Dog of the Month – Tyke
Tyke is a 3 year old terrier crossbreed. He is a sweet dog and likes his walks. He needs a really secure garden and has an old injury which effects his back legs.
Our dog walkers say: Tyke is just about the cutest little dog ever. He likes other dogs and always wants to ’say hello’ to them on his walks. He loves to play with toys, have his tummy rubbed and enjoys having his neck scratched. Tyke is happy to travel in a car. However, Tyke has an old injury to his upper spine and back leg, most of the time it causes him no problems but occasionally on his walks he can fall over, usually recovers well and he’s off on his way. Once or twice Tyke has fallen and appeared a little dazed but came to relatively quickly and was happy to carry on his walk. During the day he is very clean in his kennel but when he is asleep at night , due to his injury, he does not appear to realise when he needs to empty his bowels and sometimes makes a mess in his bed. If a potential new owner is happy to cope with his little accidents then they will be rewarded with a gorgeous pet who is practically perfect in every other way!
Before you think about adopting dog…
We don’t want to put anyone off adopting one of our dogs but have you thought about the financial implications of owning a dog? There are regular expenses including food, flea’ing, worming and vaccinations. There are then holidays – boarding kennels, pet sitters etc and the totally unpredictable (though hopefully infrequent) vets bills for illness and injuries. Once you adopt a dog all of these costs become your responsibility. Please don’t let this change your mind about taking on a rescued dog but do think seriously about how you would cope with a £500 vets bill.
About Sheffield Dog Rescue
Sheffield Dog Rescue is run by a small army of volunteers with one aim, to help dogs in need. Many of our dogs come to us via North East Derbyshire Dog Wardens and we also receive numerous calls from members of the public asking for help to rehome their pet dogs. We try to help as many dogs as we can, but funding and kennel space makes this a difficult task. We operate a no kill policy and none of our dogs are destroyed, unless advised to do so by our vet for health reasons.
All our rescued dogs receive initial vaccinations, are microchipped, deflead and dewormed. The Sheffield Dog Rescue operate a discount scheme for spaying / neutering.
All new owners receive one full year’s FREE membership to Sheffield Dog Rescue and we give a full back-up service to new owners.
Our kennels are located at Mosborough in Sheffield, where the dogs can be viewed by appointment. Voluntary dog walkers are welcomed, as the dogs need to be exercised and socialised as much as possible.
We rely totally on donations from the general public and have many fundraising events throughout the year, including dogs shows, sponsored dog walks, raffles and jumble sales. We also have a charity shop in Chesterfield which is run voluntarily, where there are a variety of new and second hands good for sale.
Registered Charity Number 1000107