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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.

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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(Not cross-shredded, thank you!)

Prince Jasper
Caesar Badger


AGE ? 5 Months
SEX 1 Girl & 4 Boys
DESCRIPTION All gorgeous!
These gorgeous puppies are the result of an unplanned litter and were handed into rescue at birth along with their mother who has now been spayed!
They have been lovingly reared in a foster home whilst waiting to come to DBARC to find permanent homes
These puppies have been well socialised with people of all ages including smaller children, with adult dogs of all shapes and sizes and even with cats - they are gorgeou, biddable, fun puppies
They are also collie types however, so will be active dogs both mentally and physically and will need owners willing to give them plenty of exercise, training, stimilation and fun throughout their lives
Do not consider these puppies unless you have taken a long and honest look at your life committments and are sure you have the time and energy they will need!
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:

Smudge & Sid Smudge & Sid


AGE ? 3 & 7 Years
SEX Males (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Black and Black & White
Sid & Smudge have come to us because their owner is working longer hours and unable to give them the time & attention they need
We would ideally like these two dogs to be rehomed together
Sid is the Cockerpoo. He loves having his tummy scratched, and his best thing in the world is to play ball! Sid is pretty good on the lead. He is good with other dogs, but was attacked a few months ago and still gets a bit worried if big dogs come running towards him. A very loving an cheeky boy
Smudge is the Blue Roan Cocker Spaniel. He is very loving and likes to be stroked and curled up next to you. Enjoys playing with his teddy and chasing balls. He knows his basic commands. Loves going for walks - does pull a little on the lead but is a good boy. Smudge does have separation anxiety so will need an owner who is with him much of the time as he will howl & bark when left on his own
Both dogs have been around children and are fine with them, but Sid particularly is very bouncy so perhaps better with slightly older children



AGE ? 6 Years
SEX Female (Neutered)
Shivvy was adopted from DBARC 5 years ago - and has sadly been returned to DBARC after nipping a child who was visiting her home. At the time Shivvy was recoving from an accident on her tail and had her tail heavily bandaged - so we feel that Shivvy was not to blame for this as her tail was probably still uncomfortable.
Sadly - her previous owners did not feel the same way, and had decided it was better to put her to sleep, something we just would not allow poor girl. It is not the first time the family have wanted to part with her, and not the 1st time they have thought about putting her to sleep So Shivvy has come in to DBARC.
She is looking for owners who will understand collie behaviour - and will not put her in a position where she can get herself into trouble. Allowing a child to be so close to a dog unsupervised, especially when the dog has an injury we feel is very irresponsible, and this human error could have cost this dog her life. She has in the past nipped at postmen & delivery drivers - so again making sure she cannot get to them will also prevent this happening - we again feel all part of responsible dog ownership.
Shivvy has lived with cats, and is OK with most dogs but can object to some!
We would obviously not want to home her with children under 12 years either resident or regularly visiting (she does currently live with children younger than this - but better safe than sorry!)
Shivvy has done agility in the past which she really enjoys, so would benefit from using her busy brain in a productive way
We hope Shivvy will soon find a family who will love Shivvy for who she is - a friendly, loveable dog who needs a sympathetic approach, not a one way trip to the vet

Maisie 	Maisie	Maisie


AGE ? 4 Years
SEX Female (Neutered)
Maisie has come to us because she is fearful of other dogs, resulting in her barking a lot at other dogs when walked and having to be walked in a muzzle to be on the safe side
The family who have had her 2 years say she is a good dog with people and likes a cuddle on your lap, she is good company in the home
She cannot be let off lead when out because she is a typical terrier and is very distracted by rabbit holes etc!!
Maisie will need an owner who is experienced with dogs, preferably experienced with terrier types who is going to help Maisie with her insecurities and be prepared to help her as much as possible. This will probably mean seeking help with a dog behaviourist
The family who have just parted with her say they are very sad to see her go but they like long walks in the country so want a dog who is sociable with other dogs & can be let off lead!!
Poor Maisie - we hope she finds a sympathetic home who will accept her for what she is bless her

Roxy Roxy


AGE ? 5 Years
SEX Female (Neutered)
Are you the very special person for this very very special girl? She will melt your heart, but her story will break your heart.

Roxy's former owner was a farmer, and was surrendering her to rescue due to his own ill health.
Fair enough, one would think, but he said nothing about her past. Then, when Roxy was being spayed prior to coming to DBARC, the Vet noticed a problem with one of her hind legs, took an X-ray, which showed very serious damage to one of her hips.
The farmer was contacted. Oh yes, he had forgotten to mention that some time ago, he couldn't even remember what year, he had run her over with his tractor. He didn't even take her to the Vet.
So this poor dog must have suffered agonies with an untreated fracture, which eventually healed to give her a painful and partially disabled leg, and she has struggled on for years like this.
We couldn't get Roxy into the care of our Vets fast enough! Orthopaedic surgery was carried out, with immediate and miraculous results, and now after just a few short weeks, we have a comfortable and fully mobile dog who is already able to use that leg very well, and has now been signed off by our Vet as fit and ready for rehoming.

Roxy is an adorable darling, and it is truly amazing that she has the ability to love and trust humans, as she has only ever known neglect and suffering until now.
She was the model patient, and she is a wonderful dog, but she will need a very special home, as she has a quite understandable terror of motor vehicles. She has never seen road traffic, and the only farm traffic she encountered caused her dreadful injuries.
She will therefore need either a home with lots of land for her to enjoy without ever needing to walk on a road, and/or a loving and patient owner who will help her overcome this very understandable fear. We are working on this at DBARC, and her new owners will need to continue the therpeutic process.
This beautiful dog has a wonderful, loving heart, a gentle and trusting nature, and an endless appetite for cuddles! She is an absolute sweetheart, who has had nothing, asks for nothing, yet has infinite love to give.
If you are able to match this love, and give her all the special care she needs, please come and meet our darling Roxy.

Geoff Geoff  Geoff  


AGE ? 3 Years
SEX Male (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Brindle & White
Geoff is a stunning brindle collie boy, and was just another unwanted dog who was handed into a dog pound.
He has a lovely nature, and longs to please and to be praised.
He is good on a lead and a great in the car. His recall is good but he will benefit from further training as he loves to use his clever collie brain, and this will help him form a close bond with his new owner.
As Geoff has no long term history, we would not wish to place him with children under 12 years.
He is good with other dogs, but would be best as as only dog, or with a female dog.
He will certainly need an interesting and active lifestyle, and company most of the time

Milton Milton  Milton  


AGE ? 2 Years
SEX Male (Neutered)
Beautiful bouncy Milton is the happiest, friendliest dog, but will certainly NOT suit someone who enjoys a quiet life!
This boy has the most amazing out going personality, he gets on great with everybody, loves his walks, and is good on the lead.
He has boundless energy and will require a very active home. For anyone who loves an active dog, he really is an absolute delight!
He is also exceptionally good with other dogs. Milton loves his ball and his recall is good, he does know a few basic commands but will certainly benefit from some training classes.
As Milton is a bouncy dog, we would not wish to rehome him with children under 10.
He will need lots of walks, lots of fun games, and company most of the time.



AGE ? 2 Years
SEX Male (Neutered)
Little Baxter was facing a grim fate in a dog pound when he fortunately was spotted by an animal welfare worker who saved him, and then made sure he was looked after until he could come to DBARC to find a loving, permanent home.
Baxter is a friendly, happy little dog who just wants to play, be cuddled, get treats and attention - just a normal little guy!
He is good with people of all ages, but as he has no long-term history, we would not wish to place him with youngsters under 10 years.
He is unlikely to be good with cats or small pets, but is good with other dogs.
Baxter loves his walks and cuddles, and would like company most of the time.

Shadow Shadow


AGE ? 1 Year
SEX Male (Neutered)
Shadow was rehomed as a puppy by a rescue with whom DBARC often works, but just a year later, he has been returned due to a family breakdown.
Quite coincidentally, his brother Bruno has had the exact same experience but with a different family! So both the boys are hoping to have better luck with a forever home via DBARC.
Shadow is a lovely affectionate and friendly chap. He is quite placid for a dog of his age, although he loves to play and loves his walks.
He is good with people of all ages, just a super family dog
Shadow is good on and off the lead, house trained, and just an all round good boy.
As with any youngster, he will need company most of the time.



AGE ? 2 Years
SEX Female (Neutered)
Zara was recently adopted from DBARC but sadly she has had to come back as she was just a little bit too much for her adopter to handle This does not mean she is a naughty or bad dog in any way - it was just sadly a case of the wrong dog in the wrong home
While she was in the home, she was seen by a very good dog behaviourist who said that she was indeed a good dog who would be easy to train the the right home, and we are happy to put any new adopters in contact with her as she would be happy to continue with her training with them
Zara originally 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



AGE ? 7 Years
SEX Male (Neutered)
Toby was adopted from DBARC at the beginning of the year, but has sadly had to come back into kennels as one of his owners is too ill to care for him anymore - with many carers etc coming into the house which Toby is finding quite hard to deal with
Toby is a typical, cheeky terrier boy. He hates cats, and if he sees something like birds etc in his garden he will have to chase! He will need a safe & secure garden as he will try to get out if you don't keep an eye on him - typical terrier behaviour!
He is quite a sensitive boy, and we would not wish him to go to a home where there are any children either resident or regularly visiting. He needs a home where the family preferably have experience of feisty terrier temperaments, and a home with a relaxing and constant routine as he will not do well with a lot of upset in the home
In the right home this little man will do very well - we hope he finds it very soon bless him

Robbie Robbie  


AGE ? 4 Years
SEX Male (Neutered)
Robbie is a really gorgeously handsome boy! He is a very happy and very affectionate fellow who really wants to please you.
Robbie has had a tough life to date, he was kept in a shed and only had a small concrete area for outdoor space.
He walks on lead though is fairly strong to begin with & with further training he will walk better on lead. He loves travelling in the car, and is a gentle and loving dog who loves attention.
As we have little background information on him. we would not wish to home him with young children.
Robbie is very handsome, his gorgeous long coat will need regular grooming.
He is very affectionate and loves to be with people, so we would like a home for him where he will have company most of the time.

Scooby Scooby  


AGE ? 6 Years
SEX Male (Neutered)
Scooby is a super, fun-loving dog, who will play fetch all day if he can find someone willing to play with him! This is remarkable, as he had a very sad and lonely life until he was taken into the home of an experienced fosterer.
Prior to that, Scooby's owners kept him in a pen daytime & in a utility room night time. He wasn't walked, or joined in as part of the family. When he was let out by himself he went across the fields to visit a "girlfriend" , but with livestock in the fields, although Scooby never chased them the risk was still there, and the local farmer threatened to shoot him so his owners wanted him gone.
Scooby's life changed for the better that day, and now he is ready to find a loving, permanent home.
Scoobyis a lovely fellow, very energetic but with it very well behaved. He loves to go for walks & is excellent in the car.
He is great around people and offers his rope toys to anyone who will play the game !! He learns quickly and will catch, return & drop the toy when asked, then moves back when asked & waits till you throw again...and again.... and.... ha!
Although Scooby's former owners have children, he would have had very little interaction with them, so we would not wish to place him with children under 12 years.His former owners have 4 children but I do not know how much, if any, interaction Scooby had with young children if his home is a family, teenagers only.
He would require an experienced home where he gets firm ,yet positive and gentle training as he is an extremely bright dog who loves to learn.
We would also like a home where he will have company most of the time as he has had such a lonely life in the past.




AGE ? 2 Years
SEX Female (Neutered)
Meet the stunningly beautiful Cora.
This lady was saved from the pound frightened of her own shadow, and has been in the care of a rescue with whom DBARC often works, as she was far too traumatised to be rehomed without some therapeutic time.
With a lot of love and care, she has slowly started to come round, has started walking on a lead but will require lots and lots of tlc in her new home.
Despite all her fear she has not shown any aggression, just a steady increase in love and trust but one wonders what this dear dog has endured to cause her to be so worried, bless her.
Cora will need an experienced owner with time, patience and empathy. She would definitely benefit in a home where she has doggy company, but would certainly need a home without small children.
Cora will be a special "dog of a lifetime" once she has regained her confidence. She will need company most of the time.




AGE ? 8 1/2 Years
SEX Female (Neutered)
Jess has sadly come to us because of a relationship break up
She is a very friendly & loving dog who has been raised around children from newborn up to teens
Jess is fine with other dogs, but is not keen on yappy ones as they scare her. She does not like cats
She knows basic commands like 'sit', 'down' etc, and is good when left for reasonable periods on her own
She does pull a little on the lead so is better walked on a harness, and her recall can be a little selective if there is something exciting - she is easily distracted!
Jess is a super, pretty little girl - and we hope it doesn't take her long to find her new forever home