Staffie & Stray Rescue

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Rio Needs a Home

About Rio

My Name Is… Rio

I Am…  9 Years Old – DOB 5th February 2012

Can I be rehomed with other dogs? No

Can I be rehomed with cats? No

Can I be rehomed with children? Over 12 Years

I Am Looking For… A forever home



Rio has been a well loved dog but due to unforseen circumstance he is now looking for a new home.


Rio is a very friendly and loving boy.

He is very much an active dog who loves his walks. He knows basic commands and will sit to cross roads.

Rio loves to snuggle up to you (but can be a bit too much when he gives kisses!)

He travels well in the car and is favourite thing to do is to chew up sticks and bones. Rio doesn’t like the hoover or fireworks.

Rio is a dog who is very keen to please and will make a very loyal companion.

He can be left for short, reasonable periods of time.

Rio is looking for a foster home where assessments can continue to be carried out whilst he is looking for his forever home. He would suit a quieter household where he can be the centre of someones world.


Rio will walk politely past other dogs but assessments are continuing


Pending assessments, I am looking for:

  • A forever home
  • A pet free home
  • A home where children are over 12 years
  • A quieter household


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 Rio?

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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