St Francis Animal Welfare rescue dogs from various sources - from owners whom are no longer able to care for them for a variety of reasons - to strays from the local councils pounds.

All dogs are health checked by a vet shortly after their arrival and are subsequently fully vaccinated, neutered/spayed, micro-chipped and assessed before being ready to be re-homed. 

Our dogs are regularly walked and played with by our staff and volunteers during their stay at St Francis Animal Welfare to ensure that they stay happy and healthy.

 The animals available for adoption are always changing so it is advisable to contact the shelter to see if an animal on our website has been found a home, or if there are any new animals available for adoption. Please call 02380 693282 before 5pm.

Please note, that not all of our animals appear on our website.

January 2018

Name: Keaton

Age: 10-12 years

Breed: Jack Russell Terrier

Sex: Male

Neutered: No - But will be prior to rehoming

Vaccinated? 1st vaccine only (2nd will be done prior to rehoming)

Good with other dogs? No - Keaton is very reactive to other dogs.

Good with cats? Unknown but highly unlikely

Good with children? We know very little of Keatons history so will not rehome him to homes with very young children.

Summary: Poor Keaton seems to have had many homes in the past. His most recent owner used to tie him up outside a shopping centre for hours and hours at a time. A concerned member of the public, waited one day until the owner eventually returned. His owner, then stated that she didn't actually want him anymore and was easily persuaded to sign him over to us over the Christmas period. He was wearing a jacket which was stuck on him as had been forced on and the zip had caught in the material - we had to cut it off. Underneath his fur was very thin, indicating that the jacket had been on for a long time.

Keaton is a lovable little soul. He is very small and loves cuddles. He walks well on a lead and collar. 

He really craves human contact and we hate seeing him in a kennel at his age.

Keaton would make a wonderful companion for a energetic older person who needs a friend to keep them company.

Keaton doesn't like being on his own so would need a new owner or family, who are around for most of the day.

January 2018

Name: Phoenix

Age: 10/11 months

Breed: Fox Red Labrador cross

Sex: Male

Neutered: Yes

Vaccinated: Yes

Good with other dogs? No - Due to being badly socialised with other animals, he can be very reactive to other dogs, so will need to be the only dog in his new home.

Good with cats: No

Good with children? Although Phoenix has previously lived with children, he can be very possessive of his food and is very boisterous, so we would not be comfortable rehoming with any young children.

Summary: Sadly Phoenix was clearly very poorly socialised as a young puppy so due to his subsequent behaviour issues was relinquished into rescue a few moths ago. 

Phoenix has come a long way with his training since being in our care. He now walks well on a lead and harness and no longer pulls like a steam train!

Phoenix is still very reactive to other dogs and we certainly would not risk him around cats or any other smaller animals.

He does now sit for his dinner and treats and he has learned not to knock the staff who are feeding him over, in order to get to his bowl of food. We are feeding him in a slow feeder due to him guzzling up his dinner too quickly.

In the right and dog experienced home, Phoenix will no doubt become a lovely companion.  He needs someone with time, patience and understanding, who is prepared to continue his socialisation and training. He does get bored very easily so would certainly benefit from having someone from his new family being home for the majority of the day.

He truly is a gorgeous dog, very playful and loves his exercise. He enjoys playing with his humans - especially with squeaky toys, ballks and cuddly toys!

Could you offer this handsome lad the home he so rightfully deserves?

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