Born (Approx)
4 years 5 months ago
Medium to Large

Andy - a cross breed, with German Shepherd traits.

Smart, intelligent and eager to learn, this young dog has been in kennels for far too long. He is a complex personality - friendly yet wary, and vulnerable.  He can become very anxious about meeting new people, and he needs to be muzzled in these situations. Introductions to strangers must be done gradually, but people he gets to know and trust are his friends forever, and he depends very much on this human affection.  

Whilst in kennels he has responded well to human love and careful training but he really needs the love and commitment of someone who has lots of time to dedicate to practicing reward based treats to help build his confidence and socialisation skills. It will take Andy a while to build up a trusting bond, so his potential owners will need to make numerous visits to get to know him.

Andy desperately needs a secure, stable home with an experienced dog-lover who will be firm and faithful and able to manage his excitable and nervous nature. He would benefit from a calm environment - his own garden and access to fields for exercise and fun. Andy would be best suited to a family without children or other pets. Although he may well benefit from sharing his home with a canine companion, this would need to be a careful introduction and monitoring. 

We would consider a reduced adoption fee for Andy to help him find the home he needs

If you can offer this lovely boy the home he desperately needs please contact Julie on 01763 289827

Alternatively please email Philippa at             who will be pleased to forward your enquiry onto the team.

Living with children
I cannot live with children
Living with dogs
I can live with other dogs
Living with cats
I cannot live with cats
Ideal home location
I prefer to live in a quiet location


The Adoption Process

We have a number of animals in our care. Most are homeless through no fault
of their own and are looking for new homes and owners who can give them the attention they deserve.

Please take a few moments to familiarise yourself with our adoption procedure:

  • Step 1: The animal is admitted into our care, and assessed by our team.
  • Step 2: The animal is examined by a vet, who treats any ailments or injuries. 
  • Step 3: The appropriate team leader will liaise with the potential adopter to assist with their choice of animal.
  • Step 4: The potential new owners meet the animal, and decide if they want to adopt. New owners may be asked to visit the animal several times before the adoption takes place.
  • Step 5: A pre-adoption home visit will then be made to new owners premises to meet the members of the household and to ensure that the environment is right.
    Step 6: If the visit goes well you will be asked to collect the animal and for an adoption donation ( amount on request ) and to sign an agreement to care for the pet with a commitment to return it to us if you can't continue to do so.