Dogs Available for Adoption



Age: 1 year
Breed: German Shepherd X
Sex: Female
Size: Large

Living with children: Possibly, with older dog savvy children
Living with dogs: Possibly, with proven dog friendly dogs
Living with cats: Unknown - but we can test her
Ideal home location: Rural / semi rural with a big garden

More about River

This is River, isn’t she a stunning girl? Not only does she look the part but she also has the personality to match. She is still only young and is finding kennel life a bit bewildering. River has come to us from a home through no fault of her own, just a change in the family’s circumstances. At 1 year old, she is still a puppy and will benefit from further training and socialising with other dogs. River already knows the basic commands and is willing to learn more. She’s an energetic young girl and loves to sprint around our compound and get out for long walks so she will need a family that can keep up with her! River could live with another dog, pending a successful meet and greet at the centre.

River needs a young, strong-minded and physically strong owner. She needs a firm and confident leader to remind her of her place in the pack and help her feel secure. River is starting to socialise with other dogs, initially, she can be quite vocal due to her anxiety and not having learned how to behave around dogs in the months leading up to adulthood. Once she settles, River walks wonderfully beside other dogs and even starts to engage in a playful manner with some of them. We think River would benefit from a companion not only to play with but to learn from too. Preferably a male of a similar size but we wouldn’t rule out a female friend.

As you can see from the pictures, River & Amos get on really well and they love to play a good game of chase in our compound.  Apologies for some of the pictures being a bit hazy, River & Amos were just too quick!

River needs an active home as she is a very active girl. A semi-rural or rural home with a large garden is preferable for River, so she can be walked in different places. River is the kind of girl who will get bored with a walk around the block.

Next Steps

If you are interested in offering a Forever Home to one of our animals, please read the Rehoming Guides & Application Forms page.You can apply by completing the relevant online adoption form, fill in the required boxes on screen and then click send at the bottom to email it to us at: Please note all email correspondence is only stored for 30 days.Alternatively please call our Office on 01553 618889 during opening hours (Mon-Sat 11am-3pm) and complete a form over the phone.