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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.
- This may cost the animal a chance of another home.
- It costs the time and resources of the Centre which costs us money.
- It costs the expense of keeping the animal at DBARC while we start the rehoming process all over again.
- It may cost the time and resources of our homecheckers, which they freely donate as volunteers.
- And it costs the LIFE of
other animals waiting to come into DBARC.
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)
SEX Male (Neutered)
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.
- He doesn't pull on the lead - in fact it will be necessary to either pull him on a lead, or push him along
- He won't require any grooming - although his wheels may need an occasional application of oil
- He won't grow any bigger
- He won't get excited when he sees other dogs, so won't need any socialisation or training classes
- He won't make any mess in the home - apart from the risk of wheel marks on the carpet
- He won't mind being left all day, making him ideal for people with unrealistic aspirations of combining a dog with very full time working hours
- He won't jump up at children, although there is a slight risk of tripping over him
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.
PADDY & MURPHY
BREED TERRIER CROSS & COLLIE CROSS
AGE 11 & 7 Years
SEX Males (Both Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Absolutely gorgeous!
Poor Paddy & Murphy are back with us after just 1 month due to their adopters' working hours having changed, meaning they were being left too long on their own - and their adopters thought it would be better to bring them back into kennels
It is so, so sad to see them back in rescue again. We cannot stress enough how these dogs need a 'forever' home this time, so please think long and hard about your committments now & in the future - Paddy & Murphy really do not deserve to be let down again
Both these dogs were originally housed with cats - but the latest home have said they have not got on with their own cat - so care should be taken if homed with feline friends
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 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 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 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.
BOOKED SUBJECT TO HOME CHECK
BREED SMALLER COLLIE CROSS
AGE ? 1-2 Years
SEX Female (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION White with brown head!
Judy is an exceptionally attractive girl, with her unusual markings and agile collie body!
She is a very sociable girl, with a real happy, waggy nature.
Judy is good on a lead, and loves other dogs big and small.
She is great with people of all ages, but is a lively collie type, so not suitable to go with children under 12 years.
Judy is a bright dog, so will certainly need an outlet for her mental energy in the form of training and fun, and she is a physically active dog too so will need lots of exercise.
She will also need company most of the time
BOOKED SUBJECT TO HOME CHECK
BREED LABRADOR X COLLIE
AGE ? 1 Year
SEX Male (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Black & White
Buddy was adopted from DBARC earlier this year, but sadly the family do not have the time for him any more, so have decided to find him another home
Buddy has a very calm temperament, and loves everybody. He is a quiet dog and rarely barks
He enjoys playing with a ball, and has done some basic training and knows commands like sit, down & wait
He has lived with children from 7 years upwards, and has been fine with them - he hasn't been around younger children
He is good with other dogs
Buddy loves company, but is also OK being left on his own for short periods of time - he is only a youngster, so shoudn't be left for long periods at all
It is always sad to see young dogs like this end up back in rescue - so we hope he will find himself his forever home asap
BOOKED SUBJECT TO HOME CHECK
BREED LABRADOR CROSS
AGE ? 2 Years
SEX Female (Neutered)
Sox is a lovely, quiet girl, with a calm and friendly disposition - she is a a total darling. She is good in every respect, bless her.
She gets on great with other dogs, good on a lead, house trained, and came from a family with small children with whom she was very loving.
A sad change in family circumstances meant that she had to be given up for rehoming, so now Sox is looking for her own special people to love.
Sox is untried with cats, but in all other respects is a very easy-going and affectionate dog who loves human company, so will need someone around for her most of the time.