Big Moose

About Me

Name: Big Moose 

Age: 4 years

Breed: Mastiff 

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.

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 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. 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 reactive.

Moose, as you might have seen on his social media debut ‘Moose Mondays’ has recently recovered from a cruciate ligament surgery and has recently been able to go on walks again. This means that he has become 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.

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.

Whilst Moose can’t live with another dog to avoid risk of injury in play, he was walking with regular friends before his surgery. With gradual introductions he will be able to walk/socialise with family or friends calm dogs.

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.

We have setup a Just Giving page for Moose, please take a look.

Cannot be rehomed to, Chichester and Portsmouth

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. Moose does suffer from dry skin and occasionally weepy eyes. Our vet believes that this might be connected to the seasons/ summer as his eyes are worse after a walk. This is something to be mindful of as he may need treatment in the home. He does have a sensitive stomach so he is on a chappie only diet.

For more information on his medical history please ask.  

4 weeks free pet insurance included with adoption.

 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.


Additional information:

Cannot be re-homed within 3 miles of PO8 + PO7

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