Bluebell (Freshfields Animal Rescue, Liverpool)

** 6/2/20 – Bluebell still needs a home **

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Bluebell is a dear old girl who desperately needs to be in a quiet, comfortable home at last. She’s been in kennels for 10 years people! It simply isn’t fair. Please share this page and help make this the start of the peaceful life that Bluebell truly deserves.

Bluebell needs a quiet home with people experienced with rescue dogs

Bluebell needs a home without children and where there are no other pets. After so long in kennels her new family will need to spend time getting to know her, and so if you think you could offer Bluebell a home, you would need to be able to travel to Freshfields Animal Rescue in Liverpool a few times.

Freshfields will consider a full- or part-time foster home for Bluebell where food and vet bills will be covered for the rest of Bluebell’s life.

Bluebell can’t manage much walking but she loves a trip out, so a home with a lovely big garden and with people who will take her out with them to the pub etc. would be perfect. A home with her people around all day is what she needs. You will need a spare room or similar where she can be left if you do need to pop out without her, as she doesn’t cope with being crated and can be destructive when left.

Bluebell wants someone at home with her all of the time

Bluebell will need to be allowed lots of time to settle in to home life, so you will need to be patient, kind, committed and experienced with rescue dogs. After so long in kennels, Bluebell will need to be reminded about housetraining, but she will be so pleased to learn and make you happy.

Ten years in kennels is such a long time

Bluebell is full of character and is friendly and extremely affectionate. She lives in the kennel kitchen at Freshfields as it’s a bit quieter than the kennels where she was very unhappy. As well as having the company of staff coming and going, she also has her bed next to the radiator. Being a staffy she loves to be snuggled up and warm.

Bluebell loves to be snuggly warm

Bluebell has a comfy bed by the radiator, but you can see the sadness in her eyes

The staff have made her a gate so that she isn’t completely missed by visitors to Freshfields, and she has her own yard and a ramp to help her get down with her arthritic legs.

Bluebell likes to think of her ramp as a sun lounger
She now has a gate to look out in the hope that someone has come to meet her

She loves meeting new people and goes out every weekend with her favourite dog walkers who take her to the local pub. Sadly though, being in rescue means that Bluebell doesn’t get the peace and quiet that older dogs need. She has little consistency in her life and doesn’t have her own special people to love and devote herself to.

Bluebell with one of her friends
Bluebell with another friend, but she is desperate to have her own family to love

Bluebell will tug on your clothes if she gets stressed, but she isn’t at all nasty. You just need to be calm with her so that she is reassured. Once she has settled in completely, this should improve.

She will ignore dogs when she is on the lead. She can be quite vocal but she means no harm, and she doesn’t need much walking these days, bless her.

Gentle strolls are the order of the day for Bluebell

Bluebell is on medication for her joints and for a cough. She can only manage short strolls but she loves a trip out somewhere interesting.

Bluebell loves to go out and get away from kennels

See more photos of Bluebell on the Freshfields’ doggy diaries Facebook page here.

We really don’t know what else to say to try to help dear old Bluebell. We are just hoping that someone very special is reading this and is moved to enquire about her.

Please contact Freshfields Animal Rescue as follows:

Tel: 0151 931 1604

Please mention that you saw Bluebell on the Oldies Club website.

This replaces Bluebell’s original page dated 24 October 2014.


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