Paws for thought....give a dog a home.
Dated: 10 Apr 2012[View Full Size]
Northumbria Police is searching for people to give two police dogs a new ‘leash’ of life.
Bella and Blakey, both German Shepherds, were donated to Northumbria Police but unfortunately are too shy to become police dogs and are now looking for a new home.
At only six months old, Bella is still a puppy but her nervousness has meant she hasn’t been able to start a police dog training course.
18 month old Blakey started a course but again her nervousness meant she wasn’t quite brave enough.
Both dogs are can be wary of new people and nervous around new dogs but with the right people and extra TLC they could both become great pets for someone.
Bella loves playing with toys but her nervousness means she can have behavioural issues and she is wary of new people. She would suit an experienced dog owner with the time and know-how to help her overcome these.
Blakey is loving and affectionate with people she knows but is nervous of strangers. She has lots of energy and loves long walks and would suit an adult only home with someone with an understanding of German Shepherds and dog training experience.
She has lived with another German Shepherd but is generally not good around other dogs.
Sergeant John Sim, of Northumbria Police dog training section, said: “Police dogs do need certain qualities and not all dogs have these but that doesn’t mean they can’t be great pets for someone.
“Both dogs are lovely and it’s a shame we have to rehome them but unfortunately they’re too nervous to be a police dog.
“Bella and Blakey would suit people who have the time to invest in them and nurture them.”
To rehome Bella or Blakey please visit the Dog Section website: http://www.northumbria.police.uk/about_us/dogs/dogrehoming/index.asp
Anyone who thinks they’re suitable should contact Northumbria Police on 101 or visit the Northumbria Police website.