Staffie & Stray Rescue

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Registered Charity No. 1163631

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Hope Needs a Home

About Hope

My Name Is… Hope

I Am… 2 Years Old – DOB: August 2018

I Am… An American Bulldog x Staffie

Can I be rehomed with other dogs? No

Can I be rehomed with cats? No

Can I be rehomed with children? Over 10 Years

I am looking for… A forever home


Poor Hope has had a very poor start in life with her needs not being met at all. She had been mainly living in a crate with no bedding. Hope was brought in by our AMAZING volunteer transporter, who drove an 11 hour round trip to bring Hope to love and safety. Paul the transporter lovingly shared his chicken sandwich with Hope! When SSR took her in, she was covered in sores and underweight, she was also petrified of the world around her. It has taken time and patience for Hope to get used to her new surroudings and to build up her confidence with people.


Hope has settled well in her foster home and absolutely loves her treats. She isenjoying having lots more food than she was used to and a comfortable bed to sleep in.

Hope is a shy girl initially and needs time to become comfortable with new people and new environments so it will take a little while for her to get to know you and feel safe in her new surroundings. Hope will shy away from sudden noises or movements so will need someone with a little patience and understanding and not expect to much from her initally.

Once you have earned her trust Hope will be your best friend, loves nestling up to you on the couch and having her tummy rubbed. She loves to play and go out for walks. Hope is fairly large, strong and energetic so will need a physically fit person to handle her.

Hope loves to investigate new things while out walking and is happy to meet other people and is happy to walk past other dogs politely.
If you are willing to put a little time and effort into earning Hopes trust and affection you will be rewarded tenfold with love and tenderness.

We can’t wait to see Hope thrive in a loving home!


Assessments ar still continuing as Hope settles more into her new life. She will walk politely past other dogs.


Pending assessments, I am looking for:

  • A pet free home
  • A home where children are over 10 years
  • A patient home who doesn’t mind not giving me too much fuss or petting until I feel confident


Please have a read through on the following link to see how we are working and the current restrictions that we have in place for applicants.

Please contact the rescue if you can offer Hope the happy ever after she deserves.

Home checks, Vet checks and Adoption fees apply.

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Do you have a home for Hope?

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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