Dog of the Month – Ajax!
Ajax came to us from the dog wardens, he is lovely with people but is best suited to a home without other pets. He really likes his walks and walks well on the lead until he sees another dog or squirrels.
Our behaviorist says: Having walked with Ajax on a number of occasions I have found him to be a gentle soul who enjoys a steady walk around to sniff and scent everything, before having a gentle stroke and cuddle. He walks nicely on a loose lead and is used to wearing a muzzle. Ajax seems nervous of males when he’s on a lead on walks so would be ideal in a home with a lady and possibly female dogs if introduced properly. He likes to find biscuits thrown down for him but does not need lots of toys as he does not really know how to play fetch and tug and does not seem to bothered so would probably not need too much formal play. He is comfortable being touched and handled particularly by women he knows. He would be best suited to a lady owner who is confident to handle him and teach him to be more comfortable around other dogs, using his muzzle when he is on the ead and close to males and if off the lead in busy parks. He does not know many commands but is very affectionate, still has energy to interact and seems genuinely in need of a gentle but confidence person to teach him and guide him. A dog well worth loving!
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