Staffie & Stray Rescue

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Registered Charity No. 1163631

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Bertie Needs a Home

About Bertie

Bertie is an 8 year old male Staffie looking for a forever home.

He is our longest SSR resident and has been waiting almost a year for a new home!

He would like to be rehomed in a pet free home but he loves children and can be rehomed with children over the age of 6 as per our policy.

Bertie gets very excitable on walks initially but does calm down once he is out and about. He is best kept on lead. He is happy to be left for short periods of time. Ideally he would like someone who is around most of the time.

Bertie does get very nervous around the vets and stays outside until his appointment is due. He also whimpers during thunder and lightning episodes.

He loves cuddles and see’s himself as a lap dog! He loves to meet and greet new people.

We feel that Bertie would be best placed in a more rural home which is quiet as busy homes make him anxious!

Overall he is a very sweet boy with a loving personality. His favourite toy is a teddy which he loves to snuggle! He also enjoys playing fetch in the garden. Bertie also LOVES his food and will take anything lying around!

Please contact the rescue if you are interested in adopting Bertie.

Home checks, Vet checks and Adoption fees apply.

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Help us find Bertie a home!

Do you have a home for Bertie?

We are looking for potential fosterers/adopters local to the Bournemouth area. A home check will be required and adoption fees (£180) apply.

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 in the Dorset and Hampshire 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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