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Abused and abandoned street dogs looking for new homes

They're currently being overlooked by potential adopters

Danielle Elton

Posted 53d ago

Manchester is home to abused and abandoned dogs all seeking a new start to life.

They have been pushed aside by their former families for simply not fitting into their lifestyle – or causing too many issues within the house.

However, Dogs4Rescue has stepped in to provide a kennel-free environment for the city’s most unwanted dogs as they wait to secure their new homes.

The dogs have been picked over by those seeking perfect pets during the Covid-19 pandemic – and have been labelled ‘too ugly’, ‘reactive’ or ‘aggressive’ to be loved.

Wanting to help Dogs4Rescue rehome the city’s most unwanted dogs, TeamDogs has collected a list of the dogs currently seeking a new home in Manchester:

Beryl

Poor Beryl found herself in rescue after likely being hit by a car.

She has a “wonky walk” – but is on the ment.

Emma Billington from Dogs4Rescue says it’s quite common for dogs to come into rescue with broken legs.

She said: “People swerve to try and get them as they’re seen as vermin”.

The eight-year-old has been described as a happy soul who is easy to be around. She just needs somebody to give her a chance.

Leo

Leo, a 12-year-old Staffie, came to the rescue just a few weeks ago.

He was rehomed as his owner’s child became fearful of him, despite having him since a puppy.

As he is strong on a lead, he hasn’t been walking in quite some time and has gained a few extra pounds.

Emma said: “He is overweight, with little back leg muscle and some lumps that need further investigation.

“We have a special place for our bullies in need and are now looking for a foster home for him and we will cover the vet care.

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“He is so loving, house clean, no separation issues, non-chewer and just a joy. He just wants company, love and though very strong on walks, he does enjoy them and needs to build up his muscles.”

Leo is looking for a quiet home with someone used to Staffies. He can’t live with other pets as he hasn’t been socialised and would be best suited to a home with no children.

Emma added: “He does love a game of tuggie. His smile would melt anyone’s heart. We just want his last years to be lived as full of love.

“He deserves it so much and can’t enjoy our rescue to the full as he can’t cope with being around the other dogs.”

Jet

Poor Jet is a street dog from Cyprus who was found in such a terrible state of emaciation and covered in ticks - he had just days to live.

He was rescued and brought back to health by Andrea Siddons’ Cyprus Dog Rescue which she runs from home.

This food-obsessed boy responds well to treat-based training and is a very chilled and happy dog, although he can be nervous when on lead around other dogs.

Emma said: “He is in foster and progressing well with exposure and training. Off lead here in our pack he is no problem but as with many he has some lead reactivity meaning he is hard to rehome.”

Emma described the four-year-old rescue as ‘loving, playful and a joy to cuddle’ since he arrived early this year.

Although there is a huge demand for dogs, he is still looking for a home.

Earl

Earl, who is about three-years-old, has been described as a ’frightened soul’.

He has been taken in by Dogs4Rescue after spending time in a kennels in the UK. The other rescue worked with him ona lead and walking - but because he was so scared of people, no one wanted to rehome him.

Emma told us: “They asked for our help and he has been a quiet sweet soul who fitted in ok but still doesn’t seek out affection.

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“He walks gently on lead and is quiet in the home. We have had no serious applications for him and yet he doesn’t do anything wrong.

“He needs a quiet home where he will slowly learn to trust. He does follow you around when he trusts you but he’s still afraid of eye contact and touch but never snaps.

“He could do with a confident resident dog to help him learn to trust his people.

“We hope he won’t be waiting too much longer, he deserves his chance.”

Zeus

Poor Zeus is only 18-months-old and even at such a young age, he’s been through an ordeal. He came from Romania and it was advised that it would be best to put him to sleep.

Sadly, Emma told TeamDogs this is a common story.

She took him in for rehab as he became reactive to visitors and struggles to trust people. He’s now looking for a foster home with someone who understands reactive behaviour but sadly, he’s not had a single application.

Emma said: “He's such a sweet, cuddly, loving boy and when he knows and trusts you he'd never be an issue, it's just strangers.

“He's ok with dogs but does get possessive so probably better on his own or with a dominant female.

“He's house clean, no issue being left on his own for periods of time. He walks beautifully without pulling and he doesn't mind cats.

“He is a fabulous boy who just needs the right kind of person.”

Dave

Sadly, Dave has just come back to the rescue after failing a trial. He’s had many home tries but unfortunately none have worked out.

Emma said: “He guards his bed and space sometimes and needs someone kind, fair and able to ensure he doesn't make a mistake.

“He loves other dogs but due to his possessive issues in the home I would suggest he was an only dog with a one-to-one person not a family.”

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Daniel

Another dog at the centre who seems to trust just one person is Daniel, Emma believes he and Dave could have been litter mates as they are so similar in looks, except in colour.

Emma said: “Daniel was brought in as a youngster from Romania by a kennel-based rescue who have had to give him up to us as he developed same kind of reactive behaviour, but he is good with all dogs, people when he gets to know them but he's a tricky one unless people can control his behaviour.”

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