Meet the dogs!

Meet the dogs...

PLEASE NOTE - VIEWING RESCUE DOGS IS STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Appointments are booked after you have submitted an adoption application form and this has been approved by the adoptions team. Please do not turn up at the centre without an appointment as you will be turned away. We politely ask that you follow our adoptions process to avoid having a wasted journey and also disrupting our care of the dogs by turning up uninvited.

All new dogs into rescue are assessed and then offered to the people on our waiting list before being offered for general adoption. Your ideal dog will arrive at the centre and get adopted without you even knowing about it, unless you're on our adoptions waiting list.

IF YOU WISH TO BE NOTIFIED OF ANY NEW DOGS COMING INTO THE CENTRE THEN PLEASE FILL OUT THE ADOPTION APPLICATION FORM AND WE WILL ADD YOU TO OUR WAITING LIST.

Here you can view the dogs currently in rescue. We aim to provide a full behaviour assessment on each dog covering a range of areas from how they cope socialising with other dogs, how they interact with children and whether they could potentially live with cats.

Oakwood Dog Rescue works closely with International Dog Rescue,providing UK kennel space with the goal of rescuing dogs from the terrible conditions of the Romanian public shelters. Below are some of the dogs that have been lucky enough to have found a sponsor and are now safe at Oakwood looking for their forever homes...

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Max - Available

Sex : Male
Size : Large
Age: 2 years

Max came to the centre in 2018 after spending his young life at a public shelter in Calarasi, Romania. He had spent his entire first year of his life being mistreated, neglected and unloved. Luckily, Max was brought over to the UK where we took him in and have tried to show him what love really is. Max has now turned two years old and will be spending his second Christmas at the centre this year. He has been over-looked in viewings as he is unsure of new people and takes time to build trust with humans. He is a young dog with a lot of potential that needs an adult only home. Once Max knows he can trust you he is like putty in your hands - he has charmed the staff and has his own fan club that loved to take him on walks with his pal, Izzy. Max is crate-trained, muzzle-trained and walks  well on a PDL harness!

The perfect home for Max: Adult only home. Female dog only. He does not like cats.

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Mia - Available

Sex : Female
Size : Large
Age: 4 years

Mia has had a tough life and has been in UK since November 2018. She was housed at another rescue that weren't able to find her a forever home. Mia loves her people but she can get frightened of strangers coming up to her on walks. She is currently on a diet as she arrived quite hefty but she has a love of tennis balls and has been working on her fitness chasing them. Mia is a very loving dog and all she wants to do is please you. Sadly she has never had a stable home in her life. She does not like to share her humans with other animals and she needs an adult only home as she's a big, strong and bouncy girl.

The perfect home for Mia: Adult only home. She does not like to share her people with other dogs. She does not like cats.

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Biscuit - Available

Sex: Male
Size: Small
Age: 5 years

Biscuit was terrified of people in the Romanian shelter and wouldn't come over for affection. He was spooked by the transport and arrived timid and didn't trust humans.

Staff have worked tirelessly to bring Biscuit out of his shell and everyday he is showing people more and more affection. He can stiill be a little nervous to start off with but once he warms up to you he is a sweet little man.

Biscuit is crate-trained and walks well on a lead. 

The perfect home for Biscuit: Adult only home. Female dog only. He does not like cats.

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Kenny - Available

Sex: Male
Size: Small
Age: 3 years

Kenny was born with a birth defect which was fully corrected in Romania. He had no muscle tone on his back end when he first arrived and had to learn how to use his back leg properly as it had been twisted before his surgery. Kenny has been an absolute superstar and has been working with the staff, attending hydrotherapy sessions and physiotherapy sessions. He has been able to build up his strength and can now enjoy going out for walks with his doggy friends! Kenny is a typical JRT cross and has a plucky character! He is looking forward to finding a loving home that will continue to help him maintain his muscle mass and provide him with the unconditional love he deserves.

Kenny enjoys going on walks and loves squeaky toys!

The perfect home for Kenny: Adult only home. Female dogs only. He can live with cats.

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Poppy - Available

Sex: Female
Size: Large
Age: 8 years

Pretty Poppy is a sweet older lady that is looking for a home where she can rest and spend the rest of her days with consistent people in her life. Poppy is beginning to struggle with the stress of kennels.

As you can see from her photo, Poppy has some issues with her sight but this doesn't hinder her in the slightest! She is very sweet and really enjoys being around people, she is a gentle girl that deserves to be out of kennels!

Poppy loves a good walk and having a good cuddle.

The perfect home for Poppy: Adult only home. She does not like being around other animals as they startle her due to issues with her vision.

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Lollie - Available

Sex: Female
Size: Medium
Age: 3 years

Lollie came to us from another rescue where she was struggling with her confidence around people. As soon as Lollie arrived she showed the staff her true personality - she is a very loving dog and loves a good hug! Lollie originated from Romania and can be wary of new people. She needs time to adjust and build up a bond with a family that will go at her own pace. Once she is comfortable she is the most loving dog that aims to please.

Lollie enjoys her walks and really likes squeaky toys!

The perfect home for Lollie: Adult only home. She does not like to share her people with other dogs. She does not like cats.

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Ivy - Available

Sex: Female
Size: Small
Age: 11 months

Ivy is a typical, bouncy puppy. She can be a little in your face with dogs and people and will need a family that can keep up with her! Ivy will need someone that is looking forward to starting training with her. She will benefit from a family that will be in the home a lot as she cannot be left for longer than 4 hours at a time due to her age and prefers to have company.

Ivy has started to go out on walks and is beginning to settle in to the runnings of the kennels.

The perfect home for Ivy: Children aged 13 and older. Bouncy male dog only. She can live with cats.

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Bertha - Available

Sex: Female
Size: Small
Age: 1 year

Bertha is a very timid dog that has been terribly mistreated and manhandled in the Romanian shelter. As a result of this, Bertha is afraid of people and will need a very special and patient person to take her on as a project.

Unfortunately, Bertha will never become a confident or happy dog in rescue and requires a 1-2-1 environment where she can build up a solid level of trust with her owners. Bertha is available for adoption or foster with a view to adoption so she can grow in confidence in the home.

Can you be Bertha's light in the dark?

The perfect home for Bertha: Adult only, quiet home. Male dog only. She does not like cats.

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Frankie - Available

Sex: Male
Size: Medium
Age: 1 Year Old

Frankie came to the centre in September time and we had become his 3rd home in a year. Frankie was brought to his previous owner in a tiny cat carrier at 5 months old. He has had very little socialisation with other dogs and although he doesn't react to them on  a lead he doesn't understand polite play and can become overwhelmed and take his frustrations out on other dogs, hence why he must not live with another dog.

We highly suspect that Frankie was abused in his early life as he is fear reactive to things going over the top of him. Frankie really needs a bully-breed experienced owner that is willing to do some rehab training with him so he can finally find that forever home that sticks!

The perfect home for Frankie: Adult only home. He cannot live with other dogs. He does not like cats.

 

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Logan - Available

Sex: Male
Size: Small
Age: 1 Year

Logan came to us in October and was quite frightened to begin with. He started to show us that he soon wanted affection, he was just a little timid upon greetings. He enjoys his walks and can be quite bouncy when he is more at ease. He doesn't like sharing his people with other animals and so must be the only pet in the home.

The perfect home for Logan: Children aged 13 and older. He does not like to share his humans with other dogs. He does not like cats.

 

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Frank - Available

Sex: Frank
Size: Small/Medium
Age: 3 Years Old

Frank escaped Romania looking awful, his negligence let to his skin and coat being very dry and unkempt. He can be a little shy around new people but he is learning that humans aren't all bad and can be trusted. Frank is crate trained and is starting to settle into the kennels. 

The perfect home for Frank: Adult only home. Female dogs only. Not tested with cats. 

 

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Riley - Available

Sex: Male
Size: Large
Age: 1 Year Old

Riley is a young dog that has had terrible treatment in the Romanian shelter. It has left him nervous and afraid of people. Staff are currently working on him and trying to get him used to even the simplist things like leads. As Riley was catchpoled a lot and very roughly by the shelter workers he is scared of mops and sweeping brushes. Riley is a sweet boy underneath and really needs a patient and experienced person to take him on as a project.

The perfect home for Riley: Adult only home. Female dog only. Not tested with cats.

 

Sooty - Available

Sex: Male
Size: Small
Age: 3 Years Old

In Romania it is believed that burning a dog on the nose prevents them from contracting distemper. Unfortunately, this is not the case and poor Sooty has been left with a scar on his muzzle that will never heal. Sooty can be a little unsure upon first meeting but he soon becomes a very bouncy and lively boy! Sooty is very treat orientated so training will be a doddle! He is beginning to enjoy his walks and can travel in a car fairly well.

The perfect home for Sooty: Children aged 10 and older. Female dog only. He can live with a confident cat.

 

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Ralphie - Available

Sex: Male
Size: Medium/Large
Age: 3 Years Old

Like Sooty, Ralphie has been disfigured due to folklore, unfortunately his scar will never heal. Ralphie can be a little timid upon first greeting but soon becomes a bubbly boy that loves a good cuddle. Ralphie has the potential to become a very loyal family pet when he has settled into a home. Ralphie love to chase toys and have a good play. He currently goes on walks with Pepper and has proved to be very good on a lead so far!

The perfect home for Ralphie: Children aged 10 and older. Female dog only. Not tested with cats.

 

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Betsy - Available

Sex: Female
Size: Medium/Large
Age: 1 Year Old

Betsy survived a terrible skin condition in Romania but luckily it was cleared up before she arrived. Betsy can be a mischievous little girl and is a very curious dog. She will require a solid 6ft fence or taller around her prospective home. She is still very puppy like and enjoys attention. Betsy does not like sharing her people with other dogs.

The perfect home for Betsy: Children aged 10 and older. She does not like to share her humans with other dogs. Not tested with cats.

 

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Rosie - Available

Sex: Female
Size: Medium/Large
Age: 1 Year Old

Rosie is a very young dog with puppy like behaviours. She can be very fussy and like to be around her humans. Rosie is food oriented which should make training all that bit easier. She has started to go out on walks and is beginning to get used to a lead.

The perfect home for Rosie: Children aged 10 and older. Male dog only. Not tested with cats. 

 

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Rufus - Available

Sex: Male
Size: Large
Age: 3 Years Old

Lovely Rufus is a cuddle bug that has a lot of love to give. He enjoys being around people and also loves his food! As he has had to fight for his food in the past l, he cannot live with another dog as it will be much too stressful for him. Rufus will be a great family dog with a bit of patience and training. He enjoys going in his walks and walks well on a lead.

The perfect home for Rufus: Children aged 10 and older. He cannot live with other dogs. Not tested with cats.

 

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Stanley - Reserved

Sex: Male
Size: Small
Age: 5 Years Old

Stanley can be a little timid upon first greeting and needs a little time to be comfortable with his people. He has started to go out on walks and is proving to be a good walker! Stanley doesn't like sharing his people with other dogs, so needs to be the only dog in the home.

The perfect home for Stanley: Adult only home. He does not like to share his humans with other dogs. Not tested with cats.

 

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Llama - Reserved

Sex: Male
Size: Small
Age: 3 Years Old

Llama is a tiny dog with the heart of a lion. He can be timid around new people but he soon wants to make friends. Llama loves a cuddle and is generally good with handling. He enjoys his walks and being around people he trusts.

The perfect home for Llama: Children aged 10 and older. Female dog only. He does not like cats.

 

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Millie - Available

Sex: Female
Size: Small/Medium
Age: 11 Months Old

Millie is a very shy and nervous dog. She grew up in the shelter and has only known the harsh and frightening hands of humans. She needs a very patient and loving home that will allow her to go at her own pace. She shows interest in human interaction but she is nervous in greetings. Luckily, she is food motivated and will come over for treats. She will not walk on a lead yet so is enjoying both hall and field exercise until her confidence increases.

The perfect home for Millie: Adult only home. Male dog only. Not tested with cats. 

 

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Callie - Available

Sex: Female
Size: Large
Age: 3 Years Old

Gorgeous Callie had a home in Romania but was used for her puppies and left to rot in a kill shelter. Callie has had lots of negative run-ins with other dogs and bares the scars on her pretty little face. Due to this, Callie would not like to live with another dog. Callie is very gentle and sweet, she has been on collection with us and is good with children. She is currently quite underweight but will be a strong dog when she has reached her proper weight. If anyone has had a staffy, boxer or sharpei in the past, you will love Callie. She is great on walks and sleeps in a crate.

The perfect home for Callie: Children aged 7 and older. She cannot live with other dogs. Not tested with cats.