Staffie & Stray Rescue

Help us provide a sanctuary for our deserving rescue dogs

Registered Charity No. 1163631

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Princess Needs a Home

About Princess

Name: Princess

Age: 18 Months

Can be rehomed with cats? No

Can be rehomed with dogs? No

* From time to time, SSR help an rescue over in Italy as we feel that the dogs will have a better chance of finding a home over here in the UK. Princess is one of the dogs that we are helping 

Poor Princess, her story is particularly sad. She was found straying in a small mountain village in Calabria, Southern Italy. She was emaciated and appeared to have been abused as she was covered in sores and bruises. Only one rescue in Italy offered her shelter,the local people wanted her to be euthanised. The locals appeared to abuse her when she begged for food or water.

Upon being taken in and to the vets, she was diagnosed with low level Leishmania which is under control. There are no physical signs of this illness now.  She loves People and craves affection but is unpredictable with certain dogs.

Since being taken into rescue Princess looks like a different dog, her muscle tone and coat look good and she’s a good weight. All she needs now is some special someone to give her a chance.

Please contact the rescue if you are interested in adopting Princess.

Home checks, Vet checks and Adoption fees apply.

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Help us find Princess a home!

Do you have a home for Princess?

We are looking for potential fosterers/adopters local to the Bournemouth area. A home check will be required and adoption fees (£180) 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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