Make it a happy dogs life
Posted on March 3, 2007
As many as 40 dogs at Eaton Bray kennels are in need of a new home - with one in five being unwanted Staffordshire bull terriers.
The discarded pooches are all being kept at Appledown Kennels while new owners are found and bosses there are hoping readers will be willing to help.
They are asking people to take a look at these lovable hounds and consider making one of them a member of their family.
But it's not just the four mutts in need of a new start, there is a constant flow of dogs coming through the kennels with the fashionable Staffs topping the list of over-bred and notneeded pets.
The dogs appealing to readers this week are - Dylan, Bexley, Charlie and Dandy.
Anyone interested in providing one with a new home should call Appledown Kennels, Harling Road, Eaton Bray, on 01525 220383.
Dandy is one of a number Staffordshire bull terrier crosses at Appledown. He was a stray about to be put to sleep and is about two years old. Kennel boss Julie says he wonderful with other dogs. "His temperament is great and he appears to be clean:' she says. "Dandy will chew his own legs if he gets bored, so he needs to be with someone who is at home for most of the day."
Dylan is a three- or four-year-old castrated cross-breed. Appledown boss Julie Shelton says he is one of a few very large crossbreeds they have and he is very good natured and very clean in his kennel. "He is tolerant of other dogs, but would be better living alone;" says Julie "He spends much of his day in bed, but he loves a good walk."
Charlie, a five-year old Cavalier King Charles spaniel, is said to have a wonderful temperament. He was a stud dog on a puppy farm in Ireland so had a pretty bad start in life. Deaf and with one of his eyes in need of permanent medication, he is nevertheless said to be "a very happy little dog".
Bexley is a 10-month-old labrador cross saved from "death row". He is a happy, lively medium-sized dog who loves everyone and everything and is very responsive to training and travels well. "Bexley would make a great family pet, but we expect he would chew until he grows up a bit;' the kennel owner says.
Source: Andy Gayler, Dunstable Gazette, 28 February 2007
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