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...

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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...

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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...

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Character: Rascal is a medium sized 2 and a half year old Rottweiler / collie cross who came to ABRAR from a Bosnian rescue. He is a very special bright and happy boy who is full of beans. Rascal can be wary of strangers initially. It takes some time for him to trust...

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    Name: Noah Sex: Male Age: 6 Location: Blandford Forum Character: Noah is a medium sized 6 year old collie cross breed from Romania who arrived paralysed with fear. He could not be approached and it took many weeks of patience for him to get over this. He...

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    Name: Gala Sex: Female Age: 3 Location: Currently in kennels in Essex Character: Gala is a striking 2 year old Belgium Malinois / German Shepherd cross. She came into the rescue after she was abandoned,  tied on a short chain barely long enough for her...

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Name: Abbie Sex: Female Age: 8 Location: Portland Character: Abbie is an eight year old staffy cross.  She is quite a small dog for her breed type and is a bit of a softie. Unfortunately, she is not keen on cats or other dogs but like many dogs of this breed, she is...

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Name: Eva Sex: Female Age: 6 Location: Andover Character: Eva is a 6 year old Central Asian Shepherd Dog who is very much a gentle giant. She had been adopted from the rescue just over a year ago, and now finds herself in danger of losing her home again, through no...

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    Name: Terry Sex: Male Age: 18 months - 2 years Location: Blandford Forum Character: Terry is a small, 18 month old cairn terrier/ pug cross. He came into the rescue after being taken to vets by his former owner to be put to sleep as was continually...

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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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