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Dog who was kept locked in a crate and retired Greyhounds need new homes in North Wales

The dogs in North Wales who are desperate for their forever homes after having a difficult start to life

Rebecca Astill

Posted 2 months ago ago

Rescue homes in North Wales are working tirelessly to rehome dogs left in their care and they need your help.

Almost Home near Ruthin, RSCPA Bryn-y-Maen and Skylor’s Animal Rescue near Buckley are all on the hunt for patient and loving new owners for their dogs.

From retired Greyhounds with a poorly paw to a Rottweiler with a bad start in life, all of these dogs have individual requirements.

If you have been thinking about getting a dog, why not rehome one in need? The dogs below are calling out for a bit of love.


Rex - 2-year-old Springer Spaniel - Almost Home

Rex is looking for a home with someone that has rescue, spaniel or similar breed experience and is willing to work with Almost Home to ensure he settles in and enjoys life.

He is nervous around humans so all children should be at least teen age. Rex is good with other dogs once he gets used to them, but no cats.

Rex comes from a difficult home with a case of hoarding, where he was shut in a crate and not allowed into the home or garden. He came to Almost Home Rescue Centre scared of human interaction, with no muscle mass and matted fur.

Although he is a lot happier and healthier now, he needs a patient owner who will allow him to relax in his own time.





Lassie - 5-year-old unknown crossbreed - RSPCA Bryn -y-Maen

Lassie is looking for a home without other dogs or cats and either teenagers or children with prior experience of dogs. She is looking for a quiet home in a rural or semi-rural location and someone who will help her understand it’s okay to be alone.

She's still getting used to human love after being born and bred in a barn so needs a patient family who will help her grow in confidence. She has been trained to walk on a harness but needs a bit of help with the “sit” command!





Evie - 1-year-old Lurcher crossbreed - RSPCA Bryn - y - Maen

Evie is looking for an adult only, rural home with no other animals. The home should be close to the rescue centre to ensure the staff can support a smooth transition into her new home.

Evie needs someone who is ready to dedicate time and effort into training her. She is anxious around new people and not quite sure how to interact with other dogs, but her anxiety can be managed with positive reinforcement. The young dog will need a relaxed owner where she can take her time to learn how to live in a loving household.





Xena - 3-year-old Dutch Shepherd crossbreed - RSPCA Bryn-y-Maen


Xena is a young girl looking for a single animal home with either none or older children. She has come on in leaps and bounds since being rescued. Although she finds some situations difficult, the staff have worked to find coping mechanisms which work.

A family thinking of adopting Xena needs to work with the RSPCA’s behaviour and welfare advisor to support Xena. All she wants is a happy home to give her a long and secure life.





Knight - 3-year-old Greyhound - Skylor’s Animal Rescue

Meet Knight, a 3-year-old retired racing dog from Ireland. He is currently being fostered alongside three other dogs so can be rehomed with other dogs, but no cats, other small animals or children under 10.

Knight is very friendly but takes a while to warm up to people so needs a patient owner with previous experience of the breed. He can’t be left for any longer than four hours on his own.





Jess - 6-year-old Shih Tzu cross Jack Russell - Skylor's Animal Rescue

Jess was rescued after her elderly owner was no longer able to take care of her. She is slightly overweight as a result not being walked for a while, and instead going between the house and the garden. She needs someone who will keep her on a strict diet with regular exercise.

Jess is good with other dogs but has never experienced being around other animals, so they are best to avoid. She is used to a quiet life so none or older children is preferred, in a rural setting.





Barney - 2-year-old Greyhound - Skylor’s Animal Rescue

Barney came over from Ireland with Knight. He has previously lived with other big dogs so is happy to live with other dogs, but nothing too small.

Barney is looking for someone with good knowledge of greyhounds to help him to settle into retired life. As a retired greyhound, he will require two short walks a day and a good diet, and lots of human companionship.





Reggie - 4-year old Rottweiler - Skylor’s Animal Centre


Reggie comes from a difficult background and therefore is looking for a patient and willing owner prepared to dedicate a lot of time to him. Everything must be done slowly and carefully, so he has time to adjust and realise he is safe. For example, he is scared of harnesses so should first only be on a slip lead, before a collar is used.

Reggie is easily stressed so needs a quiet home in terms of location and people. He should be the only dog. The owner should be reactive - let Reggie come to you for walks or food etc. as asking things of him could stress him out.

He needs to be met with a few times before adoption to make sure you are a good fit.





Hudson - 4-year-old Greyhound - Skylor’s Animal Centre


Hudson is a quirky, big greyhound who is after a sofa to curl up on to call his own. He retired from racing with an injured paw which needs keeping an eye on, but is recovering well. He is good with other dogs but should not be homed in a house with smaller animals.

He is slightly shy so should only be adopted into a house with children 12 and older. He is lively with a noticeably waggy tail, and loves running in fields. Hudson also loves his food.

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