Save a dog’s life this Christmas...

North Devon K9 Focus charity is desperate for a new loving owner to help pull Patches back from the brink of despair.

A LONELY little dog wants nothing more for Christmas than a quiet loving home before he pines away in kennels.

Staff at the K9 Focus charity are desperately concerned that poor Patches, who is constantly terrified, refusing to eat, will die if he is not rehomed very soon.

The little four-year-old Jack Russell chi cross was handed over to the rescue charity when his previous owner became ill and since then his stress levels have gone through the roof.

“He is so timid and just spends his time constantly circling around his pen. He is terrified despite our best efforts to settle him and we are worried about his health if this goes on for much longer,” said charity leader Lynne Hall.


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“It is so urgent that for this particular dog and with the right home we are willing to break our policy of rehoming during the Christmas period, which is not something we would usually do.

“Patches would be ideal for a retired person, preferably someone living on their own, a nice quiet environment without lots of visitors and with no other animals.

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“He is very friendly towards people on a one-to-one basis and would make a great companion for someone, which would also help to rebuild his confidence. But it is going to take someone with a lot of time, care and patience.”

K9 Focus is willing to provide full foster back up for anyone willing to adopt Patches, including advice, home visits of needed and covering vet bills.

If you would be willing to help give Patches a happy Christmas, call K9 Focus on 01769 560928.

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