Staffie & Stray Rescue

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Ben Needs a Home

About Ben

My Name Is… Ben

I am… Approximately 2 years old (I was not microchipped when I arrived)

Can I be rehomed with other dogs? No

Can I be rehomed with other cats? No

Can I be rehomed with children? Adult only home

I am looking for… A forever home


Ben arrived to us on Valentines Day as part of our ‘Valentines 7.’ This was Staffie and Stray Rescue’s biggest rescue mission to date, where 7 dogs were surrendered from a property.

The majority of these poor dogs have never been outside, never been on a lead, never interacted with other dogs except the pack that they were in and haven’t known more than a few humans before arriving at SSR.
Ben has had a little more life experience compared to some of the other dogs, he struggled in kennels but is now in foster where he is a lot happier and becoming more comfortable.
Ben is a sensitive soul who is looking for a quiet and patient forever home who can give him lots of love and confidence. He hasn’t been out too much previous to arriving at SSR so the world is quite a scary place for him! He will need some time to get to know his forever home and wouldn’t want to feel too overwhelmed with too much fuss to begin with. He is really enjoying his treats!
Ben definitely thinks he is a lap dog and is enjoying having lots of fuss and attention now that he has spent him with his foster home and feels comfortable with his caregiver. He is very sweet natured and really deserves  to be the centre of someones world!
He is also house trained.
Please check back soon for more information.
Ben is still continuing assessments as he has not long been with us. He will walk past dogs OK and can be encouraged to walk on past quite easily.  He will need to be kept on lead at all times.
Please check back soon for more information.
I am looking for:
  • A foster or forever home
  • An adult only home
  • A patient and understanding home


Please have a read through on the following link to see how we are working and the current restrictions that we have in place for applicants.


Please contact the rescue if you are interested in Ben, via email

Home checks, Vet checks and Adoption fees apply.

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Do you have a home for Ben?

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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