15 dogs at Maxi’s Mates who need new homes

A dog rescue center is encouraging people to rethink having a bigger pet as adoptions stall.

Maxi’s Mates in Dunsdale, which is a registered center for retired greyhounds, is nearly full.

Administrator Jane Galliford said that although there is a demand for smaller dogs, the number of people showing up to adopt larger ones has declined.

Jane, who set up Maxi’s Mates in 2012 alongside Michelle Cooper to breed, encourages anyone considering adopting a dog to reconsider which breeds they will consider small dogs remain popular.

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She said: ‘When we have a small dog we can usually rehom him. But the kennels are full because the medium and large dogs are forgotten. They are not relocated. Stray dogs are not claimed. We have long lists of dogs waiting to enter.

“We want people to reconsider what type of dog is right for them and think about other breeds.

“A rescue dog is a rescue dog and that is rewarding. Sometimes people want little dogs, but they can be very energetic and hyperactive. Walking with a lovely, graceful greyhound by your side is a pleasure. They are such beautiful dogs and they sleep most of the day.

Here are some of the dogs that need new homes.

Lily

Lily

Lily, a female greyhound is looking for her first real home after retiring from Greyhound Racing.

She is about 1.5 years old and has always lived in kennels, so some understanding of the transition from one to a foster is necessary.

Described as an “adorable and sweet dog”, she needs a loving home.

Jane thinks she is suitable for most homes and is ideal with children. She is good with dogs of a similar breed but not with small dogs, cats or small furry animals.

It is suitable for most people to walk. She does not pull, does not react to other dogs and is very calm.

Charly

Echo of the North: Charlie Charly

Charlie is a six-year-old boy who is looking for another home through no fault of his own.

Described as friendly, good with other dogs and ok with a family with older children, he is good at walks and can jump quite high.

He also has a lot of energy, so he will need someone who can give him plenty of exercise, walks and play in the garden.

Tilly

Echo of the North: TillyTilly

Tilly is a bully/corso cross woman looking for a new home.

She is about four years old. She is said to be good with older children, but should be the only pet in the house.

Tilly loves to play with her toys and she is adorable at home. However, she is very strong, so she will need someone who can walk her around.

Batsy

Echo of the North: BatsyBatsy

Batsy is a male greyhound looking for his first real home after retiring from racing.

He is about 4 years old and has always lived in kennels, so some understanding of the transition from one to a foster is needed.

Described as “lovely and sweet”, he needs a loving home and could live in a family with children.

He must be the only pet in the house. He is good with other dogs of a similar breed but would not be good with small dogs, cats or small furry animals.

It is suitable for most people to walk. He is a little stronger than the females to walk but still walks well with you. He may react to other dogs when he walks if they get too close.

benny

Echo of the North: Benny benny

Benny is a male Patterdale found wandering around Danby’s Beacon on May 18.

He is three years old and not good with other dogs, so he has to live in a pet-free home.

It will be okay with older children.

Bailey

Echo of the North: Bailey Bailey

Bailey arrived as a stray found in Grangetown on May 18.

The male German Shepherd is 10 years old but still enjoys playing with a ball in the paddock.

He is not good with other dogs and must live in a home without pets and without children.

He is strong on a leash and pulls so he needs someone to handle him.

Sequins

Echo of the North: Sequins Sequins

Spangles is a male greyhound looking for his first real home after retiring from racing.

He is about three years old and has always lived in kennels, so some understanding of the transition from one to a foster is necessary.

He needs a loving home and is suitable for a family with children.

Described as “adorable and kind”, he is good with other dogs of a similar breed but he is not said to be good with small dogs, cats or small furry animals.

It is suitable for most people to walk. He is a little stronger than the females to walk but still walks well with you. He does not react to other dogs when he walks.

Lola

Echo of the North: Lola Lola

Lola is a female greyhound looking for her first real home after retiring from racing.

She is about two and a half years old and has always lived in kennels, so some understanding of the transition from one to a foster is necessary.

He is an adorable and gentle dog that is suitable for most homes, especially ones that have a garden for her to play in.

She would be ideal with children and is good with other dogs of the same breed but she would not be good with small dogs, cats or small furry animals.

She is suitable for most people but she can be reluctant to walk. She prefers the paddocks where after running a bit, she can snuggle up to you on the bench.

Bull

Echo of the North: Taurus Bull

Bull is five years old and looking for his first real home after retiring from racing.

He has always lived in kennels, so some understanding of the transition from one to a foster is necessary.

He is suitable for a family with children but must be the only pet in the house, as he does not like to share his bed with another dog.

He is good with other dogs of a similar breed when he walks, but he would not be good with small dogs, cats or small furry animals.

It is suitable for most people to walk. He is a little stronger than the females to walk but still walks well with you. He does not react to other dogs when he walks.

tigger

Echo of the North: Tiggertigger

Tigger is six years old and needs a new home.

She is good with some dogs, but not with cats or furry ones.

Tigger needs a quieter home without children and much prefers women to men.

She will make a fabulous companion for the right person.

george

The Echo of the North: Georgegeorge

George, a male lurcher, was found wandering in Normanby in April.

He seems good with other dogs and adorable with people.

Be a

The echo of the North: Bea Be a

Béa, a two-year-old girl, is looking for a new home.

Described as a “lovely girl”, she has just retired from racing and some understanding is needed as she adjusts to a home environment as she has always lived in kennels.

She is good with other dogs, children but not with cats or small hairs.

Trigger

Echo of the North: TriggerTrigger

Trigger, a male lurcher, arrived as a stray found in Grangetown in January.

He’s microchipped and that’s his real name, although the address isn’t up to date.

Trigger is very strong on a leash and needs a home without other pets or small children.

Poppy

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Poppy is nine years old and needs an understanding and loving home as she has additional needs. She is blind and appears to be deaf as well.

She would be ideal with someone who is home most of the time and can give her the extra attention she needs.

It is said that she is good with other dogs but has never lived with them. She would be better off in a home without children and animals.

She has a very calm character

Monty

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Monty is looking for a new home because his landlord has sadly passed away.

  • Anyone interested in adopting a dog will need to undergo a home check.
  • Anyone who has gone through the home screening process and has a suitable dog will be invited to the kennel by appointment only.
  • You can text your details to Maxi’s Mates on 07507104636.

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