Our dogs


Breed : Malamute X Breed

D.O.B : 02/03/2020

Sex : Female

Weight: 36kg

Temperament : Strong willed, likes her own space, loyal once bonded

Home I need :

This beautiful girl is Ice, a juvenile Malamute X Breed who is looking for an experienced large dog home. You must be experienced with this breed or the German Shepherd types. Ice is a lovely dog but she will need confident, kind and calm handling. She very much likes her own space and doesn’t want to be overwhelmed. She is already trained to a high level and is familiar with a range of verbal commands – (Which we can go through with any potential new owners.) She has been a house dog as well as a dog that has lives happily (with the right set up and comfort) as an outside dog too.

She is housetrained, she could live with another dog but that dog will need to be calm, people and dog social and respectful. Ice is used to living in a rural location with lots of access to land and freedom. It would be ideal if we could find her a similar home again, as this is what she suits. We are looking for a home that can provide Ice with all that she needs as this breed do require lots of input, both physically and mentally. Time Alone must be minimal and children should be of teenage and dog experienced. Secure exercising area essential.

If you can provide Ice with all of the above and would like to know more about her please apply online and we will be happy to talk to you.


Breed : Beagle X Poodle

D.O.B : 11/06/2022

Sex : Male

Weight: 8kg

Temperament : Lively, playful, energetic,

Home I need :

This is Otto, a very young X Breed Beagle. Otto needs lots of basic training and socialising and as such he requires a new home with owners who can definitely commit to all of his needs and take an active, positive part in his daily care. Otto has lived with a Cat, he was however very playful and lively with it, so we would need to advise on this further if he were to live in a home where a cat was again. He could live with another dog, again the right match will be important. In regards to children we feel Otto should be rehomed with children over 10 years due to some of the on going training he requires.

Otto will require proper housetraining, he will need to be taught how to be left alone and he requires all basic obedience training using kind, positive methods. He is full of energy so a secure garden is essential.

If you think you have the perfect home for Otto please apply online and we will be very happy to tell you more about him..


Breed : Cavapuli

D.O.B : 29/12/2021

Sex : Male

Weight: 9kg

Temperament : Sensitive, playful, energetic

Home I need :

This is Oliie, a young, lively and active Cavapuli (Cavalier x Puli). He is looking for a new home with owners who have lots of time to input into his on-gong training and development. Being young he requires training with housetraining, learning to be left alone gradually and basic obedience work. All of it being done using kind, positive methods. Ollie could live with another dog but it would need to be a dog that is social to people and other dogs and a dog that could cope with a young, lively pal.

Children should be over 10 years we feel as he can be a little OTT at times. He may be a bit of a chewer so new owners will need to devote the time to all of his needs to help him settle into a new home. Ollie is a lovely boy with lots of potential and will make a smashing family pet.

Please do apply online if you feel you could offer him what he needs, we would love to tell you more about him.


Breed : X Breed

D.O.B : 13/03/2021

Sex : Male neutered

Weight: 9kg

Temperament : Playful, friendly, fun loving

Home I need :

This young dog is Spark, he is a Cocker Jack and is in our care as he was just too much for the older dog he used to live with. Spark has lived with children, he has never lived with Cats, and he has lived with dogs. He could live with a doggy pal again as long as that doggy pal isn’t too old, as Spark is too lively and very busy. As he is still quite a young dog, he has a lot of energy and he needs to be kept mentally and physically stimulated to prevent boredom. He has lived in a home as a pet dog before and has been housetrained, he is good in a car and he knows some basic commands, but ongoing training would be advised.

Could you offer Spark a new loving home? If so, please apply online and we would love to tell you more about him…


Bonnie Staffy

Breed : Staffordshire Bull Terrier

D.O.B : 27/07/2021

Sex : Female neutered

Weight: 16kg

Temperament : Lively, bouncy and high energy

Home I need :

This is Bonnie, a young energetic Staffordshire Bull Terrier. She is in our care as she was too much for the other dog she lived with and therefore will most probably be best rehomed as the only pet in the home now. Bonnie has been around young children in her previous home, she is friendly with people and her general dog to dog behaviour is good but she can be a rough player. Therefore owners will need to be sensible about socialising her and be responsible when out on walks.

Bonnie travels ok in a car, she is housetrained, and she could be left for short periods initially. Time alone would need to be done gradually as she has always had a dog for company before. Bonnie likes playing with toys and the company of people, She would love to be in a new home in time for Christmas, so if you love Staffies and feel your home fits what she needs please apply online and we would love to tell you more about her.


Breed : Border Terrier

D.O.B : 28/07/2013

Sex : Male neutered

Weight: 10kg

Temperament : Initially a shy boy with a sensitive character

Home I need :

This is Toby, a 9 year old Border Terrier who really needs a home soon as he finds kennels very stressful and doesn’t eat very well in a kennel environment. He does have a Heart Murmur and some slight stiffness in his joints so will require a home where he can just be the only dog and where there isn’t too much going on. Toby is a Terrier and has many of the Terrier traits but he is a loving and friendly little chap.

He loves playing ball, he loves eating cooked chicken and he loves a cuddle. Toby can’t live with Cats and any children ought to be older ( Teens) as he has never lived with any children. Toby is tolerant of other dogs when out on walks but has always been on a lead or long line and this will need to be continued in any new home. He knows a range of basic commands and is fully housetrained. Toby is no trouble in a car and travels well.

Please apply online if you feel you can offer Toby the home we are looking for.


Breed : Staffordshire Bull terrier x Breed

D.O.B : 04/04/2020

Sex : Female neutered

Weight: 11KG

Temperament : Sensitive nature, can be anxious, playful and loving

Home I need :

This little beauty is Maeve. She is looking for a home in a quiet, rural location, away from busy roads and over populated doggie walking area’s. She is a sensitive soul and requires a patient, dog experienced owner who will work with her and be willing and able to follow our advice in regards to helping Maeve start a new life in a new home.

She should ideally live as the only pet, she will require a secure garden to play in, ideally we are looking for an adult home (teenage children could be considered after meetings at Ferne). She will need to have someone around for the best part of the day and who will be willing to help Maeve cope when she has to be left alone.

If you can provide her the home we are looking for and have the time to commit to a behavioural support plan in the new home please apply online and we will be in touch.

Dora the explorer

Breed : Beagle

D.O.B : 25/01/2022

Sex : Female neutered

Weight: 12kg

Temperament : Full of energy, head strong.

Home I need :

Ok, this is Dora and she needs to go to a home that will really channel her high energy and instinctive breed traits. She has sadly had a couple of homes from Ferne and we really do want to see her settle in a forever home and at last find happiness. Dora needs:

A rural home with lots of space, she could live with other dogs but they must be social and able to cope with a lively young dog with lots of energy. Dora can be head strong so needs experienced dog owners and ideally of this Breed type as Beagles are not easy…She responds well to positive reinforcement training and handling techniques. Dora cannot live with young children as she becomes too mouthy in play and over excitement. She shouldn’t be left alone for very long as she will chew and may cause a bit of chaos as she gets bored very easily. However in the right home with the right amount of exercise and the right owners she will make a fun and loving pet.

Please only apply online if you can fulfil the above criteria and have the time and experience required to help Dora go on to live a happy life… We look forward to telling you more about this lovely, lively young girl soon.


Breed : Beagle X Breed

D.O.B : 31/05/2021

Sex : Female

Weight: 16kg

Temperament : Energetic, strong and lively

Home I need :

This is Tillie, she is a very beautiful young Beagle x Breed who requires an active, rural home with active training minded owners. She is in our care due to her owners no longer being able to keep her due to their poor health. Tillie is a very typical Hound type dog, she loves to sniff sniff sniff when out on walks and she will require very good training using positive reward based methods to improve her poor re call and lead behaviours at this time.

A secure garden will be essential and Tillie will need to have owners at home alot and who will be able to gradually build up her time alone, as she may become upset when left. She may be able to live with a suitable dog in her new home and she has been around Cats and children before too, so we feel children 10 years or older will suit her best. She travels ok in a car and would benefit from a secure doggy exercise park to run off some of her excess energy until she is fully trained.( these are easy to locate nowadays). If you would like to offer Tillie a home and are up for a lovely but high energy Beagle type dog to join your home then please do get in touch and we would love to tell you more about her.


Breed : Lurcher

D.O.B : 03/12/2014

Sex : Female neutered

Weight: 23kg

Temperament : Lively & affectionate

Home I need :

This is Amber, an 8 – 9 year old Lurcher mix. who is desperately seeking her forever home. Amber is being cared for here at Ferne Animal Sanctuary in Somerset, where she has been in kennels since November 2021.

Originally from a Stray pound in Wales there has been alot of really good work done with her by the dedicated team here at Ferne to improve her general behaviour and bodily condition.

Amber requires a home where she can have access to a fully secure garden / paddock area, this must be well fenced. She cannot live with cats at all, or any other types of small furry animal. With other dogs Amber appears to prefer the company of other Sight Hounds, in particular Males, so she may be able to share her new home with the right dog after meetings carried out at the Sanctuary. Amber loves playing with toys, she loves walks and she is an active and strong dog who best suits an active, dog experienced owner. She absolutely loves a sofa cuddle when in our Reception area for time out of her kennel and greets everyone she meets in a friendly and social manner. Amber has been in a Foster home during her time here and we do have valuable information as to how Amber coped in a home environment. She may be able to live with older children who are used to large, bouncy dogs.

Amber LOVES toys!! She also LOVES treats, both of which will be hugely helpful with her on going training…She is very affectionate towards people and really does love a sofa cuddle and quiet time with a person. She also knows sit, give paw and down.

If you live in a quiet, rural location, if you have experience with Lurchers / Greyhounds and if you are in a position where she would not be left alone for too long, we would love to hear from you….We would also consider offers of a FOSTER HOME for Amber too.

Could 2022 be this beautiful girls lucky year? Please do get in touch if you could help….


Breed : French Bulldog

D.O.B : 20/06/2015

Sex : Female neutered

Weight: 11kg

Temperament : Funny, affectionate, playful.....

Home I need :

This is Bella, a very sweet French Bull Dog who we would love to find a forever home for. She is a real little character and has lots of funny little ways that will make anyone smile. She needs a home with no other pets, this includes other dogs. Bella is not a fan of other dogs at all and due to her poor eye sight it is best she is kept away from other dogs and given plenty of space to be kept calm if passing other dogs. Sometimes things startle her and she can be a little reactive but quickly calms again. She has improved hugely since arrival and the team here have worked hard on this aspect of her behaviour.

Poor Bella does have some health issue’s that require life long treatment and Ferne will be happy to pay for some of these treatments to support a new owner with adopting Bella. We really would love to see her in a home, warm and cosy on a nice soft bed (she loves soft beds!). We feel Bella ought to live in an adult home and where she wont be left for very long to start with. She is a very clean little dog and although she has been passed around alot in her life time she remains loving and affectionate.

A quiet home with some nice walks that aren’t too busy with other dogs would be great for Bella.

She is good at the Vets and very accepting of all the handling she has had whilst with us.

If you have a home for a little French Bull Dog who really does deserve a loving, permanent forever home please do get in touch, the lovely team at Ferne can then tell you more about her.


Breed : Minature Pinscher x Jack Russell

D.O.B : 02/12/2021

Sex : Male neutered

Weight: 7kg

Temperament : Affectionate, busy, talkative

Home I need :

This is Biscuit, a very young and extremely energetic Terrier crossbreed. He is in our care as he was too much for the previous owner to cope with.
Biscuit does have some training needs and he will only suit a home where his owners have the time and patience to devote to these needs. He is very playful with toys and he loves tasty tit bits – Both of which will be really useful with his ongoing training. Biscuit can be very vocal and reactive on lead towards other dogs – This will need careful and considerate handling and on going work in the new home. We can help any new owners with this and go through what is required, but it will take time.
Biscuit cant live with young children and he cannot live with any small pets or Cats.
What would suit Biscuit the best is a home with a fully secure garden area in a location that doesn’t have too many passing dogs and with owners who have Terrier experience and the time to devote to his needs. He is a very lively, sometimes very vocal little chap who is now needing the stability of a loving new home to spend the rest of his days. Biscuit cannot live with any other dogs at all, this is a definate. If you are looking for a fun, lively and playful young Terrier who also loves a cuddle on the sofa then why not get in touch soon.


Breed : Shihtzu

D.O.B : 27/01/2022

Sex : Female

Weight: 5 Kg

Temperament : Very Sweet

Home I need :

This is Bonnie, she is a very sweet young girl who came into Ferne due to no fault of her own.  She loves cuddles and attention; she has lived with dogs in her previous home but could also live in a home without another dog providing the new owner is at home for most of the day.  She has also lived with cats in her previous home so could possibly live with one again.

She has not lived with children before so a home without children or older children would be best suited for her.

Bonnie is young so she will still puppy chew and she is not quite house trained yet so this would need to be started again in her new home with positive reinforcement.  Her coat can get quite long so will need regular grooming and she will require trips to the groomers for a trim throughout the year. Her recall is good off lead, and she travels ok in the car.

If you would like to offer her a home, then please call the sanctuary to discuss her further.