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Microchipped, Neutered and Vaccinated

Lovely lady Tessa is looking for her forever home.

Tessa is a big lovable girl with heaps of energy so would be best suited to an adult-only home with lots of time for her.

She is very smart and gets the hang of commands very quickly, encouraged with treats.  When she’s on a walk she is a very good but can be wary. When off the lead however she loves to play with other dogs and greeting people. Her recall is extremely good.

Tessa would be best suited to a home with previous breed experience and knowledge, she would benefit from her own secure garden. She is comfortable being left and is used to being left for up to 6 hours.

She does have a high prey drive so could not live with small animals or cats.

Due to her breed, she is a protective dog and so does not like postie or delivery drivers!

She has been diagnosed with incontinence due to spaying however she takes Incurin, 1 tablet once a day, to help with this. This has been very successful in preventing any unwanted accidents. Dawgs would be prepared to help cover the cost of this, as it will be a lifelong medication.

If you think Tessa would be the perfect match for your family please contact the office directly on 01224 208989 or click on “Request to adopt Tessa now”.

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General Information

Belgian Shepherd x

Dog Character

Adult Only
Only pet in household
On-going training required

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Adoption process

Find out what to expect from the dog adoption process

Please do not call the office or email to ask about your application, as this only delays the process in finding a dog their forever home. All applicants will receive a response as soon as practically possible.


Apply to adopt a dog

Complete our online dog adoption form, telling us about yourself and why you would make an ideal pawrent.


Find the perfect match

Our rehoming team will evaluate all applications and get in touch with those we believe to be the most suitable.



We will visit prospective new owners at home to ensure both they and the dog will be a successful match.


Meet and rehome

Meet the dog at our Alford centre and, assuming all goes well, they will leave with you for their forever home.

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