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Meet the dogs seeking new homes in Hull

They deserve a forever family

Paige Freshwater

Posted 3 months ago

By Rachel Mainwaring

There’s a whole host of rescue dogs who need a second chance at life in Hull - with many yet to know true love.

Oakwood Dog Rescue, in Hull, has been placing ex-street dogs from both the UK and Romania with their forever families since 2009.

Their goal is to rehabilitate and rehome them to loving homes, where they can live out the rest of their years in a happy, loving environment.

The centre works alongside International Dog Rescue, who rehabilitate dogs found wandering the streets of Romania.

A spokesperson told TeamDogs: “To us, it doesn't matter where a dog has come from, what matters is that they deserve a chance at a forever family.

“We are a very small rescue based in Hull that has chosen to help dogs in need, regardless of where they have come from.”

Feast your eyes on these four-legged wonders who just want a place to call home and a family to love.


1. GEORGE

Meet George - a happy, friendly boy who will jump up for attention but he is rather graceful with it.

He enjoys cuddles from people he knows and he really enjoys a chest scratch too.

A spokesperson said: “We believe he will be suitable for families with kids over the age of 11, however, he needs a family with kids that are after a cuddly dog, not a playful dog.

“He is still being assessed with other dogs and so far, we are pretty happy with what we have seen.

“George likes to say hello to other dogs and enjoys to play, he adapts his play style to the dog that he is with but would prefer to be around dogs that are not over the top when playing.”

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2. VERA

It’s hard to imagine a dog that doesn’t wag her tail but two-year-old Vera has had no experience of humans so is still very nervous.

She’s still not comfortable to be touched as she has never known a kind hand. But, if you want to really make a difference to a dog’s life, imagine the day you can touch Vera – what a special moment it will be.

Vera needs a home without small kids but is happy to be in the company of a similar sized dog.

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3. LIZA

Like many of the dogs at Oakwood, Liza struggled with anxiety after her journey but she is making really good progress.

She has started to wag her tail slightly when she recognises someone – and if she knows food is on the way she becomes even more animated.

Liza is nine-years-old which means she is often over-looked by younger dogs, but she doesn’t like living in kennels and really hopes she can find a loving forever home.

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4. SKY

Gosh, isn’t he beautiful?

Sky, a two-year-old male, wants to find a home where he can find out what it’s like to be safe, healthy and adored.

He is hoping someone patient and kind will take the time to teach him how to walk on a lead, how to be loved and that life can actually be very fun for him.

A spokesperson said: “He will allow short tickles on his nose as he looks out through the kennel but we cannot stroke him. He does wag his tail at us and gets quite giddy when he recognises you or when he knows it's feeding time.”

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5. MELODY

Melody is a quite a chilled-out girl and will suit someone who doesn’t want a bouncy puppy. She is sweet and affectionate and would love a couple of walks a day and plenty of home comforts.

She can live with children over aged 12.

Melody has been out with the trainers and they have said that she seems happy on a lead and is playful with other dogs at a distance.

She does need to live as an only dog as she can tell other dogs off for coming near her human. She can be a little too assertive with other dogs which puts many dogs off being her friend.

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6. BLAKE

When Blake, aged eight, arrived at the kennels, he was terrified. He is a loving dog but he's still a little unsure of people's intentions. He will shy away at times and then other times he wants your attention and loves a neck scratch.

Blake can live with kids over the age of 14 but they must be mature children as loud and noisy children will overwhelm him.

He will need lots of space and time to become a loving family dog. A patient family will receive lots of love and affection from Blake when he is more settled.

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7. JULIUS

How magnificent does this two-year-old Chow Chow look?

Julius had a tough time in Romania. When he arrived, he was very wary of people and would stand and bark as he was unsure how to behave.

But Julius has created a fantastic bond with one of the staff members and will initiate play with her. He is a big teddy bear that really enjoys his food - chicken is his favourite!

Anyone interested in Julius must have experience of Chow Chows.

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8. APPLE

Three-year-old Apple used to shake with fear but within 24hrs of sharing a kennel with another dog she changed completely.

A spokesperson said: “She will now come running out of her crate to say hello, she does vocalise when she greets us and her little bottom shakes with joy. She's still not comfortable enough to have strokes just yet but has allowed some bits of touch so far.”

Apple will be a project and staff are sure she will come out of her shell in her own time. She needs lots of time and patience to come out of herself so must not be pushed into situations before she is ready. Apple has shown incredible progress whilst being in the rescue.

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9. BOLAN


Bolan, aged six, is a foxy lad that has a lot of love to give. Bolan's bright and loving personality will put a smile on your face. He's a gorgeous dog that deserves a chance.

He is a submissive dog and can crouch down when touched but once he is offered a treat, he becomes a bouncy pup.

He needs to learn some boundaries but he has the makings of a lovely dog. He is very wary of his back being touched and can become very uncomfortable so he needs a patient family that will allow him to slowly get used to touch.

Bolan can mix with some calm dogs that are not bothered about him but he can be protective of his people so must live as an only dog.

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10. CASPER

This three-year-old Collie Cross is very timid and shy and needs a very patient home. When Casper arrived at the centre, the poor thing was very traumatised by the transport and hid away because he was so scared.

Casper needs to learn to be a dog but with a lot of hard work, patience and understanding, you will be rewarded. When taking on a dog like Casper you become whole world, they finally learn to trust people and learn that not all humans are scary.

He’s just started to allow one of the staff member’s to smooth him and take a treat.

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