The centre has been supporting Bristol’s furry creatures since 1887 and currently has more than a dozen dogs on its books hoping for a fresh start in life. These range from puppies to older dogs hoping to bring a little extra joy to your life.
Each dog will have its own requirements before being adopted based on its previous experiences. Some of the dogs were not given the best start in their life so may n, to see more visit www.bristolarc.org.uk/
Here are seven of the latest arrivals at the centre who are ready to be rehomed:
1. Soldier, Lurcher - 1 year old
Solider arrived at Bristol ARC in poor bodily condition and was incredibly nervous. Since then he has grown in confidence with the help of our ACAs, who have worked with him extensively. By teaching him how to play and building up his tolerance of handling, this lovely boy is now more comfortable and will receive affection from people he knows. Soldier requires a home that preferably has experience in owning dogs of similar breed and temperament. Adopters should also understand that, although he has come a long way, Soldier is nervous and will need lots of support and patience as he settles into his new home.
2. Fergus, Crossbreed - 1-3 years old
Fergus is a beautiful young dog, who is highly sociable and loves to meet new people. Being a bigger boy he can be quite strong when on lead, especially when he’s decided to go and investigate an exciting new smell! Having said this, the staff have reported that he walks very nicely on lead most of the time. This guy LOVES toys, especially tennis balls – Fergus could quite happily chase and fetch a tennis ball all day long! This long legged lad is so happy and bouncy – we believe that he would suit a home with plenty of space to run around in, and lots of company so he never feels lonely.
3. Rusty, Staffy - 6-10 years old
Rusty is a friendly, older staffy who is still full of life and energy. He loves playing with toys, training, and going on walks. This dog is sociable with people, and is really friendly with everybody that he meets – including the vet! Although he likes people, his new owners will need to be prepared for Rusty’s dog reactivity, and understand that he won’t be able to socialise with other dogs. Rusty has had an altercation with another dog while in our care, and will need to be kept on lead when out and about. Walking Rusty in more secluded areas without other dogs around would make walks far more enjoyable for him. This lovely lad would make an excellent companion for anyone looking to share their sofa with an older gent!
4. Rufus, Lurcher - 1-3 years old
Rufus is a lovely young dog, who loves to play with all of his toys and is very good at fetch. This friendly boy enjoys the company of other dogs, and he’ll happily play with them and walk nicely beside them. Being a lurcher, he does have a high prey drive, and will try to catch birds when he’s out and about. Rufus does enjoy affection, so much so that he sometimes struggles to understand the concept of personal space! Athough he often comes across as a confident lad, Rufus can also be very anxious of loud noises and new things – his new family will need to be understanding and accommodating of this. Being a sociable dog, Rufus would benefit from someone being around most of the time, to keep him company and to build up his confidence. This beautiful, bouncy boy just needs a stable home where he can steadily work on his training, and build up his confidence.