RSPCA searching for rescue homes for puppies that usually cost £1,500
They usually sell for about £1,500 – but will soon be put up for adoption with the RSPCA for just their adoption fee.
American bulldogs Marnie and Casper were taken in by the RSPCA’s Hillingdon, Slough, Windsor, Kingston and District Branch when they were just five-weeks-old.
After being socialised with children and adult dogs in a busy family home, the pups are now looking for new owners who can provide them with their dream lives.
A statement reads: “These beautiful American Bulldogs will soon be ready for their forever homes.
“They are loving, energetic, confident puppies. They love attention and human company. As they grow they will require lots of exercise and would also like a big secure garden to play in.
“They will need someone to continue their training with lots of positive reinforcement as this breed can be assertive and dominant and this will ensure they develop into gentle, well-balanced friendly adult dogs.”
The puppies can only be rehomed to owners experienced with large bull breed dogs.
Breeders sell American bulldogs for between £500 and £3,000 online, with pricing averaging out at around £1,500.
The RSPCA is urging people to adopt an animal in need rather than turning to breeders when wanting to welcome a pet into their family.
“While it may be easy to find animals on the internet or even spend hundreds on an expensive breeder, you could risk heartache or huge vet’s bills if you don’t do your homework,” a statement reads.
“By adopting and not shopping you’ll also feel good for doing good – by giving an animal a second chance at life in a loving home.
“Plus, adopting from us means that you can relax knowing that all our animals are healthy, neutered, vaccinated and microchipped.
“As with all the animals we rehome, we’ll pass on the details of their behaviour and veterinary treatment. You’ll likely know more about your rescue animal’s history than if you were to buy an animal online!
“We’ve taken the time to get to know each animal as an individual, to understand their likes and dislikes and to prepare them for life in a loving family, which means there are less likely to be nasty surprises when you get home.
“When you adopt a cat or a dog from one of our centres, you’ll also get four weeks free pet insurance, which is vital to protect your pet’s future as well as your bank balance! There’s so much to gain from rescuing an animal in need.”
If you’re interested in rehoming Marnie or Casper, or any other dogs at the RSPCA’s Hillingdon, Slough, Windsor, Kingston and District Branch, contact their team via email on [email protected]
The centre is open from 9am to 5pm every day but their desk is only manned part time so they will not be able to take calls.