Rescue dogs take time to feel at home

We have six kittens looking for new homes '“ two ginger, two tabby and white, one tortie and one black and white, some are long haired and all super cute.

Friday, 6th January 2017, 1:21 pm
Berwick animal rescue kennels
Berwick animal rescue kennels

The longer haired ones have had mild cat flu, although Keith is still suffering with a sore eye. These three would need to go to homes without cats initially.

Three of them have been well handled from being born. The other three came from a feral environment, but are fine being handled and really purr once they feel settled.

Charlie has recovered well from having his eye removed, it hasn’t bothered him one bit. He needs a home that will give him the time to settle (just like Charlie the Yorkie type we have too). Both need to adjust to new owners. They love us to pieces, and Charlie the Jack Russell loves a cuddle.

If you are looking for a dog to come into your life one day and be settled the next, please don’t consider these Charlies, or indeed any rescue dog. Realistically you need to allow six weeks, and often more, when a dog changes home to feel settled and be comfortable with his environment, as well as his owners.

We have several pairs of cats looking for homes. We can often split cats, Rab and Tam, for example, are much happier in separate pens. However, in the case of Suki and Spritzer, and also Whisky and Ginger, now they are approaching 10 they enjoy having their life-time companion with them so we are looking to rehome them as pairs.

We still have one pair of male and one pair of female guineas looking for homes, as well as two single males. They are super chatty and always ready for the vet.

If your New Year’s resolution is to do some voluntary work, please do give us a ring. We have opportunities in our shop and for enthusiastic fund-raisers. We also have limited volunteer positions at the kennels.

Do you have a good idea for a fund-raiser for BARK, but are unable to organise it yourself? Again, we’d love to hear from you.

If you can help contact BARK on 01289 306299 or visit