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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!)



AGE ? 12 Weeks
SEX 3 Boys & 4 Girls
DESCRIPTION Very Gorgeous!!
Click Here to read about these adorable little puppies looking for their forever homes

Galaxy Galaxy


AGE ? 1 Year
SEX Male (Neutered)
Galaxy was given up for rehoming because he is a friendly dog who tends to jump up when greeting, and he kept knocking the small children in the family down!
Perhaps it would have been preferable not to get a puppy with small children, or perhaps it would have been possible to train him not to jump up. But once again, a lovely dog became homeless due to a perfectly forseeable situation.
Galaxy just needs some basic training, plenty of exercise and fun - in fact the normal lifestyle for any young dog that is a cross of two active breeds.
We would like to find him a home where he will have the love and understanding he has clearly not enjoyed to date, and due to his past, we would not want to rehome him with children unless they are used to dogs and confident around them.
Galaxy is a bright dog who loves to learn, and loves his walks and games.
He will make a super companion for anyone who enjoys an active lifestyle, and who can give him company most of the time.

Kaiser Kaiser Kaiser      


AGE ? 5-6 Years
SEX Male (Neutered)
Meet the very gorgeous Kaiser!
He is a lovable, affectionate, very handsome big fellow.
His former owner suffered a medical catastrophe and had to urgently re home both Kaiser and another family dog, as he could no longer look after them. Kaiser is very people friendly & he is a very mannerly dog.
He also shared his life with a female Rottweiler x German Shepherd who was his best pal.
Kaiser is excellent travelling in the car & happy to just be with you as much as possible, which is typical of the GSD breed.
He is strong on the lead, but due unfortunately to the nature of his owner's condition he has missed out on daily walks for quite some time, so he is looking for a home where he will have lots of exercise and love.
He has not lived with children, so we would not wish to place him with youngsters under 10 years. He will need company most of the time

Ollie Ollie  Ollie  


AGE Born 30/11/12
SEX Male (Neutered)
Ollie has come to us because he is not getting on with the other male dog in the home. He is fine with most dogs when he is out on his walks
Ollie is a bright, affectionate dog who loves having company, walks and plenty of attention. He will need a patient and understanding home as he can be a little anxious at times, and is not happy being left for long periods on his own
He has been brought up with older children, so kids over 12 years should be fine. He does NOT like cats or other small furries!
He is good out on his walks and comes back when called, and he is good travelling in the car
He is ideally looking for a home where somebody is home most of the day with him, and a home without and other pets



AGE ? 1 Year
SEX Male (Neutered)
Mork, along with Mindy who is probably his mother and who is also being rehomed by DBARC, was handed into a dog pound as unwanted, but no history was given by the former owner.
Mork found this experience beyond terrifying, so the Pound staff immediately contacted an experienced animal rescuer who then fostered them both in her own home while Mork regained his confidence, and while they were prepared to come to DBARC for rehoming.
Mork has come on in leaps and bounds in his foster home, and although he remains a slightly timid chap, he is starting to realise that life and humans can be fun!
He is a very playful and active dog once he gets to know you, so will need an owner able to give him plenty of fun and exercise, but also some further training to help him bond with his new people.
As he is a sensitive dog, we would not wish to place him with children under 12 years, and as with any young dog, he will need company most of the time.



AGE ? 2 Years
SEX Female (Neutered)
Mindy, along with Mork who is probably his mother and who is also being rehomed by DBARC, was handed into a dog pound as unwanted, but no history was given by the former owner.
Both dogs were then taken into a foster home to be prepared for coming to DBARC to find new homes.
Unlike timid little Mork, Mindy is a very outgoing and confident dog, with a typical feisty terrier personality.
She loves everyone, and loves attention, but can be a bit pushy with other dogs so would be best as an only pet.
She will need an active home to suit her energy, and as she has no long term history, we would not wish to place her with children under 12 years. Mindy will need company most of the time.



AGE ? 20 Months
SEX Male (Neutered)
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 recently adopted, but has sadly been returned as he is too rough & lively with the son
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.

Holly Holly Holly 
Holly Holly Holly


AGE ? 6 Years
SEX Female (Neutered)
Holly was recently adopted, but has been returned as her adopters say they cannot cope with her while out on walks. Apparently she barks a lot at other dogs, and was aggressive with a dog who visited her home.
Schnauzers can be very vocal - particularly while on the lead, so we think this is what she was doing - and with the dog in her home, proper introduction outside first may have prevented this
Back at DBARC she has met a group of 3 other schnauzers with no problems at all, and has also been on walks with some active, very dominant collies - again with no problems off or on the lead.
Holly is looking for a new loving home without children. She loves cuddling on the sofa and going for walks. She is full of energy and loves to play, tennis balls are her favourite toy.
She can be shy and nervous meeting new people but quickly warms towards them.
Mini Schnauzers are a non-moulting breed so will require regular professional trimming.
Holly is a dear little dog, who will make a super friend for anyone able to give her a child-free environment, lots of love, and company most of the time.

Darcy Darcy



AGE ? 2 Years
SEX Male (Neutered)
Darcy was surrendered to a dog pound by his owner, who has emigrated to the USA.
However, he found the noisy pound environment truly terrifying, so a rescue helper took him home to foster until he could come to DBARC to find a loving new home.
His fosterer has found him to be the perfect house guest, very affectionate and anxious to please.
He has had some basic training, and is an all round good dog, and good with other dogs.
We have no idea how he would be with cats, and he has not lived with small children, so we would not wish to place him with youngsters under 10 years.
Darcy loves his walks, and loves to be cuddled and groomed and admired!
He will need lots of TLC, and company most of the time.




AGE ? 2 Years
SEX Male (Neutered)
Benson was saved from a dog pound, and taken into a foster home where he has been cared for and rehabilitated over the past few months, as it was very obvious that this wonderful, and very handsome dog had endured a dreadful past.
Initially in the foster home he was too terrified to even walk, and would literally crawl on his belly to get around. He was continually fearing abuse from humans, but luckily for Benson, he was with a truly amazing fosterer.
With compassion and kindness, and the example of other dogs, Benson has steadily regained his trust and is now a gentle and loving dog with wonderful manners.
He is house trained, crate trained, and good in every way, and is a truly adorable dog who loves a cuddle.
He will now need a loving and empathic owner to continue to build on this fantastic progress, and to whom Benson really will be the companion of a lifetime.
Benson would live very happily with another dog, but has not lived with cats.
We would not wish to rehome him with children under 12 years, and he will need company most of the time

Mia Mia Mia 



AGE ? 2 Years
SEX Female (Neutered)
The very gorgeous Mia has come to DBARC from another rescue with whom we often work.
Mia was originally an unwanted dog from a pound, but has been fostered in a private home for several month now, enabling us to have a really useful history for this stunning dog.
Mia is an absolute gem, She is a super friendly dog who is good with all other dogs, good with cats, brilliant in the house, good with children, good in the car, good on the lead and with a very reliable recall.
She loves to run free, and will need a lot of exercise, so will suit an owner who enjoys the company of a very active dog, and would be ideal for someone interested in a dog sport such as Flyball or Agility.
She would not be ideal for someone seeking a quiet companion! We also believe that whilst she is good with children, the needs of an energetic young dog are unlikely to be compatible with the needs of a young family, and for this reason would not wish to place her with children under 10 years.
Mia is a really sociable girl, so would be very happy to join a household with another friendly dog.
She will need an interesting and active lifestyle, and company most of the time.