ZIPPY found a lovely home then due to family breakdown he has come back to ARC. He was much loved by his family and children & it was a heartbreaking decision to give him up. He is a very active boy, but a pleasure to own. Unfortunately his family didn't socialise him with other dogs so this needs a bit of work, but he does listen and will respond to most commands. Zippy is house trained, car trained, lead trained, and loves people, adults & children alike. Being a typical collie he will chase cats if they run. We suspect there is a bit of greyhound in him as he has very long legs, which would make him a lurcher as such. Zippy was initially an unclaimed stray and we suspect coming up to 2 yrs.
PLEASE GO TO OUR REHOMING PAGE FOR MORE DETAILS OF THE
ANIMALS LISTED BELOW
SPITZ - 9/10yr old GSD-X boy
MARY - 1/2 yr old Staffy girl
ARSHIE - 1yr old Beagle boy
ADAM - approx 2/3yr old smooth Fox Terrier X boy
ZIPPY - 2yr old Collie x Greyhound boy
BILLY - 4yr old - 11.2hh Gelding - reserved
SOX -approx 1/2yr old collie boy
DAISY -miniature Shetland pony mare
MISTY - 3yr old Cocker Spaniel girl - still undergoing assessment.
Not available for rehoming yet.
This is Mojo - rescued & rehomed by A.R.C. - Now a film star !
Compulsory microchipping for ALL dogs in Wales, comes into force in March 2015
We still need foster homes for all our dogs waiting for adoption. Please contact us if you feel you would be able to offer help. Thank you. (a home check will be required)
Please read our adoption policy (under the rehoming button), before considering rehoming one of our animals. Thankyou.
Dog thieves daub letter 'K' on driveways to identify victims before stealing pets that can be sold on black market for £2,000 each
Sophisticated gangs of thieves prowling Britain's streets to steal dogs to order are identifying their victims - by daubing the letter 'K' on their driveways, police revealed yesterday.
Lookouts are leaving the 'K' code in crayon or spray paint after finding valuable dogs worth stealing and selling in unwitting owners' gardens in the Alsager area, north of Stoke-on-Trent, Cheshire.
The burglars then return later and take the animals in a online black market trade that is said to be earning criminal gangs hundreds of thousands of pounds.
The latest incidents of the 'K' code - believed to be a play on the word 'Canine' - were highlighted by Cheshire Police officers who are investigating thefts in Alsager.
Gangs are stealing either pedigree dogs to sell to unwitting buyers online or mutts they can use in illegal dog fights. Pedigree dogs are sold on the black market for up to £2,000 each.
Experts say an estimated 3,500 thefts were reported in the UK last year - an increase of around 17 per cent on the previous 12 months.
Now police are urging residents to watch out for the letter 'K' daubed on driveways, people looking in gardens or asking questions about individual dog owners.
Cheshire Police Detective Sergeant Chris Pyatt said: ‘We have seen these types of markings placed outside houses before.
If you are on a means-tested benefit, you can get your dog neutered for £30 through the Dogs' Trust neutering scheme, & micro-chipped for free, at vets that are participating in this scheme. Proof of benefit will be required. Call 07932 115750 for more information or visit the Dogs' Trust website: http://www.dogstrust.org.uk
Offer only open to residents in Wales, aged 18 or over, in receipt of a means-tested benefit and with participating vets.
If never spayed or neutered, a female dog, her mate, and their puppies could produce over 66,000 dogs in 6 years!
10 things you didn't know about micro-chipping.
1. Microchipping was first introduced into the UK in 1989.
2. Microchipping is no more painful than a normal injection and can be done from an early age.
3. 126,176 dogs were found straying in the UK during 2011. The owners of 48% of these dogs were traced because their pets were microchipped.
4. Not just for dogs and cats. Microchips can be fitted to horses, rabbits, guinea pigs, lizards, fish…in fact the list is endless!
5. Microchips are made from the same material used to make human pacemakers!
6. Microchipped pets also benefit from lower insurance premiums, if you don’t already have your cat or dog insured.
7. If a missing pet is found, vets and animal wardens routinely check for microchips.
8. A microchip uses radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, exactly the same as the barcode scanners used at supermarket checkouts!
9. Each microchip has a unique 15 digit code, which is linked to the owners name and contact information.
10. Specially designed cat flaps are now available so only your cat(s) can get in and out of your home, keeping the naughty neighbourhood kittys away from your cat treats!
Courtesy of Anibase Pet Database
COULD YOU OFFER A HOME TO A RESCUE DOG WHILE WE FIND ITS' FOREVER HOME ?
We are looking for dog-friendly people to join our band of dedicated fosterers to foster our rescue dogs, so that they can learn to live in a home environment instead of kennels. We will always be available for any back up should it be required, and will carry out a home check prior to you fostering the dog.
A sad fact of life is that dogs do go missing from time to time. By having an ID tag on your dog's collar stating your name, address and telephone number, you can save your dog the unnecessary stress of a pound visit. It will also keep you on the right side of the law, as even if your dog is microchipped, your dog is required to wear an ID tag when in a public place. Failure to do so can result in up to a £5,000 fine! Stray dogs can only be picked up by dog wardens, NOT the police or rescues so the first person to contact if you've lost your dog (or if you find a stray dog) is your local dog warden.
Although it is not yet a legal requirement (except as required by the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991), it is always a good idea to have your dog micro-chipped with its own unique identification number. This way you can be traced quickly and your dog returned safe and sound.
Under Section 2 of the Control of Dogs Order 2002, every dog on a highway or in a public place must wear a collar with the name and address of the owner inscribed on it or on a plate or badge attached to it. Failure to do so is an offence against the Animal Health Act 1981 for which an owner can be prosecuted and fined.
Any dog without a collar on a highway or in a public place may be treated as a stray dog and seized by the Local Authority.
If your dog strays, you should contact your local dog warden (through the Environmental Health Department of your Local Authority) immediately and stay in regular contact. If your dog is found by the Local Authority, you must pay the Local Authority's reasonable expenses before it will be returned to you.
If after seven days, the owner of the stray dog does not come forward, the Local Authority may transfer the dog to someone else, transfer it to an establishment for stray dogs ( or in some areas, have it destroyed ).
If you are the finder of a stray dog you must either return it to its owner immediately or take it to your Local Authority. If you want to keep the stray dog, you must provide your name and address to the Local Authority and keep the dog for a period of not less than one month.
NB. Under Section 27(5) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 it is a criminal offence to have a dog on a designated road without the dog being on a lead.