Re-home a rescue dog for Christmas

Battersea Dogs and Cats Home has a long history of caring for dogs which have been abandoned or whose owners were unable to cope. Unfortunately many dogs at Battersea arrived because their previous owners only considered what they wanted their dog to look like – not its background and behaviour patterns. As a result Battersea has seen a rise in the number of pure breed dogs it receives as well as a rise in the number of dogs that need country homes. The most popular dogs purchased by misinformed town dwellers are, incredibly, Border Collies.

These dogs love mental and physical stimulation – they are bored silly in the city and need space and air and things to chase. Other breeds unhappy with life in the city are Jack Russell Terriers (miniature whirlwinds), Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers (both have endless reserves of energy and stamina), Springer Spaniels (originally bred for retrieving they have energy and stamina reserves to rival the Labradors and Golden Retrievers) and Lurchers (a very strong chase instinct coupled with very bad recall means a three legged Lurcher in the city). Battersea has also lately seen a rise in Japanese and American Akitas. These awe inspiring dogs were originally used as hunters in Japan, therefore they have a very low tolerance of other dogs and so need to move to an area with a low dog population. These are examples of some of the breeds which are unhappy in the city, and over the next few months dogs like these will be looking for places to live where they are more at home, with loving owners who can give them the attention they need. This month we’re looking to rehome Coco and Chelsea.

Name: Coco
Age: 1-2 years
Breed: Rottweiler
Reference: 10/02206

adopt a resuce dog battersea coco

Coco loves wide open spaces and is looking for a rural retreat where she can walk and play to her hearts content. She is currently living in the city at Battersea but much prefers the countryside so is eager to meet someone who can take her home to their county pad.
This lovely lady is sweet and affectionate and adores countryside ambles. She likes to keep active and is very intelligent so would benefit from owners who are able to give her the training she needs.
Coco can live with children aged eight years and older and would be happy sharing her new home with feline friends. However, she would rather be top dog in the house.
In the right home Coco will make a loving and loyal companion.
If you can give Coco her perfect home then please contact Battersea Dogs & Cats Home on 0207 627 9234 or email

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Name: Chelsea
Age: 1-2 years
Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier (cross)
Reference: 2009/04799

adopt a rescue dog battersea chelsea

Country bumpkin Chelsea is looking for a new family who can whisk her away from city life to a home in the countryside.
Chelsea has been at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home for over a year and really deserves to find her dream home. She’s full of energy and is always on the go so would love to find active new owners who love going on long walks as much as she does. She’d also enjoy her own back garden to play in.
Although she’s clever and has already learnt a few basic commands since being at Battersea, Chelsea would benefit from further and consistent training.
This fun lady is enthusiastic in all that she does and will make a very entertaining and loving companion.
If you can offer Chelsea her dream abode please contact Battersea Dogs & Cats Home on 0207 627 9234 or email