Posted 4 months ago ago
While bringing home a puppy might be an exciting time for the family, adopting a rescue can be equally as special, if not more so.
There are so many dogs in need of a loving home in shelters across the country, many of which are snapped up fairly quickly, but others can take quite a lot longer.
Take Blaze, he’s been with Dogs Trust in Eversham for more than 500 days - almost half of his life.
He’s the shelter’s longest-term resident and has been waiting patiently for his forever home.
Do you have space in your heart and your home for Blaze?
The two-year-old Collie cross originally found himself in the care of Dogs Trust in September 2019.
He has been adopted during this time, but sadly, it wasn’t meant to be and has found himself searching for a forever home once more.
Neil Barker, Assistant Manager at Dogs Trust Evesham, said: “Blaze is an adorable boy but so far has yet to find his forever home. He has been blessed with a super personality and handsome good looks which means all his carers have fallen in love with him.
“He’s certainly part of our family at the centre but we’d love him to find a home and family of his own.
“Blaze is a sensitive chap so his new owners will need to be patient whilst he gets to know their lifestyle and routine.
“Our training and behaviour team will be on hand throughout the adoption process and Dogs Trust provides lifelong behavioural support for all our adopted dogs over the phone or in one-to-one sessions to help make sure they can live their best life together with their family.
“Blaze has such a lot to offer a family who can give him the right set-up and lifestyle. In time, with a family who understands him, Blaze is sure to form a life-long friendship with his new owners.”
Since arriving at Dogs Trust Evesham, Blaze has seen more than 650 of his canine companions head off to their forever homes.
As lockdown eases the staff are eagerly awaiting the day that he packs his bags to start his new life.
What home is he looking for?
Whilst Blaze enjoys canine company on his walks he is hoping to find an adult-only, pet-free home where he can be the centre of attention.
He is a real fan of countryside life, so would love a rural retreat where he can enjoy all the wonderful things that the outdoors has to offer.
He would also fit into an active family who is keen to continue his training.
Blaze doesn’t like cars so he’s looking for a family where travelling too far is not that important. He likes to stay close to home.
Neil added: “Blaze loves fetching a tennis ball and is clever so he picks up new things quickly, in return for a tasty treat.
“He is learning to like the car and working hard with his canine carers who are helping him with his worries around car travel so for that reason, we’d like his adopters to live within an hour’s drive of the rehoming centre and are willing to make multiple trips to see him here.
“He will take time to build a bond with new owners, but Blaze has come on leaps and bounds since coming to us and we cannot wait to see what the future holds for him in his forever home.
“Blaze truly is one of a kind and has bags of potential. He will make a loving and rewarding pet for owners who are willing to take the time to work with him, and we will be by their side every step of the way.”
If you think you could give Blaze the home he is looking for, you can find out more at www.dogstrust.org.uk or call the rehoming centre on 01386 835840.