WINDYWAYS Kennels is urging people to get on the 'dog and bone' and offer to house some of their loveable rascals.
They currently have 20 mutts who are all in need of a home.
Their most recently acquired pal - unceremoniously dumped outside their gates - is an adorable black and tan Rottweiler called Boris, a real thoroughbred and only nine months old.
Owner Don Dawber's grandparents established the kennels and he is carrying on their good work.
Father-of-three Don, 34, said: "We don't believe in putting any of the dogs to sleep.
"That means we have to house them where we can, and we are busy every minute of the day.
"Some of the dogs have aggressive tendencies, but there are plenty that are suitable to go to homes."
He described Boris's sad tail.
"He was left in our yard last Sunday morning," said Don, "I was lying in bed and I heard a car pull up outside and I came down to see what was going on.
"I couldn't see anything, went to shower, but then heard something at the door.
"I opened it and met Boris, fortunately he was friendly."
Don said that he did not think Boris's owners would get in touch.
He said: "There are no identification tags on him, and I don't think he was lost. He has been well cared for and is a beautiful animal."
But Don had some sympathy for Boris's owners and admitted that there were many reasons why people would want to get rid of a pet.
He said: "Sometimes families cannot cope with dogs because they find they are allergic to them, or they leave their house, or get pregnant.
"We don't judge people for getting rid of pets, but we want to chat with the owners rather than have them dumped here."
Another dog up for grabs is Sheba, a two-year-old terrier, who loves people but has a short temper with anything else.
Don said: "Sheba had been kept in a bathroom in fairly poor conditions, and was brought in here along with a litter of her puppies.
"The puppies have all gone, but we still have Sheba."
To get in touch with Don about housing dogs, please call him on 01625 422246.