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A Better Life Dog Rescue - Saving dogs and puppies in Romania

We rescue dogs and puppies from Romania and find loving forever homes for them in the UK. Who we are? We are A Better Life Dog Rescue Ltd located in the UK. We travel to Romania taking food and


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Our postal address is: A Better Life Dog Rescue Ltd 137 Picasso Way Shoeburyness, Essex SS3 9UY Or please use the form below to contact us by email. Please Note: If your enquiry


Dogs and Puppies for adoption

Dogs waiting for new homes

Here are a few of our dogs and puppies ready for adoption. Their name and approx date of birth is listed below each photo.  If the dog is in the UK then "UK" will also be written by their


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Volunteer for us

Volunteering for a rescue can be a very rewarding experience. To know you have done your part in helping a homeless dog go from the street into a loving home is probably the best feeling in the world.


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Every year thousands of stray dogs in Romania are killed, captured and beaten or just left to starve to death. Take for instance Sky (pictured left). She was found living under a haystack in a field a


Ways To Help

Ways You Can Help

The Romanian winter is very harsh. Temperatures can drop to -20c in some places. This obviously has a serious impact on which dogs survive and which dogs perish. Younger or Elderly dogs stand virtuall


About Us

About Us

Meet the team This is Jason, one of the three co-founders for A Better Life Dog Rescue. Jason is responsible for the day to day running of the website aswell as organising transport of the



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2014 Puppies Calendar


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2014 ABLDR Puppies Calendar

ABLDR Puppies 2014 Calendar. A mixture of many of the puppies we have rescued and rehomed from Romania. A4 sized one puppy per month. £4.99 including P&P Qua


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2014 Oldies Calendar

ABLDR Oldies 2014 Calendar. A mixture of many of the adult dogs we have rescued and rehomed from Romania. A4 sized one dog per month. £4.99 including P&P Qua


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Venus

Venus

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Venus

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DOB 30/09/2010 Meet the lovely Venus. Venus is approx. 18in at the shoulder. A very friendly, bubbly little girl. Loves people. Loves to go for a walk, good with people and other dogs while out but


Venus

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All potential adopters will have to undergo a screening and home check process. This can take between 1-10 days dependant on available volunteers to perform your home check. All volunteers for ABLDR


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Please take a moment to visit one of our sponsors who support our rescue. Thank you. Love Underdogs - Rescuing and Re-homing vulnerable and injured dogs from Romania into the UK  


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Videos of the 12 pups in our kennels in Timisoara

                   


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FAQ

FAQ's

Many times we get asked "Why are you helping dogs in another country whilst there are many dogs in rescue here that need homes. Well, the answer to that is quite simple really.....because their ne


Success Stories

Faith - Rehomed in November 2012

Beautiful Faith came to the UK at the end of October having spent the best part of her life running around on the streets in Romania. She was caught by a lady who placed her into a yard with many othe


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Edgar - Re-homed in the UK 5th Nov 2012

Meet Edgar who has now been adopted by Jennie Davis, the very same person who nursed him back to health and also the very same lady that adopted Jessy. Both Edgar, now called Eddie and Jessy have form


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Skip - Re-homed in the UK 2nd Nov 2012

This is Skip who was re-homed in the UK on 2nd November 2012. As you can see he is very contented and loves his new big bed!! Skip travelled to the UK with the other dogs on 28th October and after bei


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Hope/Frankie - Re-homed in the UK 28th Oct 2012

This little lad is called Frankie, previously called Hope. This is one of the 13 other pups found in a basement in Timisoara, Romania. He was rescued by a volunteer in Romania and A Better Life Dog Re


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Ari - Rehomed November 2012

Ari was brought over into the UK at the end of October along with 9 other dogs. Having spent some time in foster he was adopted by a lovely family in Southend On Sea, Essex. Ari has thrived since bein


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Chase rehomed December 2012

Say hello to adorable Chase. Chase was found along with 10 other pups at a large shopping centre in Timisoara at just 7 weeks old. He, along with his siblings, were in constant danger of being run ove


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King - Rehomed January 2013

This is King who originally came over to the UK in October 2012. He was rehomed in January 2013 after spending a couple of months in foster care in Aylesbury. King is a funny guy, loves to play and ad


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Archie - Rehomed December 2012

This is little Archie rehomed in Wales in December 2012. Originally found at a large shopping centre in Timisoara, along with his 10 siblings. Our volunteers in Romania saw that the pups were in immed


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Rescues working together

As from December 2012 A Better Life Dog Rescue and Romanian Underdogs will be helping each other to rescue and re-home the countless puppies that languish in the shelters in Romania. This joint


Zorro Appeal

Zorro desperately needs Vet Treatment

  Zorro desperately needs vet treatment. He was found living in appalling conditions amongst rubbish and his own faeces. His skin condition is treatable but we need your help to pay what wil


Honey

Honey

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DOB 26/11/2012 Meet the utterly gorgeous Honey. This little girl is a sibling of 5 others who along with her mum Ellie was found living under a haystack in Timisoara. Honey is approx. 18in at the s


Honey

Adoption Information

All potential adopters will have to undergo a screening and home check process. This can take between 1-10 days dependant on available volunteers to perform your home check. All volunteers for ABLDR


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You are now one step closer to having a new family member in your wonderful life.


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Dogs waiting for homes


Dingo

Dingo

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Dingo

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Meet cheeky boy Dingo. He is around 17 weeks old (23/11/2013). He will be a medium sized dog once fully grown. Found by a volunteer in Timisoara, Dingo and his sister are now safe in foster in Timisoa


Dingo

Adoption Information

All potential adopters will have to undergo a screening and home check process. This can take between 1-10 days dependant on available volunteers to perform your home check. All volunteers for ABLDR


Sindy

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Sindy

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This lady is Sindy. She is the sister of Dingo. Around 17 weeks old (23/11/2013) she is now safe in foster in Timisoara waiting to find a new home in the UK. She will be a medium sized dog when fully


Sindy

Adoption Information

All potential adopters will have to undergo a screening and home check process. This can take between 1-10 days dependant on available volunteers to perform your home check. All volunteers for ABLDR


Rebel

Rebel

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Rebel

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Well who do we have here? None other than lovely little Rebel. This little lad was found in a hole along with his other 3 siblings in a forest by one of the founders of ABLDR whilst on a trip to Roman


Rebel

Adoption Information

All potential adopters will have to undergo a screening and home check process. This can take between 1-10 days dependant on available volunteers to perform your home check. All volunteers for ABLDR


Tia

Tia

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Tia

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This lovely little lady is Tia. She was found along with her 3 sibling brothers in a hole in the forest between Bucharest and Bacau when she was just 3 weeks old. She is now around 5 months old (10/03


Tia

Adoption Information

All potential adopters will have to undergo a screening and home check process. This can take between 1-10 days dependant on available volunteers to perform your home check. All volunteers for ABLDR


Brandy

Brandy

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Brandy

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This lovely girl is Brandy, she is 11 months old (01/01/2014) and was found in a parking lot all alone at the age of just 5 months and had clearly been dumped by someone. Brandy has the most sweet lov


Brandy

Adoption Information

All potential adopters will have to undergo a screening and home check process. This can take between 1-10 days dependant on available volunteers to perform your home check. All volunteers for ABLDR


Bobitza

Bobitza

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Bobitza

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Meet Bobitza, he is between 2 and 3 years of age(01/01/2014), small size, found on the streets, was a chained dog, very scared, skinny and disoriented. Now he is a beautiful and loving boy who's w


Bobitza

Adoption Information

All potential adopters will have to undergo a screening and home check process. This can take between 1-10 days dependant on available volunteers to perform your home check. All volunteers for ABLDR


Xena

Xena

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Xena

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This is Xena. She is around 11 months old (11/01/2014) She was found on a field by a volunteer who took immense pity on her as she was just skin and bones and in a terrible state. She has now been nur


Xena

Adoption Information

All potential adopters will have to undergo a screening and home check process. This can take between 1-10 days dependant on available volunteers to perform your home check. All volunteers for ABLDR


Marley

Marley

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Marley

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Everyone meet lovely Marley. This lad is currently in a home in East Sussex but unfortunately the current owners can not keep him anymore due to their circumstances.  Marley is around 15 month


Marley

Adoption Information

All potential adopters will have to undergo a screening and home check process. This can take between 1-10 days dependant on available volunteers to perform your home check. All volunteers for ABLDR


Rhea

Rhea

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Rhea

Profile

This beautiful girl is Rhea, she is between 2 and 3 years of age. Rhea had been dumped on the streets of Romania and was having to find food and shelter for herself. The volunteers in Romania took her


Rhea

Adoption Information

All potential adopters will have to undergo a screening and home check process. This can take between 1-10 days dependant on available volunteers to perform your home check. All volunteers for ABLDR


Kenzo

Kenzo

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Kenzo

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This lovely looking chap is Kenzo. He is around 2 years old and at present living on the streets outside the school. He loves to play with the children so would easily fit into most homes. He is a med


Kenzo

Adoption Information

All potential adopters will have to undergo a screening and home check process. This can take between 1-10 days dependant on available volunteers to perform your home check. All volunteers for ABLDR


Elvis

Elvis

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Elvis

Profile

Elvis has been rescued from the notorious public shelter in Craiova by great teamwork. A lovely lady Anna who couldn't home him, but wanted to save him, ensured he would be saved, with the help of


Elvis

Adoption Information

All potential adopters will have to undergo a screening and home check process. This can take between 1-10 days dependant on available volunteers to perform your home check. All volunteers for ABLDR


Kiko

Kiko

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Kiko

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KIKO, male, about 5 years, about 50 cm (19") castrated. Kiko is a very cuddly human-orientated dog, he is always in a good mood and happy about every bit of attention. He throws himself on his bac


Kiko

Adoption Information

All potential adopters will have to undergo a screening and home check process. This can take between 1-10 days dependant on available volunteers to perform your home check. All volunteers for ABLDR


Echo

Echo

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Echo

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This little lady is Echo, she is around 5 months of age DOB 08/02/2014 and will be a small medium sized dog when fully grown. Echo was found in a box with her siblings by a farmer, they had all been d


Echo

Adoption Information

All potential adopters will have to undergo a screening and home check process. This can take between 1-10 days dependant on available volunteers to perform your home check. All volunteers for ABLDR


Eric

Eric

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Eric

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This little man is Eric, he is around 5 months of age DOB 08/02/2014 and will be a small medium sized dog when fully grown. Eric was found in a box with his siblings by a farmer, they had all been dum


Eric

Adoption Information

All potential adopters will have to undergo a screening and home check process. This can take between 1-10 days dependant on available volunteers to perform your home check. All volunteers for ABLDR


Loki

Loki

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Loki

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Loki is a collie mix, male, about 3 years, about 45 cms (18") tall, neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, dewormed and he has an EU passport. Loki is one of our most beautiful and sweetest dogs. He


Loki

Adoption Information

All potential adopters will have to undergo a screening and home check process. This can take between 1-10 days dependant on available volunteers to perform your home check. All volunteers for ABLDR


Katie

Katie

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Katie

Profile

This super little girl is Katie. She is around 5 1/2 months of age 28/7/14. Katie was found along with mum and her siblings trying to find shelter from the rain in the streets. All of her siblings and


Katie

Adoption Information

All potential adopters will have to undergo a screening and home check process. This can take between 1-10 days dependant on available volunteers to perform your home check. All volunteers for ABLDR


Twinkle

Twinkle

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Twinkle

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Meet Twinkle, this little girl was found on the street with her mum covered in fleas and hungry. Twinkle is around 12 weeks of age 28/7/14. She is loving and fine with other dogs. We think she will be


Twinkle

Adoption Information

All potential adopters will have to undergo a screening and home check process. This can take between 1-10 days dependant on available volunteers to perform your home check. All volunteers for ABLDR


Cassie

Cassie

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Cassie

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Meet Cassie, we think she is only between 2 and 3 years of age. Cassie was found on the streets with her pup wet and hungry. God knows how long this poor girl has been living on the streets, but she s


Cassie

Adoption Information

All potential adopters will have to undergo a screening and home check process. This can take between 1-10 days dependant on available volunteers to perform your home check. All volunteers for ABLDR


Demi

Demi

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Demi

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Meet a very special lady called Demi. These photo's are heartbreaking, she was found on the streets of Romania. As you can see Demi was nearly bald suffering with mange and dangerously underweight


Demi

Adoption Information

All potential adopters will have to undergo a screening and home check process. This can take between 1-10 days dependant on available volunteers to perform your home check. All volunteers for ABLDR


Sunshine

Sunshine

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Sunshine

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Sunshine is female, about 4 years old and 40-50 cms tall. She is spayed, vaccinated, microchipped, dewormed and she has an EU passport. Sunshine is a very shy dog who takes her time to trust people. W


Sunshine

Adoption Information

All potential adopters will have to undergo a screening and home check process. This can take between 1-10 days dependant on available volunteers to perform your home check. All volunteers for ABLDR


Danny

Danny

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Danny

Profile

Danny is about 4 years old, approximately 55 cm tall, neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, dewormed and he has an EU passport. Danny is a fun loving uncomplicated playful dog. Ideal for a beginner Dann


Danny

Adoption Information

All potential adopters will have to undergo a screening and home check process. This can take between 1-10 days dependant on available volunteers to perform your home check. All volunteers for ABLDR


Merlin

Merlin

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Merlin

Profile

Merlin is male, about 12 years old, 65cms tall, castrated, vaccinated and microchipped. This old man was found in the Public Shelter. He was skeletal and suffering from distemper. After a sleepless ni


Merlin

Adoption Information

All potential adopters will have to undergo a screening and home check process. This can take between 1-10 days dependant on available volunteers to perform your home check. All volunteers for ABLDR


Monty

Monty

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Monty

Profile

Monty is 3-4 years old, about 45cms, neutered, microchipped, vaccinated and has an EU passport. Monty has a really fun nature. He loves to play and really craves love, affection and attention. Sadly,


Monty

Adoption Information

All potential adopters will have to undergo a screening and home check process. This can take between 1-10 days dependant on available volunteers to perform your home check. All volunteers for ABLDR


Nora

Nora

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Nora

Profile

Our Nora came from the PS where she was almost killed. Luckily we were able to save her and she is now safe with us. Nora is still a little shy with new people. She has a calm character and gets along


Nora

Adoption Information

All potential adopters will have to undergo a screening and home check process. This can take between 1-10 days dependant on available volunteers to perform your home check. All volunteers for ABLDR


Felicia

Felicia

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Felicia

Profile

A genuinely nice dog. Felicia was afraid of people at the beginning but has really settled in the shelter and now shows no fear and likes to be stroked and cuddled. Felicia would be best suited to a q


Felicia

Adoption Information

All potential adopters will have to undergo a screening and home check process. This can take between 1-10 days dependant on available volunteers to perform your home check. All volunteers for ABLDR


Cherish

Cherish

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Cherish

Profile

A very special aged lady for you. Cherish was rescued from the Public Shelter unspayed after much begging and paying of money. She was listless and unable to walk unaided. Her eyes haunted us as they


Cherish

Adoption Information

All potential adopters will have to undergo a screening and home check process. This can take between 1-10 days dependant on available volunteers to perform your home check. All volunteers for ABLDR


Holly

Holly

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Holly

Profile

Holly is about 2 years old, 50cm tall, neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and wormed. She also has an EU pet passport. Holly with the great BIG ears is a gentle dog. She is very cuddly and loves peopl


Holly

Adoption Information

All potential adopters will have to undergo a screening and home check process. This can take between 1-10 days dependant on available volunteers to perform your home check. All volunteers for ABLDR


Lady

Lady

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Lady

Profile

Beautiful happy 2 year old girl. Lady loves people and is very good with other dogs. Vaccinated and full EU passport, spayed. Suit a family life where she will be loved and cared for like she deserves


Lady

Adoption Information

All potential adopters will have to undergo a screening and home check process. This can take between 1-10 days dependant on available volunteers to perform your home check. All volunteers for ABLDR


Frank

Frank

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Frank

Profile

Frank is a delightfully friendly boy around 4 years old, great with other dogs and loves people. Would suit an active family life. Medium in size. Full EU passport, vaccinated and spayed. Can you offe


Frank

Adoption Information

All potential adopters will have to undergo a screening and home check process. This can take between 1-10 days dependant on available volunteers to perform your home check. All volunteers for ABLDR


Scooby

Scooby

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Scooby

Profile

Scooby is vaccinated. He is about 4 months old and will be quite small sized when fully grown. Scooby was found after being hit by a car. He was badly battered and bruised and one of his back legs was


Scooby

Adoption Information

All potential adopters will have to undergo a screening and home check process. This can take between 1-10 days dependant on available volunteers to perform your home check. All volunteers for ABLDR


Mitzy

Mitzy

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Mitzy

Profile

Mitzy is a beautiful gentle sweet little girl around 2 years old. Very loving and adores human contact. Small in size but big in personality. Ideal family dog. Full EU passport, vaccinated and spayed.


Mitzy

Adoption Information

All potential adopters will have to undergo a screening and home check process. This can take between 1-10 days dependant on available volunteers to perform your home check. All volunteers for ABLDR


Libby

Libby

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Libby

Profile

This is the girl we found in the Public Shelter and couldn't stop thinking about. She is playful, loving and a very sweet dog. Is quite dominant with other females so would suit a home as the only


Libby

Adoption Information

All potential adopters will have to undergo a screening and home check process. This can take between 1-10 days dependant on available volunteers to perform your home check. All volunteers for ABLDR


Marina

Marina

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Marina

Profile

Marina is a beautiful girl of about 3-4 years old. She measures roughly 20" to her shoulder & 19" neck to tail. She is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, wormed and will soon have an EU p


Marina

Adoption Information

All potential adopters will have to undergo a screening and home check process. This can take between 1-10 days dependant on available volunteers to perform your home check. All volunteers for ABLDR


Betty

Betty

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Betty

Profile

BETTY is female, approximately 3-4 years old, about 55 cm (21") tall, neutered, vaccinated, de-wormed micro chipped and she has an EU passport. BETTY is a bright, confident girl, always cheerful a


Betty

Adoption Information

All potential adopters will have to undergo a screening and home check process. This can take between 1-10 days dependant on available volunteers to perform your home check. All volunteers for ABLDR


Fram

Fram

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Fram

Profile

This handsome boy is Fram. He is around 6 months of age 3/10/2014. He was found alongside a main road, very scared and hungry. He is a sweet loving boy good with dogs and cats. Fram will be castrated


Fram

Adoption Information

All potential adopters will have to undergo a screening and home check process. This can take between 1-10 days dependant on available volunteers to perform your home check. All volunteers for ABLDR


Foxy

Foxy

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Foxy

Profile

This pretty lady is Foxy she is the most amazing and unusual colour. Little Foxy is around 6 months of age. She was found alone in the forest covered in fleas and ticks and extremely thin. After lots


Foxy

Adoption Information

All potential adopters will have to undergo a screening and home check process. This can take between 1-10 days dependant on available volunteers to perform your home check. All volunteers for ABLDR


Coco

Coco

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Coco

Profile

This little chap is Coco, he is around 1 year of age, and was put out on the streets for licking the family's child on her hand. He is good with other dogs and cats a really sweet chap. Coco has b


Coco

Adoption Information

All potential adopters will have to undergo a screening and home check process. This can take between 1-10 days dependant on available volunteers to perform your home check. All volunteers for ABLDR


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