Spaniels that have found their new forever homes during this month
Monty is a 9 month old Liver and White Springer, who is more Liver than White. His owner is no longer able to care for him. Monty is quite a shy dog. He hasn't been around children and hasn't had much contact with other dogs. He has no cat experience. Monty is house trained, but needs lots of socialisation and to be taken to puppy class. He pulls on the lead. When off-lead he is beginning to return to his name being called. He becomes a bit stressed when traveling and when left home alone just for an hour or two.
Stannis (Stan) is a 2 year old Liver and White show type Springer. Stan is suffering with terrible separation anxiety since his owner's work hours have changed. Having been told by neighbours that he howls and barks, his family filmed him when he was home alone and they are very upset at seeing him so distressed. Stan is quite a large Springer and is best of friends with the child that he lives with. He is good with other dogs outside the home, but has no cat experience. He pulls a lot on the lead with excitement, but is walked on a halti lead. He is very obedient off lead and doesn't wander far from you. He travels OK, but can cry for a few minutes before settling.
Maisy is a 6 year old Black working type Cocker with a white flash on her chest. Her owner wants to start work again and doesn't want to leave Maisy home alone for long hours as she gets stressed. She doesn't bark or be destructive, but she paces and won't relax until the family return. Maisy is an affectionate and active dog. She is used to children and other dogs and is OK around cats. She is quite good on the lead. She is very good off-lead and will come when called, but will panic if she looses sight of you. She travels well in the car.
Pippa is just 6 years old and is a Blue Roan show type Cocker. Her elderly owner is now in a nursing home. Pippa was very over-weight when taken on by family members, but is getting used to regular exercise and her weight is decreasing. She suffers with dry-eye and needs drops put in her eyes at night. She has met children, but has not lived with them. Pippa is used to other dogs, but has no cat experience. She pulls a bit on the lead and her recall has never been trained. She travels well in the car and can be left for short periods. She is a very affectionate dog.
Millie is a 3.5 year old Black and Tan Cocker x Poodle. Her owner now has health problems and cannot manage to give her the life that she deserves. Millie hasn't had much contact with children. She is OK with cats. She is generally good with other dogs, but does react to a local small Terrier, who shows aggression to other dogs. Her recall is very good, but she can pull initially with excitement when on the lead. She travels well in the car and can be left for short periods, although she whines at first.
Ruby is a 5 year old Black Springer x Cocker with White on her chest. Ruby is very much loved by her owner, but new baby is expected and they don't think that she will cope. She is very protective of her family and is wary of strangers. She makes a lot of noise, but has never attacked anyone. Ruby is looking for an active, experienced owner. She hates cats. She loves her ball, but doesn't always retrieve. She is partly trained to the whistle and will recall, but she is easily distracted. She has met other dogs on shoots and is fine, but is a bit wary initially. Ruby knows how to walk to heel. Recently, she has lived in an outside kennel, but she used to sleep in the kitchen. She travels well in the car and can be left for short periods. Her owner describes her as a flighty dog!
Sparkey is a 2.5 year old Liver and White Springer. His owners have a change in work hours, which means that he is having to be left home alone for long periods of time and Sparkey is very unhappy. He is very good with children and fantastic with other dogs. He has no cat experience. He pulls initially on the lead, but soon calms down. His recall is good and he travels well in the car.
Ozzie will be 2 years old in October and is a Black working type Cocker. He is a very energetic dog and due to a new addition to the family the owners cannot give him the exercise and attention that he needs. He is very good with the children. He is good with other dogs, but he has not lived with a cat. Ozzie's problem is car sickness. He is OK on short trips. His vet thinks that he will eventually grow out of the problem. Being left in kennels doesn't phase him if the family need to go on a long journey. He is quite good both on and off the lead. He can be left home alone for short periods.
We are looking for someone who would like a challenge. Ozzie is very hyper-active and behaves like a puppy. Although good with children, he will jump up high and he has a fascination for little girls hair-slides. He will need a lot of training and to be given something to do i.e. agility or obedience training. His car sickness doesn't seem to be a problem.