Our shop heros
Many of the animals featured on our products came to us through real-life rescue. Happily, they’ve all moved on to have loving new homes, but they continue to help other animals in our care by featuring on a number of the products that we sell.
If you want to know more about some of your favourite animal heros from our product packaging, read on!
Chewie and his brother Charlie came to us for rehoming after their elderly owner very sadly passed away. Although they clearly missed their old home, it didn't take long for them to be adopted up by a new family and they settled in well.
Lightning was brought in by one of our Animal Welfare Officers. She had been found in a cardboard box along with two other cats, Storm and Rain. All three were checked over by a vet before being tucked up safely in a warm, cosy cat pod. They needed some specialist care at the centre before they were able to be rehomed.
Maisy’s mum was brought into one of our centres as a pregnant stray. She hadn’t been coping well on the streets and needed some extra care. Maisy and her brothers and sisters were born shortly after she arrived at the centre, and they have all now been rehomed to new, loving families.
We rescued Izzy along with 150 other dogs from a puppy farm in Essex. Izzy had been used as a breeder, and been kept in a shed with no natural light. She was pregnant when we rescued her, and gave birth to a litter of puppies at one of our centres. She's now been adopted and lives happily in her forever home.
Inca’s pregnant mum came to us with approximately 100 other dogs and puppies after being rescued from an illegal puppy farm. Inca and her siblings were born a few weeks later at one of our animal centres. When she was ready, she was rehomed to a new loving family. Inca is a boisterous and intelligent pup who attends agility classes every week and has even won a couple of trophies! Inca’s brother Harry is also featured on some of our products.
Phoebe’s owners gave her up when she was six months old – after she’d grown out of being a small cute puppy they didn’t want her anymore. When she came to our centre, she had never even been walked outside. Phoebe has grown into a beautiful, clever girl who loves her walks. She's still terrified of loud noises and people arguing but is doing well in her new home.
Bridie is one of fourteen Irish Setters that were rescued from appalling conditions by our Halifax and Huddersfield branch. It took over a year of patient, specialist care from animal centre staff and her new loving owner for Bridie to transform into the wonderful, affectionate and happy dog that she is now.
Malteser was brought in to one of our centres because her owner had too many animals, and was unable to meet Malteser’s needs. Malteser was pregnant when she came to us, and gave birth to five healthy pups while she was in our care. She stayed at our centre with the pups until they were old enough to be rehomed.
One of our inspectors found Nicknack abandoned, along with another rabbit called Wotsit. Nicknack is a very energetic bunny, and loves nothing better than to run and play outside with Wotsit.
Find your own rescue story
There are so many animals in our care who are still waiting to find loving new homes. You can search our website for pets at centres near you, and give a rescued animal a second chance at life.