London is a great place to own a dog, with plenty of huge parks on offer as well as animal friendly events – like a cavapoo café allowing you to bring along your puppy pal for drinks with friends!
And what better way to get yourself a cute companion than to adopt one off Battersea dogs’ home – a charity that takes in dogs and cats in need and finds them new homes.
Whether it’s because they’ve been rescued from an unpleasant home or because their owners weren’t in a position to care for them anymore, there are lots of pooches who need new owners.
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Due to coronavirus the centre is currently closed to the public, but the doggies can now be rehomed under specific government guidelines.
Here are the dogs in the London branch of Battersea who need a loving home.
Luna is a clever girl who enjoys learning new tricks, which is useful as she will need some ongoing training in her new home. Luna can sometimes forget her manners when meeting new people, and being a larger girl it’s best for her to learn to keep those paws firmly on the floor when greeting.
Luna has a sensitive side and can bark when she’s unsure, especially when on lead. Due to this Luna would benefit from owners who can help build up her confidence in these situations and guide her through life. Luna has so much to offer and will make a great companion for active owners.
Breed: American Bulldog
Age: 1 years, 3 months
Meet Monty the 8-month-old Portuguese Water Dog. Monty is a young dog with a lot of energy and some sensitivities around new people. He doesn’t yet know how to relax when left alone.
Monty can be very playful with other dogs and will need a garden to have a scoot around in. If you are matched with Monty he will be a fun and rewarding little project dog who is eager to learn and is very motivated. Monty will shine in the right hands and will be a loving, lovely and adorable addition to your household.
Age: 8 months
Merlin is a sweet older Husky/Collie mix. He’s had a rocky past but is now ready to put his paws up in a calm, quiet retirement home. He shows a number of behaviours typical to his breeds, so would really benefit from owners who have an understanding of the traits they possess.
Merlin has a number of anxieties which new owners will need to be prepared to work through. Although Merlin likes a gentle fuss from his known people, he can be unsure of certain aspects of handling and will need ongoing training around this so it would be better for him to live in an adult-only household.
New owners will need to have time, patience and consistency, so anyone interested in Merlin should be willing to provide this for him. Merlin is keen to make some doggy pals, so he’d benefit from a home who are keen to socialise him on a regular basis during leisurely strolls at the park.
Age: 10 years, 8 months
Shadow is a young, juvenile Collie with lots of energy. He is looking for experienced and enthusiastic owners willing to follow advice and training. He needs to learn to spend time on his own and has shown some destructive behaviours when left alone. His new owners will need to be able to provide him with enough mental and physical stimulation.
As he is still young, he will need some basic training reminders and some ground rules put in place from day one. Shadow loves tennis balls and would play all day if he could. He is sociable with other dogs and would enjoy making lots of new friends to burn off his energy. He will be great for anyone who understands and appreciates collies.
Age: 9 months
For more information visit www.battersea.org.uk