Staffie & Stray Rescue

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Brian Needs a Home

About Brian

Name: Brian

Age: 1 Year

Can be rehomed with children? Over 10 years

Can be rehomed with dogs? No

Can be rehomed with cats?  No

Brian has come from Hector’s Greyhound Rescue. He is struggling to find a forever home so SSR have stepped in, in the hope that we can help to reach out and find the right home for Brian.

Brian is around eighteen months old. He is a beautiful Lurcher Cross who sadly is continuing to pay for his poor start in life one that he most certainly did not deserve. Please do not stop reading until you come to the end of Brian’s story, he is so deserving of another couple of minutes of your time.

Brian came to Hector’s after he was abandoned as a puppy with a very badly broken leg, it was clear wherever he had lived before he had not had the best start in life. Brian underwent very complex orthopaedic surgery to repair and indeed save his badly injured leg. Sadly the enforced rest needed to recuperate from this surgery for an already unsocialised puppy has led to a severely reactive dog. Simply put this means that despite his aggressive stance when out in public meeting dogs and new situations Brian is actually very fearful and reacts in the only way he knows to protect himself because he is so very afraid.

Brian has lived in a family home and is house trained and a really gentle, loving wonderful pet. However, due to having missed out on vital early socialisation, possibly being removed too early from his mother or not socialised as a puppy, Brian is not completely trustworthy with other dogs in a household so needs to live as an only much-loved dog. Brian has only ever been completely and utterly loving and affectionate with people and children that he has met, but due to his history, we are also asking that he lives in a home where there are no children, or older children.

Thank you for reading through to the end of Brian’s story.

So why would anyone want to adopt Brian ? –

Because you really need to meet Brian in person to see why he is so deserving of a wonderful home. Brian has been, despite his behaviour at times very much loved in his foster homes and is also a firm favourite in the Kennels. Brian is not bad, Brian is an unsocialised adolescent dog he needs an experienced dog owner to continue his training and socialisation, be prepared to walk him in a muzzle ( Brian doesn’t mind ) and above all to provide the love he so clearly craves, but keep the boundaries that Brian needs so he feels secure. Adopt Brian, continue to work with him and you will be rewarded with the love of a loyal dog that money could never buy.

If you are interested in meeting Brian please contact us.


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Do you have a home for Brian?

We are looking for potential fosterers/adopters within 2 hour driving radius of 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 within 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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