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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)



NEWSPAPERS URGENTLY NEEDED!



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.





 
  

ELF

					
BREED		JACK RUSSELL PUPPY
AGE 1/8/14
SEX Male
DESCRIPTION White
DETAILS
Meet Elf!!
Elf is a little bundle of fun & mishief - just what one would expect with a young terrier puppy!
He is a very sweet little puppy - but he will only stay this way if his adopter is prepared to put the necessary work into his upbringing! This will involve taking him to puppy classes right away, and making sure he is introduced to the many different things in the big wide world so he grows up to be a well adjusted adult!
Jack Russells are a very dynamic breed, and need to be raised correctly - or they can become little terrors not little terriers!!
So please think long & hard about your present and future commitments and make sure you have the time & knowledge to take on this feisty little terrier puppy
Elf will need to be neutered @ 6 months of age
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:






Roy 

ROY

					
BREED		SMOOTH HAIRED FOX TERRIER
AGE ? 1 Year
SEX Male (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION White & Tan
DETAILS
Roy has come to DBARC from another rescue with whom we often work, as he is continually being overlooked there.
In fact, they have continually paired him with other dogs for company, and it is always the other dog that gets the home!
Roy has seen several playmates come and go (he will play ALL day!) but it has never worked out for him, so we are hoping to change his luck.
He is a very active dog who needs to be out of a rescue environment and into a home where he will get lots of walks and fun, but also the chance to relax and put on some weight! He uses up all his energy playing with his kennel mates at the moment so he is a lean little lad, but a very healthy one.
Roy will need a home with someone who is used to terriers and who loves their cheeky personality.
He would be far too active to live with children under 12 years, and too terrier-like to live with cats or small animals.
He loves his walks, and is a very good boy, so is looking for an energetic new owner, and a home where he will have company most of the time.





Bilbo 

BILBO

					
BREED		COLLIE CROSS
AGE ? 1 Year
SEX Male (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Tri Colour
DETAILS
Bilbo was surrendered for rehoming by his family because they were unable to afford to keep a dog any more.
He is a lovely, happy youngster who is friendly with people of all ages, and has lived with older children, so we would be happy to place him with youngsters over 10 years.
He has not had much training in his short life, so although he is very keen to learn, and eager to please, it will be essential to enrol him for dog training classes, and in the meantime to ensure he has training at home and out on walks.
He is good with other dogs, but socialising will need to be maintained as he is a young dog who will only remain the pleasant character he is now if he receives a good doggy upbringing!
As with any collie type dog, Bilbo will need lots of walks and regular exercise, both mental and physical!
He will need lots of fun and cuddles too, and company most of the time.





Ollie  

OLLIE

					
BREED		COLLIE CROSS SPANIEL (Sprollie)
AGE ? 1 Year
SEX Male (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Black & White
DETAILS
Ollie was found straying, and given into a dog pound to see if his owners would claim him. Sadly, nobody came forward for this lovely youngster, so now he is looking for a new and loving permanent home.
As with most dogs of his likely parentage, Ollie is a lively and cheerful young dog.
He is sociable with other dogs, and friendly with people of all ages, but as he has no history, we would not wish to place him with children under 12 years.
He is a very bright young dog, and so dog school will be essential for this lad.
He loves to use his brain, so classes will be a real fun event for him, as well as an essential part of his life.
Sprollies are typically very active dogs, so he will need plenty of regular exercise, and an interesting lifestyle. He would not suit someone looking for a quiet companion!
As with any dog of his age, he will need company most of the time.





Pal Pal 

PAL

					
BREED		BEARDED COLLIE CROSS
AGE ? 1 Year
SEX Male (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Grey & White
DETAILS
Pal is a lovely boy, friendly with everyone, and this is quite remarkable since he has spent most of his life thus far simply tied up in a shed, with just one walk a day, and with little stimulation or company.
He therefore will need an experienced dog owner, as he will know very little about normal life, and will need to be taught about the world with kindness, firmness and understanding. He has missed out on so much.
Pal likes children, but we feel his learning needs will make an adult home more suitable for him.
He is good with other dogs, but is not good with cats.
Pal will make a really lovely dog in the right hands, and is looking for someone who will transform his perception of a life that involves very little attention and certainly no love, into one where he will be cared for properly, and will enjoy affection, understanding, and company most of the time.





Sam Sam 

SAM

					
BREED		WORKING COCKER SPANIEL
AGE ? 1 1/2 Years
SEX Male (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Black
DETAILS
Sam is a lovely, friendly young lad who is sadly looking for a home due to a change in his owner's working hours
He is very good with other dogs, and has lived happily with a cat
He has not lived with young children, so is looking for a home without kids either resident or regularly visiting
He is looking for a home where somebody is home most of the day as he can be a little destructive if left on his own. He is crate trained, so if left he is fine in a crate, but he will still destroy his bedding - so it is better if he has somebody who only needs to leave him for short periods of time
He is a VERY active dog, who will require regular exercise. He is not a 'couch pototo' of a dog - so please only ask about him if you are looking for a really energetic young dog





Scooby Scooby Scooby  

SCOOBY

BOOKED SUBJECT TO HOME CHECK

					
BREED		SPANIEL CROSS
AGE ? 4 Years
SEX Male (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Black & White
DETAILS
Scooby is a very gentle dog, and in fact is a real gentleman.
His former owner was unable to keep him any more due to a catastrophic change in their circumstances, and whilst waiting to come to DBARC he has been in a foster home where he has been the perfect house guest!
He is a slightly timid dog at first, probably due to the changes he has undergone in his world recently, but once he gets to know you, he is exceptionally loving and a really easy dog to have around.
He is good with children, and good with other dogs, and also good with the fosterer's cat, although he will chase cats he doesn't know, so if he is to live with a feline friend, some careful introductions will do the trick.
Scooby has so much love to give, and is a total sweetie who deserves someone who will give him lots of love and care too, bless him!





Sasha 

SASHA

BOOKED SUBJECT TO HOME CHECK

					
BREED		COLLIE CROSS
AGE ? 18 Months
SEX Female (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Black
DETAILS
Sasha was adopted from another rescue centre as a puppy, but after a year the adopter's marriage broke up, and Sasha was given up for rehoming.
She is excellent with children, but her lead walking will need some attention.





Suki  

SUKI

BOOKED SUBJECT TO HOME CHECK

					
BREED		SMALL CROSSBREED
AGE ? 1 Year
SEX Female (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Black
DETAILS
Little Suki was facing a grim fate in the pound when a kind fosterer agreed to take her into their own home until she could come to DBARC to find a permanent loving home.
She is just a youngster, with no history, but with a cheerful and optimistic outlook on life, and who is looking for a new owner who has a similar personality!
She loves her walks, and loves to play, and is good with other dogs but has not lived with cats.
As with any dog of Suki's age, training classes will be an essential part of her new life.
As we don't know if she has lived with children, we would not wish to place her with youngsters under 10 years.
Suki is a busy little girl who will need lots of fun, lots of cuddles, and company most of the time.





Gabby  

GABBY

BOOKED SUBJECT TO HOME CHECK

					
BREED		SPRINGER X SETTER
AGE ? 2 Years
SEX Female (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Black & White
DETAILS
Gabby is a very pretty girl, and has a sweet nature to match her good looks!
Given into a dog pound as being simply unwanted, she has been in a foster home while waiting to come to DBARC to find a new home.
Her fosterer says she is a really good girl, very eager to please and quick to learn. She is good with all other dogs, and enjoys their company.
She is good on the lead, and although she can pull a bit at first due to excitement on a walk, she soon settles down. Some further training will help her here.
Gabby is quite an active girl, so will certainly need lots of walks and exercise.
She has not lived with children, but has a very nice nature so we would be happy to place her with children over 10 years.
She will need company most of the time.





Mattie 

MATTIE

BOOKED SUBJECT TO HOME CHECK

					
BREED		WESTIE CROSS
AGE ? 2 Years
SEX Male (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION White
DETAILS
This poor little dog was given into a dog pound because his owners were emigrating.
As this could hardly have been an overnight decision, it would have been kinder if they had tried to find him a new home, or failing that to have given him to a rescue organisation so that we would have had the advantage of knowing of his past history, his likes and dislikes, and so the whole massive change in his life would have been less of an ordeal.
He was very depressed at first, but does now seem to have come to terms with his loss, and is a sweet, friendly little dog who now just needs to find his own special someone to love and trust again, someone who won't just discard him like a chattel.
As we have no details from Mattie's past, we would not wish to place him with children under 10 years, although he does seem to be friendly with everyone.
He is good with other dogs, but we have no idea how he would be with cats or small animals, and terrier types can be risky with small creatures.
Mattie walks well on the lead, and is good in the car.
He is looking for a loving, permanent home, and as with any young dog, will need company most of the time.





Charlie  

CHARLIE

BOOKED SUBJECT TO HOME CHECK

					
BREED		TERRIER TYPE
AGE ? 9 Months
SEX Male (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION White & Brown
DETAILS
Charlie was given up for rehoming by his family when they discovered they were expecting a baby.
It is so sad when animals lose their homes in this type of circumstance, as there is good advice available from both animal behaviourists and also from midwives as to how one can safely and happily have babies and pets under the same roof, and of course many people achieve this.
But Charlie didn't even get the chance. Frustrating although this is, it is perhaps better for Charlie to have the chance to find a more loving and understanding home while he is still young and adaptable.
Like most terrier types, Charlie is a busy, bright little chap who loves human company and who will need an interesting and active lifestyle.
He has not lived with small children, and whilst he is young enough to learn, he would probably do better in an adult household where he will get the time and attention that he has been lacking.
He will need training classes, and training in the home, and company most of the time.





Lucy  

LUCY

BOOKED SUBJECT TO HOME CHECK

					
BREED		BORDER TERRIER TYPE
AGE ? 4 Years
SEX Female (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Tan
DETAILS
Dear little Lucy was taken from a very abusive home by the Dog Warden, and was so depressed, and in such a bad condition that the Vet wondered if it would be kinder to put her to sleep.
However, a loving fosterer offered to take her home and just give her a few days of spoiling and affection before the deed was done.
Well, quite miraculously, Lucy brightened up immediately in this caring environment! In just a few days, the Vet totally revised his opinion and soon, with decent food, some baths for her sore skin and lots of TLC that she had probably never known the like of, Lucy was a transformed dog and is now a cheerful and gentle little darling who is ready to find a loving home where she can continue to improve and thrive, bless her.
Lucy has not lived with children and we feel she deserves to be in an adult home where she can get all the attention and care lavished on her, not something easily done with youngsters around.
She is a darling girl who has known the worst of lives, and who now needs to have the best of everything.
She bears no grudge against humans for all she has endured, and it is a real testament to her wonderful personality that all she want is to love and be loved.





Honey  

HONEY

BOOKED SUBJECT TO HOME CHECK

					
BREED		LABRADOR TYPE
AGE ? 1 Year
SEX Female
DESCRIPTION Yellow
DETAILS
Poor Honey has been the victim of the most callous cruelty, and is only here today due to a miracle.
She very nearly starved to death, because her despicable former owners moved out of their rented accomodation and simply left her in the house.
It was only due to sheer luck that over two weeks later, the owner of the property decided to go to see what needed to be done to it before it was put up for rental again, and one can only imagine his horror when he went inside and found Honey collapsed and literally at death's door.
He rushed her to a Vet, and she was given immediate emergency care, and her life was saved.
She is still underweight, but is improving steadily, and now this sweet darling just deserves a loving home where she can put her dreadful ordeal behind her.
Honey has no long term history, but she is a young dog, very loving and just wants to be friends with everyone.
She is good with other dogs, but as we know nothing of her past, we would not wish to place her with children under 10 years.
As she is a youngster, training will be essential as it is highly unlikely she has ever had any attention of any value.
She needs lots of cuddles, lovely walks and kindness, and company most of the time.





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