Staffie & Stray Rescue

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Rocky Needs a Home

About Rocky

My Name Is… Rocky

I Am… 5 Years – DOB 27th August 2016

Can I be rehomed with other dogs? No

Can I be rehomed with cats? No

Can I be rehomed with children? Over 10 years – Children who are used to bouncy dogs

I Am Looking For… A foster or forever home


Due to unforeseen circumstances in the home, Rocky is looking for a new home through SSR. Rocky has been with his current owner since the age of 4 months, however sadly he was passed around a lot prior to this.


Rocky is a typical lively and boisterous Staffie with bundles of energy. He is not always aware of his size and strength! He gets particularly excitable around visitors as he wants to get all the fuss and attention.  He could live with children over 10 years, but children in the home must be used to bouncy dogs.

In his current home, Rocky is used to having the full run of the downstairs and sleeps in his own dog bed or on the sofa.

He is used to being left for short, reasonable periods of time and is fully house trained. Rocky also travels well in the car.

Rocky loves to play fetch with a ball and in the evening snoozing in his bed. He will snuggle under blankets and is tucked in at night by his current mum!

He doesn’t like the vets and is very distressed like many dogs. Rocky a few years ago did have his tail partly amputated due to an injury and has been very anxious of the vets ever since.

Rocky is treat oriented and loves playing with water from the hose pipe in the summer. He loves having lots of cuddles and his favourite treats are apples, strawberries, blueberries and bananas! He takes treats gently. Rocky also loves to play ball!

When out on walks, Rocky is very strong on the lead and would benefit from extra lead training. He would love an active family home who an provide him with lots of exercise.

Rocky would also prefer a quieter household as he gets  anxious when there is lots of noise such as shouting etc.




Rocky will ignore most dogs and is generally curious, polite towards other dogs and will usually have a sniff and move on. He prefers dogs not to run up into his personal space and he can be slightly more reactive towards smaller dogs, current encounters with smaller dogs are currently avoided.

Rocky will chase cats and birds.

He enjoys off lead time in private and secure areas where he can run around with his ball.


I am looking for:

  • A foster or forever home
  • A pet free home
  • I can live with children aged 10+
  • A quiet home who can give me lots of exercise


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

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Do you have a home for Rocky?

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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