Staffie & Stray Rescue

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Registered Charity No. 1163631

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Merlin Needs a Home

About Merlin


Merlin is a year old Staffordshire bull terrier, possibly crossed with an American Bulldog, he is a large dog.

He was brought into the rescue as his owner passed away.

He hasn’t ever had any training or been walked but seems quite an intelligent boy. Walks well on lead. He is not yet fully house trained. His foster carers are working hard to train Merlin out of this behaviour. He also doesn’t like to be left for long, but this may be a result of him settling in.

Merlin has had little to no socialisation, however once he is settled, we will move on to deciding the next steps to improving socialization. This is likely to be training classes. New owners will need to be willing to put in the extra work to help Merlin. The rescue will cover the costs for new foster/adopters to work alongside a behavioural therapist and new owners must be prepared to put in the work.

He is a big and bouncy boy but he does respond well to commands. We recommend that Merlin is rehomed with experienced dog owners who have no other pets in the home.

He would like to be the only pet in the home and rehomed with children over the age of 10.

Please contact the rescue if you are interested.

Home checks, Vet checks and Adoption fees apply.

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Help us find Merlin a home!

Do you have a home for Merlin?

We are looking for potential fosterers/adopters local to the Bournemouth area. A home check will be required and adoption fees 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 in the Dorset and Hampshire 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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