Will you take a chance on a 'gentle giant' in need of a new home?
Will you give a homeless dog described as a "gentle giant" a chance of a new life in a loving environment?
Chance the dog is this week’s pet in need of a new home in our regular RSPCA Southridge appeal.
He is a handsome six-year-old Boxer crossbreed who originally came to Southridge as his owners were sadly evicted.
A spokeswoman for the RSPCA centre in Packhorse Lane, Ridge, said: “He did find a new home, but unfortunately his new owners struggled to cope with his strength, and after trying different ways to cope they decided that he was not the right dog for them.
“Chance is a lovely boy, who can be a little unsure of people at first, but over time and a build up of trust he is very friendly and affectionate.”
She added: “He absolutely adores having and giving kisses and cuddles with his favourite humans at the centre.
“Chance loves to go on long walks and enjoys playing ball games with the staff and volunteers.”
Chance requires an owner experienced with large breeds.
“He is very strong, so he needs someone who can cope with his strength,” added the RSPCA spokeswoman.
Chance will need to be the only pet in the home, and will benefit from training and socialisation classes.
The Southridge spokeswoman added: “He has spent quite a while in kennels, so his new owner must have patience to give him the time he needs to settle and slowly reintroduce everyday objects into his life.
“Chance really is a gentle giant, who has had an unlucky time of it recently and so deserves to find his forever home where he will be adored.
“He is a loving, intelligent boy. He just needs an owner to love and someone to take a chance on him!”
• If you are interested in rehoming Chance, the RSPCA centre in Packhorse Lane, Ridge, Potters Bar, is open from 11am to 4.15pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
RSPCA Southridge is also open on Sundays from 1pm to 4.15pm.
Alternatively, call 0300 123 0704 or email firstname.lastname@example.org