ideally I believe he would be best with one owner who could work with him where he had little demands put upon him. He is happy in a kennel/crate for when visitors come. He is not interested in other dogs. He is 'clicker' conditioned and loves learning. For safety reasons he would not be suitable for a home with children and his new owner should be well versed in training and reading body language. A big ask I know but would be grateful if this could be circulated. I fear the only other option is one I do not want to contemplate. I am unable to keep him much longer due to other committments. Please see the videos I am posting on my Mid Wales Dog Training pages. Any prosective homes need to go through CAESSR.
Skye is a 3 year old blue roan springer x cocker. She needs a new home as she has bitten a 3 year old child. The child went to fuss the dog and was not badly hurt. Skye would be best homed where there are no children or visiting children. She has no cat experience and also needs a home where she will be the only dog. She can be aggressive to other dogs when out walking. However, she has stayed with a neighbour and her two dogs when the family were on holiday and she was fine eventually with those two dogs. Skye has slight hip dysplasia and needs plenty of exercise to build up the muscle. She pulls on the lead. She is good off lead but the family have started to muzzle her due to her aggression towards other dogs. She travels well in the car and can be left for short periods.
Betsy is a 5 year old black working type cocker. She needs a new home as she has started to fight with the other female cocker in the home. Betsy has quite a nervous personality but once she trusts you she is a very loveable dog. Betsy is used to teenaged children. She hasn't lived with a cat. She is quite afraid of other dogs as she was "pinned" down by a large dog when she was a puppy. She will back away or bark at them. Betsy pulls on the lead but her recall is good. She travels well in the car and can be left for short periods.
Riley is a six year old black & white working type cocker who needs a new home due to a change in family circumstances. Riley is used to older children. He is good with other dogs but will possibly need to be the only dog in the home. He has no cat experience. He is quite good on the lead and calms down after pulling initially and his recall is good. Riley will need an experienced home with good house rules as he can be a bit dominant. He will guard objects - e.g. letters, crisp packets, but will back down eventually and he can be protective of his home. He travels well in the car, but again he will bark at people he sees out of the window. He can be left for short periods.
Squiggle is a 6 year old liver & white springer. He needs a new home as both his owners are now working long hours and Squiggle is spending too much time home alone. Squiggle is used to children. He is used to being the only dog in the home and he ignores other dogs when he is off lead. He has not lived with a cat. He loves his walks and likes to walk ahead of the group but he does pull on the lead. He loves being off lead. He tends to make a large circle around his family and comes back when called. Squiggle can be very protective of his family and of his home. All family members need to take part in his care - giving him food, walks and play. He is good when left home alone for short periods. He travels well in the car but can whine for 10 minutes or so until he settles.
Max is a 3 year old black cocker who is part working type and part show type. He needs a new home due to a change in family circumstances. He is used to the teenaged children that he lives with. He likes to play with other dogs but has not lived with a cat. He likes to play ball but will not always drop it for you to throw again. He can be possessive with a bone or large chew. He pulls on the lead initially but is then better and his recall is good. He is fine when left for an hour or two but he doesn't like travelling in the car but is not sick. He hasn't been on a long journey. He sits on the seat and wears a dog harness.
Dexter is a 4 year old black working type cocker with white on his chest. His owner has health issues and Mum is looking after Dexter but they feel that he needs a better life. Dexter hasn't had much contact with children. He is good with other dogs outside the home. He has not lived with a cat. Dexter pulls initially when on the lead. Mum hasn't let him off lead but he used to run off lead when he was younger. His recall may need to be re-trained. Dexter travels well in the car and can be left for short periods.