An adorable eight-week-old Dachshund puppy is hoping to find his forever family in Norfolk.
Quaver is one of the latest additions at Dogs Trust rehoming centre in Snetterton.
And today (January 7), he is finally old enough to start his search for a new home.
Here are five dogs waiting to be adopted.
1. Quaver, dachshund (miniature smooth-haired) cross
Age: 8 weeks
“Quaver will need adopters keen on training as will need to learn all the basics, including housetraining.
“Being so young, he will not be able to go for walks for the first few weeks until he is fully vaccinated so it is essential he has a secure garden for play and toilet training and adopters should be prepared to carry him around for socialisation during this period.
“Adopters will need to be prepared to sign up to puppy classes as this will be a condition of adoption to help Quaver learn the skills he will need later in life.
“Quaver can be a little nervous so adopters will need to be aware of this and be patient and kind while he is finding his paws in his new home.
“He could live with sensible children who can appreciate he can be nervous and not pull him around or be too noisy around him.”
2. Aussie, lurcher
Age: Under 6 months
“Aussie is a sweet, affectionate girl who is looking to get her paws in a new home.
“She can be a little nervous about new situations so adopters will need to be aware of this and be patient with her.
“Although Aussie hasn’t had any previous experience of living with children, she could live with dog-savvy children aged four plus that understand she doesn’t want to be pulled around.
“She could also live with another playful dog pending meets here at the centre.
“Adopters will need to be prepared to sign up to puppy classes as this will be a condition of adoption to help Aussie learn basic training and socialisation skills she will need later in life.
“Aussie will also need someone at home with her all of the time initially to help him settle in, any leaving hours should be very slowly built up once she is old enough, in a positive way, to avoid any separation anxiety.”
3. Maisy, lhasa apso cross
“Maisy is a lovely seven-year-old Lhasa Apso.
“Maisy is a sweet girl who can be affectionate on her own terms, she is not too keen on too much handling from people she doesn’t know so would prefer potential adopters to let her approach in her own time.
“She really enjoys going on walks and she could have a few calm canine friends to meet up with too.
“Maisy doesn’t appear to have had any training previously so would benefit from learning a few of the basics and helping her with building her confidence.
“She could live with children who are 12 years and older, but she would like to be the only pet in the home as she is not that interested in interacting with other dogs.
“Maisy would love to have a garden to potter around in but this is not essential as long as she has plenty of opportunities for walks.”
4. Billy, crossbreed
“Billy is a very friendly and fun boy who will always keep you entertained.
“His favourite thing in the world is playing with toys.
“Billy gets super excited about chasing his toys and he’ll even carry them around out on walks.
“But he does enjoy a cuddle and a fuss once he has gotten some play time out of the way.
“Adopters should be mindful of his history of resource guarding during playtime, making sure that toys are always swapped for something else rather than taking them from him.
“Billy can be quite strong on a lead and is not currently comfortable with being harnessed, so adopters should consider if they would be able to hold him out on walks.
“He is full of character and will make a wonderful addition to an active family who can keep him entertained with all his favourite activities.”
5. Cheyenne, Dogue De Bordeaux
“Cheyenne is a lovely four-year-old girl with a very sweet nature.
“She can be a little unsure when she first meets someone new, but it only takes a quick hello for her to make friends and then she’ll soon be following you around.
“She is not too keen on seeing other dogs out and about so would like to go on quiet walks where she won’t have to worry about other dogs.
“Cheyenne could benefit from further socialisation around other dogs once settled.
“She is a smart girl who could easily learn more.
“Everyone here at Snetterton absolutely loves her and we’re sure she’ll make a fantastic companion for someone.
“Cheyenne could live with children aged 11 years and older as long as they are comfortable around her size.
“She can be strong on lead at times so will need adopters who can manage this.
“Cheyenne is not a fan of stairs so anyone interested in her should keep this in mind before applying.”