Staffie & Stray Rescue

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Barney Needs a Home

About Barney

My Name Is… Barney

I am… 8 Years Old – No Date of birth, year of birth 2013

Can I be rehomed with dogs? No

Can I be rehomed with cats? No

Can I be rehomed with children? Over 12 Years

I am looking for… A foster or forever home



Barney orignally came from a loving home but unfortuntely his needs were not being met and he was not getting on with resident animals in the home. He was adopted a few months ago but due to very sad circumstances leaving his new mum terminally ill in hospital, Barney is back to square one and looking for an emergency foster or forever home.


Barney is a gentle soul who loves nothing more than cuddles, walks and playing ball. He prefers shorter walks as his legs can get quite sore, although he thinks he is a younger man!

He is the perfect gentleman when out on walks. He is fearful of other dogs so although he will walk politely past them, he prefers to keep a distance.  Barney knows the command ‘wait’, when crossing roads and he will also ‘sit’ on command.

Barney is happiest when he can have a little play and then have snuggles on the sofa or the bed! He is a real softie who benefits from routine.

He can be left for short reasonable periods of time and he enjoys laying on the sofa and waiting for his humans to come back. He really enjoys human company so would prefer someone to be around most of the time.

Barney has only ever known being able to sleep on his owners bed so we would love to find a forever home who is happy to continue this routine.

He isn’t a big fan of travelling in the car and he is fearful of fireworks like many dogs, but is comforted with a thunder shirt.

Barney is very fussy with food and we believe in the past he has been used to eating human food as he turns his nose up at a lot of dog food and would much prefer some roast beef or buttery toast! We are working to find him some food that he does enjoy!



Barney can be reactive to dogs who appraoch him quickly or attempt to jump on him. He will walk politely past most dogs at more of a distance. He must be kept on lead at all times and in quieter areas as he doesn’t like dogs approaching in close proximity.


I am looking for:

  • A dog experienced home
  • A home that is experienced in reactive dogs
  • A pet free home
  • A home where children are over the age of 12



Please have a read of our requirements to ensure that you are eligible to apply here:

Application forms can be found at the bottom of this link and emailed to

Home checks, Vet checks and Adoption fees apply.

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We are looking for foster families and adoptive families. We do ask foster homes to be within an hour’s drive of Bournemouth as the dogs in foster use our local vets and foster homes will be required to bring the foster dog back to us for any medical treatments.

We rehome to adoptive families within a 2 hour driving radius of Bournemouth. A home check and a vet check is required, with a £200 adoption fee, 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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