Welcome to the Take That Terriers – Gary, Jason, Howard and Mark, the ultimate boy band of dogs! These boys were surrendered after their owner was due to be evicted for the poor living conditions in his flat. Jason is the dad and the three others are his adult puppies – they have lived together in the same flat for 3-4 years and have never left it, not even for a walk, to a garden space or to go to the loo. Whilst they have a lot to learn, they are very sweet and with time, love and patience we are confident these boys will blossom. They will need confident, experienced owners who are happy to give them plenty of commitment and energy to help them learn how to behave like proper dogs. We will discuss more of their background with potential adopters at a meet and greet. They were all excellently behaved at the groomers and loved the fuss. Priority will be given to local adopters who can take the boys sooner so they can start learning their new routine and settling with their new families.

The boys are all small in size but are slim and need to gain some weight. They have been flea treated, wormed, professionally groomed, microchipped and all being castrated and having their teeth scaled and polished tomorrow with our vet. We have also had a full course of vaccinations.

NOW HOMED – Gary is the white boy, he is quite urine stained but has been clipped off and is much tidier. He has an old, historic injury on his head, possibly a burn but the vet is not concerned. Gary is one of the more confident boys and loves a cuddle and to play with toys.

Jason is the daddy of the bunch, he is the wire coated light brown boy. He is quite nervous and can be vocal when he’s feeling worried. He is loving and affectionate and will do best with an assertive, confident owner. Jason can pull on the lead and will need someone willing to put some work in to help him learn how to behave well in public. He is kind and gentle, is great with other dogs but can get overwhelmed out in the big wide world as he has not been walked or exposed to new situations for many years. He is however doing great in foster, doing well with his crate training and settling quickly. He is also clean in his crate and can be left a few hours.

NOW HOMED – Howard is the brown boy who has been completely clipped off due to extreme matting. Howard is one of the quieter pups, but is very sweet and gives the best puppy dog eyes. Howard is very slim and needs to gain the most weight.

NOW HOMED – Mark is the most timid and sensitive of the bunch, he is the last to come forward for a stroke but is gentle and placid. Mark is silver and tan in colour and shorter in stature than the others but very handsome. Mark has also been shaved off due to matting.

We are currently very busy and rescue spaces are extremely limited – PLEASE DO NOT APPLY IF YOU HAVE HOLIDAYS BOOKED OR ARE NOT IN A POSITION TO FINALISE THE ADOPTION IN GOOD TIME – we have a huge waiting list which we are constantly juggling as we hate turning away dogs in need. Please tell us about and breed experience on your application form.

Age – approximately 4 years old

Size – small, between 5-7kg but are underweight

Location – in foster in Southport, Merseyside

Colour – mixed

Microchip number and company – they have been chipped and we will move the registration over on a successful adoption.

Known medical conditions – None

Known behavioural concerns – these dogs have lived their whole lives inside an upper floor flat, they have never left, cannot navigate stairs, walk on a lead, can be nervous of new people and are generally unsure of the world – but they are loving and sweet and will thrive with consistency and training.

Neutered – yes tang fully healed

Live with other dogs – yes, they have lived together as a large group, but we are hoping to split them on adoption, they will need other kind, established residents dogs to help them learn the ropes

Good with cats – Not tested

Good with kids – the boys have never mixed with children and we would prefer them to live in adult only households due to their difficult past

Travelling in the car – ok, in the boot, can be a little vocal

Housetrained – the boys have never been taught to go to the toilet outside, they will need to start from scratch and learn a new routine, they currently do scent mark but this is improving and their hormonal type behaviours should decrease post castration

Lead walking – they are nervous but excited to go out and about and see new things

Recall – too soon to be tested

Crate trained – we have started this in foster and they are happy to go in and will settle for short periods

Current diet – twice a day, a mixture of wet and dry, the boys eat everything

A video home check and a non refundable £350 adoption donation will apply – this goes back into our vet fund account

Apply to adopt using our adoption form here