Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Waggy-Tailed West Calder Look-alikes

There is a unique situation happening at Dogs Trust West Calder!  The centre have had a flood of white dogs that have similar breeds, ages and characteristics.  Unfortunately these loving pooches aren't finding homes as quickly as we would hope.  The staff at the centre think that because they are so alike, they are being overlooked as a whole.

All these dogs are incredibly playful individuals who would love to find their loving forever homes. Below is some more information on each white, wag-tailed dog.


Fun loving Diesel is a 2 year old English Bull Terrier cross, who loves nothing more than being outside as much as possible. He is an energetic, playful boy whose favourite thing is to go for long walks and roll in the grass, especially on sunny days. Diesel loves to explore new places and he travels very well in the car.

Although he enjoys his active lifestyle, he is a big fan of cuddles and loves attention. He would prefer to be the only pet in the home. Diesel needs an active, all adult home with owners that are able to keep up with him and who are able to settle him into a routine.



Buddy is a 3 year old Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross Lurcher. He is a happy lad who loves being the centre of attention. Buddy is very loving and he just adores getting his ears scratched. He is full of energy and loves playing with his ball - he would fetch it all day long!

Buddy is deaf and can get frustrated easily. He is looking for owners who have had some experience in dealing with deaf dogs before, or someone with time and patience to help teach and guide Buddy. He is fully house trained and is happy being left alone for short periods of time.

Deaf dogs can have a perfectly normal life and can be trained fairly easily once both the dog and the owner have got the hang of a few basic principles – the most important of which is that you have to train using hand signals instead of verbal commands. Here is a video of Buddy being trained to help explain: 


This handsome boy is Jake. He is a 3 year old Staffordshire Bull Terrier. Jake has a very cheeky personality and can easily make you smile. This gorgeous lad is very happy and full of fun. His favourite thing to do it to play with his toys, he likes the squeaky ones the best! He also loves going for long walks to explore and adores trips away in the car.

Jake would prefer to be the only pet in the house as he likes having his owners all to himself. He is looking for an active, adult home who have had experience with SBT types. He can be easily distracted and needs someone who can allow him to settle at home and who can give him their undivided attention.


Maisie, a 1½ year old Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross, is a very sweet and gentle girl who adores getting attention from people. She loves to roll on her back and have her belly rubbed. This beautiful lass loves to play catch, it’s her favourite game! She loves going for long walks and investigating new surroundings. Maisie thrives on human company and she will do her best to please you.

Maisie loves people so much that she occasionally forgets her manners and automatically thinks everybody loves her too, because of this she can be strong on her lead and sometimes finds it hard to concentrate on one thing at a time.  Maisie has lots of potential to learn and, with the right owners, will make a great family pet.


This is Patch, a stunning 3 year old Staffordshire Bull Terrier. Patch can be shy around new people but once he gets to know you, he wants you to be his friend. This playful boy’s favourite game is fetch. He will play all day long if you let him! Patch enjoys long walks and adores the water, he loves nothing more than to splash around and have fun.

Patch loves to be busy so he is looking for new owners who can keep up with his abundance of energy. Patch can sometimes lack confidence, so he is looking for a quiet adult only home with owners that can help him settle into a new routine.


This gorgeous girl is Tia. She is a 4 year old crossbreed. Tia is very loving, loyal and full of energy. She loves playing with toys and loves it even more if you play with her! She enjoys her food, loves long walks and she travels very well in the car. Tia likes her energetic lifestyle but she is also a big softy, she loves her cuddles and being made a fuss of.

Tia has basic house training and is very clever so she has lots of potential. However, Tia can be nervous around new people so she is looking for an experienced new owner who has most of their day free. With the right owner, Tia can build her confidence and settle into a new home.

There is more information about Tia on our website

If you are interested in more dogs at Dogs Trust West Calder you can visit the centre during their opening hours, which are 12:00 - 16:00, every day but Tuesday. You can also get in touch by giving them a ring on 01506 873459.

If you don't live near West Calder, why not find a centre near you and check out the dogs available in your area? You can do this by searching your postcode on our website.

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