All of the Staffordshire Bull Terriers shown below are, or will be, available for adoption.
LILY (aged 11 yrs) and SKY (aged 10 yrs) are now ready to fly from our nest. The girls came to us from Animal Welfare in November 2018 and it would be very true to say that they both had had a fairly hard time for a number of years beforehand. Both were suffering from severe flea infestation when they were collected by Welfare Officers and SKY's ears have been permanently damaged from ear infections and mite infestation that had been left untreated. Her hearing is fine but she is susceptible to future infections although the treatment she has been receiving (tablets and ear drops) has been keeping things at bay.
Although the girls are not from the same litter they have been together almost all of their lives and are very much 'sisters'. The love they have for each other and the sisterly bond between them is blatantly obvious which is why they are looking for a forever home together. The two of them love nothing more than cuddling up on the sofa together where they feel safe. Typical Staffords - they absolutely adore human company and are totally relaxed and calm when at least one person is around. Their usual daily routine is to have breakfast and sleep together for a few hours, a trip in the car, a walk on the beach, cuddles on the sofa, dinner time and more snoozing together followed by even more cuddles on the sofa. Both dogs are very tactile and without being bouncy and boisterous - they simply love chilling with someone close by.
LILY and SKY are low to medium energy dogs.
LILY is the more confident one of the two and is very sprightly for her age. She is lucky enough not to suffer from any arthritis or typical aging problems especially as she has had a cancerous lump removed from her side recently. SKY too has had an operation since she has been in our care to remove two cancerous lumps so hopefully they won't need any further surgery for along time to come, if at all.
SKY is less confident than LILY and suffers from separation anxiety when she is left alone, even with LILY. Her anxiety is expressed with barking, pacing and the occasional nibble on something she shouldn't.
Due to the background and history of LILY and SKY neither of them are suitable to be around other dogs or household pets. It is important to stress that there is no real aggression in them but they simply don't know how to behave around other animals and become very overexcited (even when they see other pets from a distance) to the point where they can be unmanageable. At their stage in life it would be far more simplistic and acceptable for them to never be placed in a situation that could get out of control. For this reason we are looking for a home that is fairly secluded (perhaps a rural area) where they are very much house dogs. They will need lots of outdoor space to run around in and explore as a means of exercise as opposed to walking the streets. A semi-retired couple who enjoy the company of dogs would be just perfect for them. We have no concerns about their behaviour around children. However, because we have no history of them living with small people we would ask that any visitors to their new family home be aged 10 years above.
Both LILY and SKY travel well in the car and sleep well at night. They are so well-behaved and well-mannered and an absolute pleasure to be around. The girls really do deserve a break in life and just want to be loved and kept safe.
Both LILY and SKY are eligible for our Senior Stafford Scheme whereby financial assistance is given to an adoptive family for help towards any unexpected veterinary bills. Details can be given on request.
If you wish to find out more about LILY & SKY, please call us on 07563 368 589 or 07599 240 652.
NELLIE is approximately 3 years of age. She is a very sweet, adorable little Stafford who came into our care from Corran Kennels Dog Pound. NELLIE had been picked up as a stray by a dog warden and was in a very poor state; both undernourished and with a tummy full of worms. How long she had been straying we will never know but her previous owner/s never called the pound to claim her back.
Unsurprisingly, NELLIE had a nervous disposition when she first went into foster care but over the weeks her confidence has grown and she has become far more settled and happier in herself.
NELLIE is looking for a home where she will be the only dog. She is not phased by other dogs on a walk so long as they don't approach her. We feel that she will never be able to mix and socialise with other canines, so her new family will need to bear this in mind if they have friends with dogs.
NELLIE is a medium energy dog. She loves the outdoors and will need two good walks a day on leash only. NELLIE has a particular dislike for cats.
Although she enjoys her walks she also loves to cuddle up on the sofa. NELLIE is an independent dog and is quite happy in her own company but is equally comfortable snuggling up for lots of kisses and cuddles. She can be left for reasonable amounts of time (up to four hours) on her own and is not destructive in any way.
NELLIE travels well in the car, walks well on the lead and is fully house trained.
Most likely because of her straying history, NELLIE can be a little guarded over certain things, not in a bad or obsessive way at all, and it is hoped with time and the building of trust that she will exhibit this behaviour less and less but it is something that her new family need to be aware of at first. NELLIE will only be re-homed with a family that has a lot of experience with the breed and is familiar with the traits she has.
Because we have no history of her living with children, NELLIE can only be re-homed with a family that is made up of adults and children over the age of 12 years, if there are any.
NELLIE is a most deserving and delightful little Stafford with a wonderful personality who will make the right family a perfect pet. Like all Staffords, she adores human company.
If you wish to find out more about NELLIE, please call us on 07563 368 589 or 07599 240 652.
MAX is about to turn 7 years of age. There were lots of tears when he was surrendered into our care by his previous family but due to very unfortunate circumstances they could no longer care for him.
MAX is a very well-behaved, well-mannered SBT. He is an absolute joy to be around and will be such great company for a family where he is the only dog and with children aged 8 and above. MAX has spent time around very young children but only occasionally, so to be responsible we have placed the above age restriction.
MAX is so much fun and is a low maintenance dog - all he really needs is two good walks a day and lots of cuddles and play time with his ball.
MAX walks beautifully on the lead, travels well in the car and is fully house trained.
He is the perfect dog for a family that are looking for a real bonding with a Stafford and will return their love a thousand times over.
If you wish to find out more about MAX #2, please call us on 07563 368 589 or 07599 240 652.