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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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(Not cross-shredded, thank you!)

Smudge & Sid Smudge & Sid


AGE ? 3 & 7 Years
SEX Males (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Black and Black & White
Sid & Smudge have come to us because their owner is working longer hours and unable to give them the time & attention they need
We would ideally like these two dogs to be rehomed together
Sid is the Cockerpoo. He loves having his tummy scratched, and his best thing in the world is to play ball! Sid is pretty good on the lead. He is good with other dogs, but was attacked a few months ago and still gets a bit worried if big dogs come running towards him. A very loving an cheeky boy
Smudge is the Blue Roan Cocker Spaniel. He is very loving and likes to be stroked and curled up next to you. Enjoys playing with his teddy and chasing balls. He knows his basic commands. Loves going for walks - does pull a little on the lead but is a good boy. Smudge does have separation anxiety so will need an owner who is with him much of the time as he will howl & bark when left on his own
Both dogs have been around children and are fine with them, but Sid particularly is very bouncy so perhaps better with slightly older children



AGE ? 7 Years
SEX Male (Neutered)
Toby was adopted from DBARC at the beginning of the year, but has sadly had to come back into kennels as one of his owners is too ill to care for him anymore - with many carers etc coming into the house which Toby is finding quite hard to deal with
Toby is a typical, cheeky terrier boy. He hates cats, and if he sees something like birds etc in his garden he will have to chase! He will need a safe & secure garden as he will try to get out if you don't keep an eye on him - typical terrier behaviour!
He is quite a sensitive boy, and we would not wish him to go to a home where there are any children either resident or regularly visiting. He needs a home where the family preferably have experience of feisty terrier temperaments, and a home with a relaxing and constant routine as he will not do well with a lot of upset in the home
In the right home this little man will do very well - we hope he finds it very soon bless him


AGE ? 4 1/2 Months
SEX 2 Girls & 4 Boys
DESCRIPTION Totally adorable!
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Tilly Tilly Tilly   


AGE ? 2 Years
SEX Female (Neutered)
Tilly was found as a stray and taken to the dog pound, but sadly was never reclaimed and so has come to DBARC to find a loving permanent home.
Tilly is a very friendly girl, and walks nicely on the lead.
She is good with other dogs, but like most Springers, she is a lively, bouncy girl who will need an active lifestyle, some further training, and an owner who is used to spaniel temperament, and who understands that behind those melting brown eyes there is a busy brain ticking away!
As we have no long-term history for Tilly, we would not wish to home her with children under 10 years.
She will need plenty of exercise, and company most of the time.

Sully Sully Sully   


AGE ? 8 Months
SEX Male (Neutered)
Sully was in a very poor state when saved from a grim fate in a dog pound, and taken into a foster home to recover, and eventually to be prepared to come to DBARC to find a permanent loving home.
His foster family included other dogs, cats and young children, and with everyone Sully has been friendly and loving.
His fosterers found him to have an exceptionally gentle nature, a sweet young dog who is just desperate to please and to be praised and loved.
He is a really super boy, a lovely looking dog with a temperament as good as his appearance.
Sully will make a wonderful dog. He is just a youngster, so will need further training, as he is also a very smart dog who loves to learn.
An active young chap, he will need plenty of walks, and company most of the time.
He has lived very happily with children, so we would be happy to place him with children over 10 years who are comfortable with dogs.

Bobby Bobby    


AGE ? 9 Months
SEX Male (Neutered)
This lovely young fellow has been let down a few times in his short life to date and ended up dumped and straying.
Fortunately, he was taken in by an experienced fosterer while waiting to see if he would be claimed, and when this didn't happen, she continued to foster him in her own home until it was possible for him to come to DBARC for rehoming.
Here is what she has to say about her handsome house guest!
"Bobby is a very happy & fun loving adolescent pup.
He is learning quickly & now needs that special owner who will help him to learn a lot more & bring him to training classes.
He gets on very well with other dogs & simply loves people though he would be a bit too active around young children.
Bobby will need an experienced home where he will have company most of the time.
He is a lovely affectionate fellow who loves cuddles & attention."

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 ? 3 Years
SEX Male (Neutered)
Taz was the spoilt "baby" of a young couple who have had him since a young puppy, purchased from a breeder.
Sadly for Taz, when a human baby joined the pack, his owners decided he would have to go. It is so sad when this happens.
Taz had done absolutely nothing wrong, and there is so much good advice to be had to enable animals to stay in their homes, safely and happily, when a baby arrives.
Taz is a super friendly dog! He loves everyone, and is good with other dogs too, but has not lived with cats.
Like most young Boxers, he is a bouncy bundle of energy and fun, so would suit someone used to the breed.
He also needs some further training, and will need an active lifestyle, and company most of the time.
As he is a typically boisterous Boxer boy, we would not wish to place him with children under 10 years unless they are very used to dogs




AGE ? 18 Months
SEX Female (Neutered)
Maggie was picked up as a stray with 3 other Labrador type dogs, and taken to a dog pound
It was very surprising that the owner never came forward for the dogs, as they were all in fantastic condition. One can only assume that some catastrophic event occurred and forced them to abandon the dogs, and of course none of them were chipped or with any ID.
Maggie is a cuddle monster, very happy and bouncy, she walks well on the lead and travels well in the car.
She is very friendly with people and dogs, interested but not bothered by cats.
With a bit of training she will make an ideal family dog although she would be too lively for young children, so we would not want to place her with youngsters under 10 years.
She will need an owner used to larger dogs, and who is ready to take her to dog school.
She will need company most of the time.



AGE ? 5 Years
SEX Male (Neutered)
Freddie is a bundle of energy & fun. He lived in the same home since a pup & has grown up with other dogs.
His owners are re homing him due to their personal circumstances, and not due to any fault of his own.
Sadly, he has also not received much attention or love lately, so he is looking for a kind, understanding owner who is used to small dogs, to help him realise that life can be good again
Freddie's coat will need regular attention. He walks on lead but does not have good recall so it is strongly advisable to keep him on lead when out for walks.
He is a handsome little fellow & did grow up with children , but as he will be going in to a new home it would be sensible for him to be homed with older children now at this stage of his life, so we would not wish to place him with youngsters under 10 years.
Freddie has been a sad and lonely dog recently, so we would like him to have a home where he will have company most of the time.

Alex & Annie Alex & Annie   



AGE ? 5 Months
SEX Male & Female
Although Alex and Annie are almost certainly siblings, and are good friends, we will NOT be seeking a home for them as a pair. Rearing two youngsters is quite tricky, and sibling rivalry can often kick in as they mature, so they are better off with a loving home each.
Alex and Annie have been enjoying a happy life in a loving foster home whilst waiting to come to DBARC, and here is what their fosterer has to say about them:
"They are probably brother and sister, were taken to the pound as strays and not reclaimed.
They are 2 of the nicest, calmest pups I have met for a long time. Very good in the house, they are in foster with dog savvy children, cats, dogs and even a rabbit and guinea pig.
Alex can be a bit greedy with food but apart from that they are just perfect!
They travel well in car, bit lively on lead but training will sort that out."

These lovely dogs will need owners willing to devote time and effort to their training.
They will need company most of the time, as would any dog of their age.