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

(Not cross-shredded, thank you!)

Molly Molly Molly    


AGE ? 4 1/2 Months
SEX Female
Little Molly came into care from a farmer who said he had found her straying so we do not know her background.
She has lived with a group of dogs in a foster home for the past 9 weeks and she loves dogs.
She is initially timid with people, so a potential adopter will need to spend time with this little poppet to gain her trust. She will shy away from anyone strange to her but this is receeding as she is meeting more people.
She will definitely need a home with another adult dog for company, but also without young children.
Molly is almost house trained She loves her crate for sleeps during the day & at night time the door of her crate is closed and she sleeps happily all night.
Molly will need an experienced home, preferably someone who is used to a collie temperament, a patient home where she will receive gentle, but firm guidance as she matures to adulthood.
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:

Kylie Kylie      


AGE ? 11 Months
SEX Female (Neutered)
Kylie had been raised in a family with small children, but was handed into the pound for rehoming as they had "never really wanted a dog", and she had been an unwanted present!! Poor little girl.
Kylie is a happy youngster who loves her walks, and loves to play.
She is good on the lead, can be a little strong at first but loves her walks and loves to play. Great with other dogs, and seems very wary of cats!
Kylie will need an active lifestyle as she is full of energy and joy, bless her.
She is a smart little dog who will need and enjoy some further training.
She is too energetic to live with children under 10 years, and will need company most of the time.

Charlie Poppy Before they were groomed      


AGE ? 6 Years
SEX Male & Female (Neutered)
Charlie and Poppy were owned by the same person who apparently loved them and cared for them, every 8 weeks they were off to the groomers for a trim and spruce up......until children came along then poor Charlie and Poppy were banished to the garden.
They were picked up straying by a dog warden who promptly took them to be shaved off, and their owner was found because the dog groomer recognized them once she had shaved their matted coats off.
The owner, though she considered them "well cared-for" didn't want them back.
They were taken in by a kind fosterer until they could come to DBARC, and as well as the attention to their horrifically neglected coats, both also had to have extensive dental work, losing a good few teeth. They have also both been neutered, and are now in first class condition.
Charlie and Poppy are great little dogs, very friendly, love being out and about walking or of for a ride in the car.
Very busy dogs who will keep you entertained all day.
They are a devoted brother and sister, and so we would like to find them a home where they can stay together and get all the love they have missed out on for so long

Brinkley Brinkley


AGE ? 2 Year
SEX Male (Neutered)
Brinkley was handed into a dog pound for rehoming because he was simply too much for his elderly owner to cope with.
He is indeed a lively, bouncy dog, but that is what one would expect for a dog of this age and type.
He just needs lots of exercise and some more training, and then he will be a delightful companion for an active owner.
He is a happy, friendly dog who just loves everyone, but because he is a rather boisterous chap, we would not wish to place him with youngsters under 12 years.
Training classes will be a must to help Brinkley settle into his new life.
He will also need plenty of regular exercise and fun, and company most of the time.



AGE ? 11 Months
SEX Female (Neutered)
Cara was homed by DBARC at the end of last year with another dog after their previous owner died
In the home Cara has always been a very good girl, clean in the house and not destructive
The problems with Cara are when she is outside - she is unsure of some other dogs and can act agressively towards them. This was worse when she was with the other dog as they did act as a 'pack' - on her own she is easily distracted (she is very food orientated!) so can be controlled - but she will need to be walked in a muzzle (which she is well used to) initially, and only trusted without after she has been re-trained and deemed safe around other dogs
Cara will need a very experienced dog owning adopter - who is up for a bit of a challenge! Although there is still a lot of work to be done with this lovely girl, she is very eager to please and learn, so will be a very rewarding project to take on - but you must have the time and the skill to put this work in with her
Cara is super friendly with people, and has the most endearing 'smile' when she greets you!
We hope we can find Cara the perfect home soon bless her

Maisie 	Maisie	Maisie


AGE ? 4 Years
SEX Female (Neutered)
Maisie has gone into a foster home, so is not available to view at the centre

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




AGE ? 20 Months
SEX Male (Neutered)
Max was saved by a lady who is very experienced with animal rescuing in general, and with German Shepherd dogs in particular.
She has been caring for Max until he could come to DBARC to find a loving new home, and here is what she has to say about this very lovely young dog:
"Max came from the pound, very upset after being surrendered by his owner/breeder as unwanted at 18 months old (They kept his mother!!)
He was so heartbroken, and being attacked by a Labrador didn't help matters, the pound begged me to take him because he was so depressed.
He stopped eating for days then couldn't keep water down so ended up in the vets for a few days, all of this was down to stress.
After a few weeks here with me he has come out of his shell and shown his true gorgeous affectionate self.
He is shy with people to start with but soon becomes friends, he is a lively boy who loves to be out and about, he is very intelligent and so willing to please.
I think he would be a fantastic agility dog for someone. He loves to go out in the car.
Quite timid with other dogs until he realises how much fun he can have with them so a home with a similar size female might suit him down to the ground.
He is quite lively so maybe too much for young children but would probably enjoy the company of older kids."

Max needs a home used to GSD's or other large dogs, and one without children under 10 years.
He will need company most of the time.




AGE ? 1 Year
SEX Female (Neutered)
Flash is a very sweet and affectionate little girl, but has been receiving none of the attention or exercise that a young dog should get.
Luckily, her former owner has realised that dogs need more than just feeding, and so she has been surrendered for rehoming.
Flash is a bright little dog, who has good house manners and is good on the lead. She just needs someone to love her, and who will treat her as the clever young thing that she is, rather than just a largely ignored presence in the home, poor girl!
Flash would love to go to dog school, go on walks, and to be noticed, cuddled and loved - just as any young dog should be!
She has not lived with children, so we would not wish to place her with youngsters under 10 years, and she will need company most of the time.

Dawson Dawson Dawson 



AGE ? 1 Year
SEX Male (Neutered)
Cute little Dawson is a typical little terrier lad! He is full of fun, lively and bouncy, and a really endearingly happy little boy.
He is great with other dogs, and is good on the lead, but is just a youngster so will certainly need some further training.
He is a busy, cheerful dog who will need and interesting and active lifestyle.
Dawson has no long-term history so we would not wish to place him with children under 10 years.
He will need company most of the time.




AGE ? 10 Months
SEX Male (Neutered)
Arthur is a very special dog indeed.
He has come to DBARC via another rescue organisation that is simply swamped with dogs needing homes, and who we are pleased to be able to help.
The dogs fortunate enough to be saved by them are mostly in foster homes, and Arthur has spend several months with a wonderful foster family who have transformed a sad, shy little soul into a wonderfully happy and confident dog who is ready to enhance someone's life. Arthur is an absolute diamond.
He is good with people of all ages, good with other dogs, good with cats, good in the car, good on and off the lead, good at playing ball ....... he is just an incredibly good boy!
He is also a super bright dog who will need to do something with his life! He is not suitable for a quiet life, he is clever and loves to run and run so will need an active and interesting lifestyle, and this would ideally include a doggy sport such as Agility or Flyball.
Arthur has never been left on his own, and has been used to other dogs around and human company, so will need someone around most of the time.




AGE ? 5 Months
SEX Male & Female
DESCRIPTION Tan & White and Black & White
These two super bright puppies were saved from a dog pound, and have been in a foster home while waiting to come to DBARC to find permanent homes.
They are really outgoing, well-socialised puppies who love everyone, and are extremely playful and happy.
They are progressing well with their lead training, but of course will need lots more training in general, and house-training too - they are just normal youngsters. They are used to other dogs, and just full of fun.
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:

Amira Amira Amira 



AGE ? 1 Year
SEX Female (Neutered)
Amira was saved from a grim fate in a dog pound, and was a very shy and confused dog to start with.
However, in a happy foster home she has absolutely blossomed, and is now a loving and very lovable girl!
She is a calm and gentle dog who loves to please, and loves to be rewarded with treats and cuddles, so further training will help her bond happily with her new owners, and she will make an affectionate and adorable companion.
Amira is good with other dogs, but has no history of living with cats.
She also has no history with children so we would not wish to place her with youngsters under 10 years.
As with any dog of her age, she will need company most of the time.