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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)



WE NEED HELP WITH FRUIT & VEG FOR OUR GUINEA PIGS!
We have taken in a massive amount of Guinea Pigs which are costing us a lot of money to feed!
If you can help us by donating us some fruit & vegetables for them - we would be very grateful!



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.





 
Woody Woody 

WOODY

					
BREED		LABRADOR CROSS COLLIE
AGE 1 Years
SEX Male (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Black
DETAILS
Woody has sadly come to us because his family have had a new baby, and they feel Woody is not happy as he is not getting the attention he had before
Woody is a lovely boy, very friendly with everybody. He has lived very happily with children (6 & 4yrs) but we feel he would probably be better homed with slightly older children as he is so bouncy. He tends to mouth quite a lot which children will find very intimidating (and painful!) so we would like him to go to an adult only home. He will also need an owner who is prepared to get on his case and stop this cheeky, naughty behaviour!
He is very good with other dogs, good out on walks - although he can go a little deaf when exciting things are happening! As he is only a youngster, he would definitely benefit from training classes. He does know the basics like sit, down etc
A lovely, lively, bouncy boy - who will suit an active family, where somebody is home with him for much of the day






 
Biscotto

BISCOTTO

					
BREED		TERRIER TYPE
AGE ? 2 Years
SEX Male (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Brindle & White
DETAILS
Biscotto was originally found as a stray, but was never claimed.
He is a really nice little chap, and although a lively young dog, he is not the pushy little terror that many small terriers can be!
He is very cuddly and eager for attention, and will appeal to anyone who loves cheeky terrier temperament.
With no long term history, we would not wish to place him with children under 10 years.
Biscotto just loves his walks, and is a bright, happy little lad who is ready to bring a lot of fun into someone's life.
As with any young dog, he will need company most of the time.






 
Lola Lola 

LOLA

					
BREED		POMERANIAN TYPE
AGE ? 1 Years
SEX Female (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Golden
DETAILS
Click here to see Lola's video
Lola has sadly come into DBARC because she is being very bossy with the other female dog in the home, so the sad decision has been made to find her a new home for her own benefit & for the benefit of the other dog in the home
This is what her owner has to say about her
Lola is a loving active dog with plenty of energy but she does not get on well with my other dog whom she tries to dominate.
She also finds being with my two daughters difficult; often becoming over excited in their company and resorting to nipping.
She loves to play but she is easily over excited and tends to bark a lot on occasion.
She loves her walks, indeed she needs plenty of exercise. She is in need of training and would suit someone who could give her the commitment, time and attention as well as a loving home.
She needs a calmer environment with no children or other dogs, cats or any other furry animals.

Spitz types are very feisty little dogs, and whoever wishes to take little Lola on must be ready for a very opinionated, dynamic & bolshie little madam! She is not a dog for a 1st time dog owner, and will easily get the upper hand if not given strict boundaries!
She has been a much loved pet, and her family are truly upset to part with her






 
Louella Louella

LOUELLA

					
BREED		SMALLER CROSSBREED
AGE ? 18 Months
SEX Female (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Tan & White
DETAILS
Louella is an exceptionally gentle and sweet girl, with a docile temperament.
She is a little timid at first meeting, but soon bonds with you and is a very affectionate and easy little girl who loves to please and who is eager to learn.
She is good with other dogs, and with people, but has no history of living with children, so we would not wish to place her with youngsters under 10 years.
She loves her walks, and is good on and off the lead, a real little darling.
Louella would like a home where she will get to enjoy her walks, and with an owner who will give her lots of love and attention.
She will need company most of the time.






 
Maurice Maurice

MAURICE

					
BREED		LABRADOR TYPE
AGE ? 1 Year
SEX Male (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Golden
DETAILS
Maurice is a big, bouncy bundle of joy! He loves absolutely everyone, and would certainly win the "Dog with the Waggiest Tail" class at a dog show!
He is good with other dogs, but too exuberant for smaller dogs to cope with, and equally is too bouncy for smaller children to cope with, so we would not wish to place him with youngsters under 10 years.
Maurice was given up for rehoming to the dog pound, probably because he has outgrown "cute puppy", and is a lively handful now who has had little early lead training, so will need to go to dog classes as a matter of urgency!
He loves to learn, and being Labrador type he LOVES treats, so will be a quick study.
Maurice will make a brilliant, fun companion for someone used to larger dogs, and who is willing to put the time and energy into teaching this happy youngster the necessary dog manners!
He is a happy, handsome dog who will bring a lot of happiness into someoene's life.






 
Trigger Trigger

TRIGGER

					
BREED		CROSSBREED
AGE ? 1 Year
SEX Male (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Brindle
DETAILS
Hello DBARC Dog Viewer!
I am Trigger and I am possibly a lab/kelptie cross lad of about a year old.
They have all fallen in love with me here, they tell me I am a fun and cheery lad and that any home would be lucky to have me.
I told them I wanted a home with folk who like to be out and about. I like to see what's going on and I like to be part of the fun. It's not that I'm nosy; let's just call it, interest in my fellow man, and dog,eh?
I get on well with everyone and I do have the best of fun here racing around and playing with the other guys but to be honest, I still long for a family of my own. They are good to me here, don't get me wrong but nothing beats your own bed, am I right?
I do know I will get a family of my own, I'm an optimistic chap and I always look on the bright side, that's what keeps me going and that's what will make you fall for me like a ton of bricks.
Once we meet, you will wonder how your life could have been fun without me in it.
DBARC say I would need a home where I would get some training at dog school, where I would not have to compete for attention with children under 12 years, and where I would have company most of the time.






 
Mildred

MILDRED

					
BREED		SMALL TERRIER TYPE
AGE ? 7 Years
SEX Female (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Tri Colour
DETAILS
Poor little Mildred was found, alone, terrified and starving on Christmas Eve, and taken in by a dog pound.
Although this was better than the grim alternative, there then followed several weeks of sheer terror for this little soul, surrounded by big dogs, people who just shoved her about, and it is amazing that she even survived.
However, she did indeed survive, and her luck changed when a rescue worker saw her plight and took her out and into a foster home, and in a world of love and kindness, this traumatised little darling has blossomed and is now ready to find a new home.
Mildred is a very special little girl who needs a home where she will be able to enjoy her life and enjoy all the love and cuddles she has learned to appreciate in her foster home.
She is a gentle little angel, who will repay affection a million times over.
She is adorable, and would like a kind and loving new owner who will be there most of the time for her.
She has no history, so we would not wish to place her with youngsters under 5 years






 
Reggie Reggie Reggie

REGGIE

					
BREED		PUG X JRT (JUG)
AGE 8 Months
SEX Male (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Tan
DETAILS
Reggie has come to us because his owner has got a new job which involves a lot of travelling - so will not be able to give Reggie the time & attention he needs and deserves
He is only a youngster, so has lots of energy and loves playing - especially with his tennis ball. He really likes his chew toys
He loves his walks and will come back most of the time if he is off lead! Being a youngster he can sometimes get a little distracted - especially if there are other dogs about, and may take a little time to catch! He would obviously benefit from training classes
He is OK with most dogs, but can get rather scared by some. He has never lived with another dog in the home
He loves company & can get a little anxious if left alone - so his perfect home would be where there is somebody home with him for much of the day, and somebody who will gradually help him overcome his separation anxiety
He has not lived with young children, so we would want a home where there are no young kids either resident or regularly visiting. He is quite a timid young chap - and would find noisy children quite scary
He is a much loved little chap where his owners are very upset at having to part with him - we hope he finds himself a forever home very soon






 
Millie Millie 

MILLIE

					
BREED		YORKSHIRE TERRIER CROSS
AGE 1 Year
SEX Female (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION White & Tan
DETAILS
Millie has come to us because her owner is having to move and is unable to take her with them
She is a bubbly, scattly little girl - full of life & fun!
Her mother was a Jack Russell x Chihuahua & her dad was a Yorkshire Terrier
She has loads of energy and loves her long walks, meeting new people & dogs
She has been living with 2 children of 3 & 7 years and has been great with them - she is so gentle & playful
The family are heartbroken to see her leave as she has been such a big part of the family, but circumstances leave them no option
We hope she finds herself a loving home very soon






 
Wilfred Wilfred

WILFRED

BOOKED SUBJECT TO HOME CHECK

					
BREED		COLLIE X LABRADOR TYPE
AGE ? 12 Weeks
SEX Male
DESCRIPTION Black & White
DETAILS
Wilfred is a typical, cheeky, cute, cuddly bundle of joy - just what you would expect from a puppy of his age
He is very good with other dogs, and loves people - he will make a wonderful addition to any lucky family
He will need to go to puppy training school, need to be taught housetraining and good doggie social skills, and will need to be neutered @ 6 months of age
He will grow into a medium to large dog when adult
As he is just a youngster, he will need company for much of the time
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.
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Felix Felix

FELIX

BOOKED SUBJECT TO HOME CHECK

					
BREED		SHELTIE CROSS
AGE ? 2 Years
SEX Male (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Tan & White
DETAILS
Felix is a very sweet-natured dog, who can be slightly shy at first, but who soon gets to be friendly and affectionate - especially if given some treats!
He is a bright little chap, and a very quick learner.
Felix is very good with other dogs, but is not used to cats, and would not be suitable to be rehomed with a feline companion.
Felix is very good on the lead, and loves his walks, and just enjoys being in human company, so will make a very loving and loyal companion.
He has not lived with children, so we would not wish to place him with youngsters under 10 years.
He will need an interesting and active lifestyle, and company most of the time.






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