Dog shelter issues urgent plea to adopt ‘gorgeous’ Eden before XL Bully ban kicks in

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 22nd December 2023

A local dog shelter has issued an urgent appeal to rehome a young dog who has been returned by her adopters.

Eden faces a terrifying future if the Manchester & Cheshire Dogs Home can’t find her a forever family.

That’s because she’s an XL Bully, a breed that has this year been banned.

From 31 December, it will be illegal to rehome, breed or sell XL Bully dogs, which means many will have to be put down.

So the race is now on to find the perfect home to take young Eden in before it’s too late. She has just days left.


The shelter has been working on muzzle training with her too, as part of the new laws around the breed require them to be muzzled and on a lead at all times in public.

Eden, who is only one year old, was rBeautiful Greater Manchester walks you can get to using public transportecently returned back to the shelter by her previous owners because of her ‘wanting all the attention in a home environment’.


Cheshire Dogs Home said that the gorgeous girl is social with other dogs but is best-suited to being the only dog in the home.

Eden’s profile says: “This beautiful girl is Eden. Eden is a friendly and affectionate girl and she is looking for a loving forever home with owners that are responsible. As you may be aware from her breed description she will have to be exempted before 31st December 2023

“Due to this law coming into place we have worked very hard with Eden on muzzle training, which will need to be continued after adoption. We have also done training around dogs and people with her as well.


“She is very friendly around dogs but would need to be the only dog in the home and we suggest an adult only home for Eden.”

Beautiful XL Bully Eden has already drawn plenty of interest on social media since Cheshire Dogs Home shared her appeal.

One person wrote: “Of course she wants all the attention, she’s gorgeous!”

Another said: “Bullies are known for being very needy and loving dogs and wanting your undivided attention and love, they are the best. Please someone give her a chance.”

Someone else has commented: “We have applied and are planning to hopefully visit her on Saturday, please wish us luck! We would love to welcome Eden to our home and family! Especially after our Poppy, a large Staffie cross rescue from stray at Cheshire dogs’ home 9 years ago, had to be put down on 3rd October.”


Let’s home this beautiful girl finds a new home soon.

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Featured image: Cheshire Dogs Home