These 4 dog breeds are the quickest to rehome at Chesterfield RSPCA centre

Terriers, chihuahua, spaniels and a bull mastiff have been rehomed quicker than other dog breeds by animal carers at Chesterfield’s RSPCA centre.

Saturday, 14th August 2021, 9:01 am
Chihuahua are among the four breeds that are find forever homes quicker than other dogs in the care of the RSPCA in Chesterfield. Photo by Shutterstock/huina

Over the past five years this mix of dogs found their forever home within 10 days. On average it takes the charity 61 days to rehome a dog.

Steph McCawley, supporter engagement officer at Chesterfield and north Derbyshire branch of the RSPCA, said: “Generally smaller dogs are easier to rehome and are deemed to be more desirable than the larger breeds. However every dog is different and each has very different needs which can affect how quick they can be rehomed.

"An ideal dog would be one who can live with children of all ages and other pets although this is a very rare thing as a lot of the dogs that come into our care have come from very difficult backgrounds or come with no history at all and we have to figure out what would be the perfect home for each of them.

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"Some stay longer with us because they need veterinary treatment, experienced behaviour training or are being kept with us under a welfare case which can go on for months.”

The RSPCA centre in Chesterfield is currently caring for three Jack Russells, two border terriers, a Yorkie, a Staffordshire bull terrier, a bulldog, a greyhound and a German shepherd who are looking for forever homes.

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