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Meet the marvelous mutts looking for a miracle this Christmas

Could you make one of these mongrels’ wishes come true and give a dog a home this National Mutt Day?

We love all dogs of every shape, size, age and breed. And we have a real soft spot for our wonderful crossbreeds, mongrels and mutts.

This National Mutt Day (2 December), the RSPCA is celebrating all of the wonderful crossbreeds in its care, and is urging adoptobers to consider giving a Heinz 57 dog a new home this Christmas.

Charlie

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Sam

Rottweiler cross Sam came into our care when he broke his leg in an accident and his owners couldn’t take care of him. The one-year-old spent a few months recovering and is now looking for a lovely new home. He was quite traumatised when he first arrived and was terrified of being handled but he’s now gaining confidence and he’s learned to be very sociable with people and other dogs. He absolutely loves to play football and has lots of energy so he’d like a fun, active home where he’ll go on lots of adventures.

Molly and Toffee

Ten-year-old crossbreed Molly and nine-year-old Jack Russell terrier Toffee have lots of energy and are looking for an adult-only home together. Molly is in good health and Toffee has epilepsy which requires medication. Poor Molly can be a little unsure around new people so is hoping for a calm, patient owner who can take things slow. She loves to play ball and would like a secure garden to play in. Toffee loves to be with you (preferably on your lap!) and adores cuddles and fuss but does, therefore, find it difficult being left home alone.

Cody

One-year-old terrier cross Cody is a sweet boy who is looking for experienced adopters who would be confident to continue with his training and behaviour work. He can be reactive around unfamiliar people, dogs and vehicles but has been doing well with training. He is happy on the lead and wearing his muzzle when he’s out in public. He’d like a quiet, rural home where he can come out of his shell. When he does, he’s very affectionate and playful. He wags his whole body with excitement and is incredibly intelligent, picking up new things very quickly!

Hades

Hades is a handsome Labrador cross who has been waiting far too long to meet his perfect match. He’d like an adult-only home with experienced owners who can help him settle in and show him the ropes. While he’s a big lad, he can be nervous of strangers but is very loving and loyal once he knows you. He’s such a sweet, affectionate dog, once you get past his shyness. He was very under-socialised when he first arrived in RSPCA care but he’s been very brave and is learning every day. Hades would like a quiet home as the only pet with someone who will be around for most of the day.

Charlie

Charlie was rescued alongside 44 other dogs after being found living in a run down outbuilding in Ceredigion, in Wales, in January. The five-year-old is one of the last dogs rescued from the operation left looking for a new home after months of rehabilitation. He was very nervous and withdrawn when he arrived and wouldn’t move from the corner of his kennel for about six weeks. He slowly began to come out of his shell but didn’t take his first steps outside until May. He’s since come on leaps and bounds and is now ready to find a loving new home.

Rory

Deerhound cross Rory is only nine-months-old but already weighs in at over 30kg. This big lad is a gentle giant who is still growing so is looking for a home with owners who have owned big dogs before!

Alfie

Three-year-old Japanese Akita cross Alfie has spent far too long looking for his forever home. This big goofball is very intelligent and knows lots of commands which he’s happy to show off for a treat. He loves to run around and snuggles up to you for a cuddle. He is a nervous boy so is looking for an adult-only home where he’ll be the only dog and can have all of the attention. He can get anxious walking on the lead past unknown dogs but he enjoys playing with dogs he knows.

RSPCA Cymru launches Adoptober rehoming appeal for two dogs, 9 months after they were rescued with 43 others

A special appeal has been launched to find loving new homes for two dogs in Wales who have spent over 260 days in RSPCA care after being rescued from dilapidated farm premises in Ceredigion in January.

Female crossbreeds Lassie and Pippin, who are five and two-years-old respectively, have received months of care and rehabilitation at the charity’s Bryn-y-Maen Animal Centre in Upper Colwyn Bay after having had little human interaction for most of their lives.

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Lassie

Lassie, who has never been for a walk or worn a collar before she was found, is still waiting for her furever home.

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