Angus

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Ref. Number:
18119
Age:
3 years
Breed:
German Shepherd
Gender:
Male

Live With Children:
Adult only home
Live With Other Dogs:
No
Live With Cats:
No

Story

Are you a German Shepherd lover? Look no further than our friendly giant Angus!


Angus is on the lookout for a forever home that knows the score with German Shepherds. Angus has been with us now for nearly 6 months! Angus needs a home with outside space as he loves to run and play fetch with his handlers! Angus is such a friendly and loving boy when he really bonds with you and we feel now that with the right home he is able to live with older children aged 16 years and over that have had experience around large breeds/German shepherds!


He needs a savvy owner who understands the quirks of a rescue dog – especially one who's had a rough go of it, and our Angus has had a bit of a tough start – poor fella's been through a lot. But he’s got so much love to give; he just needs that chance to feel safe and suss out the domestic life again. With a bit of patience and a few belly rubs, you'll see him shine.


This lad is a bundle of beans, eager to play and learn. As you'd expect from his breed, he is super bright and just so willing. His enthusiasm something gets the better of him and he little bit keen when it comes to treats and toys but his training has already started here at the centre and he's responding really well. He's already starting to learn the 'gentle' command, so helpful in muting that over-enthusiasm!


Angus is a champ with his halti, although he does at times still have a fair bit of strength behind him. We're looking for someone confident who can guide his energy in the right direction. He's sociable on his own terms and would rather take it slow with other canines and have his own space when out on walks.


Angus does have his little worries. He digs occasionally, but only because he’s looking for that security he's been missing. Reassurance and love should see those worries vanish. After a while in kennels, he might also need a bit of a refresher on house manners.


So, if you've got the experience and a shepherd-shaped hole in your life, Angus is your boy. In a nutshell, our Angus is a big-hearted doggo looking for his human hero. Could that be you?

Sponsorship

Not able to adopt, but would like to help Angus find their perfect forever home? Please consider sponsoring or part-sponsoring Angus whilst they in our care to help find them the perfect loving home they deserve faster, also enabling us to help even more animals!

£10.00 / £100 Raised

Experience Required

Green
Characteristics:
Dogs that are friendly to everyone, laidback, well socialised, good all rounder, family orientated.
Suitable For:
First time owners and families with young children.
Orange
Characteristics:
Dogs that are friendly to everyone, basic training or socialization classes may be required.
Suitable For:
Owners who have had some experience of dogs. Families with children that have lived or had frequent contact with dogs.
Blue
Characteristics:
Dogs that are larger breeds, may have mild behavioural issues, lively, and/or training and socialisation required.
Suitable For:
Ideally those who have owned the ‘breed’ in question before. May Require a physically stronger handler, older children.
Blue+
Characteristics:
Dogs that require advanced training, may have behavioural issues, and/or are under socialised.
Suitable For:
Very experienced owners, adult only home.

Adoption Process & Fees

Staff are here to ensure the animals find homes which suit their needs. Most animals in our care have not had the best start in life and may require special care or training. We will assess your experience and assist you in finding the right pet for your home. Although we want our animals to start their new life with you as quickly as possible, our re-homing process can take a few weeks from start to finish. The process is as follows:

Danaher adoption process infographic

1. Check out the available animals on our website

Browse our website to find your perfect new furry family member. All animals we have available for rehoming are listed on our website, which is updated daily.

2. Fill in an online Interest Form

Fill in an online Interest Form to tell us you are looking to rehome an animal.

If you are interested in any specific animal(s) we currently have available, be sure to select them on your Interest Form when prompted! If there are no suitable furry candidates at present, we will keep your Interest Form on file and contact you if a match becomes available in future.

If you require assistance with filling in an Interest Form or would like help finding the right pet for you, please do not hesitate to give us a call on 0300 111 4321 or use our Contact Form.

Optional: After filling out an online Interest Form, you can visit our Home to view the animals, allowing you to gather additional information about specific animals and determine which one is the perfect fit for you and your family. We no longer require an appointment be made first. Please see the Contact Us page for viewing hours.

3. Interest Form assessment

If you have registered an interest in any specific animal(s), our animal care team will review your Interest Form as quickly as possible to determine if you and the animal(s) are a good match for each other.

It is not always possible for us to respond to every applicant due to the volume of applications we receive for each animal. If after a week or two you have not heard back from us please assume your application was unsuccessful on this particular occasion.

This does not necessarily mean you were assessed as not being able to offer the animal a suitable home. It is often the case that another applicant may have submitted their interest form before you or may have been better suited for the particular animal, so please do not be put off from applying for another. You are welcome to fill out as many interest forms as animals you are interested in and each application will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

4. Receive a Phone call from the animal's carer

If considered a suitable match, one of our animal carers will contact you by phone to discuss your interest further, then an appointment may be made for you to meet your chosen animal.

They will be able to answer any questions you may have about the animal and give you more information about the animal's specific needs.

5. First meet with your chosen animal

A member of the animal care team will take the dog out for a walk with you. You will have the opportunity to spend time with the dog, ask questions and make sure it is a suitable match. If you do not already own a dog and the meet goes well, you can place a temporary reserve on our dog and arrange a second meet. Every person who resides at your home will be required to meet the dog at least twice before a full reserve can be placed.

6. Second meet with your chosen animal

If you own a dog (or dogs) already, they will need to meet your potential new house member at least twice:
1st dog meet: The 1st dog meet is on lead so the dogs can spend time together in a controlled manner.

2nd dog meet: The 2nd dog meet starts on lead, if the dogs are mixing well, we will let them off lead in our secure compound to see how they interact. If all goes well, you can place a full reserve on our dog.

If the meet doesn’t go as planned, we can discuss the options of further meets or of looking at other dogs which may be suitable.

We recommend that after the 2nd dog meet, you come up and visit as much as possible so that the dogs can continue to interact. This makes the transition to the new home easier on both (or all) dogs.

PLEASE NOTE: We advise that you order an ID tag either at the centre when you place your full reserve or as soon as possible from another shop. You will need to bring your dog tag with you when you come to collect your new pet from the centre. If you have pre-ordered the tag and it has not arrived when you come to collect your new pet, we ask that you bring proof of purchase with you.

7. Arrange a home check

Once a full reserve has been placed on the animal, you will be put forward for a home check. Everyone adopting an animal through the centre is subject to a home check under RSPCA Policy to ensure your home is suitable for your prospective new animal. One of our home checkers will be in touch to arrange a time that is convenient to visit you. This can take up to 7-10 days after the Full Reserve has been placed, but we do try to complete them as quickly as possible.

The home checker will contact the centre and advise us of their visit. The home checker will advise if your house is ready, or we may be advised that work is needed to be carried out before your home is ready, or it might be that the home is not suitable for the animal in question. The centre will contact you to discuss any points raised by the home checker if necessary or to arrange collection of your new pet.

8. Arrange to take your new pet home

A time is arranged for you to come and collect your new pet. We require all dogs to be fitted with a collar, lead, and tag before they leave. These items can be purchased at the centre upon reservation with all profits going back directly to help more animals. Alternatively, you may wish to purchase them elsewhere and bring them with you on the day. The outstanding balance of any remaining adoption fees must be paid in full at this time before the adoption paperwork can be completed. You will also need to ensure you are able to transport your new pet home safely.

PLEASE NOTE: Where applicable, you may not be able to collect your new pet until they have been neutered and medically signed off by our vet, if they have been on treatment during their time at the centre. We do allow some animals to be re-homed on treatment, but this is looked at on a case-by-case basis.

Interest Form

Completing an Interest Form takes around 10 minutes. If you require assistance, please give us a call on 0300 111 4321 and we will be more than happy to help!
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