Staffie & Stray Rescue

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Denzil Needs a Home

About Denzil

A special home is needed for our wonderful boy Denzil

My Name Is… Denzil

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

I am… A large crossbreed

Weight… 48kg

Can I be rehomed with dogs? No

Can I be rehomed with cats? No

Can I be rehomed with children? No – Adult only home

I am …  Looking for a foster or forever home


Little is known about Denzil as he was found as a stray and taken to the pound. He has lots of scars around his face and neck, we fear that Denzil has been severely let down in the past and has gone through a lot. He has been with us 15 months being rehabilitated and is ready for his forever home.


Denzil has been with us for 15 months now, he is looking for an very special and experienced home. He spent a long time in a foster home being retrained and rehabilitated and is now in kennels with further rehabilitation whilst his foster home work with another dog in need.  During the time Denzil has been with us, he has completely turned around. He is doing really well in the kennel environment and continues to make progress every day.

He is a shy boy who likes his own space and prefers to get to know people in his own time.  Potential forever homes must be willing to meet with Denzil several times prior to rehoming.

Denzil has a fair few scars on him around his head, neck and ears,  including an old tear in one ear. He has come on leaps and bounds in his foster home and would love a forever home to call his own. He is looking for a quiet household.

Denzil is quite a lazy young man and loves his sleep, although he really enjoys he walks and will walk a few miles a day.

He prefers his own space and isn’t a particularly cuddly dog.

Denzil loves routine and needs to know his boundaries. These will need to be set straight away in his new home to make his transition into a forever home a lot easier for him.

He is a quick learner and very responsive to commands. He knows sit and is picking up others such as stay, leave, come etc. and he walks very well on the lead.

Denzil is the perfect house guest and knows his manners in the home.

Overall, for a dog that has not had the best start, he is a wonderful boy who wants to learn, and is happiest when he is with his with his chosen humans. He has so much to offer and deserves far better than he has experienced until now.

Denzil is looking for a really dog experienced home, expecially with larger brreds, who can respect his space and also provide him with boundaries and routine.


Denzil is muzzled when out on a walk more so due to his lack of socialisation with other dogs. He has improved a lot with training to the point he can walk politely with some dogs however he will require an experienced handler to confidently continue this. Denzil loves to run off lead in a private and secure area where no other dogs are around.


  • I am looking for a forever home
  • I am looking for a pet free home
  • I am looking for a home with adults only
  • I am looking for a dog experienced home, preferably with larger breeds.


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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