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DOGS NEEDING LOVING HOMES


We always have lots of very lovely dogs needing good homes.
All our dogs are microchipped, so if they ever get lost they can be re-united with you very quickly.
We vaccinate our dogs when they come into the rescue if they are not already up to date. Some will need a second injection given later, so you may have to take your new dog to get this done after you have adopted it.
If you are interested in a particular dog, it is always best to telephone the rescue on 0118 9341122 before coming, to make sure the dog has not already been booked.
Please read our Homing Criteria BEFORE coming to see any of our dogs.
We always do a home check before any dog is adopted. This can usually be arranged within a couple of days, but can take a lot longer depending on your location and availability of our homechecker! Once the home check is done we ask that you pick your new pet up within 24 hours, to free up the kennel for another dog needing our help.

We try very hard to make sure our dogs and puppies have the best possible care, given that they are in a rescue environment. We hope to give them the best start to their new lives with you, their adopters, and our staff and volunteers commit a huge amount of time and resources to this. We expect adopters to match this commitment.
When you take on one of our dogs, you are taking on the responsibility for the rest of his or her lifetime. Please look ahead to the future with your dog.
Are you really sure that you are sufficiently committed to the time, effort, training and expense that your dog will need, not just immediately but for a lifetime? Are you going to be able to work through the challenges and issues that are part of dog ownership?
Rescue dogs are no different from other dogs: they all need to be continually trained and controlled, exercised and looked after, and loved and cherished.
The difference with rescue dogs is that humans have already let them down at least once. Please do not book or adopt one of our dogs unless you are completely prepared to work with them, come what may, and that you are COMPLETELY determined that YOU will not be the human who lets them down again.

OUR ANIMALS ARE NOT AN "IMPULSE BUY"!
It is absolutely essential that you view adoption as a LIFETIME commitment before you even consider offering a home to any DBARC animal, bearing always in mind that we do not sell animals but instead seek responsible adopters who will care for them for life.
If you offer a home to one of our animals, we then book the animal to you while a homecheck is arranged. Unfortunately, some people do this then change their minds.
Time-wasters cost too much. Let us explain:

We are very disappointed when people are Time-wasters in this way, nearly as disappointed as we are when people take on animals then return them after a short time without having the compassion and understanding to work with them, perhaps with training classes or with our advice and help. After all, any relationship, whether with animals or people, requires work and commitment! So please THINK very carefully before you book or adopt an animal. This is not a decision to be taken lightly, but it is essential that you have done all your thinking before you offer a home to an innocent little soul who has already faced rejection and trauma. There will be many more animals, so do not rush your choice or compromise the chances for an individual animal.

Our suggested minimum donation for one of our dogs is £180
Donations made by adopters are a vital contribution to our funds. They are not compulsory, as a good home is the first consideration for our animals. Our adopters almost invariably wish to make a donation at the time of adoption however, and the above suggestion represent approx. half the average cost to our charity of preparing each dog for rehoming, although many do cost the charity a lot more due to health and other problems. We try our best to give all animals in our care whatever help they need. Therefore larger donations are always much appreciated
If you are not comfortable with making a donation, please consider the effect this will have on the charity’s ability to help other animals in need in the future. Please also consider your ability to meet the considerable ongoing expenses that responsible animal care represents. These matters should be discussed with us before the adoption proceeds.

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(PLEASE NOTE - telephone calls will not be answered at weekends and at busy times - the care of our animals will take priority)



NEWSPAPERS URGENTLY NEEDED!



Cagney 

CAGNEY

					
BREED		COLLIE CROSS
AGE ? 1 Year
SEX Female (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Black with white markings
DETAILS
Cagney and Lacey are sisters, but we are not looking to home them as a pair.
Although they are good friends, it is often the case that sibling rivalry can kick in as dogs mature, so it is likely to be in their best interests to be homed individually.
Both are good with other dogs. They are almost identical in looks and temperament. Both girls walk nicely on the lead - although they do love their walks, and like most young dogs, they can be a little excitable to start with, but they soon settle down.
They are loving dogs,and quick learners, and will need and greatly benefit from attendance at dog classes as they have not had much formal training.
They have not lived with children, but would be suitable to live with children over 10 years. They have not lived with cats.
Either of these lovely girls will make a great companion for someone who enjoys a lively, fun companion and who is able to give them company most of the time, as they have obviously been used to having a constant canine friend.





Layla

LAYLA

					
BREED		COLLIE CROSS
AGE ? 2-3 Years
SEX Female (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Tri Colour
DETAILS
Layla has come to us because the family are unable to keep her anymore
She has lived in a home with several other dogs and is very good with them all
She has also been used to living with children - although she is a big girl so kids need to be confident around larger dogs
She will chase cats if given the chance - so a home with no cats or other small furries will be needed
She is fully housetrained and is not destructive in the home. She is used to sleeping in the kitchen
She does pull on the lead, so more training will be needed here - until then the use of an anti-pull harness or head collar will help!
She is a lovely, friendly girl - and we hope she finds herself a loving home very soon





Zara    

ZARA

					
BREED		GERMAN SHEPHERD TYPE
AGE ? 2 Years
SEX Female (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Black & Tan
DETAILS
Zara was found abandoned and taken to a dog pound, where she would not have survived had a fosterer not become aware of her fate and taken her out until she could come to DBARC for rehoming.
Zara loves everyone she meets, but, like many Shepherd type females, she can be quite bossy with other dogs, and for that reason would probably be best as an "only dog" and with someone used to GSD temperamant.
She is inclined to jump up on greeting, and although this will be easy enough to train out of her, for that reason we would not wish to home her with young children under 12 years.
Zara has a relaxed nature, and is good both on and off the lead. She loves her walks, and is also a very bright dog, so some further training would be a joy for dog and owner alike.
She is desperate to please, and needs her own special someone to bond to.
As with any dog of her type and age, she will need lots of love and lots of walks and fun, and company most of the time.





Sprokador Sprokador Sprokador
Sprokador Sprokador    

LUCA, HUEY, LOTTIE, PHOEBE & MADDIE

					
BREED		SPROCKADOR PUPPIES
AGE ? 4 Months
SEX 2 Boys & 3 Girls
DESCRIPTION Black & White and Gorgeous!
DETAILS
Meet our fabulous five Sprockador puppies!
They were handed into a dog pound at just nine weeks old. The person who had bred them found they couldn't sell them, and just wanted rid of them, poor little mites.
Fortunately, a rescue fosterer took on the whole litter to raise until they could come to DBARC for rehoming, so they have been enjoying the best of care, and as a result are super, happy puppies, well socialised with people and very friendly.
These youngsters are very sweet pups. Their mum is a Cocker X Springer and dad a Labrador.
So they are likely to be medium-sized dogs when adult, and are also very likely to be very active, clever pups who will need new owners who are ready to train them, not just initially in normal puppy lifeskills, but on an ongoing basis to enable them to use their busy little brains, and energetic bodies.
If you are considering offering one a home, please take a long, hard look at your present and likely future committments, and be 200% sure that you will be able to give these adorable darlings the time and attention they need. Their needs are not likely to be compatible with the demands of a busy family lifestyle.
Please pay attention to the criteria listed below BEFORE considering coming to see any of our puppies
Please remember that pups are fun but also LOTS of work. They are a lifetime commitment, and will also be a lifetime of joy IF you raise them and train them right. So do not even consider having one in your life unless you are prepared to be completely responsible for their upbringing and also are the sort of adopter who will see any glitches as challenges rather than problems.
These little lives will literally be in YOUR hands, and it will be your responsibility to bring them along to be happy and well adjusted dogs.
You will also need to:





Bill Bill Bill   

BILL

					
BREED		TERRIER CROSS PUPPY
AGE ? 5 Months
SEX Male
DESCRIPTION Brindle
DETAILS
Bill was rescued from a dog pound along with his siblings, and was taken into the care of another animal rescue with whom we often work.
All the other pups were offered homes, but poor Bill got left behind for no apparent reason, and was taken into a foster home where he became playmate to the Sprockador puppies, so it seemed sensible for him to come to DBARC with his pals to find a permanent home.
Bill is a typical little Terrier type, so is full of energy, and has an opinion about life much larger than his quite small size!
We would like to place him with an adopter who is used to Terrier temperament, and who enjoys their intelligence and cheeky charm.
He would not be suitable to be rehomed with small children, as tiny Terriers and tiny kids make a very volatile combination.
He will be a super, fun and very clever little dog in the right hands.
Please pay attention to the criteria listed below BEFORE considering coming to see any of our puppies
Please remember that pups are fun but also LOTS of work. They are a lifetime commitment, and will also be a lifetime of joy IF you raise them and train them right. So do not even consider having one in your life unless you are prepared to be completely responsible for their upbringing and also are the sort of adopter who will see any glitches as challenges rather than problems.
These little lives will literally be in YOUR hands, and it will be your responsibility to bring them along to be happy and well adjusted dogs.
You will also need to:





Alfie Alfie

ALFIE

					
BREED		TINY TERRIER TYPE
AGE ? 1 Year
SEX Male (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION White & Tan
DETAILS
Poor little Alfie was just handed into a pound for rehoming in the pre-Christmas clear out of animals that seems to happen so often.
He had done nothing wrong, and was simply unwanted.
Despite being so callously discarded, Alfie is a happy, cheerful little dog who is friendly to dogs and humans alike, and he loves to be walked, to be cuddled, and to play!
He is a typical dynamic little terrier boy, and will appeal to anyone who likes the outgoing terrier temperament.
Alfie has no history of living with children, so we would not wish to place him with youngsters under 10 years.
He will need an active lifestyle, and some further training, as one would expect of a dog of his age. He will also need company most of the time.





Benji

BENJI

					
BREED		CROSSBREED
AGE ? 2 Years
SEX Male (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Grey and Brown
DETAILS
Benji was found as a stray, and taken by an animal rescuer from the dog pound to be fostered until he could come to DBARC to find a permanent home.
Benji is a lovely dog, and is good with other dogs and with people of all ages, although as we have no idea of his long-term history, we would not wish to place him with children under 10 years.
Benji has undoubtedly seen the less pleasant side of human nature, and so will need an owner who will help him continue to gain his confidence, and so will do best with a previous dog owner.
He has a very affectionate nature, and will repay kindness shown to him with loyalty and love. Benji will need company most of the time





Max

MAX

					
BREED		COLLIE CROSS TERRIER TYPE
AGE ? 2 Years
SEX Male (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Brown & White
DETAILS
Max was given into a dog pound for rehoming, but in his previous home he was often shut out, and left to his own devices.
Neighbours often saw him being bullied by other dogs, and so persuaded his former owners that the poor dog was suffering and should be given up.
Due to this, Max can be very fearful of assertive male dogs. He is very good with nice-mannered dogs, and excellent with people, but we would like to place him in an adult household where the adopters are previous dog owners, as this poor dog needs an empathic and experienced owner to help him trust the world.
Max is a happy boy with a lot of love to give.
He will need lots of walks and games, and company most of the time.





Zena

ZENA

BOOKED SUBJECT TO HOME CHECK

					
BREED		TERRIER TYPE
AGE ? 1 Year
SEX Female (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION White & Tan
DETAILS
Poor little Zena was given into a pound for rehoming by her previous owners who simply "did not want a dog any more".
It is so sad that people will give up a dog just like that, but fortunately Zena does not appear to have any sentimental attachment to her previous owners!
She is a happy, extrovert little girl who loves other dogs, and loves people. She will make a super little companion for anyone who enjoys the company of a cute and clever little dog!
As we have no long-term history for Zena, we would not wish to place her with children under 10 years.
She is just a youngster, so will need further training, and company most of the time.





Ozzie Ozzie Ozzie   

OZZIE

BOOKED SUBJECT TO HOME CHECK

					
BREED		GOLDEN RETRIEVER
AGE ? 1 Year
SEX Male (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Golden
DETAILS
Ozzie is the perfect family pet. He is simply adorable!
Excellent with all other well behaved dogs, and with people of all ages. He would be fine in a home with children 12 years or older.
Ozzie travels well in the car, walks on lead but could do with a bit more lead training. He loves everyone, especially when he is getting cuddles.
A very gentle fellow. His coat will require regular grooming. Ozzie's former owners gave him into rescue for rehoming due to the fact he was more or less surplus to their requirements, in other words, their children were bored as he was no longer a little puppy.
So poor Ozzie was put outside the house on a chain, but fortunately his owners soon decided to hand him over to rescue, and so we are now looking for a lovely home where he will be appreciated and adored!
He is an diamond of a dog & being young will benefit from dog training classes which will be fun for owners & Ozzie.
He loves company, and is just a youngster, so will need a home with someone there during the day.





Taffy Taffy  

TAFFY

BOOKED SUBJECT TO HOME CHECK

					
BREED		COLLIE TYPE
AGE ? 1 Year
SEX Male (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Black & White
DETAILS
Taffy was found as a stray but never reclaimed, so is now looking for a loving, permanent home with an owner who loves an active life!
Taffy is full of energy and fun, will play ball quite literally for hours given the chance, he has such a lovely, playful nature.
Taffy will certainly need some further training, he is strong on the lead. He is a really smart dog so certainly needs the stimulation of training to exercise his clever collie brain.
He would be great for someone who enjoys a doggie sport such as Agility or Flyball - he would really enjoy the fun and the challenge.
As Taffy has no long-term history, we would not wish to place him with youngsters under 12 years, and as with any dog of his age, he will need company most of the time.





Lacey  

LACEY

BOOKED SUBJECT TO HOME CHECK

					
BREED		COLLIE CROSS
AGE ? 1 Year
SEX Female (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Black with white markings
DETAILS
Cagney and Lacey are sisters, but we are not looking to home them as a pair.
Although they are good friends, it is often the case that sibling rivalry can kick in as dogs mature, so it is likely to be in their best interests to be homed individually.
Both are good with other dogs. They are almost identical in looks and temperament. Both girls walk nicely on the lead - although they do love their walks, and like most young dogs, they can be a little excitable to start with, but they soon settle down.
They are loving dogs,and quick learners, and will need and greatly benefit from attendance at dog classes as they have not had much formal training.
They have not lived with children, but would be suitable to live with children over 10 years. They have not lived with cats.
Either of these lovely girls will make a great companion for someone who enjoys a lively, fun companion and who is able to give them company most of the time, as they have obviously been used to having a constant canine friend.





 
Molly 

MOLLY

BOOKED SUBJECT TO HOME CHECK

					
BREED		COLLIE TYPE
AGE ? 2 1/2 Years
SEX Female (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Tri Colour
DETAILS
Poor Molly was adopted from DBARC about 8 months ago, and has sadly been returned because her owner is finding her too difficult to deal with on walks
Molly is a very nervous and timid collie girl, something which her adopter knew when she took her on. Molly is not keen on going out on walks - she finds it quite stressfull bless her
Her new adopter had phoned several dog behaviourists - non of which had got back to her, so her next step was to phone us asking to return her, still not having sought behavioural help
Molly is what she is - a very timid, scared little girl with many insecurities. The last thing this lovely dog needs is to be back in a kennel environment
What Molly does need is somebody who will love her just the way she is, also be willing to work with her and help her gain confidence - not just give up on her.
Very few rescue dogs come as the 'perfect pet' - it is up to those who love them to help them become the treasured companion who will give back that love unconditionally
If you are a true dog lover and are patient and caring - you may be just the person Molly needs. She will make a wonderful dog in the right hands






Leelu 

LEELU

BOOKED SUBJECT TO HOME CHECK

					
BREED		GERMAN SHEPHERD TYPE
AGE ? 1 Year
SEX Female (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Black
DETAILS
Poor Leelu was adopted earlier in the year as a puppy, and has sadly been returned to us because the family cannot cope with her anymore
German Shepherds are very lively, highly intelligent dogs, and will require regular walks and mental stimulation, something that Leelu has not been getting recently
The family have said that she can jump a 6' fence - but we would question why a dog was left in the garden long enough to want to do such a thing - her new home will need to be aware of this and take steps to prevent this happening
Leelu has already been let down once, so we need to make sure that she finds herself a family who are going to be 100% devoted to her.
She deserves somebody who will give her the exercise she needs and take her to training classes to teach her how to become a good doggie citizen.
She would benefit from a home with somebody who has had previous GSD experince as we really do need to make sure this is now her 'forever' home





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