Name: Oscar Sex: Male Age: 11 months Location: SalisburyCharacter: Oscar is a sweet boy with an adorable personality. He came into the rescue after having been abandoned at a pound. He is very friendly and loves people, greeting everyone enthusiastically. He just...

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Name: Luna Sex: Female DoB: 5th March 2019 Location: Blandford ForumCharacter:  Luna is an adorable girl, who is the smallest of a litter of four pups born to a lovely dog that had been abandoned at a pound a fortnight before she gave birth. She may be little but that...

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Name: Delilah Sex: Female DoB: 5th March 2019 Location: Blandford ForumCharacter: Delilah is an adorable girl, who was one of a litter of four pups born to a lovely dog that had been abandoned at a pound a fortnight before she gave birth. Delilah has all of her mum's...

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Name: Jax Sex: Male DoB: 5th March 2019 Location: Blandford Forum Character: Jax  is the largest of the litter of 4 totally adorable puppies. He is a laid back boy who prefers to follow rather than lead.  He is a gentle boy although he does love a bit of...

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Name: Ozzy Sex: Male Age: 10 Location: BournemouthCharacter: Ozzy is a 10 year old Jack Russell crossbreed who is quite an active little chap.  He loves humans and human company, but can be unpredictable with children. Ozzy is rather a clever chap.  He loves his food...

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Name: Miley Sex: Female Age: 15 months Location: YeovilCharacter: Miley is a gorgeous and very sociable 15 months old, medium sized (21 Kg) Huntaway / Labrador cross. She is from working stock but has never been a working dog herself so far, although she does have the...

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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...

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Name: Athos Sex: Male Age: 24 weeks Location: SouthbourneCharacter: 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 playing...

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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,...

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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 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.

Other Pets
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.

Outside Space
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.

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