Rescued dog waiting all her life to be rehomed

Posted On 16 Jan 2020 at 12:23 pm


A Brighton dog rescued by the RSPCA has been waiting nearly all her life to be rehomed.

One-year-old Akira arrived at the RSPCA’s Brighton Animal Centre in March 2019.

But ten months on, she is yet to find her forever home.

Jenny Wells, from the Sussex, Brighton & East Grinstead branch – which runs the centre – said: “Akira was rescued by an inspector and was extremely malnourished when she arrived.

“After a lot of veterinary investigation we’ve discovered that Akira has digestive issues linked to her pancreas. She’s now on a special diet and has an enzyme supplement in her food. She’s gained lots of weight and feels much better.

“Akira really deserves to wave goodbye to kennel life and go off to a lovely new home. She’s a friendly, boisterous girl who behaves like a pup.

“She’s very clever and knows ‘sit’ and ‘paw’. She’d really benefit from further training and is quick to pick up new tricks.

“Akira loves going for walks and can be quite keen. She’s a very active breed so will need a home with new owners who can keep up with her!”

Akira is looking for a home where she will be the only pet. She has missed out on a lot of socialising so will benefit from further positive socialisation with other dogs.

RSPCA staff think she would be best suited to an adult-only home with people who are experienced with big dogs.

Jenny said: “Akira is bouncy and playful, but she’s also cheeky and likes to push the boundaries so needs an owner who can control her and help her settle into a calm, relaxed dog.

“Ideally we’d like her to be rehomed near to the centre so our vet can provide regular check-ups and monitor her health condition.”

Meanwhile, in Shoreham the Dog’s Trust is appealing for a new home for six-year-oldS hih Tzu Alfie, who has been waiting for over 250 days, when the average wait time at Dogs Trust for this popular breed is just 24 days.

Alfie was handed in to Dogs Trust in April 2019 and was instantly popular amongst his carers but hasn’t had much luck when it comes to finding his new family.


Staff believe his struggles to find a home cold be linked to the fact that he has some medical issues, as Alfie has diabetes and an eye condition that needs medication.

Find out more about Akira online or contact Brighton Animal Centre on or 01273 554218.

Alfie is currently living in a temporary Foster Home, so The Dog’s Trust has asked potential owners to contact its Rehoming Team on 01273 452576 in advance of your visit if you are wishing to know more about him.

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