Homes Needed



My name is Romi and I am looking for a special forever home. 

I was in the pound for ages because nobody seemed to want me. Eventually A Dogs Life found me a great foster home but I can’t wait to have a forever home of my own. The reason I am so special (apart from the obvious stunning good looks and brains) is that I was born with deformed joints. I am only about 4 years old. I get around very well and mostly it does not bother – I am on long term pain meds.

My foster mum says that I am such an amazing dog. I am placid and friendly to everyone and so affectionate. I get on well with other dogs and everyone says I am a real character with a big personality 🙂.

I am very clever and I learn quickly. I am house trained, crate trained and good in the car and on lead. Everyone who meets me loves me. I am good with other dogs and people. I enjoy short walks (especially in grassy areas where I can sniff) and lounging on the couch in between – I know how to find the best spot!. I am looking for a quiet home where I can live in comfort. I am great with other dogs so I am happy to go to a home with dog pals and I have been great with any children I have met so can go to a home with older kids. Although I am on medication for my joints A Dog’s Life are happy to look after my medication for life and are not looking for a rehoming fee for me – just that special, kind person who will love me forever.

I am neutered, fully vaccinated and microchipped. If you think you can offer me a foster home or forever home please fill out our foster or adoption form.




My name is Buttons and I am a 9-12 month old terrier male. I am good with other dogs and get on great with my foster sister willow (in the pics). I am still just a baby though and I like to do puppy things like helping unroll the toilet roll and shredding tissues . I love people and making new friends. I am an active, boy but I also like settling on a lap at night. I am house trained and crate trained. I am an alert little man.
I am good on lead and in the car and I love to play tug of war with toys and Willow. I love my walks and meeting everyone out and about. I could go as an only dog or ideally with another for company and with older children (8+) as I could jump up on small ones – I am excited to meet everyone. My foster mum says I am a joy! If you think you can offer me the loving forever home that I deserve please go and fill out adoption form.



My name is Patch and I am a small-medium sized, male mix-breed. I am about three years old.
I am short-legged, with a fluffy coat and very handsome as you can see!

I was found as a stray, curled up and scared, but since arriving in foster I am doing great and my foster mum says I have really blossomed into a confident, busy little fella. I am a very friendly dog and am comfortable meeting new people and going to new places.

I have a dense coat which will require a little bit of attention. I will need at least one good walk every day, for about 45-60 minutes, with the opportunity to sniff and explore. I also enjoy a couple of games and training sessions every day too. I am super smart and love to work for food from Kongs and puzzles. I like to play football and the more confident I get the more I want to play.

I will need further basic training, but am very food motivated and training will be a pleasure. I can happily pass people, traffic and other dogs without too much fuss. I especially like female dogs. I can happily live as an only dog, or with a female dog for a friend. I don’t think I would like to live with cats or other smallies.

I am doing great with crate training and am house trained.I am not a noisy or vocal dog, and am not too excitable. I am just as happy to engage and play, as I am to potter and sniff.

I am microchipped, have started my vaccinations and will be neutered before going to my forever home. If you think you can offer me the loving home I deserve please fill out our adoption form.





My name is Banjo and I am an 11-12 week old lurcher pup. When I came into the pound I was only about 7-8 weeks old and I was terrible condition with lots of hairloss. Thankfully A Dog’s Life were able to get a fosterer for me so, as you can see, that rocky start is behind me and I am restored to my fabulous self! I am a super lively and sparky guy, not the shy and retiring type.

I love my walks and I will happily potter along having a nosey along the way. My foster mum says that I am a happy little camper all the time. I love nothing better than being up on your chest, snuggled into your neck/shoulder – I fit in perfectly! I am good with other dogs and will happily play along with them – I get on great with my foster brother and sister. I am doing great at toilet training and I will let you know when I want to go out. I am also crate trained.

I have started a course of puppy training classes and am getting on great and if rehomed close enough to Dublin I can continue with this course for free (thanks AniEd). I am good with kids but might be better suited to older kids as I am full of beans. I am full of fun, mischief and love!

My ideal home would be with a mature dog, ideally female to let me know that there are some rules. My foster mum has put in lots of work with my training and my new family will need to be prepared to continue with that.

I am fully vaccinated and microchipped and neutering (when I am old enough) will be part of my adoption agreement. If you think you can offer me the loving home I deserve please  fill out our adoption form.


Roderick & Stewart

Roderick & Stewart

We are Roderick & Stewart and we are two fabulous Chinese Crested boys. We are not Siblings but are aged 1 year (Roderick) and 18 months (Stewart). We are super friendly boys and get along really well with both cats and dogs, as well as people of course. We love cuddles and we are LOTS OF FUN. We are quite high energy dogs so need an active home. We are ok on the lead and not stressed with trafficduring walks. We are good in the car, especially if we share the crate. We are crate trained and sleep happily in our crate at night.

We love our treats and food in general. We are getting better with our toilet training so new owners would need to be prepared to continue with that. We are better suited for a family with older children. We have no problem making friends with anyone, big or small. We need to be kept warm so coats and jumpers essential.

We can be homed together or go to separate homes. If we go together, ADL will discuss ways to keep the peace – adopting two similar aged and type rescue dogs is not always plain sailing.

We met a lovely lady at AniEd last week and here is what she had to say about each of us:
Stewart is a little more sensitive and quieter than Rod. He is confident, outgoing and very friendly. He is a little worried by sudden noises but is easily redirected and LOVES hotdog. He enjoys cuddles and massages, and is very affectionate.He is a little worried by sudden or invasive handling, and shows very, very mild food guarding – no freezing, whale eye or growling, but just would prefer some space and time to eat his yummy Kong (we ALL like a little space when eating!!).

Roderick is a live wire! He is super friendly and confident, loves to be in on all the action. He prefers not to be picked up too much and can get a little over-excited when greeting and meeting new people, and may mouth gently a bit. Roderick finds the world a very exciting place, and is just such a happy-chappy!

This breed will need special attention to being kept warm and their skin cared for. They prefer to be fed a good quality wet food, ideally from Kong toys, which they love! These guys are in great health so will just require maintenance throughout their lives.

Although Chinese Crested are considered toy breeds, these guys are in it for fun and will need active lives.
They don’t quite have the right conformation for agility, and will need further training. They will need plenty of adventure and play every day too!

They are neutered, fully vaccinated and microchipped. If you thing you can offer these fun guys the loving home they deserve please fill out our adoption form.
Here we are in action: