Stray Pets Rescue Club: Hovis, Bertie and Gary need your help
Last updated Jan 14, 2022

The Stray Pets Rescue Club is our monthly profile of animals in and around the Harrogate district, searching for their forever family home. This month, three gorgeous boys are hoping to meet someone to call their own.


Age: 1

Hovis’ story: Hovis is currently living at Miss Mollie’s Rescue, having arrived from Romania. When he arrived he was a very scared boy, and had probably been treated very cruelly by the Romanian dog catchers.

Temperament: He is very worried by new people, but after some patience and kind attention he is lovely. He enjoys running around a field, and having lots of cuddles once he’s got to know you. Food is a very big part of his life, so treats are the way to his heart – and his trust.

Ideal home: Hovis will need an experienced adult home, and he will need to be placed with someone who will be at home most of the time to help build his confidence.

If you could help Hovis feel safe in a loving home, get in touch with Miss Mollie’s Rescue


Age: 2

Bertie’s story: Bertie was handed over to the Dogs Trust when he was one year old, as his owners couldn’t cope with his behaviour. He was already worried by unfamiliar people and places, but due to the covid lockdowns he has had a very sheltered life.

Temperament: If you take the time to slowly get to know Hovis, you’ll see a wonderful boy who will always make you smile. He loves to play with his toys and is very affectionate with his friends. He is full of character and is also very smart. He’s now doing really well but needs adopters who’ll work with Dogs Trust Leeds to transition him to his new life slowly.

Ideal home: Bertie needs an adult only home with no pets and no visiting children. Other dogs are a worry for him and so he must be walked in quieter areas. He requires a quiet and predictable home with owners who are willing to continue with his training.

If you have room in your heart for Hovis, visit Dogs Trust Leeds.


Age: 5

Gary’s story: Gary came to the RSPCA as a semi-feral cat after his welfare had become compromised and he could no longer stay where he was. Gary was extremely nervous of everyone when he first arrived, but after lots of hard work he’s now ready to be re-homed.

Temperament: Once Gary builds a bond and trusts you, he is the sweetest boy. He loves head rubs and playing with wand toys. Once he’s got to know you, he enjoys being around you and likes to sit and watch – even if you’re not interacting with him.

Ideal home: Gary is still very fearful of people he does not know, and any new adopter will need to give him time to settle into a home environment. He will need a spare room that can be dedicated to him and he can make his own and feel confident in before being introduced to the rest of the house. He needs an adult only home.

If you could help Gary regain his confidence, contact RSPCA York, Harrogate and District branch

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