Staffie & Stray Rescue

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Albert Needs a Home

About Albert

My Name Is… Albert

I Am… Approximately 12 years old – I was not microchipped when I arrived so we have estimated

Can I be rehomed with other dogs? No

Can I live with cats? No

Can I live with children? 12+

I am looking for… A foster or forever home


Albert was found as a stray and unclaimed. He was no microchip so there was no way of trying to make contact with an owner. We don’t even know his real name, our kennel team named him Albert. He arrived with a haematoma in his ear and an eye infection. He was very confused and disorientated in kennels. After a lot of time and effort in getting his health under control, Albert was rehomed earlier this year. Very sadly he is now being returned.


Hi, I’m Albert. I am also nicknamed “Bert” or “Bertie” for short!

I’m a Staffie Cross and on the larger side (25kg)

Life has recently been pretty tough going for me, a man of my age shouldn’t have had to go into kennels! However, I am very pleased to say that a lovely foster home came forward which got me out of kennels and gave me the best opportunity to decompress. I am very calm and gentle soul. I am no trouble. Everyone who meets me falls in love.

I have experienced the groomers with my foster home and I was no trouble!

I’m quite a character and I do like the bark a lot when I want to tell you something! My favourite things are snoozing, eating treats and chewing on a bone!

I am in good general health for an older dog. I have been diagnosed with dry eye and I am on medication for life, however this cost will be covered by the rescue for life. I have been very good being handled at the vets. I very much still enjoy my walks and can easily walk 30-60 minutes at a time, I love to have a good sniff! I walk well on the lead but can pull if I spot a cat!

I also enjoy canine enrichment activities, such as foraging for food when it’s scattered around the garden.

I do attach quite quickly and will be a little shadow if you decide to take me on! I love cuddles and would sit on your lap all day if I could! I look like a big teddy bear!

A quieter household would suit me best to help me settle. I have been moved around a lot which makes it harder for me to settle each time.

Due to my age, I come with a reduced adoption fee of £150.

Enquire about me today!


I will walk past dogs politely and I am generally social with other dogs


I am looking for:

  • A foster or forever home
  • A pet free home
  • I can live with children aged 12+

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Help us find Albert a home!

Do you have a home for Albert?

We are looking for foster families and adoptive families.

We do ask foster homes to be within an hour’s drive of Bournemouth foster homes will be expected to drive back to our vets in Bournemouth and to meet with prospective new homes.

We rehome to adoptive families within a 2 hour driving radius of Bournemouth. (maximum 2hrs,20 minutes for the perfect applicant willing to travel) Please DO NOT ask if we make exceptions further and look at other rescues covering your area if we do not.

A home check and a vet check is required, with a £250 adoption fee (or £400 for puppy adoption under 1 year), which contributes partially to kennel fees, vaccinations, microchipping, spay/neutering, flea/worming treatment and other veterinary costs. This adoption fee will contribute to the care of all our dogs.

We have a thorough rehoming programme to prepare you and your dog for each other. We also offer help and support for you both in the future. Learn about responsible ownership or contact us if you have any questions.

If you are considering fostering or permanently rehoming a dog, then please print off and complete one of the forms below:

Please note: We only rehome within a 2 hour driving radius of the Bournemouth area and do not place dogs in homes with children under the age of 6.

Apply by Email

Please print out the form and scan it in after filling it out. Email your completed form to us at

Apply by Post

Please email to ask for our postal address.

Other ways to help

If you can’t offer a home there are still loads of ways to help our dogs.

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