If you are interested in rehoming one of our dogs
Please give us a call first to discuss whether you are suitably matched and we can then arrange an appointment to meet your chosen dog.
Danemere Animal Rescue is open to the public from 11:30 - 3:30 every day.
Home checks are required before any dog is rehomed. This can take up to 7 - 10 days as all of our home checkers are volunteers. All of our dogs are vaccinated, microchipped, de-flea'd, wormed and neutered (if old enough). The adoption fee for all dogs is £125.00 which is non-refundable.
If you have seen a dog on our website / Instagram / Facebook page that you are interested in please give us a call on 0190545655 to discuss whether they are still available. Please be aware that we are unable to reserve any animal via phone or email. You will have to visit us and meet the animal before we can reserve the animal to you and start the adoption process.
Upon arrival please report to reception.
Please take a look on our homing procedures page for more information
The dogs below are available for rehoming. Please take a look:
Nelson - Labrador - D.O.B 13/08/2020
A dog that will need an experienced owner, kind, understanding and very patient.
He needs to be able to put his trust in you, this will not happen over night, it will take time.
Nelson is only a young Labrador who has boundless energy, who will require plenty of exercise, the ability to handle him on a lead as well as being able to run him off the lead. He is currently being trained to walk using a canny collar and is doing really well.
He needs a home with no children or other pets as he has behavioural issues. He is very possessive over his toys and food, to the point where he shows aggression. He has never bitten us, but then we would not push him by trying to take his toys away from him.
We have worked hard with Nelson over the last few months, he now trusts us and looks forward to a fuss.
We are looking for an owner who has experience with dogs that show signs of aggression who is prepared to come up over a period of weeks to get to know him, even more important to give Nelson time to get to know and trust them.
Nelson has been with us since August 2021, almost a whole year. Under normal circumstances we would have hoped that we would have found him his forever home sooner, however, being with us for all these months have helped us gain a good understanding of Nelson and his individual requirements and how we can ensure he gets the best possible home that will see past his issues and accept him for who he is and who he most definitely can become with the right owner.
Active – cycling/agility/ walker/runner
Nelson needs someone that can match his energy by keeping things fun and interesting. The ideal owner will be someone who can keep his brain engaged with lots of activities to keep him stimulated. Nelson reacts really well to positive reinforcement techniques.
Nelson is like a toddler in a Labrador body, he’s full of energy, and he’s very inquisitive and just loves life. Every day is a play day for him. Nelson loves water, playing fetch, destroying the odd teddy and sniffing out hidden treats (sometimes he’ll play hide and seek with us!)
Although Nelson has the happy go lucky side to him he does have slight behavioural issues with guarding.
If Nelson has a high value toy (i.e. a new toy) he will parade it around as if to say ‘look what I’ve got’, in this instance it’s a case of you can look and share the enjoyment with me but do not touch me or my toy. Until the initial excitement has worn off Nelson will not easily give up his toy/let you stroke him. This can be easily managed if you are playing fetch if you distract him with another toy.
Typical Labrador Nels is very food orientated and the best time of the day (close 2nd to play time) is breakfast and dinner. Nelson does display signs of food aggression but will sit and wait for you to put his food bowl down – then you must allow him to eat in peace and step away. The only time he will get protective is if you get too close to him whilst there is food in his bowl, once he has devoured all biscuits he will allow you to take his bowl away.
Respecting his boundaries is key, he will give off signals to show you that you are overstepping his comfort zone.
Basic commands –
Sit, paw (each one), stay, wait, ‘find it’, treaties, ‘touch’, in/out.
Treats are the way to Nelsons heart (and attention!), he is highly trainable! Nelson used to be so food orientated to the point where he would get very excited at the sight of a treat and snatch. He still can sometimes forget his manners when taking a treat but he has got much better since we have started training him, he will sit and take it much better now but still needs further work.
Once Nelson has bonded with you his recall is good but if he has something more interesting than you in his sights it can take a few calls to regain his attention.
Gets the Zoomies very easily!
- Happy to be sociable and make friends as long as there are no toys/food involved.
Visits are via appointment only for Nelson, please give us a call to discuss.
Rodney - Lurcher X, 2.5 years old - RESERVED
This is Rodney, Rodney arrived at Danemere as he had sadly been suffering with separation anxiety since his previous owners had to go back to work. He was under a different rescue originally that help Romanian street dogs like Rodney, we have recently been working with this rescue and offering our help. Rodney has now been handed over to Danemere.
Rodney is very friendly with cats and has happily stayed in a home with 3 previously.
- Incredibly friendly with people, he loves everyone!
- Can pull on the lead initially but this soon wears off once he has got over initial excitement.
- Toilet trained.
- Not crate trained.
- Loves travelling in the car
- Basic commands - Sit, stay, lie down, paw, middle, spin, high five, leave it, out (of the room)
Behaviour inside the home resource guarding - No issues with people/dogs he knows. Can be slight guarding with people/dogs he doesn’t know but this disappears as he gets used to them.
Behaviour outside the home dogs - Loves dogs! Can run up very fast when greeting a dog. Happy to be “told off” by other dogs and will not retaliate in an aggressive manner. A super friendly boy.
Behaviour outside the home recall - Very good. Is basically 99%. Can struggle to come back if you catch him “too late” and the things he wants to see is very exciting.
Rodney is such a sweet heart and a truly wonderful boy who would thrive in an active home / a home where someone is around the majority of the day to give him the company he craves.
If you think that you could give Rodney a forever home, please give us a call on 01905 345655 to arrange an appointment to visit.
Jessie - Jack Russell, 13yrs
Jessie came to Danemere due to a family illness her previous owners were sadly no longer able to care for Jessie.
We are still getting to know Jessie however, we have found her to be a very sweet, affectionate girl who loves nothing more than going out for her walks and having a cuddle.
Jessie was allowed to sleep on her previous owners bed - we can see that she would love to continue the spoiled kind of lifestyle with her new owners. Ideally a home where she can curl up next to someone on the sofa for a snooze after good walk.
- not lived with children before
- not been introduced to cats but gets on well with other dogs
- loves walkies - used to go on several throughout the day in her previous home.
- House trained
- Walks well on the lead
We will update with progression and more information as we get to know her.
Poppy - Patterdale X, D.O.B - 27/09/2021
Poppy came to Danemere due to fighting with her sister in her previous home. Sadly this started to become too intense and too frequent to handle. This tends to happen often with same sex siblings as they reach maturity (litter mate syndrome inter-dog aggression).
Poppy is very friendly with people and super happy! She can be a little bit shy/nervous upon first meeting but after about 3 seconds that soon wears off and shes climbing into your lap and giving kisses out!
- Has lived with children - no issues
- Typically - loves chewing bones/squeaky toys
- Enjoys bananas as treats!
- Not good with cats
- Enjoys bird watching
- Walks well on the lead
Whilst being with us Poppy has been introduced to other dogs and been fine however we would not be prepared to rehome to a household that has an existing dog.
We will update with more information as we get to know Poppy.