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Rescue Dog Desperate For New Home

Tuesday February 4 2014




A DOG who has spent her entire life in kennels is hoping to find a new home.

Poppy, a one-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier cross, has spent most of her life being cared for by the Royston Animal Welfare group.

David Barr, from RAW, said: "She is strong and untrained so people have been put off by that, but she is a lovely dog.

"It usually takes around a month to rehome dogs, but Poppy has been here for a year now and we would love to see her with a new owner who is experienced in looking after dogs."

Royston Animal Welfare - whose members are all volunteers - rescued Poppy from a stray pound before she was about to be put to sleep.

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Reply Posted by £ on Tuesday February 4 2014 at 15:26
Why is she untrained after been in kennels all her life?????? This is a shame, if she has been in kennels all that time surely someone has spent time with her to learn her to walk on a lead, manners???? if not why keep the dog penned up to live a life with no rehabilitation... caged animal is cruelty... even kennels I have visited have trained and socialised their dogs, why has this one not been???

Reply Posted by Dawn on Tuesday February 4 2014 at 16:55
Poppy is a lovely& affectionate dog,Poppy has had lots of socialising with other people,other dogs & is walked every day with males & females.Poppy is a happy dog,she eats well and loves her treats ( custard cream biscuits are her favourites ) Poppy speaks with her eyes and likes nothing better than her cheeks rubbing.Poppy loves to lay on your lap and go to sleep.All done in the care of the kennels ! The comment on no training is meant for the home,i.e,hoover sounds,ect Poppy was saved by RAW ( Well Done ) and has been lovingly taken care of ever since.RAW do do an amazing job as all the other comments have stressed.

Reply Posted by £ on Wednesday February 5 2014 at 16:44
David Barr, from RAW, said: "She is strong and untrained so people have been put off by that, but she is a lovely dog.

The above comment just makes the dog sound like hard work, maybe if its explained better she may have a better chance of re-homing.... I hope she does because she is beautiful

Reply Posted by Tracey Monteith on Tuesday February 4 2014 at 15:33
I know that a lot of time has been invested in Poppy by the many VOLUNTEERS that work tirelessly for these dogs but the truth is that any dog that is in kennels for many hours a day will have boundless energy when they are taken out which can be perceived as bad behaviour! RAW have successfully rehomed and socialised many dogs that would not now be here if it wasn't for their dedication and hard work!

Reply Posted by Ian on Tuesday February 4 2014 at 15:34
Who do you get in touch with to see about giving this lovely looking dog a home ??

Reply Posted by Tracey Monteith on Tuesday February 4 2014 at 15:36
If you google Royston Animal Welfare, their details are all on the website

Reply Posted by Tracey Monteith on Tuesday February 4 2014 at 15:36
If you google Royston Animal Welfare, their details are all on the website

Reply Posted by Jayne on Tuesday February 4 2014 at 15:41
Ahhh Ian what a guy, I hope you and this little man are very happy together

Reply Posted by gail on Tuesday February 4 2014 at 16:20
I got my Buddy from R.A.W and can assure you they look after these dogs to the best of their ability. Yes the dogs get walked and exercised daily but a dog needs different environments and situations to learn and to know he/she has constant love and encouragement from their new family. Ian you won,t be in any way disappointed by the care R.A.W gives to its animals! Go for it lad!

Reply Posted by Keith on Tuesday February 4 2014 at 16:34
We took a dog from RAW 3 weeks ago. They do work tirelessly,and also very thorough in the rehoming process. Our dog, Angel has settled in smashing. We looked to adopt Poppy but because we have other animals we did not think it fair. She is a LOVELY dog and I hope Ian that you are successful. Good Luck.

Reply Posted by David (RAW) on Tuesday February 4 2014 at 18:21
Hi everyone,

Please email any enquires to dogs@roystonaimalwelfare.org.

Thanks

Reply Posted by Laura on Tuesday February 4 2014 at 18:37
Ive enquired about poppy various times and never heard anything back!

Reply Posted by lauren on Tuesday February 4 2014 at 18:40
If I had the time, I would apply to adopt this beautiful staffy.

Reply Posted by Liana Robinson on Tuesday February 4 2014 at 18:47
Poppy is a fantastic loving dog, it's such a shame she has spent most of her life in kennels. I really hope someone will come forward and give her the loving home she needs. ( plus the muddy puddles she loves to belly flop in !!!! )

Reply Posted by Shelley on Tuesday February 4 2014 at 19:15
I would love to home this pup if she would be ok with my male staffy very. Bossy scared if they fight . Xx I am glad to see people using rescue shelters to find pets xx

Reply Posted by David (RAW) on Tuesday February 4 2014 at 19:25
Laura: We respond to every enquiry. You can email RAW at dogs@roystonanimalwelfare.org or call us 01226 298271. If you leave a message please speak slowly and clearly.

Reply Posted by Jane on Tuesday February 4 2014 at 21:58
We are looking to rehome another rescure dog if anyone knows about any.?
We would like a young/puppy so we can train, one that will not grow massive.
Over the years we have had a few lovely puppies from the rspc which have grown into wonderful loving fab family dogs, but the rspca don't have anything young at present. Please let us know as we have a home to give.

Reply Posted by julie boston on Wednesday February 5 2014 at 10:12
Why dont they bring a trainer in I know a good one who wld work with poppy cheap and has awsome results then she can get that home she deserves xx poor baby wish I had room :-(

Reply Posted by Margaret on Wednesday February 5 2014 at 13:57
By saying that Poppy is untrained instead of saying she isn't used to normal house noises is making it more difficult to find a home for her. You don't see Greyhounds advertised as untrained when they are not used to house noises It just needs patience to get a dog used to these noises.

Reply Posted by Susan Shepherd on Wednesday February 5 2014 at 22:33
She is gorjus, is she still available, i wud love to have her.