Staffie & Stray Rescue

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Elsa Needs a Home

About Elsa

My Name Is… Elsa

I Am… 4 Years Approx. (I was not microchipped when I arrived)

I Am… An American Bulldog x Cane Corso

I Am… 50kg

Can I be rehomed with other dogs? No

Can I be rehomed with cats? No

Can I be rehomed with children? Adult Only

I am looking for… A forever home



Elsa arrived as an emergency after another rescue got in touch asking if we could help. She has never lived in a property before and had been bred from.


Elsa has been with us in rescue for 6 months now and would love to find a home to call her own!

Elsa is a very large dog weighing in at 50kg! She has had a few meet and greets with prospective new owners but has sadly been overlooked due to her very large size! So please ONLY enquire if you are used to larger breeds.

We believe that Elsa hasn’t lived in a home environment before prior to arriving with us and she looks like she has had litters in the past too. She has been the perfect house guest in her foster home though. She loves to cuddle up to you on the sofa of an evening.

She makes you laugh, gives the best snuggles and is a really, really well behaved girl. She does like to spoon you in bed, snores likes a trooper and is the ultimate dribble monster! She really loves her walks but short 15-20 minute walks are her limit – Then its nap time!

Elsa has shown to be amazing with people. such a gentle giant, loving and affectionate. She will take treats very gently.

Because of her size, she will be looking for an experienced owner.  Once she settles, Elsa will show her cheeky personality and is quite the diva!

She will be looking for a home who can provide her with a lot of love and patience. She will also require a very secure and larger garden due to her size.


Elsa will walk politely past other dogs but would not like dogs coming to close to her. She walks very nicely on lead but she is also very strong on lead and will be looking for a physically strong handler.



I am looking for:

  • A forever home
  • A pet free home
  • An adult only home



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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Do you have a home for Elsa?

We are looking for foster families and adoptive families.

We do ask foster homes to be within an hour’s drive of Bournemouth foster homes will be expected to drive back to our vets in Bournemouth and to meet with prospective new homes.

We rehome to adoptive families within a 2 hour driving radius of Bournemouth. (maximum 2hrs,20 minutes for the perfect applicant willing to travel) Please DO NOT ask if we make exceptions further and look at other rescues covering your area if we do not.

A home check and a vet check is required, with a £250 adoption fee (or £400 for puppy adoption under 1 year), 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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