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Here are our dogs that are ready for rehoming. This webpage is updated regularly.

All our animals who are ready for adoption are also shown on the National RSPCA “Find a Pet” website, where they have lots of free online help and support, if you are considering adopting a pet or have just taken a new animal into your home. We are always happy to give help and advice about re-homing an animal.

https://www.rspca.org.uk/findapet/adopters/-/articleName/Adopers_advice_page

You can also download our pre-adoption booklet for dogs PDF 9.4 MB 

Our dogs are all neutered and micro chipped prior to rehoming, which is included in the adoption fees of £130 for adults dogs and £170 for puppies up to and including 6 months old. Additional donations are greatly appreciated to help us to continue with our work.

The next step is to arrange for the whole family to come and meet the dog. It’s best for everyone from the household to meet the dog to rule out allergies or other issues.

We will then arrange to visit your home to discuss your new dog with you and answer any further questions you may have about rehoming. During the home visit, we can ensure the home is suitable and advise on preparing your home and garden, removing potential dangers, and buying food, bedding, and toys. We aim to carry out home visits within a week of the animal being reserved.

During the home visit, we are looking to see that:

You have a good understanding about the commitment involved in adopting your dog. 

The dog will not be left alone for more than 4-5 hours a day and will get a minimum of one 30 minute walk per day, all year round. 

The dog has a secure backyard or garden with fencing of a minimum of 6ft in height, although this may need to be higher depending on the size of the dog. 

That you are willing to take a dog to training classes/seek help if necessary.

If you would like to offer any of our dogs a new home please call our Branch Manager Julia Tucker on 0161 286 2503 or email rspca.altrincham.cheshire@googlemail.com



Simba is a beautiful 3 year old male Saluki cross greyhound . He arrived into RSPCA care via the inspectors and was extremely emaciated ,fearful and covered in small wounds .

He has been on a strict weight gain regime and lots of work has gone into building his confidence with people . He has gained back lots of weight but still has more to gain and therefore a commitment to providing a high quality diet is a must .

He  was in kennels for about a month but has since been transferred into foster care where he has thrived.

Below is what his foster parents have to say about him.

Simba is an extremely affectionate dog whose confidence has improved massively since living with us . He adores people and has bonded closely with us. We have seen him transform from a nervous skeleton to a loving  cuddly dog . . Simba doesn't seem very interested in playing with toys but will play chase a ball from time to time and is learning to use puzzle toys .

His favourite thing ( after food !) is to sit next to his chosen person for long periods of time .

 

As a consequence of his emaciation and probably having  had to fend for himself before being rescued , Simba will counter surf if there is food or used plates etc and will attempt to raid bins if they are not securely fastened .

Whilst in foster , he has made great strides in learning not to scavenge and snatch food as well as  learning some impulse control . He is extremely well behaved in the house and shows no interest in any non food related household items .

He has improved in leaps and bounds with confidence when walking , occasionally he will be timid and needs coaxing to continue/start the walk . He loves to sniff everything and tends to jump up on bins , although again he is getting better with this .

He will bark at and pull towards other dogs on walks , but this is mainly as he wants to play and say hello .When allowed to meet , he shows an interest in playing with them however he can be over enthusiastic and doesn't always understand when dogs don't want to play or their body language is telling him that they have had enough .

 

Simba will need a home where there is someone around the majority of the day as he is showing separation anxiety tendencies , however these can be worked on as his confidence increases with his new owners .

A commitment to continuing his training is essential and previous experience owning sighthounds would be beneficial as they are a sensitive breed . Simba is generally dog friendly but we feel he would benefit from being an only dog as he needs lots of attention . He is to be rehomed to an adult only home as he is unsure around children .

Simba will repay your efforts with boundless love and companionship .

Simba
   
   
   

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