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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.

Open daily 11.00am to 1.00pm, and 2.00pm to 4.00pm
(PLEASE NOTE - telephone calls will not be answered at weekends and at busy times - the care of our animals will take priority)



Puppies Puppies

ASHA, SANSA, COSMO, MANUS & NICO

					
BREED		GERMAN SHEPHERD X COLLIE PUPPIES
AGE ? 4 Months
SEX 2 Girls & 3 Boys
DESCRIPTION Black & Tan
DETAILS
Meet the Game of Bones gang !
At the tender age of 7 weeks old these pups were abandoned in a cardboard box ( see photo) outside a closed dog pound. Too terrified to move, the pups stayed in the box until found and considering they were beside a motorway , we are lucky they did not stray.
Today they are strong, fun loving and healthy pups all looking forward to being adopted into caring loving homes.
They have been highly socialised with people, but are too big and strong for homes with young children.
Do not even consider adoption of any of these pups unless you can give him or her your complete commitment, take the puppy to regular training classes and be prepared to give sensible guidance and training at home as the puppy matures to adulthood.
They will all be fairly large sized adults, so please consider if you have the time for daily exercising and all the wonderful chaos that having a large sized pup brings to the home
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:







Elsa

ELSA

					
BREED		TERRIER TYPE
AGE ? 2 Years
SEX Female (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION White & Tan
DETAILS
Sweet little Elsa was given into a dog pound by owners who just didn't want her any more! It is so upsetting that so many dogs just get discarded, like some sort of accessory that is no longer in vogue.
Fortunately, Elsa seems unconcerned about the heartlessness of her former owners, and is ready, willing and able to love people again!
She is equally friendly with other dogs, and became firm pals in the foster home with Izzy, another terrier being rehomed by DBARC, but we are not seeking to home them together as we think they each deserve to be the centre of attention after their abandonment.
Elsa is a busy, happy little dog who just wants to be involved in all that is going on around her.
She loves her walks, likes to meet and greet other dogs and people, and loves to explore.
She is a bright little dog who will benefit from further training to keep her brain occupied. She will need company most of the time.







William 

WILLIAM

					
BREED		POINTER CROSS LABRADOR
AGE ? 4 Years
SEX Male (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Black & White
DETAILS
William is just one happy bundle of fun!
He is a boisterous, happy, playful dog, always ready for a game, whether with people or with other dogs - he is super sociable!
He is outgoing and full of joy. He loves walks too, and is a fun companion, although his lead manners could do with some brushing up!
If you are looking for a happy, extrovert companion, William could be just the dog for you. He would not suit someone looking for a couch potato canine though!
William is too bouncy to be a good mix with children under 10 years. He will certainly need lots of walks and fun, and company most of the time.







Pi 

PI

					
BREED		CROSSBREED
AGE ? 2 Years
SEX Male (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Black & Tan
DETAILS
Pi has come to us as a stray
He is microchipped, but the people he is registered to had sold him on, and the new owners have not updated the records, so we are unable to reunite him with his owner
He is a really friendly boy, and is typical of his breed type - loves to run free and galop around the paddocks, but is equally happy cuddled up on your lap having a fuss!
We do not know much about his background, and although he seems happy with everybody he meets, we would not want to home him with under 12's
His breed type are not renowned for being well behaved around cats and other small furries, so a home without either would be sensible too!







Wilson 

WILSON

					
BREED		BEAGLE CROSS
AGE ? 3-4 Years
SEX Male (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Tan & White
DETAILS
Wilson has come to us as a stray, so we don't know much about his background
He was in a bad way when he was found, covered in fleas and very dirty. All this has now been sorted out bless him, and he is now ready to find himself a loving home
He is a very friendly boy, and likes nothing more than to sit on your lap for a cuddle
As we don't have any history on him, we are looking for a home without young children either resident or regularly visiting
He is a lovely, sweet boy - and we hope he finds himself a loving home very soon







Hunter Hunter Hunter

HUNTER

					
BREED		BEAGLE
AGE ? 2 Years
SEX Male (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Tan & White
DETAILS
Hunter has sadly had to come to DBARC because his owner is too ill to care for him anymore
He is a friendly boy, who enjoys his walks and loves playing ballie
He also enjoys his cuddles!
He is a beagle, and people need to research the breed before offering him a home. They can be a tricky breed if you don't understand them - so do your research first! He is a lovely example of the breed, so will be a wonderful new addition to some lucky family
He is good with other dogs, and has also been comfortable around horses
He has not lived with young children, so we are looking for a home with no under 12's please for him







Rum 

RUM

					
BREED		MINIATURE SCHNAUZER
AGE ? 3 Years
SEX Female (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Salt & Pepper
DETAILS
Rum is a 3 year old ex breeding Schnauzer girl who is quite nervous at present although we are told she has been around older children so we will consider homes where there are older dog savvy children.
Rum has probably never seen the inside of a house so things like the hoover will be very frightening at first but she will come out of her shell with plenty of love and gentle encouragement.
If you have the right home for her please read our ex-breeding information and fill in an adoption form.
Rum is a sweetheart so don't miss this stunning girl.
BEING HOMED VIA MANY TEARS RESCUE, WALES







Kyte 

KYTE

					
BREED		MINIATURE SCHNAUZER
AGE ? 4 Years
SEX Female (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Salt & Pepper
DETAILS
Kyte is a 4 year old exbreeding female Schnauzer.
She is quite a large schnauzer girl who is very nervous. She needs to learn to trust people but is a sweet dog and she will certainly learn given time and patience.
Kyte has never lived in a home before and will need at least one other kind dog in her new home to copy new skills such as house training and walking on a lead. This will also help her to learn that noises like telephones, TVs and hoovers are not to be worried about and where the biscuit jar is!
When Kyte is with her canine friends she is a happy girl and we can glimpse just how fantastic she will be once she has adjusted and learnt to relax with her new family.
If you have the right home for her please read our ex-breeding information and fill in an adoption form.
Rum is a sweetheart so don't miss this stunning girl.
BEING HOMED VIA MANY TEARS RESCUE, WALES







Izzy

IZZY

BOOKED SUBJECT TO HOME CHECK

					
BREED		TERRIER CROSS
AGE ? 2 Years
SEX Female (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION White & Brown
DETAILS
Izzy was an unclaimed stray, facing a grim fate in a dog pound, but luckily she came to the attention of a rescuer, and was taken into foster until she could come to DBARC to find a new permanent home.
In foster, she met and became friends with Elsa, another terrier being rehomed by DBARC, but we are not seeking to place them together as we feel they both need to be the special one to their new owners.
Izzy is sociable with dogs in general, and with people of all ages, although due to the lack of any history, we would not wish to place her with children under 10 years.
Izzy is a clever little dog, and a very active and playful one too! She loves to learn, and would benefit from dog school.
She loves to play, and really enjoys her walks. She is a typical little terrier girl, with an outgoing nature, and a happy personality.
Izzy will need an active lifestyle, and company most of the time.







Baxter 

BAXTER

BOOKED SUBJECT TO HOME CHECK

					
BREED		YORKIE X PATTERDALE
AGE ? 1 Year
SEX Male (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Black & Tan
DETAILS
Young Baxter has come to us because his family is struggling with him.
They have another dog, and he is too boisterous with it - they also have a cat which he tends to jump all over! He is a live wire - so needs a home wanting a very active and lively young dog!
He has not been good with his housetraining - so this will need to be worked on in his new home
He is just a youngster - so needs somebody to be around much of the day for him, particularly important to make sure he goes out to the toilet regularly
He is very lovely, loves tummy rubs and kisses! He has lived with older children with no problems
Training classes will be a must for this bright little chap - we are sure he will excell at doggie school
Terriers are very feisty, active, boisterous little dogs - and Baxter is no exception! Please make sure you have the time and ability to take him on before you consider offering him a home







Hope Hope 

HOPE

BOOKED SUBJECT TO HOME CHECK

					
BREED		COLLIE CROSS
AGE ? 1 1/2 Years
SEX Female (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION White & Tan
DETAILS
Hope was originally a stray dog from a Pound, and was very shut down and traumatized, completely unresponsive to people as she was so totally terrified. Was there any chance at all for a dog as damaged as this?
Well, Hope's Guardian Angel must have been looking down on her, because an amazingly wonderful person agreed to foster her to see if there was any way of helping this poor dog, and this very caring lady decided to just let Hope take things at her own pace.
With love and understanding, and the good example of the resident dog, Hope came to learn that she could trust people again, and her fosterer has worked very hard over the past few months and has now done a truly fantastic job of rehabilitating Hope, who now loves her walks, is good on and off the lead, loves to socialise with other dogs, and has even been to dog training classes, and got on very well, something that would have seemed an impossibility.
Hope is now ready to find a loving permanent home.
Because of her extreme past fearfulness, we would like to place Hope with an experienced and empathic new owner who will continue the fantastic work of her fosterer. She will need a home with a calm canine companion, ideally a neutered male.
It would not be fair to rehome her with children under 12 years.
Hope is a really pretty girl, and has a lovely nature that has enabled her to progress so well.
Now she needs her own special someone so that she can continue to blossom.







Brona Brona 

BRONA

BOOKED SUBJECT TO HOME CHECK

					
BREED		POINTER CROSS
AGE ? 2 Years
SEX Female (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Brown & White
DETAILS
Meet the beautiful Brona!
She has come to DBARC to find a loving new home, having been enjoying the very best of care in a lovely foster home. Her fosterer has found Brona to be a very lovely house guest.
She is affectionate with people of all ages, and exceptionally good with other dogs too.
She has perfect manners in the house and the car, and is great on walks, which she loves.
Brona is a very active girl, so will need an owner who enjoys lots of regular walks and fun.
She will also benefit from some further training, as she is just a youngster and will not remain the extremely lovely girl she is now unless she is given exercise for her active brain and body.
Brona has no history of living with younger children, so would not be ideally placed with children under 12 years unless they are very dog-savvy, as they might find her normal boisterous play a bit much.
Brona will need company most of the time







Miller Miller 

MILLER

BOOKED SUBJECT TO HOME CHECK

					
BREED		SHELTIE CROSS
AGE ? 9 Years
SEX Male (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Black & White
DETAILS
Poor Miller has obviously known a very unpleasant life. He was found straying and taken to a dog pound - but was attached to a chain and lock that he was dragging around with him.
He was never claimed, and was then taken into a loving foster home, where he was initially a bit timid, but once he realised he was now surrounded by love, and getting the best of care, he soon became the loving and adorable boy that is the real Miller!
He is also the perfect gentleman, and is good with everyone, and with other dogs. He is good in the house, good on walks and travels well in the car - he is a really special little guy who just seems to appreciate everything positive in his life now.
Miller has no long term history, so we would prefer to rehome him with children over 12 years, although he is very good with children when he meets them.
He deserves a home where he will be loved and appreciated for the fantastic dog that he is, bless him.







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