HELP us find forever homes for these animals who have a lot of love to give – but are being overlooked time and time again.

Sadly there are several long-stay residents at RSPCA’s Bryn-y-Maen Animal Centre in Upper Colwyn Bay who are still looking for a forever home.

RubyDespite all efforts including media appeals, dogs George, Sooty, Bonzo and Ruby are still looking for a loving home to call their own.

There are also many cats at the centre including Ace, Howard, Hilda, Mitzi, Maxwell who are also patiently awaiting a home to call their own along with rabbits Max, Pearl and Sandy.

Kennel and cattery supervisor at the centre, Chris Butler, said: “It is heartbreaking that we are still struggling to find homes for these animals.

“In particular we are desperate to find homes for George, Sooty, Bonzo and Ruby as they have sadly been in kennels for far too long.

“They have all come along so well at the centre, but we would just love for them to have a loving owner to take care of them.”

If you think you can offer any of these animals the fresh start they are looking for then please get in touch to with the Bryn-y-Maen Animal Centre on 0300 123 0745 or at

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Sadly Ruby a crossbreed has been in our care for more than 12 months. She is aged around four years old and is a loving, energetic Ruby and intelligent dog. Ruby arrived at Bryn-y-Maen in an emaciated state after she was abandoned. Once her strength was up, we put into place a program for Ruby that involved some very basic strategies for teaching dogs manners and she very quickly got the hang of it all. What Ruby needs now is someone who will continue this work with her extending her progress into other areas of life. Her ideal home would be as the only pet with someone who can give her plenty of mental and physical exercise in the form of long walks and training sessions. She also enjoys games such as ‘find it’ so there’s plenty of fun to be had with this girl!

George came into RSPCA care as a very skinny boy who was being left alone for 23 hours a day. The six-year-old Rottweiler is a complete softy and does find kennel life extremely stressful and as result has not put weight on as fast as we’d have liked so he has been spending time in our maintenance workshop getting some much needed rest and recuperation. We are looking to rehome George as an only dog and where there are no young children. He could, however live with older teenagers 16+ at staff discretion. George may be classed as ‘middle aged’ but he is a lovable, fun loving boy who just lives for play time (especially if it involves a tennis ball!) If you have the space in your home and your heart for this amazing boy then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Adorable Sooty is a little survivor. The black and white crossbreed has really been through it, we are extremely proud of him and Sooty 1 (2)his carers who have turned his life around. The 10-year-old came into RSPCA care having been kept in a dark and dingy room Sootywith three other dogs and left to starve. Having never been on a lead or with much experience of the outdoors his favourite thing now is Sootypottering around our big fields and has finally realised the lead is a great thing and can get you fresh air and more importantly lotsSooty of treats. Sooty needs a quiet home with all the comforts to go with it, like a nice big duvet to wrap up in, tasty chews to busy his mind and a big garden to call his own. Understandably, it takes time for him to get to know you but once he does you’ll have a loyal friend by your side.


Bonzo 1 (2)

He has been stuck in kennels for over a year now, this clever lad gets overlooked time and time again. Once Bonzo has built a bond he’d move mountains for you if need be and would make an extremely loyal companion for his people. He is a five-year-old crossbreed and enjoys his daily social sessions with his other
canine pals on our big field but we feel that in the home he would be best off as the only dog. He has turned his paws to clicker training since being with us at Bryn-y-Maen and is excelling at it. He would really suit an active family who are looking for a dog they can do some training with. Could you be the ones to give our boy a chance at a real home environment?



April has been in our care for over a year now. She has had a turbulent past and Bryn-y-Maen is

Aprilher first loving ‘home’. She still finds kennel life stressful though and now needs her own family to introduce her to a real home environment. April can be nervous of new people but once you have her trust you have it for life. April loves other dogs and could possibly live with one providing their play drive was as high as hers – she’ll be sure to let them know if they are not keeping up!


MaxwellMaxwell (left)
This magnificent tabby cat is one true star. Maxwell is aged around five years and is absolutely gorgeous. As Maxwell has a luxuriously long coat he will need an experienced owner used to grooming and pampering. He loves his food to be delivered on time and we all know what can happen if stars are not fed promptly. He would suit a home with a mature family.

Hilda & Howard
Hilda and Howard are a gorgeous pair of tabby cats, who came into our care after their owner sadly passed away.The duo need a home with an experienced cat owner who is happy for them to stay as inside / indoor cats. They have to our knowledge in more recent years never been allowed to venture outside. Hilda is missing one of her rear legs and so is a little less agile than Howard. Both cats have experienced a lot of stress and trauma, losing their owner and home recently. They are still unsure of meeting new people and have also had to endure a dental operation each since they came into our care. Hilda is the more unsure one until she has had someone spend time with her. Once she gains your trust, she is very affectionate and loves to dribble with contentment whilst kneading her paws into her bed. It will take some time for Hilda to settle in particular, but an experienced calm cat owner will reap the benefits of their patience and time. Hilda is very loving and although it will take time, she will be a happy housecat for someone who has a calm and quiet household to offer her and her friend Howard. Howard is a little shy but has gained a lot of confidence after lots of socialising. He is affectionate and gentle and enjoys meeting new people.

This ginger cat is one impressive looking boy with an equally impressive personality. He loves to strut around the cattery like he owns it! He is an active and independent lad who would be suited to a home that has lots of outdoor space for him to explore. The way to this man’s heart is definitely food, as at mealtimes Ace goes from thug to love bug in a split second, winding around your legs until you give up the goods! Ace loves affection but on his terms and in his own way. He cannot be seen to give cuddles otherwise this may ruin his reputation but is happy for strokes and lots of playtime. Ace is truly a wonderful boy who will be an amazing addition to the right family who will no doubt in return be given lots of unforgettable funny moments.

Mitzi is a friendly little lady, who is seeking an older family home. Mitzi was abandoned by her previous owner and has been recently transferred to Bryn-y-Maen from another RSPCA centre. Mitzi is an affectionate and playful girl although has at times shown a little feisty side to her. So with not knowing what she has been through, we feel she is best suited to to an experienced adult household or with older children. Mitzi, who is aged around two years, will eventually need access outside, after the initial settling in period of several weeks. She is sadly not good with cats and will need a home where she’ll be the only cat.


Sandy (left) Sandy
Sandy is a beautiful girl who is looking for a loving forever home. She was understandably shy when she first arrived but finding love in the form of Oliver, a neutered male, has really helped her to come out of her shell. All this loved up couple want in life is plenty of space, either indoor or outdoor, good grub and the TLC that they have missed out on previously. Could you be the one to give it to them?

Pearl is a beautiful lady of more mature years. She was in a very bad way when an RSPCA inspector picked her up and it was touch and go for a little while. She is now fighting fit and looking for a special home where she will be spoiled rotten and given all the TLC that she deserves. We would love to see Pearl rehomed as a house rabbit so that she has all the creature comforts that a lady deserves.

Max (pictured with Pearl below)
One cheeky handsome chap is Max who is a very lovable boy and just wants to be with you. He is a very inquisitive bunny who has now found a friend in Pearl. Max is a rabbit who would greet you and give you lots of fun watching him play. Max is looking for a home where he can have all the love and attention he craves daily. Max and Pearl