Name: Bella Sex: Female Age: 10 months Location: Shaftesbury Character: Bella is a 10 month old English Bull Terrier has just come into the rescue, She is a sweet girl who has settled well. Bella needs a home with an adopter who has experience of the breed and their...read more
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...read more
Name: Athos Sex: Male Age: 24 weeks Location: Southbourne Character: Athos is a small terrier crossbreed, who is about the size of a Jack Russell terrier. He came into the rescue with his sibling, Aramis. Athos is a little reserved to begin with, but he enjoys...read more
Name: Alfie Sex: Male Age: 10 Location: Blandford Forum Character: Alfie is a truly gorgeous Staffy/English Bull terrier crossbreed who, we are told, is 10 years old, although he does not look or act like an old boy. He is absolutely delightful to have around,...read more
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...read more
Name: Pearl Sex: Female Age: 10 Location: Mere, Wiltshire Character: Pearl is an adorable and gentle girl who was rescued from a kill shelter in Romania. She is a medium to large sized crossbreed who loves human company and gets on very well...read more
Name: Chops Sex: Male Age: 2 Location: Currently in kennels in Essex Character: Randy is a lovely boisterous staffie cross. He is still only a relatively young chap and needs lots of exercise. He loves human company. Unfortunately, he does not...read more
Name: Storm Sex: Female Age: 7-8 years Location: Bridport Character: Storm is a medium sized Dutch Shepherd cross. She is a very friendly dog who has previously lived with 2 young children for 6 years and is great with children. She plays well...read more
Name: Rocco II Sex: Male Age: 7 Location: Salisbury Character: Rocco is a seven year old, 70 kilogramme mastiff cross who is in great shape. He is a gentle giant who gets on well with other dogs, and horses. He is good with children too but due to his sheer size...read more
Name: Tyson Sex: Male Age: 4 years Location: Milborne Port Character: Tyson is a 4 year old staffie who is mainly white with brindle patches. This adorable boy has not had the kindest of starts to his life. Tyson has unfortunately been let down on many occasions and...read more
At ABRaR, as with many rescues, we have homing requirements. These are specifically designed to ensure the dogs we 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:
Sadly, not all dogs are child friendly and can not be homed where there are children. Some dogs are only suitable for homes with children above a certain age, not because they are unfriendly, usually it is quite the opposite, they are over friendly, 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.
Not all dogs are cat and bunny friendly. Some dogs will not share a home with another dog. This information will be in the dogs profile, please read this, it is there to protect the dog and your other pets.
If you have other dog/s, to be considered for adopting one of our rescues, your dog/s must be neutered/spayed. We will not home one of our dogs with other ‘intact’ dogs.
All our dogs must have direct access to a secure, attached, outside space. This is considered as necessary for the dogs welfare and safety. This does not have to be acres with room for a pony, but must be suitable for the size and breed of the dog.
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, selecting the wrong dog can cause misery for both dog and owner, this can result in the dog coming back into rescue.
Having a full time day job may not necessarily exclude you from adopting but the dog must not be left unattended for any longer than 4 hours. These are rescue dogs and many come with ‘baggage’, it can be damaging for them to be left alone for hours on end.