The Hollywood Ball raised over £4,000!

I’d like to say a massive thank you for last night to everyone who supported the Hollywood Ball I organised for the rescue last night. This event raised (after costs) £4,188 which is just amazing and exceeded the fundraising from any of my previous events.
Can’t quite believe it !!!
You were a fabulous crowd!
Thank you to all the people who sponsored it and donated prizes x

- Michelle Hennon - Event Coordinator

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Appeal for a Paddling Pool!

With this warmer weather approaching, we were wondering if any of our lovely supporters had an old paddling pool we could have, or would like to order a few for the dogs to play in and cool down after their walks. Water guns too would be great fun for the dogs. 

If you can help, please contact the rescue directly or post to: -
Moorview Rescue
Peat lane
Bewerley
Harrogate
Hg3 5JF

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Find Lulu a Home

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Hi! I'm Lulu!

I have been at Moorview Rescue for almost a year now, and none of the rescue volunteers can understand why as I am such a lovely girl. They think I am about seven or eight years old, and possibly some sort of  St Bernard crossbreed; possibly Labrador with a hint of bull breed too. I certainly love the snow so I have that in common with a St Bernard!

A lot of people have been put off because of my size, but I’m not that big ☹️ I'm probably about the size of Labrador.

I am a fantastic houseguest. I'm clean, non-destructive, and just want to snuggle on the sofa. I can be left on my own for reasonable periods of time, so Moorview would consider someone who worked full time.

In terms of training I know it all, all the commands like sit, paw, down, kisses, roll over and wait. Although I'm still a bit rust on come back 😂 Moorview think Iwasn't ever let off lead as my recall is rubbish 😂 .

I love exercise so big quiet walks are brilliant. I like to go to a secure enclosed field and run free off lead.
I'm generally good on the lead but when things take me by surprise I can get anxious and pull and bark. I saw two horses last week and it spooked me but Michelle one of the volunteers, managed to distract me with treats as I love them!

The main issue you might have with me is round other dogs. I am very selective about which dogs I like and which I don't like, which makes me a bit tricky to predict. So, to keep me and other dogs safe, they suggest that I wear a muzzle and not be let off lead unless in a secure enclosure.

At Moorview, I regularly walk with other dogs who they introduce me to carefully. I love going out with them especially Rory, but I can bark and pull when I see other dogs. This is through fear and stress, so my new owner will need to be prepared for this and be able to physically manage me. Moorview say this can be improved with regular and consistent training.

I have also been off lead with a dog here and been fine, but there are dogs I definitely do not like, so I need an owner who can carefully manage this. That really is the only issue a new owner may have with me.I’m also quite prey driven so Moorview said I shouldn't be rehomed with any other pets including cats, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs etc .

I am amazing with people and I love everyone I meet, especially when they give me lots of fuss. I get lots of walks and toys and treats, but being alone in the kennels is no fun and I really want a family of my own. I've been here almost a year now and seen so many friends come and go... why does no one want me?

Please can you help me? Moorview have literally tried EVERYTHING now with no joy. I've been visiting my local Pets at Home store to fundraise, I've been in the newspaper and on the TV, I've even got my own 2018 calendar, but nothing seems to work!

Please tell all your friends far and wide, my family must be out there somewhere, it's just a case of waiting I guess....

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Sydney's New Home

Sydney was adopted just over a month ago, so we checked in with his new family to see how he was setting in.

"We adopted Sydney 6 weeks ago now and we wouldn't change him for the world. He is such a loving little dog, so good with everyone he meets. Yes... he has a few little problems. Being a rescue dog it's only to be expected, but we're working through them. He hated going for walks in the dark when we got him, so slowly we started to take him out just before dark and kept him out longer while it got dark. Now he's getting better at going out when it is dark. When he's playing he snaps a little so we're slowly trying to get him out of this by turning away from him when he does it - he's learning. He is also not so good with some dogs. He's fine with most dogs, it seems to be by black dogs for some reason. Were trying to sort this one. This one is a little more difficult. I have to say though all in all he is an absolute little star. So gentle and well trained around the house. We love him so much. He comes to us when we speak his name, sits when asked, and gives a paw too. He just loves to play with us and the children that visit. Never overlook an older dog as Sydney has plenty of energy. He has made our family complete."
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How to Make Your Garden Pet Friendly

HOW TO MAKE YOUR GARDEN CAT AND DOG FRIENDLY

All pets use the garden. Like us, it gives them freedom and makes for happier pets. Some have been known to tear up the garden, but most of the time they’re doing us a favour. Cats and dogs are great at keeping furry pests away from homegrown vegetables and we want them to be able to roam free and explore their surroundings. 

Although most pets will naturally love the outdoors, various complications like allergies and other animals can impact their time outdoors. Not to mention what they might do to your plant beds. But, what’s the best solution? It wouldn’t be fair or right, to keep any pet cooped up inside all day, even if it’s for their own good. But there are ways to make our garden a friendlier environment for our beloved pets

Click this link for more information on how to make your garden pet friendly: -

Help Lulu Find a Home!

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Age: 7 years  Sex:  Female   Breed: Crossbreed

Lulu arrived at Moorview Rescue in June 2017! When Lulu arrived she was incredibly stressed and it was very difficult to get her attention because she was constantly uneasy. Fast-forward just one week and Lulu was a different dog! Lulu has settled in well and has made lots of volunteer friends. It's so lovely to see her settling in and gaining confidence day by day. 

Lulu is good on her lead and loves a good sniff of the long grass in the field. She's also very fond of rolling in it too! Lulu does not have great recall and so you would need to be 100% certain she will come back to you BEFORE letting her off. We recommend investing in some training sessions with a trainer or behaviourist to improve her recall. Lulu enjoys nothing more than long walks and finding scents, so you must be prepared to give her the exercise she needs as a larger dog. Lulu will not be satisfied with 30 minutes round the block. She will want to be running through the fields with the wind in her ears!

Lulu is not aggressive, however she can be reactive. Lulu has had a couple of incidents when meeting or walking past other dogs, however this could be due to the big upheaval and stress she has endured recently. Here at the rescue, Lulu has been carefully introduced to dogs and got on just fine, however in an exciting or stressful situation, dogs can react unpredictably and this is where issues can arise. Lulu's new owner must be aware of this and prepared to work with her and a trainer to resolve this.

Working through reactiveness and recall with a rescue dog can be incredibly rewarding but you must have the time and patience to do so. It will undoubtedly strengthen the relationship you form with your dog though. 

Lulu is a big boisterous girl who loves to have fun and play. She is very gentle when taking treats and knows all her commands including sat, paw, roll over, and kisses! 

We're looking for an experienced owner, in a quieter, dog and child free home. As an older dog, she may take a while to settle into a new home and routine, but the good news is she is already trained, and a bit more relaxed than a younger pup! Lulu also has a high prey drive so she does not like cats, rabbits or other small furries. We also feel Lulu would be best suited as an 'only-dog'. She doesn't much like sharing the limelight, and we want to make sure she receives all the love, care and attention she needs. 

Lulu is a crossbreed, we are not sure what cross, but we guess Labrador cross St. Bernard. She is about the size of a Lab, with can have the strength of a St.B when she wants to!

Lulu has been in rescue far too long now and we want to find her the PERFECT forever home where she will be loved. As an owner Lulu has plenty of love to give in return. She is a happy friendly dog who greets everyone she meets with a smile and a circular tail wag... hoping the next person she meets will be her new family.

 

 

Adoption Forms and Facebook Messages

We are a tiny rescue and have in total four people who voluntarily manage our administration.

We are finding we are getting applications and queries coming in via the website and when we message back to arrange viewings people are either not turning up or not replying to our emails.

When we have a lot of applications for dog like Ledger Willow and Lexi it's impossible for us to invite everyone to view so we limit to a few and keep others on hold til we see the outcome.

Please can we ask you to really think through before applying as it's really not fair on our dogs if we genuinely think we have interested parties and put off other people in good faith only for it to lead nowhere when people don't turn up it don't bother to reply.

We all do this for one reason and that's because we love these dogs and our priority is to get them their second chance at happiness.

If you are genuinely interested please go to the website and complete an adoption form and if we feel your circumstances match the dog we will arrange a viewing