Shelter Dogs From Leicester Animal Aid Needing a New Home

Shelter Dogs From Leicester Animal Aid Needing a New Home

Leicester Animal Aid (rescue centre) is trying to find homes for the adorable dogs they have in their care this Easter.

According to Mars Petcare’s recent State of Pet Homelessness Project, sadly over a million cats and dogs in the UK currently find themselves without a home. Out of those contemplating getting a dog, only half (58 per cent) said they would consider re-homing from a rescue centre meaning many animals still face a long wait before finding their perfect match.

The Easter holidays can be a great time for families to find a new furry family member and settle them into their homes, so The Adoption Mission Programme from Pedigree & Whiskas is working with rescue centres in the Midlands to encourage prospective owners to consider adopting.

Here are some of the egg-cellent pooches currently looking for a home:

Pets from Leicester Animal Aid

Meet Violet, 18-months old Weimaraner. She has a large heart with very small confidence.

All Violet wants is to feel secure and have trust in people again. A very loyal and loving girl with people she knows, Violet is happy playing with her toys, having cuddles on the sofa and massages. She certainly wants the life of a lady of leisure.

Violet has not had the nicest start to life and requires a very calm, loving and patient owner who will reassure her and help her thrive into a beautiful Weimaraner! She will need further guidance around housetraining, meeting and greeting new people and visiting the Vet. We would advise garden exercise whilst Violet settles in and as her confidence grows around being on lead.

Meet Ziggy, a 2-years old Lurcher.  Ziggy was a worried boy on arrival as he was found with his belongings tied up as a stray.

Overtime Ziggy’s personality has shone through and he is such a sweet and loving boy! He enjoys playing with his toys and will drop them by your side and have cuddles on the sofa.

Settling back into a new home may take time as Ziggy can be sensitive to day to day sounds and change, but with patience and confidence we hope he enjoys his new home. He is very smart and loves his interactive games and like most lurchers is very fast on his paws. He does require on-lead exercise and a muzzle as he does not enjoy the company of other animals and has a very high prey drive.

Meet Cruz a 2-year-old Rottweiler x German Shepherd. He’s a very happy, sociable and giddy young man with lots of love to give!

Cruz can be very excitable and over the top when meeting new people but he just loves life and wants to share his joy with everyone! Cruz is a very clever boy and has mastered all food games and loves his toys like any young pup. He is great travelling and loves exploring new places and seeking out new sights and sounds. He has also requested a paddling pool please for the summer months!

Being young and having lived within kennels for a while, he will need a patient owner who can build up his leave time and open up his world very slowly. Cruz does have selective hearing and is good at eating things he shouldn’t so we advise to keep him on lead and this will also help with his hip dysplasia.

Cruz has hip dysplasia and recently undergone surgery on both Cruciate ligaments and is under our Veterinary Support Scheme. Any vet check ups and hydrotherapy will be covered by the centre until these sessions are complete.

Meet Otter, a two year old Akita. He’s a sensitive boy who is very loving and loyal once he has built a bond with you. He still thinks he’s a puppy when playing and does get excited very easily, but has matured whilst with us into a charming young man. Otter walks lovely on the lead, enjoys playing with his toys and carries one around and leans in for cuddles on the sofa.

Otter’s confidence has grown massively whilst being at the centre but introductions to new people must be done in a particular way and very slowly as he is very wary of people’s intentions and his new owner must respect this. He has opened his circle to other dogs and loves to learn; finding treats is one of his favourite games.

For more information please visit the Leicester Animal Aid website or email [email protected].

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