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Denzil Needs a Home

About Denzil

My Name Is… Denzil

I am…  Approximately 1-2 years old

I am… A large mastiff cross breed

I come from… The pound

Can I be rehomed with dogs? No

Can I be rehomed with cats? No

Can I be rehomed with children? Over 16+ only

I Love… Sleeping

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.



Denzil is a little shy until he gets to know you but he is very sweet natured once he is used to a person. He has a fair few scars on him around his head, neck & ears,  including an old tear in one ear. We think he has had probably been hit a few times as he cowers upon meeting new people. He is also sensitive to loud noises. Although just a young boy, he seems so much older than he is.

Denzil is generally quite a lazy and sleepy boy, he’s a snorer too!

Denzil does enjoy affection, but only once he is used to a person, he just needs a little time and space to get to know you in his own time.

He does enjoy playing with toys and balls, he also loves his bed as its his safe place.

Denzil knows the command sit and is mostly toilet trained but could do with a little more work. He will also need to come back to SSR to be neutered once the lockdown restrictions ease.

This boy can be very agile when he wants to be and can be quite the escape artist! A very secure and high fenced garden is imperative for this boy.



Denzil is looking for an experienced pet free foster home with children who are over the age of 16 in the household.

We are looking for a quiet household that is experienced with larger breeds and can provide Denzil with time, love and patience.

Please contact the rescue for more information.

Home checks & Vet checks apply

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Help us find Denzil a home!

Do you have a home for Denzil?

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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