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This page updated on 15/09/2017. There are some new dogs at the kennels not included here or on our Facebook page.

Other HDFS dogs in foster care may be viewed on the Facebook page. Home checks needed for all dogs. Videos of most dogs also on the Facebook page. For access, click Contact Us on the menu bar.

The cited dogs' ages depend upon the information given on vaccination cards but this is not always accurate (histories of dogs from their birth are often not available).

Volunteer walkers are beginning to play a part. More walkers would be greatly appreciated.  Dogs can be taken into the paddock for exercise off the leader. Before doing so, please notify kennel staff or HDFS volunteers who are often present at the kennels.

Please "Contact Us", see menu bar to the left, if you are interested in this dog called Max,

1 year old Chihuahua cross male .

Good with dogs.

Good with cats. Good with children. Max is at Ferry Farm for viewing. 

 
Please "Contact Us", see menu bar to the left, if you are interested in this dog called Shadrack. 2 year old male Rough coated Lurcher Good with children Shadrack is a lovely natured boy, very keen to learn and very playful. Shadrack is at Ferry Farm for viewing.
Please "Contact Us", see menu bar to the left, if you are interested in this dog called Alfie.  Alfie is available to be viewed at  Ferry Farm Boarding Kennels.  Alfie 8 year old Chihuahua cross. Ok with dogs. No cats. Children over 10 years only.
Please "Contact Us", see menu bar to the left, if you are interested in this dog called Willow.  Willow can be viewed at Ferry Farm Boarding Kennels, South Hylton, Sunderland.  Willow 9 month old Patterdale. No dogs. No cats. No children. Experienced terrier owner needed.

Please "Contact Us", see menu bar to the left, if you are interested in this dog. (She is called Brodie.).  Brodie is out on trial.

 

Brodie is a crossbreed who came to us from a rescue in Derby due to a domestic violence situation. She is 5 years old Brodie cannot be placed in a household with other dogs or cats. She has made tremendous progress thanks to the patient care of a volunteer who happily walks her alongisde his own dog. There is no nervousness about either dog in close proximity to each other. Also, Brodie seems to be quite confortable alongside many dogs when out on her walks with the volunteer. We would consider a household with children over the age of 12 only due to her nervousness, however a controlled introduction will be necessary. Brodie needs time and space and patience to get to know someone while she learns to trust that she will not be harmed.

Please "Contact Us", see menu bar to the left, if you are interested in this dog called Alfie.   Alfie is out on trial.

 

No arthritis, loves his walks. Nice jolly dog. Good with children. Not cat tested. Alfie is at Ferry Farm for viewing.

Please "Contact Us", see menu bar to the left, if you are interested in this dog. Springer Spaniel 9 -10yr old female Liver & White.  She is called Onions!.   Very nice easy dog, no vices, no problems. Now at kennels.   Please "Contact Us", menu bar on the left if you are interested..
Please "Contact Us", see menu bar to the left, if you are interested in this dog, Rosie, or her house mate, Dominoe. The dogs are brother and sister, 4 and 5 years. They are now at kennels. They are Springer Spaniels, good with dogs and kids. BONDED PAIR AND MUST BE REHOMED TOGETHER.
Please "Contact Us", see menu bar to the left, if you are interested in this dog. (Floyd 6 year old male Basenji. Not cat tested Has previously lived with another dog but they had a fight. Good with children.)
Please "Contact Us", see menu bar to the left, if you are interested in this dog. SNOOP American Bulldog, aged 4. Children aged 8 or over only. Will need phased introduction to any existing dogs. Snoop is entire at the moment but will be neutered. Cannot be placed to a home with cats. Vaccinated Microchipped. Snoop is available for viewing at Ferry Farm Kennels,
Please "Contact Us", see menu bar to the left, if you are interested in this dog. Max 8 year old cross breed. Good with kids. Careful introduction to new dogs. Not cat tested Max is at Ferry Farm for viewing.
Please "Contact Us", see menu bar to the left, if you are interested in this dog. (She is called Kira, a 5 year old German Shepherd Bitch. Good with children No cats Never been around other dogs so gentle and controlled introduction would be needed) Good with children

Please "Contact Us", see menu bar to the left, if you are interested in this dog.

 

Maffi is out on trial.  (She is called Maffi. She is a 1 year old female Staffordshire Bull Terrier Good with dogs Good with children, however we would recommend over 8 years of age. Has previously lived with cats but we would recommend a cat free household.)  Maffi has been adopted.

Please "Contact Us", see menu bar to the left, if you are interested in this dog called Greta. (‼️‼️RESERVED‼️‼️ Dog Rescue from the public kill shelter in Navodari, Romania, last December. Greta is around 45 - 50 cms to the shoulder. She needs someone dog savvy or she will focus on one person, another dog may be ideal. I would suggest older children who will understand Greta will need her own space. She has not been cat tested but gets on with other dogs big,small,male and female. She has a full passport so all vaccinations are up to date and she is wormed and flea treated. As a stray she would benefit from training classes as she is intelligent and willing to learn. Anyone wanting more info on Romanian strays can contact Barking Mad Dog Rescue or myself Dawn picket Williams Harrison She will need outside space yard/garden so unfortunately not a flat. Greta is beautiful gentle natured girl who has shown nothing but love and affection since arriving into our care.)
Please "Contact Us", see menu bar to the left, if you are interested in this dog, Buster. (‼️‼️Out on trial ‼️‼️ Buster 1 year old male Staffordshire Bull Terrier. 1 year old male Staffordshire Bull Terrier Good with children No dogs Not cat tested)

Please "Contact Us", see menu bar to the left, if you are interested in this dog. ( Busker 5 year old male German Shepherd.)

 

Busker is ou on trial.  Good with children. Non reactive to cats. Controlled introduction to dogs)

Please "Contact Us", see menu bar to the left, if you are interested in this dog. (She is called Elsa.) 18 May · There's no wiping this smile off my face, I've just heard the best news ever! The wonderful team at Kings Road Vets are going to fix my poorly knees next week. I've heard the ladies from Happier Days For Strays and their fabulous supporters are working very hard to make this happen, but they still need some help. Ways to help, paypal@happierdaysforstrays.org.uk Account number 63210219 Sort code 20-83-69 Barclays
Please "Contact Us", see menu bar to the left, if you are interested in this dog. (She is called Suzie.) Suzie is now within the care of Animal Krackers. Please refer to their web site if you are interested in her.
Zak and Sasha Surrendered following death of owner Zak is a 10 year old Border Terrier who is partially sighted and deaf. He is insulin dependent and requires daily injectionZak and Sasha are being fostered.  HDFS will cover costs of all medication. Sasha is a 10 year old Jack Russell Terrier. She cannot be placed in a home with cats, children or other dogs. Zak and Sasha must remain together and will be placed on permanent foster only.  They are a lovely old couple who ask for nothing more than a gentle hand and a warm fireside to curl up in front of..
Zak and Sasha Surrendered following death of owner Zak is a 10 year old Border Terrier who is partially sighted and deaf. He is insulin dependent and requires daily injections. HDFS will cover costs of all medication. Sasha is a 10 year old Jack Russell Terrier. She cannot be placed in a home with cats, children or other dogs. Zak and Sasha must remain together and will be placed on permanent foster only. They are a lovely old couple who ask for nothing more than a gentle hand and a warm fireside to curl up in front of.
Please "Contact Us", see menu bar to the left, if you are interested in this dog. (She is called Brodie.).   Brodie is out on trial.  Brodie is a crossbreed who came to us from a rescue in Derby due to a domestic violence situation. She is 5 years old Brodie cannot be placed in a household with other dogs or cats. We would consider a household with children over the age of 12 only due to her nervousness, however a controlled introduction will be necessary. Brodie needs time and space and patience to get to know someone while she learns to trust that she will not be harmed.