These boo-tiful pets are hoping to find spook-tacular homes this Howl-oween. While some may be put off by their spooky names, the RSPCA is hoping that fans of All Hallows’ Eve will consider taking on a special pet this October 31st.
The special rehoming appeal comes at the end of Adoptober – a month-long rehoming drive by the RSPCA to encourage more people to consider fostering and adopting rescue pets. Sadly, this year’s campaign highlighted a looming animal rescue crisis as more pets are abandoned and taken into the charity’s care at the same time that rehoming rates are falling.
Here are just some of the hundreds of animals in the RSPCA’s care this Halloween season…
So good, they named him twice! Boo Boo is a three-year-old Pomeranian cross who is being cared for by the team at Llys Nini Animal Centre in Swansea. He arrived in RSPCA care when his owner could no longer care for him.
He is a sweet boy but has some challenging behaviours so is looking for an experienced owner who can continue his positive reward-based training. He’ll need someone with a lot of time who can help him adjust but he’s very energetic and clever, and working with him will be incredibly rewarding.
He’d like someone who can come and meet him several times at the centre to get to know him. Boo-Boo would also like an adult-only home where he’ll be the only pet, and where he can enjoy lots of treats. He’s always on the go so is looking for active owners with plenty of time to give to him.
‘Scooby-Dooby-Doo, where are you? We’ve got some work to do to find a new home for you now…’ This goofy one-year-old American bulldog cross is patiently waiting for his paw-fect home at the RSPCA’s Leeds, Wakefield & District Branch in West Yorkshire. Scooby loves to play tug and enjoys zoomies and lots of strokes. He isn’t a fan of walking on noisy roads but loves to explore in the woods and across the fields.
Scooby can be unsure of strange people and dogs he doesn’t know so is looking for someone who can help build his confidence. Once he’s made friends he likes to wag with his whole body to say ‘hello’! He’s a gentle giant who’d love a home without other pets. Scooby’s a bright spark who knows lots of commands already but needs someone to teach him that being left home alone isn’t as scary as All Hallows’ Eve!
Roo is a seven-year-old American Bulldog cross, who is looking for a cosy sofa to call her own, with loving and cuddly humans close by. Roo is very gentle and affectionate and once trusting of you will never leave your side. She absolutely adores humans and loves to make new friends. When it comes to making dog friends, Roo is more of an independent girl who much prefers human company.
She has spent her time at CDCH in a foster home, which has allowed her to experience real home comforts. Roo’s fosterer says, ‘Roo made the sofa her own from the moment she got here and near enough hasn’t left it since! She loves her home comforts and is so easy to have around the house. She’s been houseclean since she arrived and has impressed me with her calm and relaxed nature. She’s even enjoyed a dog-friendly holiday where she romped around taking in the sea air! She will make the most fantastic addition to a family home.’
Roo has fairly low-medium energy levels so would benefit from an owner who prefers light exercise and steady paced strolls through the quiet countryside. Roo has shown that she has a high prey drive. Due to this, it is important for Roo to live in a home with no other animals. It is also important that her adopters are experienced with handling larger breeds as she can sometimes be strong on the lead.
If you think you can offer this cuddle monster the home she is looking for, please complete a perfect match form at Cheltenham Dogs and Cats Home
How to help
Could you offer a rescue pet a loving new home? Please visit Find A Pet to see all of the animals currently in our care who are looking for their paw-fect match.
If you can’t offer a rescue pet a new home perhaps you could help in a different way?
- Become a fosterer for a sick pet recovering from surgery or a youngster who needs to learn how to behave in a home;
- Help us continue rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming by donating online or calling our donation line on 0300 123 8181;
- Sponsor a cat pod or a dog kennel and help take care of the animals during their stay with us;
- Support the work of your local centre or branch by becoming a volunteer or donating to them directly.