Instead of picking up a bargain this Black Friday, why not change an animal’s life?
Could you change the life of a furry or feathered friend this Black Friday and offer a beautiful black pet a loving new home?
At the RSPCA, we think black is beautiful; but some black animals can take longer to rehome than other coloured pets. Some people believe that black cats are bad luck or dark-coloured dogs are more difficult to photograph; but we’re here to prove those myths wrong.
At only 14 months old, Levi (pictured above) hasn’t had the best start to life and recently had to have 24 teeth removed due to feline calicivirus. He’s a sweet and affectionate lad who is looking forward to a fresh start.
Levi would like a home where he can go outside and explore and where he’ll be the only pet, as he’s frightened of dogs and isn’t suitable to live with other cats. He could live with older children and would like someone around so he can enjoy some company.
Hades is a handsome Labrador cross who has been waiting far too long to meet his perfect match. He’d like an adult-only home with experienced owners who can help him settle in and show him the ropes.
While he’s a big lad, he can be nervous of strangers but is very loving and loyal once he knows you. He’s such a sweet, affectionate dog, once you get past his shyness. He was very under-socialised when he first arrived in RSPCA care but he’s been very brave and is learning every day.
Hades would like a quiet home as the only pet with someone who will be around for most of the day. He needs someone patient and confident who can help him grow into a well-rounded and happy pooch.
Deerhound cross Rory is only nine-months-old but already weighs in at over 30kg. This big lad is a gentle giant who is still growing so is looking for a home with owners who have owned big dogs before! He was sadly signed over into RSPCA care when he got too big for his previous home.
He’s an inquisitive boy who is always on the go and would like patient owners who can train him and help him as he grows. He loves fuss and attention from people and also gets on well with other dogs but can chase cats and other small furries. He’d benefit from further training and needs to learn that it’s okay being left home alone.
Stella is a large cross breed bunny who came into RSPCA care after being removed from her home due to welfare concerns. She’s an adorable girl with lots of personality and would love to find a loving owner and a neutered male bun for company.
The one-year-old rabbit is a confident, outgoing bun who has a big personality. She’s mischievous, cheeky and always on the go. She’d like a large enclosure with lots of enrichment and plenty of toys and activities to keep her busy.
Fifteen-year-old Leo is a lovely senior puss who deserves a special home to live out his retirement. This beautiful boy has a lot of love to give and, in return, offers plenty of purring. Leo enjoys spending his days in the warmth on a cosy bed or lap (if there’s one available!)
He loves company so would like someone who spends lots of time at home and he could live with children, but would prefer to be the only pet in the house so he can enjoy all of the attention!
Six-month-old Charcoal is a sweet lop who can often be found snoozing and hopping around. He was rescued by an RSPCA inspector so we don’t know much about his background. He can be skittish when being picked up so he needs an owner who can slowly help build his confidence around being handled.
Charcoal is looking for a home where he’ll be kept inside or outside in a large enclosure with suitable space and enrichment, and would like to live with a neutered female bun who he can become best friends with. He could live with children, as long as handling is supervised.
Ten-year-old Magic is a sweet Welsh pony who stands at 12hh. He’s a friendly lad who adores being groomed and enjoys having fuss and attention. He is easy to catch and lead in and out but can be fidgety when having his feet picked up. He’s great for the vet but unsettled when the farrier visits.
The gelding is a striking boy who has only one eye, after he had to have one removed following trauma. He’d like a new home where he can live with geldings as he currently lives out with seven others and gets on well with them. He’ll also need his grazing restricted.
Two-year-old smooth coat collie Waffle is a sensitive boy who hasn’t had the best start in life and lacks socialisation skills. He can be frightened around new people and others, and initially found the outside world very overwhelming. He’s come a long way in our care but has bitten in the past so needs owners who will be confident in continuing his training, with ongoing support from our behaviour team.
He was adopted but was sadly returned as his owners struggled to manage his shyness around strangers so it’s really important his new owners understand this. He’d like a secure garden to enjoy and a quiet home with limited visitors while he settles in. He loves to learn new things and is incredibly intelligent and really thrives when he is working.
If you’d like to find out more about lovely Waffle please visit his online profile or contact the team at Stubbington Ark, in Hampshire, on 01329 667541.
Charlie was one of three cockerels found abandoned in a garden and was rescued by the RSPCA. He’s been waiting a long time to find his happy ever after and is hoping this might be his chance!
Four-year-old Charlie would love a home with a flock of hens that he can look after. He’d like a large enclosure and a secure, weather-proof coop where he and his girls will be safe from predators but will provide plenty of space for roaming and pecking for food.
Join the Christmas Rescue
If you can’t offer a pet a second chance this Black Friday, then you could support the RSPCA’s work simply by shopping!
- Choose the RSPCA as your chosen charity at the Amazon Smile checkout and you’ll be helping us rescue 100,000 animals a year – without spending a penny!
- Pick up a pressie for your pet or a stocking filler for your family from our online shop and help us investigate more than 150,000 complaints of cruelty a year.
- Or Join the Christmas Rescue and help our rescuers be there for the animals in need this winter by donating at www.rspca.org.uk/rescuexmas.