Staffie & Stray Rescue

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Denzil Needs a Home

About Denzil

My Name Is… Denzil

I am…  Approximately 2 years old

I am… A large crossbreed

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? No – Adult only home

I am …  Looking for a 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.


When Denzil arrived, he was a young boy but so quiet and calm. He has now been with us 6 months and it is clear that he is a shy boy who likes his own space and prefers to get to know people in his own time. We will be requiring any potential forever homes to meet with Denzil several times prior to rehoming.

Denzil 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 sometimes cowers if you raise your hand quickly, which is why we are looking for a quiet adult home for him so that life will be less overwhelming.

He can be sensitive to loud noises, but with time and patience he has become much more confident in his foster home

Although just a young boy, when he arrived, he seemed so much older than he is. Since being with us, his young spirit is returning.

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

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

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

Although a work in progress due to not being taught as a puppy, he is pretty good in the house (toilet trained, not a chewer, not noisy).

Overall, for a dog that has not had the best start, he is a wonderful and affectionate 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 muzzled when out on a walk more so due to his size coupled with his lack of socialisation. 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.



  • 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 contact the rescue for more information.

Home checks, Vet checks and Adoption fees apply.

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Do you have a home for Denzil?

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

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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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