In the coming weeks, we will be highlighting the plight of dozens of animals who have found themselves in rescue centres and looking for their forever homes.
Our first two furry friends hoping to be adopted by loving new owners is cat, Nicholas and border collie, Daniel. Meet Nicholas and Daniel...
Nicholas is a lovely boy looking for his forever home. He can be quite nervous in new situations and around new people but once he learns to trust you Nicholas is very affectionate.
He can be quite vocal when he is looking for attention and like most cats, will tell you if he’s had enough by taking himself away.
Nicholas also loves being outside and after an initial settling in period he will require outdoor access in a rural or peaceful setting. A quiet house with no other pets or young children would be preferable.
He originally came to the centre as a stray and his fur was quite matted and to keep his coat healthy a new owner will need to groom him regularly.
If you can give Nicholas a forever home, please apply via the Scottish SPCA website: https://www.scottishspca.org/rehome-a-pet/7053-nicholas
Daniel is a beautiful border collie looking for his new home. He loves playing with his toys and going for walks. He walks well on his lead and knows basic commands.
Daniel can sometimes be grumpy when playtime is over, but he’s finding the centre environment stressful. The Society are hoping this will improve once he is in a quiet home. Daniel needs further socialisation as he can be very vocal and occasionally snappy when he meets other dogs out on his walks. He will need to be kept on a lead if there are other dogs around.
He was previously a working dog who lived outside, and due to this he is not fully house trained. Daniel is looking for a home that has experience of collies and dogs with behavioural issues. He is looking for a patient and understanding owner who can set him up for success by introducing a good routine and reward-based, positive reinforcement training. Daniel will require a large, enclosed garden and would prefer a quiet, adult only home with no other pets.
If you can offer Daniel his forever home, please apply via the Scottish SPCA website: https://www.scottishspca.org/rehome-a-pet/6862-daniel
There are lots of animals waiting to find their forever homes at the centre, but you can also support them in other ways such as donations of food, treats, or other items which can help them provide care and enrichment to Scotland’s animals.