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The dogs desperate to find forever homes in Cornwall

The dogs desperate to find forever homes in Cornwall

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 9:34am 1st October 2019. (Updated at 9:37am 1st October 2019)

The RSPCA has issued an urgent appeal to help the dogs desperate for forever homes in Cornwall.

The charity rehomed 100 dogs in the Duchy last year, but many pets are still in need of an owner.

They include the rescued lurcher at the centre of an animal cruelty case described as horrific.

When inspectors arrived at a caravan in St Just, they found Ben had scars around his head and muzzle.

Meet the dogs desperate for forever homes in Cornwall:


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RSPCA rescue dog Ben

Six-year-old lurcher Ben is being looked after at the The William and Patricia Venton Animal Centre in St Columb.

"Ben is a very special Lurcher, who has had an unsettled start to life and came into care 18 months ago after being rescued by an RSPCA inspector.

"Unfortunately Ben has had very little interest as he searches for his forever home, despite watching many other dogs come and go.

"Ben's special someone should have sight hound experience and no other animal companions in the home. 

"This handsome lad is full of life and loves to play ball or goon about off-lead within one of our secure fields, however, once all the fun is over, he will chill out for cuddles and fuss".


You can read more information about Ben here.

Blossom and Bluebell:

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RSPCA rescue dogs Blossom and Bluebell

Chihuahua cross Jack Russell Terrier Bluebell and Bichon Blossom are being looked after at The William and Patricia Venton Animal Centre in St Columb. They are both around seven-years-old.

"Bluebell, a Chihuahua cross Jack Russell Terrier, is small in stature but big in personality, so don't let her size fool you! 

"She needs to be rehomed with her best friend Blossom so they can carry on having lots of adventures together. 

"Blossom, a Bichon, is equally large in character beneath that bundle of fur. 

"These wonderful pals will need an active home with owners who understand little dogs' needs and realise that, although they do like to enjoy a cuddle  - when they stop bouncing for a minute - they are not necessarily lap dogs! 

"This hilarious pair provide endless entertainment with their antics and are much loved by the team at the centre. 

"They can find new things a bit scary and are looking for a forever home that will allow them time to develop at their own speed and hopefully go on to explore the world they have missed out on up to now".


You can read more information about Blossom and Bluebell here.

Patch, Poppy and Roxy:

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RSPCA rescue dogs Poppy, Patch and Roxy

Patch, Poppy and Roxy are being looked after The William and Patricia Venton Animal Centre in St Columb.

Jack Russell terrier Patch and Poppy, a Spaniel Collie cross, are both around five years of age.

Roxy is the more mature member of the group  - but only in age and not in attitude - at around nine-years-old.

"This delightful trio have a very special bond along with big personalities and loads of energy. 

"Their wish list includes a loving forever home (with plenty of comfy beds) where they can stay together for hours of fun and play. 

"They are quite a unit so would benefit from a home, perhaps a smallholding, with secure fields in which to romp. 

"They will need to have all the attention so would be best in an adult only home with no other pets - this little gang will provide you with plenty of games and escapades so you will not need anyone else!"

Centre Manager, Mel Komode

You can contact the centre for more information about Poppy, Patch and Roxy here.


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RSPCA rescue dog Lexi

Six-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier Lexi is being looked after at The William and Patricia Venton Animal Centre in St Columb.

"Pretty Lexi loves company so is hoping for a forever home where someone is around most of the time.

"Lexi truly is a dear little soul who will make a fun friend for a lucky someone. 

"Lexi can be a little anxious when she first meets people so will need a patient person who will allow her to blossom in her own time. 

"As she prefers human to canine company, Lexi would benefit from a rural home where she can enjoy exploring with her person in peace. 

"A secure garden is a must so that she can pursue her favourite hobby of collecting tennis balls".


You can read more information about Lexi here.

More information about all the rescue dogs that need new homes in Cornwall can be found on the RPSCA website.

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