Chewie was one of 11 pups and has retained a preciousness over food due to his obvious struggle to get access to ‘mum’. Chewie has grown up in a 3 child family 13yrs and 2x 6 years olds. As he began to mature at clumsy 6 months with growth spurt and he began to assert himself more and this was seen as “dominance” and certain freedoms were withdrawn like sleeping in the bedroom or lying on the sofa. We believe this furthered his sense of self, separate to his family. Whilst still going through a mouthy stage he is learning to control his instincts. For example he would as a puppy mouth moving feet but now has developed inhibition. He can get a little “bitey” when excited but he is improving. Around the time of changes to his freedoms with all the additional ‘Stay’ ‘Off’ ‘Down’ commands he bit the 13 yrs old when in the garden as she walked past him. He was with a plastic bottle which the family could only think prompted the bite but it may just be his misjudgement of calibration (control of strength) over his play instincts and mouthing. His family needed to give him up and another Rescue took him over but within 4 days had decided they needed him out as he had grabbed a fosterers hand as she approached a cat litter tray and their faith in him tumbled. Rescue Remedies offered a Rescue place saving his life. Chewie is now neutered, chipped, and fully vaccinated. DofB 13/11/2020

Our process starts when our homing team receives your online homing questionnaires. They will only contact where they think we may have a dog to match your circumstance and needs so the more open you are the better. Our matching is based on our dog’s needs; their temperament, energy and your skill levels to achieve a good homing. We will only contact you if we have a suitable dog.

Your garden security must be checked and reinforced to save everyone’s time.

For more detailed information, please see our Homing Process.

Please support our work and help our long stay dogs: Our minimum adoption donation is £200. This supports our continuing rescue work and is non-refundable. We exist solely due to the goodwill and donations of our supporters and volunteers. Our dogs need supportive families who will offer them patience, time and tolerance whilst they settle in their new homes. Our Rescue offers all our dogs back-up for life.


Please note:
Dog laws have changed, with zero public tolerance and prejudice against bull breeds and terriers in particular. Our Rescue asks new owners to keep their dog on a lead in public spaces and manage and support its encounters with new dogs and people, so as not to place the dog’s life at risk. Destruction and Control Orders are commonplace nowadays.