Big Moose

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Name: Big Moose

Age: Adult- 5 years

Breed: Large Mastiff – Brindle

Sex: N/M

Ref Number: 67

If you have already filled out an application form within the last 6 months, you only need to email: with your surname, contact number and the name of the animal you are interested in so we can retrieve your previous application form. (We only keep application forms on file for 6 months due to GDPR requirements).

If you have not applied to adopt an animal from us before, please click the Application Form button below and fill out the online form. Please make sure once you have completed it to click “Submit” and it will be automatically sent to us.

If you would rather be sent an application form to fill out please email: and we will send you one. Or please pop into the shelter to fill one out in person.

Due to the high number of applications we receive daily,
regrettably we will only be able to contact the successful applicant.

Rehoming – Profile


‘Big’ Moose was brought into the shelter at the beginning of July 2022 as his owner could no longer care for him.

Behaviour observations on site:

‘Big’ Moose, as his name suggests, is a big boy weighing 60+kg. Despite his size he thinks he is a lap dog and likes to try and sit on you and loves nothing more than a cuddle with his human friends. Moose is a gentle giant who generally walks well on the lead and is happy to plod alongside you. Moose can get excited when meeting other dogs and can become strong on the lead at times. His new owners will need to be able to manage his strength if he becomes excited.

Moose, as you might have seen on his social media debut ‘Moose Mondays’, recovered from a cruciate ligament surgery a year ago. He has now fully recovered from this but new adopters will need to monitor his exercise levels carefully.

Moose can be sensitive to things in his environment such as strangers, transport, abrupt noises, and extreme weather. He has been building confidence daily on and off site but his new owners will need to be prepared to expose him slowly to new surroundings which may mean building up to short walks once he is settled within his new family or individual.

Potential owners need to be aware that they will need to visit the shelter multiple times on a regular basis so Moose can form a bond before taking him home. He is looking for a small family so he is not overwhelmed by too many handlers he will also need to be the only animal in the home. With time invested he will make an affectionate, lovable companion.

Moose will need to be homed in a low-cat populated area, as he has a very high prey drive. He will also need to wear a muzzle and be kept on lead in public for this reason.

The staff here at the shelter have fallen in love with Moose’s sweet nature and cannot wait for him to find his forever home.

Adoption fee: £180 If you would like to make an additional donation over and above the adoption fee, this would be hugely appreciated.

We reserve the right to remove a reserve at any stage of the adoption process if we believe it is in the best interest of the dog. 

Medical history:

Moose is a neutered male, fully vaccinated, flea and wormed.  Due to Moose’s previous surgery on his leg, it is important he is encouraged to keep all 4 paws on the floor at all times and any strenuous activities are kept to a minimum. New adopters should be aware that Moose may require further cruciate surgery on his other leg.

Adopters should consider that previous medical conditions will now not be covered by insurance. Adopters are responsible for the on-going medical costs once the animal has been adopted.

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