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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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Shivvy    

SHIVVY

					
BREED		COLLIE TYPE
AGE ? 6 Years
SEX Female (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Black & White
DETAILS
Shivvy was adopted from DBARC 5 years ago - and has sadly been returned to DBARC after nipping a child who was visiting her home. At the time Shivvy was recoving from an accident on her tail and had her tail heavily bandaged - so we feel that Shivvy was not to blame for this as her tail was probably still uncomfortable.
Sadly - her previous owners did not feel the same way, and had decided it was better to put her to sleep, something we just would not allow poor girl. It is not the first time the family have wanted to part with her, and not the 1st time they have thought about putting her to sleep So Shivvy has come in to DBARC.
She is looking for owners who will understand collie behaviour - and will not put her in a position where she can get herself into trouble. Allowing a child to be so close to a dog unsupervised, especially when the dog has an injury we feel is very irresponsible, and this human error could have cost this dog her life. She has in the past nipped at postmen & delivery drivers - so again making sure she cannot get to them will also prevent this happening - we again feel all part of responsible dog ownership.
Shivvy has lived with cats, and is OK with most dogs but can object to some!
We would obviously not want to home her with children under 12 years either resident or regularly visiting (she does currently live with children younger than this - but better safe than sorry!)
Shivvy has done agility in the past which she really enjoys, so would benefit from using her busy brain in a productive way
We hope Shivvy will soon find a family who will love Shivvy for who she is - a friendly, loveable dog who needs a sympathetic approach, not a one way trip to the vet





Maisie 	Maisie	Maisie

MAISIE

					
BREED		WIRE HAIRED JACK RUSSEL
AGE ? 4 Years
SEX Female (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION White & Brown
DETAILS
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






Robbie

ROBBIE

					
BREED		TERRIER TYPE
AGE ? 18 Months
SEX Male (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Black & White
DETAILS
Cute little Robbie was a stray dog who was never claimed, and was facing an uncertain fate in a dog pound.
Fortunately he came to the attention of an animal welfare volunteer who ensured that he would have a future by arranging for him to come to DBARC for rehoming.
Now he is looking for a loving new home with us, as he is an extremely friendly young chap, good with other dogs, and with people of all ages, although as he has no long-term history, we would not wish to place him with children under 12 years.
He also has no history with cats, but is likely to chase them, and as he is after all a terrier mix, he would not be suitable for a home with felines or with small pets.
Robbie is a happy young dog who will enjoy plenty of walks and fun, and company most of the time.





Roxy Roxy

ROXY

					
BREED		COLLIE TYPE
AGE ? 5 Years
SEX Female (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Black & White
DETAILS
Are you the very special person for this very very special girl? She will melt your heart, but her story will break your heart.

Roxy's former owner was a farmer, and was surrendering her to rescue due to his own ill health.
Fair enough, one would think, but he said nothing about her past. Then, when Roxy was being spayed prior to coming to DBARC, the Vet noticed a problem with one of her hind legs, took an X-ray, which showed very serious damage to one of her hips.
The farmer was contacted. Oh yes, he had forgotten to mention that some time ago, he couldn't even remember what year, he had run her over with his tractor. He didn't even take her to the Vet.
So this poor dog must have suffered agonies with an untreated fracture, which eventually healed to give her a painful and partially disabled leg, and she has struggled on for years like this.
We couldn't get Roxy into the care of our Vets fast enough! Orthopaedic surgery was carried out, with immediate and miraculous results, and now after just a few short weeks, we have a comfortable and fully mobile dog who is already able to use that leg very well, and has now been signed off by our Vet as fit and ready for rehoming.

Roxy is an adorable darling, and it is truly amazing that she has the ability to love and trust humans, as she has only ever known neglect and suffering until now.
She was the model patient, and she is a wonderful dog, but she will need a very special home, as she has a quite understandable terror of motor vehicles. She has never seen road traffic, and the only farm traffic she encountered caused her dreadful injuries.
She will therefore need either a home with lots of land for her to enjoy without ever needing to walk on a road, and/or a loving and patient owner who will help her overcome this very understandable fear. We are working on this at DBARC, and her new owners will need to continue the therpeutic process.
This beautiful dog has a wonderful, loving heart, a gentle and trusting nature, and an endless appetite for cuddles! She is an absolute sweetheart, who has had nothing, asks for nothing, yet has infinite love to give.
If you are able to match this love, and give her all the special care she needs, please come and meet our darling Roxy.





Pixie Dixie Trixie Dixie & Pixie
 

PIXIE, DIXIE & TRIXIE

					
BREED		YORKIE X JACK RUSSELL 
AGE ? 4 Months
SEX All girls
DESCRIPTION Gorgeous!!
DETAILS

THESE PUPPIES ARE ARRIVING AT DBARC ON SATURDAY 7th- THEY ARE NOT AT THE RESCUE NOW!

These 3 little girls were left into a Pound a week before Christmas at 6 weeks of age.
Fearful for their well being, Pound staff contacted a rescue to take the pups as they would be too vulnerable in the Pound. They went immediately into foster care.
They are highly socialised & great fun & will most likely remain small size when adults. They are very happy, super friendly, lovable young pups.
They are trained to newspaper so new owners will need to carry on with their house training and all other training. We do expect that eventually, Trixie may grow into her ears !!
Please know & understand that if you adopt one of these pups she will require your full commitment both to her training & well being & you need to be prepared for all the very hard, though very rewarding, work associated with rearing a young pup through to adulthood and beyond.
Please also be aware that these little darlings have personalities and opinions much, much larger than their physical size! They are terriers through and through, so will be highly intelligent, highly active dogs.
We would like to rehome them to people who are used to terrier temperament, and who do not have small children, as tiny terriers and tiny humans make an impossibly volatile combination.
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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Jamie

JAMIE

BOOKED SUBJECT TO HOME CHECK

					
BREED		TERRIER TYPE
AGE ? 4 Years
SEX Male (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION White & Black
DETAILS
Jamie was originally found as a stray, but was never claimed from the Pound, so eventually he was released to rescue to find a loving new home.
This means we have no long term history for Jamie, and for this reason, although he is friendly with people of all ages, we would not wish to rehome him with children under 12 years.
Jamie walks well on the lead, and travels well in the car.
He has been sharing a kennel with another Terrier boy, but may have been bullied by other dogs when a stray, so would be best rehomed as an only dog.
He is unlikely to be good with cats or small furry animals - he is after all a terrier!
He would love to live with someone who understands cheeky terrier temperament, and who likes an active life. Jamie would like company most of the time, and lots of walks and love.





Jess

JESS

BOOKED SUBJECT TO HOME CHECK

					
BREED		CAVALIER KING CHARLES SPANIEL
AGE ? 8 1/2 Years
SEX Female (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Tri Colour
DETAILS
Jess has sadly come to us because of a relationship break up
She is a very friendly & loving dog who has been raised around children from newborn up to teens
Jess is fine with other dogs, but is not keen on yappy ones as they scare her. She does not like cats
She knows basic commands like 'sit', 'down' etc, and is good when left for reasonable periods on her own
She does pull a little on the lead so is better walked on a harness, and her recall can be a little selective if there is something exciting - she is easily distracted!
Jess is a super, pretty little girl - and we hope it doesn't take her long to find her new forever home





Layla

LAYLA

BOOKED SUBJECT TO HOME CHECK

					
BREED		COLLIE CROSS
AGE ? 2-3 Years
SEX Female (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Tri Colour
DETAILS
Layla has come to us because the family are unable to keep her anymore
She has lived in a home with several other dogs and is very good with them all
She has also been used to living with children - although she is a big girl so kids need to be confident around larger dogs
She will chase cats if given the chance - so a home with no cats or other small furries will be needed
She is fully housetrained and is not destructive in the home. She is used to sleeping in the kitchen
She does pull on the lead, so more training will be needed here - until then the use of an anti-pull harness or head collar will help!
She is a lovely, friendly girl - and we hope she finds herself a loving home very soon





 

RIVERS & INNES

BOOKED SUBJECT TO HOME CHECK

					
BREED		TERRIER TYPES
AGE ? 1-2 Years
SEX Females (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION White & Tan
DETAILS
Rivers and Innes are a sweet little pair of sisters who are looking for a new home because their owner has had to move into residential care where dogs are not permitted.
They are fond of each other, and we would like to try to find them a home together.
Adopting a pair of dogs can be a very successful option, as they settle quickly because they have company they are used to, and it fun and rewarding watching two dogs interact.
Rivers and Innes are good with people of all ages, and are used to having young children visit the home, but as they are also used to living quite peacefully with an older person, and as they are young and playful when out and about, we think they would be better rehomed with children over 10 years.
They are sweet, very friendly, very pretty little girls who have lost their home, the person they loved, and all they are used to, but despite this, they are happy little girls just looking for someone of their own again to love.






BECKER

BOOKED SUBJECT TO HOME CHECK

					
BREED		SMALL CROSSBREED
AGE ? 3 Years
SEX Male (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Black
DETAILS
Becker is just as cute as they come!
He has a sweet little whiskery face, and has a lovely outgoing personality to match his appealing looks! He is a little darling!
He loves everyone, is good with other dogs, walks nicely on the lead, has lovely manners - what a really super little boy, yet he had been handed into a dog pound to face an uncertain fate, just another sadly discarded dog.
Becker is looking for someone to give him lots of love, which he will return many times over!
He loves his walks, and just being a part of all that is going on, so is hoping for a fun-loving new owner.
He loves children, but with no history we would not wish to place him with children under 10 years.
He loves to be around people, so company most of the time for this delightful little darling.






FIZZ

BOOKED SUBJECT TO HOME CHECK

					
BREED		LABRADOR X POINTER
AGE ? 7 Months
SEX Female (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Black
DETAILS
Fizz was saved from the Pound at three months of age, and has been in the care of a rescue organisation with whom we often work.
Poor Fizz has been continually overlooked, for no reason other than her colour! This is a common problem in rescue, yet it seems so very strange to us that people will choose by appearance rather than the nature of the dog, which is obviously far more important.
So she has come to DBARC to find a new owner who understands that it's her lovely, fun, happy personality that matters.
Fizz could do with some further training, as could most dogs of her age. She is good on the lead, and very good with other dogs.
She loves people of all ages, but because she jumps up when greeting, we would not wish to place her with smaller children unless they are extremely confident around dogs.
Fizz is an active young lady, who will need lots of walks and fun, and company most of the time.





Dotty 

DOTTY

BOOKED SUBJECT TO HOME CHECK

					
BREED		PETITE BORDER COLLIE
AGE ? 7 Months
SEX Female (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Black & White
DETAILS
Please click here to read more about the homing requirements for this very special girl





Cagney 

CAGNEY

BOOKED SUBJECT TO HOME CHECK

					
BREED		COLLIE CROSS
AGE ? 1 Year
SEX Female (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Black with white markings
DETAILS
Cagney and Lacey are sisters, but we are not looking to home them as a pair.
Although they are good friends, it is often the case that sibling rivalry can kick in as dogs mature, so it is likely to be in their best interests to be homed individually.
Both are good with other dogs. They are almost identical in looks and temperament. Both girls walk nicely on the lead - although they do love their walks, and like most young dogs, they can be a little excitable to start with, but they soon settle down.
They are loving dogs,and quick learners, and will need and greatly benefit from attendance at dog classes as they have not had much formal training.
They have not lived with children, but would be suitable to live with children over 10 years. They have not lived with cats.
Either of these lovely girls will make a great companion for someone who enjoys a lively, fun companion and who is able to give them company most of the time, as they have obviously been used to having a constant canine friend.





Messi 

MESSI

BOOKED SUBJECT TO HOME CHECK

					
BREED		COLLIE TYPE
AGE ? 5 Years
SEX Male (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Black & White
DETAILS
Beautiful Messi was given up for rehoming because his owner was expecting a baby!
It is quite ridiculous to give away a friend of so many years, who is not known to have any problem at all with children. Dog behaviourists and also many midwives are able to give lots of useful advice for anyone who loves their dog and values the family unit.
Poor Messi, he has done nothing wrong but is now homeless. He is a lovely, friendly dog who is very easy to handle, and very easy to love, and deserves a loving home.
Messi is good with other dogs, but has no history of living with cats.
He is a handsome chap, who enjoys his walks and loves human company, so would like someone around most of the time.





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