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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)






WE NEED HELP WITH FRUIT & VEG FOR OUR GUINEA PIGS!
We have taken in a massive amount of Guinea Pigs which are costing us a lot of money to feed!
If you can help us by donating us some fruit & vegetables for them - we would be very grateful!



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.





 
Jack Jack Jack

JACK

					
BREED		TERRIER CROSS
AGE ? 4-6 Years
SEX Male (Believed Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Black & White
DETAILS
Click here to see Jack's video
Jack was found frantically racing along a remote road, and it is likely that he was chasing after a callous individual who had just abandoned him, not realising that they would never stop for him.
Eventually he was apprehended by a kindly person who was able to comfort him and get him into a rescue care situation.
Technically a stray, every effort was made to find his owner but perhaps predictably, nobody came to claim him.
Jack is a lovely dog, gentle and good-natured, and friendly with everyone he meets, and with other dogs.
He is likely to have some confidence issues after being heartlessly abandoned, so will need to learn that his new owners will come and go, but will always come back to him.
He has learned that car journeys will not normally end in the horrible way he first feared, so will soon blossom once he realises his new humans are his for keeps, bless him.
As he has no long-term history, we would not wish to place him with children under 12 although he appears very affectionate with people of all ages.






 
Chance Chance Chance

CHANCE

					
BREED		TERRIER CROSS
AGE ? 7 Year
SEX Male (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Tan
DETAILS
Click here to see Chance's video
Chance has come to us because his owner couldn't cope with him. A member of the family took him on and has been caring for him, but the neighbours have started complaining, insisting he is rehomed
He is a very timid little guy, scared & nervous of strangers - he is looking for a kind & gentle, quiet home with no young children
Although he barks at strangers, he has never been aggressive to people, it is just a fear thing with him as people have not been kind to him in his early years
He is very well behaved, totally housetrained and good in the home.
Once he gets to know you he is very loving, cuddly & affectionate. He can do tricks like paw, catch a ball, sit and roll over
He is good on a lead and will sit by the side of the road. He heals well - but does become stressed in a busy, noisy environment
We hope poor Chance finds himself his perfect, quiet home soon as kennel life is going to be very stressful for him. Good luck Chance






 
Dolly Dolly Dolly

DOLLY

					
BREED		? TERRIER CROSS COLLIE
AGE ? 3 Years
SEX Female (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Brindle & White (one eyed!)
DETAILS
Click here to see Dolly's video
Dolly was in an awful condition when she came into rescue after being dumped in a bog with 5 other dogs, she had very sore skin though having mange & claws like talons.
She has a docked tail & is blind in one eye which the vet said is due to an old, untreated injury. We have since had her eye removed as it was of no use to her, and was at risk of ijury
She had been neglected for a long time and used for breeding. Fortunately for Dolly, she was taken in by an very experienced fosterer who, over many months, restored this gentle little dog to full health, and also restored her faith in human beings.
Her fosterer says:
"Dolly is a sweet dog who loves affection and attention, going for walks and a comfy bed, she travels well in the car and is good walking on lead.
She is good with dogs but does not like them barking at her (I have a gobby shepherd..!). Not recommended with cats.
Dolly deserves a home of her own now that will spoil her and give her the love she has never had, perhaps with older children and maybe matching another dog for company."






 
Barney 

BARNEY

					
BREED		COLLIE CROSS
AGE ? 18 Months
SEX Male (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Tri Colour
DETAILS
This fellow is lucky to have made it out of a dog pound as the manager of same was unhappy because he was barking and had decided to "eliminate" the problem by having the dog destroyed.
Fortunately a rescue person was notified of his plight and Barney was saved from certain destruction.
He is a very happy young fellow. Settles in to a walk on lead after initially pulling, but this is not his fault as poor Barney was given no training at all by any former owner.
As he was a stray we have no background information on him. He is great travelling in a car, though a little nervous of anything new so patience is required with Barney.
He loves human company, but is too active for a home with young children. Training classes would be essential for Barney.
He seems fine around female dogs, nervous of male dogs and unfortunately we have no knowledge of him with cats though it is highly likely he would chase them!
Barney is desperate for love and attention, so will need a home where there is someone around most of the time, and where he will have an interesting and active lifestyle.






 
Lori

LORI

					
BREED		GERMAN SHEPHERD
AGE ? 2 Years
SEX Female (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Black & Tan
DETAILS
Lori was rescued from a pound along with her daughter, quite literally at the last minute. She would have faced a grim fate had a rescue worker not saved her
Since then, whilst waiting to come to DBARC for homing, she has been in an experienced foster home who has this to say about this beautiful girl
"Lori is a very lively girl who will need somebody who is experienced with GSD's
She is very forward and very headstrong. She will benefit from an active home, and an adopter who is prepared to put the effort into training her
She is great with people, but should only be rehomed with older children as she can be very bouncy
I would suggest her only being rehomed with a male dog, or as an only dog
I would not recommend homing her with cats!"






 
Cassie

CASSIE

BOOKED SUBJECT TO HOME CHECK

					
BREED		WESTIE
AGE ? 5 Years
SEX Female (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION White
DETAILS
Little Cassie was apparently a "loved pet" until a human baby arrived in the family, and from that day her happy little life was over.
It's not as if she was any problem with the baby - in fact the two never met, because from the day the baby came home, Cassie was shut out of the house to spend solitary months in the garden and outhouse, never walked or groomed or given any attention at all, but just thrown food and ignored.
Eventually the owners decided to take her on a one-way trip to the Vet. Apart from the fact that the Vet couldn't even tell what sort of dog she was under her dirty, matted coat, he could see no reason to end this little dog's life, and instead had the owners sign her over to him so that she could go into the care of rescue.
Cassie has had to have a very drastic haircut to get rid of her neglected coat, but this will grow back, and in the care of a rescue fosterer, she is already recovering her cheeky Westie temperament, and is ready to find a new and more caring owner.
She is a lovely little dog who just needs some understanding and care.
She is good with other dogs, but has not lived with cats, and has not lived with children, so we would not wish to place her with youngsters under 10 years.






Jamie  

JAMIE

BOOKED SUBJECT TO HOME CHECK

					
BREED		COLLIE CROSS PUPPY
AGE Aprox. 12 Weeks
SEX Male
DESCRIPTION Adorable!
DETAILS
The last one of this adorable litter!
These adorable little babies are full of fun and mischief - and just waiting for a family to call their own!
They are cute & friendly - and absolutely gorgeous
They are collie type pups - so will be bright, intelligent and energetic puppies - so only offer one of them a home if you are ready for the challenge of brining up a livewire of a puppy!
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:






 
Davey 

DAVEY

BOOKED SUBJECT TO HOME CHECK

					
BREED		TERRIER TYPE
AGE ? 2 Years
SEX Male (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION Black & Tan
DETAILS
Poor little Davey was given in to the pound to be rehomed because his owner became terminally ill, and there was nobody in the family able to take the little dog on.
He had obviously been a loved little dog, and for him, the bottom had dropped out of his world.
The pound manager felt so sorry for Davey, and felt he would not rehome from the pound, where he would just sit in the background, yet was so loving and friendly when anyone spent time with him.
So the manager contacted a rescue worker to arrange for a change in Davey's world by coming to DBARC!
Once he comes out of himself, Davey is a bright little chap. He has a sweet and cheeky personality, and will make a great companion for anyone used to terrier temperament.
He has not lived with children, so we would not place him with youngsters under 10 years, and has no history with cats.
We would like him to have company most of the time.






 
Charlie Charlie 

CHARLIE

BOOKED SUBJECT TO HOME CHECK

					
BREED		CAVALIER X POODLE
AGE ? 1 Year
SEX Male (Neutered)
DESCRIPTION White & Grey
DETAILS
Charlie was surrended to rescue because his owners circumstances had changed and they were unable to keep him
They had recently returned from Australia and had brought Charlie with them - so the poor dog had traveled half way around the world only to find himself in rescue
Charlie was understandably very confused and was a little timid when he went into foster whilst waiting for a place at DBARC
However, he is a happy chap and it didn't take him long to settle in and to start enjoying himself playing with the resident dogs, cats & children. He got on really well with all of them, but will chase non dog savvy cats if they run!
Charlie will need a stable, loving home now as he has had a lot of changes in his young life
He will need company most of the time






 
Cara

CARA

BOOKED SUBJECT TO HOME CHECK

					
BREED		GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPY
AGE ? 6 Months
SEX Female
DESCRIPTION Black & Tan
DETAILS
Cara's life was saved with literally minuits to spare.
She and her mother, who has also come to DBARC for homing, were in a dog pound, but their time was up and there was nowhere for them to go.
At the very last minute for these dogs, a rescue worker managed to go in and save them
Since her rescue, Cara has been in the care of an experienced fosterer who says that this sweet little girl is a real diamond of a dog
She is a very confident dog who gets on well with all other dogs, and loves to play and particularly enjoys a bit of rough & tumble!
She walks quite well on the lead for a youngster, and travels well in the car
As with any youngster, she will not remain the pleasant young lady she is unless her adopters raise her properly. She will need training and socialisation and company most of the time






Jessie  Jenny 
Joey Jack   

JESSIE, JENNY, JOEY & JACK

BOOKED SUBJECT TO HOME CHECK

					
BREED		COLLIE CROSS PUPPIES
AGE Aprox. 12 Weeks
SEX 2 Girls & 3 Boys
DESCRIPTION Adorable!
DETAILS
These adorable little babies are full of fun and mischief - and just waiting for a family to call their own!
They are cute & friendly - and absolutely gorgeous
They are collie type pups - so will be bright, intelligent and energetic puppies - so only offer one of them a home if you are ready for the challenge of brining up a livewire of a puppy!
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:






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