Black and white puppy sitting on a lap looking to camera

Five puppies found loving homes

Five puppies have been found happy homes after arriving at Blue Cross at eight weeks old.

American bulldogs Marilyn, Gracie, Reggie, Ace and Ronnie needed our help after their owner fell ill and we quickly found space at two of our centres for the sweet pups.

Marilyn and Gracie went to our Lewknor rehoming centre in Oxfordshire while the boys of the litter took up residence at our nearby Burford centre.

Marylin and Gracie looking to camera outside
Marylin and Gracie enjoying a cuddle between games at our Lewknor centre

The teams at both centres worked hard to get the puppies used to as many of the sights and sounds as possible, to ensure they left our care as well socialised and confident as possible.

This included getting them used to the outside world by pushing them around in special puppy pushchairs, as they were not able to go on the ground outside of our puppy area until they were fully vaccinated.

Two of the puppies running in leaves

Burford Centre Manager, Hannah Wiltshire, said: “They were nervous when the first came in, so we did have to spend some time on day one making friends.

“Then they were spending time in our puppy push chairs going around site, playing in our puppy paddock that has lots of different enrichment in and meeting the team.

“There was also a big focus on appropriate play as bull breeds need the right kind of outlet for mouthing and teaching them not to grab onto items such as clothing.”

Two of the puppies relaxing in a grey bed looking up at camera
The puppies were given all the love and home comforts they needed while in our care

And, after 10 days in our care, all went to loving new homes where they continue to thrive.

Hannah added: “We are grateful to their previous owner for getting in touch with us so that we could give these puppies the best start to life and find them wonderful homes.”

Puppy relaxing on a bed looking to camera with a paw up
— Page last updated 08/04/2021