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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.






 
Dolly Dolly Dolly

DOLLY

					
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."






 
Pepper Spice 

PEPPER & SPICE

					
BREED		MINIATURE POODLES
AGE ? 8 Years
SEX Females (Will be 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


 
Talla Talla Talla & Skip 

TALLA

					
BREED		TERRIER X COLLIE
AGE ? 15 Months
SEX Female (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Brown
DETAILS
This little poppet was found, collapsed, outside a hospital about 2 months ago in the very hot weather. Talla was rescued and brought to a vet for re-hydration. No owner was located, so she came into foster care pending her full recovery, and she is completely well now and ready to find a loving permanent home.
Talla is an active and very intelligent, young dog. She interacts very well with people, although in foster she has only met adults & we feel that she would be far too " busy" a dog to live with young children. She has learnt to sit for her lead & she loves her walks, when she does get very excited about going out and initially strong on lead, but then settles down.
She is a young dog and should attend basic training classes with her new owner. She is learning all the time, it was obvious she had no instruction from any previous owner, but she is a quick learner and will enjoy being trained
Talla is very good travelling in a car and she a very affectionate girl who loves to be cuddled and to get attention. She will need an experienced home where she has company most of the day.






 

GLEN

					
BREED		TERRIER TYPE
AGE ? 6 Months
SEX Male (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Tan & White
DETAILS
Poor little Glen was handed into the pound by his former owners who had had him since a puppy but hadn't even bothered to give him a name
They had no interest in him whatsoever, and could only say they had made a mistake getting a dog
Little Glen is a real poppet! He loves other dogs of all ages, shapes & sizes, and is equally friendly with people - but as he has not lived with children, and has small terrier & small children can make a volatile combination, we would not want him to go with kids under 12 years
Glen travels well in the car, and walks nicely on the lead - but as with any dog of his age he will certainly need further training and socialisation
Glen will need company most of the time


 
Sandy Sandy Sandy 

SANDY

					
BREED		? POMERANIAN X CHIHUAHUA
AGE ? 6 Years
SEX Female (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Tan
DETAILS
Sandy is a sweet, lively, fun little girl with bags of character!
She is very friendly, and very good with other dogs - but she does not like cats or other small furries!
She has never lived with children, so we are looking for a home where there are no under 12's either resident or regularly visiting
She is a cross of quite feisty breeds, so she is almost certainly going to be quite an opinionated young lady, so must not be allowed to be top dog in the family!!


 
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






 
Spud 

SPUD

					
BREED		STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIER
AGE ? 12 Weeks
SEX Male
DESCRIPTION Black & Cute
DETAILS
Click Here to read more about this lovely dog looking for a loving home
NOT CURRENTLY AT DBARC






 
Hercules 

HERCULES

					
BREED		CHINESE CRESTED
AGE ? 7 Year
SEX Male (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Very Cute!!!
DETAILS
Click Here to read more about this lovely dog looking for a loving home
NOT CURRENTLY AT DBARC






 
Bea Bea 

BEA

					
BREED		GERMAN SHEPHERD CROSS
AGE ? 3 Year
SEX Femal (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Black & Tan
DETAILS
Click Here to read more about this lovely dog looking for a loving home
NOT CURRENTLY AT DBARC






 
Cleo Cleo 

CLEO

BOOKED SUBJECT TO HOME CHECK

					
BREED		WESTIE
AGE ? 3 Years
SEX Female (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION White
DETAILS
Cleo is a sweet little girl, very friendly and cuddly!
She is very good with other dogs, but has no history of living with children, so we would not wish her to go to a home with children under 12 either living or regularly visiting
Westies are quite dynamic little dogs, and Cleo is no exception to this! She is still quite a youngster, so would prefer a family where somebody is around with her for much of the day
As with any young dog, she will benefit from further training - but she is a very bright and intelligent young lady, so she should really enjoy this!
Westies have a coat which will require regular grooming, and regular trips to the groomer to be clipped to keep her looking smart and keep her fur knot free and manageable
Cleo will need to be spayed before she leaves DBARC


 
Skip Talla & Skip 

SKIP

BOOKED SUBJECT TO HOME CHECK

					
BREED		COLLIE TYPE
AGE ? 12-18 Months
SEX Male (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Black & White
DETAILS
Handsome Skip is an adorable, somewhat timid little fellow. He needs to build his confidence and all he wants is to be loved and to please you.
Skip had a dreadful past life, he was beaten and chained in a shed, he was only fed every couple of days and never allowed out, or taken for a walk.
He has some commands which no doubt were beaten in to him "sit" "down" "back" and he does the sheepdog creep along the ground.
Skip's likely first experience of human kindness and love would have been when a fosterer took him in until he could come to DBARC now he is ready to find a permanent loving home.
Being a young dog Skip has moved forward brilliantly while in fostercare.
He loves his bed & comfort, loves company & cuddles. He is nervous of the sight of new things, especially if in your hand. If you raise your voice he curls up as small as possible.
He needs an experience & very loving home. He will also need housetraining.
Skip is a very special dog as he still wants to love and trust people despite his horrible past.
He needs an adopter who is compassionate, patient, and used to dogs. He will certainly need a quieter home without young children, and he will need company most of the time.






 
Barney 

BARNEY

BOOKED SUBJECT TO HOME CHECK

					
BREED		COLLIE CROSS
AGE ? 18 Months
SEX Male (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Tri Colour
DETAILS
This fellow is lucky to have made it out of a dog pound as the manager of same was unhappy because he was barking and had decided to "eliminate" the problem by having the dog destroyed.
Fortunately a rescue person was notified of his plight and Barney was saved from certain destruction.
He is a very happy young fellow. Settles in to a walk on lead after initially pulling, but this is not his fault as poor Barney was given no training at all by any former owner.
As he was a stray we have no background information on him. He is great travelling in a car, though a little nervous of anything new so patience is required with Barney.
He loves human company, but is too active for a home with young children. Training classes would be essential for Barney.
He seems fine around female dogs, nervous of male dogs and unfortunately we have no knowledge of him with cats though it is highly likely he would chase them!
Barney is desperate for love and attention, so will need a home where there is someone around most of the time, and where he will have an interesting and active lifestyle.






 
Bonnie

BONNIE

BOOKED SUBJECT TO HOME CHECK

					
BREED		COLLIE TYPE
AGE ? 1 Year
SEX Female (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Black & White
DETAILS
Bonnie is a sweet and gentle young collie girl whose whole aim in life is to please, and to get cuddles and praise!
She is good with people of all ages, but has not lived with children, so we would not wish to place her with youngsters under 10 years.
She is good with other dogs, and enjoys their company.
Bonnie is good on and off the lead, and is just a joy to have around. She is just a youngster, so would benefit from some further education, and so dog training classes will be a useful way to build a bond with this delightful young girl.
Bonnie will need an interesting and active lifestyle, 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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