Bristol Animal Rescue Centre are hoping to find foster parents or forever homes for the loving dogs in their care. The centre has been supporting Bristol’s furry creatures since 1887 and, due to the cost of living crisis, has reported that more and more pups are being handed over as owners can no longer afford to care for them.
Pintobean is described as a bundle of joy who loves the company of humans. She enjoys cuddles and affection, but will also work for food. She can get excited when she knows she's getting out of her kennel and will jump up at you. Pintobean needs some encouragement on walks, because she will stop periodically without another dog there - although she generally prefers to go on walks with other dogs, especially Butterbean, who she can be rehomed with if someone was looking for double the love. Sadly, Pinto's ears were illegally cropped prior to her coming into Bristol ARC. Adopters will need to understand the stigma that may come with this, and be willing to educate others about the cruelty of this practice. Her favourite pastimes include playing, doing lots of zoomies and having plenty of cuddles. Her perfect home would be with adopters that are able to provide her with all her favourite things, and appreciate what a goofball she is.
Meena arrived at Bristol Animal Rescue Centre with the RSPCA inspectors, distressed and in pain. She’s had regular physio with the Bristol ARC team to gradually get her using the leg again before rehoming. Meena is a very sweet natured dog, very warm and friendly with people and good with all of her vet handling and physio. She has also been described as calm and affectionate. Now that she’s feeling better the centre is starting to see her cheeky personality and believe she definitely wants to be more active and playful.
3. Tia and Maddy
Tia and Maddy are the resident Golden Girls at Bristol ARC, but don't let their age fool you because they still love to run around and play. They walk very nicely on lead and are also able to settle well on their own. Maddy loves cuddles and affection while Tia is more independent and likes to follow her nose. Tia is mostly deaf now and needs to remain on a special renal diet - any adopters will need to be understanding of this in the long term. Tia and Maddy are a sweet pair of older ladies who are sure to bring plenty of love and joy to their new family.
Raven is a friendly young boy who loves running around and chasing his toys. He enjoys spending time with people and will often jump up to try and give hugs. Being a sight-hound, he has a very high prey drive and will need to wear a muzzle on his walk - this doesn’t bother him. Raven can also be dog reactive, so further training will be needed to help him tolerate other dogs when out and about. Don't let his size fool you, he is a sensitive boy when it comes to traffic and will try to chase and bark at any passing vehicles. This is why Raven is looking for a rural home, where he can let loose and be his fun-loving self. His ideal day would be running around doing zoomies (in a secure field or large garden), followed by some nice cuddles and a nap - of course.