BUSTER

BUSTER

Name: Buster Sex: Male Age: 2-3 Location: Yeovil Character: Buster is a 2-3 year old French Bulldog who is full of personality! He loves to play ball and is very gentle when you take the ball from him. He doesn't like cats so cannot live with any. He also loves to...

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LUCAS

LUCAS

Name: Lucas Sex: Male Age: 2 Location: WarminsterCharacter: Lucas is a handsome 2 year old Collie cross breed. He is typical of his breed in that he likes to nips especially when he is playing. He is good with other dogs but does prefer females. He cannot be rehomed...

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CLIO

CLIO

Name: Clio Sex: Female Age: 5 Location: Salisbury Character: Clio is a 5 year old Staffy cross who is good with other dogs, cats and children. She walks really well on her lead and loves to play with a tennis ball. Type of home required: Clio is currently under...

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PADDY **PENDING ADOPTION**

PADDY **PENDING ADOPTION**

Name: Paddy Sex: Male Age: 5 Location: DorsetCharacter: Paddy is a lively 5 year old Springer Spaniel cross Labrador. He follows commands well and is great with other dogs. He is fine with cats indoors but will chase them outside. Type of home required: Paddy is...

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SWEETIE

SWEETIE

Name: Sweetie Sex: Female Age: 6/7 Location: Gillingham Character: Sweetie is a very clever girl who knows lots of tricks and is fully house trained! She is not a destructive girl at all and loves playing with toys. Sweetie is full of love and wants to please. Type of...

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BONZO

BONZO

Name: Bonzo Sex: Male Age: 5 Location: GillinghamCharacter: Bonzo is a large cross breed rescued originally from Romania. He is good with other dogs and loves to play although he can play rough with other males. He is good with children who are older and sensible....

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BUDDY

BUDDY

Name: Buddy Sex: Male Age: 6 months Location: Character: Buddy, one of Gingers puppies has returned to the rescue through no fault of his own. He is a very lively boy and a typical bull breed. He loves other dogs and will play enthusiastically with them. He is quite a...

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CHARLIE SMILES

CHARLIE SMILES

Name: Charlie Smiles Sex: Male Age: 12 Location: Gillingham Character: Charlie Smiles as we've named him because of his huge smile is a 12 year old staffie cross breed. This mature chap is good with children providing they are respectful and are made aware that he...

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BEAR

BEAR

Name: Bear Sex: Male Age: 1 Location: Essex Character: Bear is a 1 year old crossbreed from Romania. Bear loves playing with other dogs and although he can be vocal to strangers is not reactive to adults. Bear is fearful of children and will not be rehomed with them....

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RALPH

RALPH

Name: RalphSex: MaleAge: 2Location: Currently in kennels in Essex. Character: Ralph came into the rescue as an emergency to prevent him being put to sleep.  He is a two year old springer spaniel cross who has boundless energy. He has not had the training he should...

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Homing Requirements

At ABRAR, as with many rescues, we have re-homing prerequisites. These are specifically intended to ensure the dogs we re-home are going into an environment where they will be safe and cared for. The requirements also ensure that the dog is suited to the new owners, especially where there are children or other pets in the home.

All adoptions will be subject to a home check to ensure the following requirements are met:

Children
Sadly, not all dogs are child friendly and able to be re-homed with children. Some dogs might only suitable for homes with children above a certain age, not because they are unfriendly, indeed usually it is for the opposite reason, they are sometimes over friendly, so small children can be knocked over and hurt. If you have children at home or visiting on a regular basis, please ensure you check the dogs’ profile for suitability.

Other Pets
Not all dogs are cat and bunny friendly. Some dogs would not happily share a home with another dog. This information will be included in the dogs’ profile, so do check them. The profiles are intended to protect the dog and and other resident pets.
If you have other resident dogs in your household, these must be neutered/spayed before you can be apply to adopt one of our rescue dogs. We will not re-home any of our dogs with other ‘intact’ dogs.

Outside Space
All our dogs must have direct access to a secure, attached, outside space. This is considered necessary for the dogs welfare and safety. It does not need to be a huge area, but it must be suitable for the size and breed of the dog you are thinking of adopting.

Lifestyle
Matching a dog to your lifestyle is critical to a successful adoption. When it comes to exercise, different dogs have different needs, but they all need be taken for a walk. Some dogs are quite happy to have a quick run around the door mat and chase the odd ball, weather permitting. Others need lots of physical exercise come rain or shine. Please be realistic about the amount of exercise you can provide as selecting the wrong dog can cause misery for both dog and owner, and can result in the dog being returned to the rescue.

Having a full time day job may not necessarily exclude you from adopting, but a dog must not be left unattended for any longer than 4 hours. Remember that these are rescue dogs and many come with ‘baggage’. Some may suffer from separation anxiety and if they are to build bonds with their adoptive owners, it can be damaging for them to be left alone for hours on end. Some may also be destructive if left alone for too long. 

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