Staffie & Stray Rescue

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Nina Needs a Home

About Nina

My Name Is… Nina

I Am… 15 months approximately… I was not microchipped when I arrived

Can I be rehomed with other dogs… Yes, with a sociable female

Can I be rehomed with cats… No

Can I be rehomed with children… 12+ years

I am looking for… A forever home


Nina was found as a stray in a very poor state. No one came forward to collect her. Some of the photos on her profile show how skinny she was. We were able to offer Nina a space with us to help her find her happy ever after!


Hi, I’m Nina!

I arrived at kennels very underweight but I am thankfully now in a foster home and I love it! I have also gained lots of weight and I am feeling wonderful!

When I get excited I love to zoomie all around the house! And sometimes on the lead! I have lots of energy and love my walks. I am social with other dogs when out and have been attending group dog walks with my foster dad! I am constantly sniffing and I am easily distracted by anything when out on walks! I am yet to figure out how to walk in a straight line! I prefer to zig zag!

I currently sleep in my own bed downstairs with all my toys or on the sofa, although any opportunity to sleep on your bed I most definitely will!

I really enjoy my food, toys and treats! I do have a habit of burying my treats around the garden.

I am fully toilet trained and I rely on a good routine. All thanks to my foster dad, I have had to learn this being in a foster home.

My favourite place to be is on the beach. I like to paddle in the see and try to drink the sea water. I am normally given a longer line to play in the water. I love to dig the sand and this usually triggers a zoomie moment!

I travel ok in the car, I do get excited and can get a bit vocal but I am usually calmer on the way back.  I like to put my head out the window and stick my tongue out!

I’m not very good at standing still, if you are a home thst might like to take me out for a coffee or to the pub, I may not be the ideal candidate for you. I will be vocal until I get to move on again.

I would love a home who can provide me with lots of exercise and further training. I would prefer a home where someone is around most of the time, I do get quite upset when my foster dad has to pop out, but this is all currently a working progress.


Nina has not shown any aggression to other dogs. She plays well with medium to large dogs.  She’s ok with smaller dogs but soon overwhelms them when she wants to rough and tumble. She’s very interested in other dogs she passes. She bounces her way along, wanting to play ALL the time. She gets very frustrated if she sees other dogs running and she is stuck on the lead. She gets very vocal and pulling trying to get free. Nina has no recall and is kept on lead unless in a private and secure area.

Nina will chase cats.


I am looking for:

  • A forever home
  • I could live with another female dog.
  • I can live with kids 12+

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Help us find Nina a home!

Do you have a home for Nina?

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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