Rebel finds forever home

Rebel spent 356 days at the Scottish SPCA centre
Rebel spent 356 days at the Scottish SPCA centre

The Scottish SPCA is delighted to have found a forever home for a dog who spent 356 days in the care of its Aberdeenshire Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre.

Five-year-old Jack Russell Rebel came into the care of Scotland’s animal welfare charity with a severe skin condition and after receiving the necessary treatment, found his forever home with David Lorimer and Laura Hopkins.

Rebel pictured when he first arrived at the centre

Rebel pictured when he first arrived at the centre

Centre Manager Graeme Innes said, “Rebel arrived in our care suffering from a very bad case of demodex mange, a severe and very uncomfortable skin condition which can lead to other complications.

“In the beginning, Rebel shuddered at any human interaction but in time he soon learned that we were helping him and would greet us with his big cheeky smile.

“A normal day consisted of medicated baths, ear and eye cleans and oral treatments, followed by a big run around with his toys. This soon became routine for him and he loved attention."

Graeme added: “It was a long road for Rebel and our team but we finally got his issues under control and he was ready to fly the nest.

“After 356 days in our care, Rebel found his forever home with David and Laura and he couldn’t be happier. He still has issues with his skin but is continuing his treatments and is thriving in his new home. His family adore him as much as he loves them.

“The whole team at the centre miss him but are over the moon seeing him in his new home and enjoying life.”

Rebel’s new owners, David Lorimer and Laura Hopkins, said: “In the short time Rebel has been with us, he has become a big part of the family.

“It didn't take him long to settle down into family life. Rebel loves to be cosy and has a favourite blanket and place to sleep.

“He loves going out on walks and enjoys playing with his toys. We couldn’t be happier he is in our lives.”

If you’d like to make a donation or if you are interested in re-homing an animal from the Scottish SPCA, please contact their animal helpline on 03000 999 999 or visit