These Bristol dogs are looking for new homes in 2020

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All these doggies want is a new home for 2020 – can you help?

Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary in Barrow Gurney has dozens of dogs looking for a new start in a loving fur-ever home.

The charity re-homes an average of 300 dogs each year.

Dogs arrive at the home for a number of reasons, some are found as strays while some are there after their owner’s death.

Others are brought in after a change in the owners circumstances. Some of the four legged residents are simply abandoned.

The sanctuary is a local independent charity that rescues and re-homes unwanted, abandoned and often mistreated cats and dogs.

It receives no funding from the government or National Lottery and relies on the generosity and goodwill of its supporters to keep its kennel and cattery doors open.

It costs approximately £650,000 every year to run.

Here are just a few of the doggos looking to find their forever home in 2020.

Milly – eight-year-old beagle cross labrador

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(Image: Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary)

Milly is a gorgeous affectionate girl who is looking for a home with plenty of company as sadly over the past couple of years she has developed some separation anxiety while her current owners are at work.

She was used to living with other dogs and in a busy household, but her situation changed and Milly found this hard to cope with, leaving her sad and fed up.

In an ideal world Milly would like to be with someone all of the time, going on caravaning holidays or trips to the beach and if possible would like to live with another dog for company.

She is a loving dog, wants to be with people and her priority is cuddles.

She is placid but can also get a little over excited and strong on the lead when she first goes out. Milly is currently still in her home waiting for the perfect family.

Steps – 18-month-old greyhound

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(Image: Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary)

Steps is a lovely-natured, quiet girl with lots of love to give.

She has been rescued from a trainer who wasn’t able to race her as sadly she is lame.

Luckily this little lady found herself in rescue and is now hoping to find her first real home.

She is quite shy but will come out of her shell over time.

She would benefit from another calm confident dog to live with or an experienced Greyhound/Lurcher family who understand her needs.

She is likely to not like being on her own for long and will need someone to teach her the ropes in a home environment.

As she does show signs of some lameness she will need regular walks, little and often rather than big long runs and strength building in her muscles.

She is a really friendly girl who has so much love and companionship to give.

Sammy – 10-year-old lurcher

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(Image: Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary)

Sammy is a dear older lady who is just full of love and affection to give to a new home.

Sadly over the past few years Sammy has slowly become fed up with her female companion in the home, and with squabbles happening more and more often, the difficult decision was made that Sammy would most definitely prefer to live as an only dog.

Sammy is fit and active for her age, but does have a low grade heart murmur which requires no treatment and isn’t causing any issues.

Sammy is super clever and knows lots of tricks and has had excellent training.

She loves to go out and about but is equally happy to have a snooze in the afternoon on the sofa.

Coco – three-year-old chihuahua

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(Image: Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary)

Coco is a sweet little boy who is very nervous of new things in life and meeting new people, but once he trusts you he is a fun playful boy.

It can take some time to build trust and Coco will initially need some time in his new home to get used to his surroundings.

With time and patience and by allowing Coco to be himself, he will form a strong bond and shower his new owners with love.

Coco was originally brought to the sanctuary after his owners were leaving him for long periods of time.

Therefore he will need somebody who could be around for him during the day with a good routine.

He will need an experienced owner as he can be wary of new people so slow introductions are key.

He loves being out and about and is great at walking on the lead.

Coco is great with his commands and has great manners.

A single person home would suit him well, possibly with another small dog he can get on with where he can form a bond.

Tintin – one-year-old cross breed

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(Image: Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary)

Lovely Tintin has been at the sanctuary for quite a few months and is sadly being overlooked.

He’s a lovely young chap with a beautiful temperament but Tintin was born on the streets so hasn’t had any training, therefore he will need someone around a lot to help him with this.

He can be very sociable with other dogs and could live with one of the right match, however Tintin also has limited social skills with people and dogs and although super friendly, he likes to play rough, sometimes too rough.

Obviously, this will need to be worked on in the home and we are looking for someone willing to take the time to train him and provide the enrichment he needs.

Because there is not much history known about Tintin, he would be better in an adult home.

He can be very bouncy and boisterous and is a happy boy, but he finds his new world super exciting.

Jack – six-year-old Jack Russel

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(Image: Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary)

Sadly, due to the owner’s ill health, Jack is looking for a new home.

He is a marvellous little dog who is full of fun and energy and he would love to find an active home where he can enjoy lovely trips out and maybe a swim in the sea.

Jack loves people and will make friends with anyone but he isn’t a great fan of all dogs and can be barky at them on the lead.

With some careful introduction, Jack has made friends but this will need working on in the home, so for now he will need to live as the only pet (he’s not too keen on cats either).

He is happy to be left for a few hours on his own but does love company so someone with plenty of time to give him would be ideal.

He could also live with older children who like to play along.

Tilly – five-year-old whippet crossed with lurcher

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Tilly is a beautiful girl who has had a very sad start to life; neglected and mistreated she has missed many of her early socialisation training.

The home who rescued her changed, with new babies and children around her, all of which she found just too much, she struggled with such a busy environment becoming more and more nervous.

Realising this, Tilly was recently re-homed, but sadly although she previously lived with a cat, her new housemate didn’t prove as popular.

Now sadly at the sanctuary this sweet girl has settled in OK and staff are working on building her confidence around strangers and other dogs.

Tilly would prefer a quieter, adults-only home where she can grow in confidence.

She is a gentle soul and loves attention from the people she trusts. She will gladly share the sofa with you.

She is ok to be left for a few hours, she would however prefer plenty of company and would make a great companion for a quieter more relaxed home.

Bea – four-year-old Border Collie

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(Image: Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary)

Bea is a typical Working Collie who absolutely loves people, playing and running.

Her whole day revolves around looking for her next mission and she would absolutely love to do obedience, agility or similar.

Currently still in her home, her owners are struggling to provide the enrichment Bea needs and this is leading to over boisterous and nippy behaviour.

She also barks a lot to communicate her frustration, however the sanctuary knows she will be an amazing companion in the right home which can meet her needs.

She would suit a rural space or somewhere with plenty of large open space for her to run in.

Her lead walking needs a bit of work as she can reactive to other dogs, however she has been known to play with dogs off lead, so with some socialisation training this will improve. 

Duke – three-year-old boxer cross rottie

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Handsome Duke is now looking for a very special person to help him with his training needs.

Sadly due to issues with separation anxiety and a new baby on the way, Duke became too much to handle in the home.

He is full of beans and can be strong on the lead, however with some training and time this could be overcome.

He is sociable with other dogs but can be a bit boisterous so he will need plenty of space to interact and play, he can also become quite fixated on other dogs and struggles to know how to interact with them.

Having no social skills, he will need one-to-one training in the home and initially will need to be walked in a quieter more rural area to not become over aroused.

He doesn’t like to be left alone either, so he will need someone who can be home with him initially all of the time slowly building his tolerance to be left with a regular routine and some stability and training.

In the garden he can be an escape artist so he will need good secure fencing and again his need to escape will need some work in the home.

Holly Hedge manager Sarah Schranz said: “We understand that Duke will have some training needs and we would love to find him an adult home with someone experienced in bigger breeds who could just give this lovely dog the chance to thrive. “He will need to live as an only pet and with adults or older teens only.

“He really is a lovely dog who just needs some guidance but will reward you with big soppy cuddles and utter devotion in return.”

Bubbles – five-year-old staffy

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(Image: Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary)

Bubbles is a gorgeous staffy, full of energy and mischief, looking for a fun active home.

Sadly after being rescued just 18 months ago Bubbles started to show symptoms of some strange seizures which may require some ongoing medication and care, however although these seizures don’t appear to affect her day to day, she does behave strangely shortly after them, being wary, scared and disorientated.

Bubbles is full of life and energy and loves to play, is well socialised with people and dogs and loves children although teenagers are suggested as Bubbles is very bouncy at times.

Anyone interested in finding out more about these dogs can contact Holly Hedge on 01275 474719.

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