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The dogs in desperate need of forever homes in Kent

They just want somebody to love

Paige Freshwater

Posted 3 months ago

By Rachel Mainwaring

There’s a whole host of dogs in desperate need of forever homes after finding themselves in a rescue shelter.

TeamDogs has collated a list of 10 dog currently living at the Foal Farm Rescue Centre in Biggin Hill, Kent.

A team of committed volunteers have been looking after these precious pooches, who all have one thing in common – they just want to find a family to love them and give them the best life ever.

They believe in matching the right dog to the right humans and all the dogs are medically checked by a vet (and treated if necessary), vaccinated, microchipped, wormed and neutered.

If you’re ready to give up your Sunday morning lie-ins, walk daily, pick up poo and generally devote your life to a precious pup, take a look at these stunners who are waiting for your love.





1. APOLLO

Gorgeous greyhound Apollo is an ex-racer who is a very handsome chap.

He is a very friendly boy and loves meeting new people. He can be a little bouncy initially but soon calms down and enjoys a fuss with his human companions.

Apollo is seeking a home where he will be given lots of time and patience to settle in, while he adjusts to living in a home environment.

He could go into a home where there is an existing dog of a similar breed and is quite happy to share a home with children over 12-years-old.

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2. BOBBY

The seven-year-old has had his life turned upside down because his owner had to go and live in a care home. He’s a bit confused and needs to go to a home with very caring, patient understanding owners.

Bobby struggles with being left alone, so he will need a family who are around for most of the day and who will be willing to work through his separation anxiety.

Foal Farm tell us: “Once Bobby knows you, he is a delight to be around, he is a friendly boy who likes to curl up beside you and have a snooze. He has a lot of character and is very food motivated, sausages in particular are his favourite.”

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3. BRUNO

Well, look at this handsome fellow. He’s at the kennels because, unfortunately, he doesn’t like children very much. He likes things simple and familiar and needs to live in a home which doesn’t have too many visitors.

He loves a walk and doesn’t like being left on his own so definitely needs an owner who can give him plenty of time and attention.

Foal Farm says: “Bruno is a sweet boy with his chosen people who is seeking a home with no children which includes visiting children, the home would be calm, pet free and with an adopter who is home the majority of the time to help him adjust to his new life.”

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4. DIXON

Please meet Cocker Spaniel cross Dixon, a sweet chap who originally came from Spain.

Dixon is nervous of new people particularly men but he comes around fairly quickly, especially when there are treats involved.

He’s desperate for someone to bond with as once he does, you have a friend for life. He is a very affectionate and excitable boy who loves to have a cuddle and play a game with his toys. He also loves going for long walks and enjoys scent work.

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5. GIZMO

Big lad Gizmo originally came from Romania three years ago and has found himself at Foal due to his owner’s housing issues. He’s not a huge fan of kennel life or men but is quite calm and relaxed when he’s out walking.

Kennel staff say: “He bonds to people quickly, so has made loads of friends with staff and volunteers here at Foal. He is certainly a firm favourite with us all.

“Once Gizmo knows you, he is a bundle of fun and a loyal friend for life. He is a comical chap and makes us laugh with his silly antics. He is also affectionate and loves to play, he is a real joy to spend time with. His coat requires a brush now and again, which Gizmo also enjoys.”

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6. HERO


Everyone needs a hero in their life and this handsome chappy – a former racer – is certainly hoping to come and live in a happy household.

He should come with a cuteness alert as he is full of character and can be very lively. As well as being bouncy, Hero is also very loving and affectionate. When out and about walking he likes to lean his head beside your leg, he loves to be close to humans.

Hero is seeking adopters who have time and patience to offer him. As he needs to learn about life within a home environment and how to behave appropriately. Adopters would have to bear in mind that he may be inclined to chase small animals, which would include small dogs.

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7. MOOSE

This three-year-old Staffy has had a difficult start and has no experience of home life so he finds it a bit overwhelming.

He also has limited experience of the outside world and when introduced to new people he has shown aggression. However, since being at Foal, Moose has come on leaps and bounds.

Staff say he is very intelligent and extremely eager to please. Once he has bonded with you, he is a very loyal and affectionate dog, who also has a quite comical character.

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8. LEXI

Lexi is a lovely lady who finds herself at the kennels because she didn’t get on with her previous owner’s cat.

She walks quite nicely on the lead but can react to some dogs out and about and she can be nervous of some people she does not know too. She would prefer to walk in quieter areas to begin with to allow her time to settle and pick up the training successfully that is set out by staff at Foal.

She has some fear and anxieties and needs an owner who can help her work through her issues.

Foal Farm says: “We are looking for a quiet home with a singular person or a couple who are willing to work with Lexi to help her feel more confident within the home and when out. Due to Lexi showing aggression around food and her people we are looking for a home with no other animals or children that reside or visit the property.”

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9. ROSCOE

Gorgeous Staffy cross Roscoe is seeking a home with adopters who have had experience with a difficult dog and are willing to commit to training this very confused boy.

Roscoe has had little training and lacks manners. He is a bouncy boy who, once engaged in training, shows eagerness to learn. He is extremely food motivated so staff are using this to their advantage to engage his focus in training.

Roscoe has had very limited experience of real-world scenarios and so is reactive to other animals when he’s out and does get a little excited in new environments.

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10. ZIGGY

This is Ziggy, a seven-month-old crossbreed who needs a very special home.

Ziggy arrived at Foal from Romania, confused and scared, and was quite aggressive to the staff. However, with a lot of hard work and patience, Ziggy has started to really progress.

Foal Farm staff say: “We learnt very quickly that Ziggy needed time, patience and care to allow him to form a trust and bond with the staff. Ziggy has excelled and has bonded with the staff and is even beginning to get to know some of our volunteer dog walkers. However, we do feel that he may revert back once going into a new environment and therefore looking for someone rather special who will work with us in building a bond and helping Ziggy to trust them.”

Ziggy finds the world overwhelming and would rather run away than face the world so it’s essential any perspective owner understand his needs.

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