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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)



LUCKY  

LUCKY

					
BREED		CROSSBREED
AGE Adult
SEX Male (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Tan
DETAILS
IS LUCKY THE DOG FOR YOU? PLEASE READ CAREFULLY.
Lucky might be the perfect dog for many people, some of whom are known to us because they have previously adopted AND RETURNED dogs from Rescue.
Lucky has many fine features: If you think Lucky is the dog of your dreams, then sadly, you are no different from many people who have given up on their canine companion for reasons that could easily have been predicted.
Dogs like Lucky are available at good toy retailers everywhere. Good homes for dogs are NOT available everywhere.
DBARC has been very lucky and privileged to find many, many people who have adopted dogs and have loved them, worked with them and KEPT them, and we salute you.
But for some people, we would strongly advise they stick to dogs like Lucky in future.





 
Jack Jack Jack

JACK

					
BREED		TERRIER CROSS
AGE ? 4-6 Years
SEX Male (Believed Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Black & White
DETAILS
Click here to see Jack's video
Jack was found frantically racing along a remote road, and it is likely that he was chasing after a callous individual who had just abandoned him, not realising that they would never stop for him.
Eventually he was apprehended by a kindly person who was able to comfort him and get him into a rescue care situation.
Technically a stray, every effort was made to find his owner but perhaps predictably, nobody came to claim him.
Jack is a lovely dog, gentle and good-natured, and friendly with everyone he meets, and with other dogs.
He is likely to have some confidence issues after being heartlessly abandoned, so will need to learn that his new owners will come and go, but will always come back to him.
He has learned that car journeys will not normally end in the horrible way he first feared, so will soon blossom once he realises his new humans are his for keeps, bless him.
As he has no long-term history, we would not wish to place him with children under 12 although he appears very affectionate with people of all ages.






 
Pepper Spice 

PEPPER & SPICE

					
BREED		MINIATURE POODLES
AGE ? 8 Years
SEX Females (Both Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Red
DETAILS
Pepper & Spice are both ex. breeding poodles - which means all their life they have been used to produce puppies for profit
They have always lived in kennels, so have never experienced a home life. As such, they are obviously very nervous of many things - including humans, as they have had very little in the way of human kindness
Dogs like these need special homes. They need kind & caring owners - and definitely need at least one other kind & gentle dog for them to bond with. This dog will be their role model, and help them understand that life is nowhere near as scary as they think it is at the moment
Although they love each other very much - we feel it would be better for the both to be separated, as they both feed off each other's insecurites, and they need to bond with confident dogs to help them move forward, unless the perfect, experienced person came along for them. We will NOT let one of them go until both have an offer of a home, as we would not leave one alone in kennels.
Are you this special person they are looking for? If so, pop up to meet them and have a chat with the staff about their particular needs






 
Lazer Lazer & Caroline Caroline

LAZER & CAROLINE

					
BREED		COLLIE CROSSES
AGE ? 3 1/2 Years
SEX Male & Female (Both Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Liver & White and Black & White
DETAILS
This beautiful pair of dogs came into rescue care after the very sad death of their owner.
All at once they lost their home, the person they loved, and all their feline friends too, so were totally reliant upon each other for comfort, and for that reason we would like to find them a home together.
Adopting a ready-made doggy pair like this can be a brilliantly successful option: the dogs settle quickly as they have their companion that they are used to, and this is also helpful in preventing any separation anxiety issues when their adopter is out or busy.
Lazer and Caroline would make a great pair of dogs for anyone looking for active companions. They have been in foster care whilst waiting to come to DBARC to find a permanent loving home, and here is what the fosterer has to say about them:
"Lazer and Caroline were quite traumatised when they first arrived but have grown in confidence.
They are very good on the lead and do come to call when they are let off.
They did use to live with cats.
They are very friendly with people, a bit boisterous for smaller children but no malice.
Caroline has a very endearing smile - lifting her top lip to show her teeth. The late owner's friend who delivered them told us about the smile, and we were delighted to see it in such a short time after they arrived. It is genuine and not aggressive!!
They love rich tea biscuits, and chips, and Laser is cute when he eats his dinner, he lies down and circles his paw around his bowl!"

Lazer and Caroline deserve a loving home of their own, where they will get lots of walks and lots of cuddles - but not TOO many rich tea biscuits or chips, just the occasional treat!
We would not wish to place them with children under 12 years






 
Cooper Cooper 

COOPER

					
BREED		COCKER SPANIEL
AGE ? 9 Years
SEX Male (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Black
DETAILS
Click Here to read more about this lovely dog looking for a loving home
NOT CURRENTLY AT DBARC






 
Benji

BENJI

BOOKED SUBJECT TO HOME CHECK

					
BREED		TERRIER TYPE
AGE ? 1 Year
SEX Male (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Tan & White
DETAILS
Benji was found as a stray, and despite strenuous efforts to find an owner he remained unclaimed
Benji has been in a foster home whilst waiting for a space in DBARC and his fosterer has found him to be a very friendly and happy little chap
His tail never stops wagging! He is just a joy to have around and will make a super, fun companion
Benji is good with other dogs, travels well in the car & walks nicely on the lead
Because he has no long term history, we would not want to place him with children under 12 years
Benji is just a young lad & will only remain the pleasant characte he is now if he receives some dog training - so classes will be a must
He will also need lots of walks and fun - and company most of the time






 
Dolly Dolly Dolly

DOLLY

BOOKED SUBJECT TO HOME CHECK

					
BREED		? TERRIER CROSS COLLIE
AGE ? 3 Years
SEX Female (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Brindle & White (one eyed!)
DETAILS
Click here to see Dolly's video
Dolly was in an awful condition when she came into rescue after being dumped in a bog with 5 other dogs, she had very sore skin though having mange & claws like talons.
She has a docked tail & is blind in one eye which the vet said is due to an old, untreated injury. We have since had her eye removed as it was of no use to her, and was at risk of ijury
She had been neglected for a long time and used for breeding. Fortunately for Dolly, she was taken in by an very experienced fosterer who, over many months, restored this gentle little dog to full health, and also restored her faith in human beings.
Her fosterer says:
"Dolly is a sweet dog who loves affection and attention, going for walks and a comfy bed, she travels well in the car and is good walking on lead.
She is good with dogs but does not like them barking at her (I have a gobby shepherd..!). Not recommended with cats.
Dolly deserves a home of her own now that will spoil her and give her the love she has never had, perhaps with older children and maybe matching another dog for company."






 
Danny Danny

DANNY

BOOKED SUBJECT TO HOME CHECK

					
BREED		TERRIER TYPE
AGE ? 2 Years
SEX Male (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Tri Colour
DETAILS
Danny is a sweet little chap who has been rescued from a dog pound where he was handed in as simply "unwanted". It's hard to see how anyone could part with him as he is a really affectionate, happy little dog who just wants to be cuddled and fussed.
Like most smaller terrier types, he is a busy, active dog, but unlike many of his type, he is very good with other dogs and enjoys their company, so he is a really sociable little boy.
Danny travels well in the car, and is good on the lead. He really likes human company as well as canine friends, so will need an interactive and stimulating lifestyle.
As he has no long-term history, we would not wish to place him with other dogs. He will need company most of the time.






 
Jessie Jessie

JESSIE

BOOKED SUBJECT TO HOME CHECK

					
BREED		GERMAN SHEPHERD TYPE
AGE ? 2 1.2 Years
SEX Female (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Black & Gold
DETAILS
Jessie was an unclaimed stray in the dog pound, quite underweight and matted fur.
In her foster home prior to coming to DBARC she has gained weight nicely and will continue to improve once she is in a home.
Jessie is a lovely friendly girl, quite placid and laid back. She walks nicely on lead, and travels well in car. Good with everyone she meets and also good with other dogs, and her foster says she takes no notice of cats. She is a sweet natured dog and very easy to manage.
Jessie would love to be homed with someone experienced with GSDs, and where she will get lots of walks and company most of the time.
As she has no long-term history, we would not wish to place her with youngsters under 12 years






 
Lucy

LUCY

BOOKED SUBJECT TO HOME CHECK

					
BREED		BICHON FRISE
AGE ? 5 Months
SEX Female
DESCRIPTION White
DETAILS
Lucy was surrendered into rescue by her owner who was otherwise going to have her put to sleep as she was "nippy" with her young children, aged 1 and 3 years.
Why do some people think it is at all sensible to leave a puppy with toddlers? It is just an accident waiting to happen.
So Lucy is now a very energetic puppy who has had no training or direction and has just been left to her own devices with two tiny children as playthings.
Not surprisingly she is also a bit handshy as she has in turn probably been used as a plaything by the kids!
She has been in a foster home before coming to us, and has been rapidly learning manners, but her experienced fosterer stresses that this little dog needs to go to a home where her adopter is used to cheeky, headstrong young dogs.
Lucy is good with other dogs and loves to play with them, but is not at all good with cats, as she loves to chase them!!
Lucy is full of fun, and will be a real little character, but it will be essential for whoever takes on this little girl to be ready to crack on immediately with her training.
She is a very loving little dog, but also a white fluffy handful who needs a knowledgeable, patient, kind but firm owner, and company most of the time.






 
George George

GEORGE

BOOKED SUBJECT TO HOME CHECK

					
BREED		COLLIE TYPE
AGE ? 3 Years
SEX Male (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Tri Colour
DETAILS
Gorgeous George was surrendered into the pound by his owner who said she couldn't cope with owning a dog any more, not that this one did anything wrong!
A rescue fosterer who was there collecting another dog saw him: he was kennelled with a much larger dog that continually bullied him, and George would just crawl away from him, totally intimidated and terrified.
She really didn't have room for another dog, but how could she leave this frightened dog? So she took him home as well, and fostered him until he could come to DBARC to find a permanent home
His fosterer says George is a lovely gentle boy, quite large for a collie but very easy going. He is very obedient, knows the sit and down commands, walks very well on lead and has very good recall (in secure area) loves to go in the car, good with dogs and cats.
He is a bit wary of men at first meeting but does settle down. George absolutely LOVES the boomer ball, he is quite an expert driving it around the garden and even has the intelligence to get it out of holes.
George would make a loyal and loving companion. He has not lived with small children, so would not be suitable to go with youngsters under 10 years.
He will need company most of the time.






 
Oscar

OSCAR

BOOKED SUBJECT TO HOME CHECK

					
BREED		COLLIE CROSS
AGE ? 6 Months
SEX Male (Will be Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Tri Colour
DETAILS
Oscar is one of four beautiful young dogs who were born whilst their mother was in the care of another rescue.
Unfortunately they have not been able to find homes for any of the litter, and all of them have now come into the care of DBARC so that we can find them the individual loving homes they deserve.
They were born and have been raised in a foster home, so they are used to living in a home environment, which will be a big advantage. They are also all well socialised with other dogs, with people of all ages, and even with cats.
However, this was in a peaceful rural area, so they will need patience and understanding while they adjust to the wider world.
They have also always been used to a lot of company. They have lived with their siblings and other dogs, and had a lot of human company too, so will certainly not be happy with a solitary lifestyle, even though no dog of their age would actually be happy with this.
All these four brothers are delightful dogs who will make lovely, active companions given time, patience, TRAINING and company most of the time.
They would probably do best in homes where there is another dog already, just to help them adjust to their new lives.
They are active dogs too, so will need plenty of regular exercise and the chance to use their brains.
They would be brilliant prospects for anyone who enjoys working with and sharing their lives with a clever, energetic canine companion.






 
Nieo

NIEO

BOOKED SUBJECT TO HOME CHECK

					
BREED		COLLIE CROSS
AGE ? 6 Months
SEX Male (Will be Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Black & White
DETAILS
Nieo is one of four beautiful young dogs who were born whilst their mother was in the care of another rescue.
Unfortunately they have not been able to find homes for any of the litter, and all of them have now come into the care of DBARC so that we can find them the individual loving homes they deserve. They were born and have been raised in a foster home, so they are used to living in a home environment, which will be a big advantage. They are also all well socialised with other dogs, with people of all ages, and even with cats.
However, this was in a peaceful rural area, so they will need patience and understanding while they adjust to the wider world.
They have also always been used to a lot of company. They have lived with their siblings and other dogs, and had a lot of human company too, so will certainly not be happy with a solitary lifestyle, even though no dog of their age would actually be happy with this. All these four brothers are delightful dogs who will make lovely, active companions given time, patience, TRAINING and company most of the time.
They would probably do best in homes where there is another dog already, just to help them adjust to their new lives.
They are active dogs too, so will need plenty of regular exercise and the chance to use their brains.
They would be brilliant prospects for anyone who enjoys working with and sharing their lives with a clever, energetic canine companion.






 
Giles

GILES

BOOKED SUBJECT TO HOME CHECK

					
BREED		COLLIE CROSS
AGE ? 6 Months
SEX Male (Will be Neutered)
DESCRIPTION White & Black
DETAILS
Giles is one of four beautiful young dogs who were born whilst their mother was in the care of another rescue.
Unfortunately they have not been able to find homes for any of the litter, and all of them have now come into the care of DBARC so that we can find them the individual loving homes they deserve. They were born and have been raised in a foster home, so they are used to living in a home environment, which will be a big advantage. They are also all well socialised with other dogs, with people of all ages, and even with cats.
However, this was in a peaceful rural area, so they will need patience and understanding while they adjust to the wider world.
They have also always been used to a lot of company. They have lived with their siblings and other dogs, and had a lot of human company too, so will certainly not be happy with a solitary lifestyle, even though no dog of their age would actually be happy with this. All these four brothers are delightful dogs who will make lovely, active companions given time, patience, TRAINING and company most of the time.
They would probably do best in homes where there is another dog already, just to help them adjust to their new lives.
They are active dogs too, so will need plenty of regular exercise and the chance to use their brains.
They would be brilliant prospects for anyone who enjoys working with and sharing their lives with a clever, energetic canine companion.






 
Spencer

SPENCER

BOOKED SUBJECT TO HOME CHECK

					
BREED		COLLIE CROSS
AGE ? 6 Months
SEX Male (Will be Neutered)
DESCRIPTION White & Black
DETAILS
Spencer is one of four beautiful young dogs who were born whilst their mother was in the care of another rescue.
Unfortunately they have not been able to find homes for any of the litter, and all of them have now come into the care of DBARC so that we can find them the individual loving homes they deserve. They were born and have been raised in a foster home, so they are used to living in a home environment, which will be a big advantage. They are also all well socialised with other dogs, with people of all ages, and even with cats.
However, this was in a peaceful rural area, so they will need patience and understanding while they adjust to the wider world.
They have also always been used to a lot of company. They have lived with their siblings and other dogs, and had a lot of human company too, so will certainly not be happy with a solitary lifestyle, even though no dog of their age would actually be happy with this. All these four brothers are delightful dogs who will make lovely, active companions given time, patience, TRAINING and company most of the time.
They would probably do best in homes where there is another dog already, just to help them adjust to their new lives.
They are active dogs too, so will need plenty of regular exercise and the chance to use their brains.
They would be brilliant prospects for anyone who enjoys working with and sharing their lives with a clever, energetic canine companion.






 
Freya

FREYA

BOOKED SUBJECT TO HOME CHECK

					
BREED		COLLIE TYPE
AGE ? 15 Months
SEX Female (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Black & White
DETAILS
Freya is a beautiful Collie type girl who was discarded by her previous owners when they discovered she was going to have puppies.
So not only did they negligently allow her to get into this predicament, they also decided to get rid of her to avoid any responsibility for their failure.
Fortunately, a kind lady who has a lot of experience of rescue and animal care was able to take her in to allow her to have and rear her family in a safe and peaceful environment, and has subsequently ensured that Freya is now spayed, so no future maternal duties for this young lady! She is now ready to go to a loving home.
Freya has a very sweet nature. She is good with other dogs, and friendly with people, but has not lived with small children, so we would not wish to place her with youngsters under 12 years.
As with any young dog of this type, she will need an interesting and active lifestyle, some further training, and company most of the time






 
Paddy & Murphy Paddy Murphy

PADDY & MURPHY

BOOKED SUBJECT TO HOME CHECK

					
BREED		TERRIER CROSS & COLLIE CROSS
AGE 11 & 7 Years
SEX Males (Both Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Absolutely gorgeous!
DETAILS
These two lovely dogs have come to us because their owner is moving and unable to take them with them
They are absolutely gorgeous, and we are looking to try to home them together
PADDY
Although Paddy is 11 years old, he still behaves more like a 6 year old!
Paddy is actually a Sealyham Terrier x, whose mother was rescued with her puppies from a pound in Ireland.
He is an extremely loving dog, who enjoys cuddles and playing tug with a toy. He also enjoys playing ball - but does not bring it back!!!
He has always lived with other dogs, cats and children of all ages
He travels well in the car and enjoys a bath - but is not too keen on being brushed
He does a very good impression of a meercat when his is trying to look cute :)
He walks well on the lead and responds well to recall, He has always been allowed off lead and has never been a problem coming back He will make a fantastic, loving pet
MURPHY
Murphy is a very soppy, docile dog, but also great fun & loving
He loves giving his paw for attention and does like to show his brig brown eyes
He enjoys playing ball and rough & tumble with Paddy
He has always lived with cats, dogs & children of all ages - he really is a loveable teddy bear!
He travels well in the car, walks well on the lead, and responds well to recall, he has always been let off the lead with no problems
He is a very loving dog and will make a fantastic pet.






 
Rosie Cooper 

ROSIE

BOOKED SUBJECT TO HOME CHECK

					
BREED		TERRIER CROSS
AGE ? 1 Year
SEX Female (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION White & Tan
DETAILS
Rosie has come to us because the family could not cope with a lively young terrier in the house, particularly as her owner is partially disabled
So Rosie has come to us to find herself another home
Rosie is a sweet little girl, enjoying gentle strokes & cuddles - but she is totally traumatised by coming into DBARC and is finding life in kennels very stressful
Rosie will need a kind and sensitive home as we think this young lady will take time to settle into her new home when she is offered one
She is looking for a home where there are no children either resident or regularly visiting, as these would be a little scary for this young lady
She is good with other dogs, but is not known with cats - terriers are rarely that good with cats, usually being quite eager to see them run fast!
We hope somebody comes up soon to see this lovely girl, it would be lovely to see her in a loving home soon






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