Can you offer Bubbles a loving new home?


The next instalment of our weekly series dedicated to Alnwick-based dog-rescue charity, SHAK.

The search is on to find a new home for one of SHAK’s dogs, who was found wandering on a grass verge along the A1.

The wonderfully named Bubbles is described as a ‘very special boy’ by the carers at the charity.

He is an American bulldog and SHAK is keen to find loving new owners for this ‘beautiful’ dog.

SHAK founder Stephen Wylie said: “Bubbles is looking for a very special home.

“American bulldogs have such bad press, which makes it so hard to find people to give this magnificent breed a chance.

“Bubbles was found a couple of years ago wandering the grass verge of the A1, near Eshott. We presume he was dumped and arrived with us extremely thin and so terrified.

“It was very upsetting seeing such a big and spectacular dog so upset by everything he encountered.

“Over the last couple of years that he has been in our care he has really come on, finally learning that other dogs aren’t things you need to be frightened of.

“So we are now looking for a very patient and calm house to give this beautiful big boy a chance.”

Anyone who is interested should email

SHAK has been operating for 11 years. It has a headquarters in Alnwick and kennels in a rural location outside of the town.

The charity is helped by an army of volunteers and SHAK is always keen to hear from anyone who would like to lend a hand and/or donate to the charity. For more information, visit