Adoption story of the month

STORM……a story to warm the heart

This gorgeous 8 year old Dutch shepherd cross, was relinquished to the rescue in July 2018 when her owner’s circumstances changed and they felt Storm was being left home alone for too many hours.

From the very start, she was such a well behaved, gentle dog, and we could not understand why she was not instantly snapped up. But good things come to those who wait….

One rainy Wednesday in March 2019, some prospective adopters were searching to offer a home, and their hearts, to a rescue dog. They had heard about Adam Bailey Rescues and Rehomes, so they decided to have a look at our Facebook page, where they came across the photos and profile of beautiful Storm. They knew straight away that they could give Storm the home she needed, and they felt sure she was a perfect match for them.

Storm’s prospective adopters contacted the rescue through our Facebook direct messenger link.  After it was clear that they met all the rescue’s adoption criteria with flying colours, a visit for them to meet Storm at her foster carer’s home was organised.

The big day came. It was a bit wet and blustery but that didn’t stop Storm and her prospective adopters from having a fantastic time together, playing catch in the big field nearby. It was love at first sight.

The visit was a massive success, so the adopters asked for a home check which was carried out a few days later.  Shortly after that, there followed the final stage of the adoption process – signing the adoption forms. Storm was officially Adopted!

On the day of her adoption, Storm waited patiently for her new family to arrive to collect her, and when they arrived, it was waggy tails and excitement all round!

We are so pleased to report that Storm has made herself right at home with her new family and has already managed to sneak into the bedroom for night time snuggles. If you look at the last two photos of Storm in this gallery, which were taken AFTER she was adopted, she certainly seems to be smiling.  What a perfect ending!!!!


Name: Abbey Sex: Female Age: 2 Location: ShaftesburyCharacter: Abbey is a very sweet 2 year old  lurcher / whippet with an adorable personality. She came onto the rescue from a pound in January with a few injuries that she is being treated for.  She is expected to...

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Name: Beau Sex: Male Age: 10 Location: ShaftesburyCharacter: Beau came into the rescue in January 2019 from a pound.  He is a ten year old Lhasa Apso who was abandoned just before Christmas.  When he was first rescued, he was in very poor condition He...

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Name: Adele Sex: Female Age: 3-4 years Location: Shaftesbury Character: Adele is a very sweet 3-4 year old French bulldog, who came into the rescue in January from a dog pound. She is still being assessed as she has only been with us a few...

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Name: Aramis Sex: Male Age: 4 months Location: Blandford Forum Character: Aramis is a four month old terrier crossbreed puppy who came into the rescue this week, with his sibling Athos,  after having been rescued from a Romanian kill shelter....

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Name: Flossy Sex: Female Age: TBC Location: Wool Character: Flossy is a very sweet and gentle Bedlington terrier / whippet crossbreed. Her foster carer jokes that she thinks Flossy is part kangaroo because she is such a magnificent jumper, who can achieve a 3.5 foot...

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Name: Delilah Sex: Female Age: TBA Location: Sherborne Character: Delilah is a delightful little Jack Russell Terrier bitch.  We are not yet sure of her age as we are still awaiting her paperwork, but she appears to be quite young and spirited. She absolutely loves...

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Name: Emmy Sex: Female Age: 7 years (approx) Location: Shaftesbury Character: Emmy is a small terrier crossbreed who came into the rescue this week.  She is a very quiet, sweet girl who is a little overweight at the moment.  She is very food oriented which is useful...

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Name: Leni Sex: Male Age: 7 months Location: Blandford Forum Character: Leni is a very sweet boy who was rescued from a Romanian kill shelter.  He is a collie cross who will grow to be a medium sized dog. He gets on very well with other dogs, cats and children.  He is...

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Name: Alfie Sex: Male Age: 3-4 years Location: Blandford Forum Character: Alfie is a very sweet and appealing boy who is about 3-4 years old.  He is a chi crossbreed who was rescued from a Romanian kill shelter. He gets on well with other dogs, and loves attention...

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