Staffie & Stray Rescue

Help us provide a sanctuary for our deserving rescue dogs

Registered Charity No. 1163631

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Smudge Needs a Home

About Smudge

My Name Is… Smudge

I Am… 11 Years Old

Can I be rehomed with other dogs? Under Assessments

Can I be rehomed with cats? No

Can I be rehomed with children? Over 12 years

I am looking for… A forever home


Poor Smudge was found in a property with his deceased owner. He was alone for 4 days before he was found. He is now with SSR in search of his happy ever after.


Hi, I’m Smudge!
I’m an older gentleman but please don’t let this put you off! I’m just looking for lots of love and TLC to help mend my broken heart.
I have been a well loved dog but due to very sad circumstances I am looking for a forever home in my twilight years.
My foster mum says I am an absolute delight and a pleasure to be around! I am settled in well and being good as gold! I am enjoying finally getting some love and human contact. I do enjoy snuggling up in your bed at night.
I really love my food and I can sit, paw and lie down – Anything for a treat! I’m also quite partial to a cup of tea!
I love meeting new people and I walk really well on the lead.
Please contact the rescue if you would like to offer me a forever home at STAFFIESRESCUE@GMAIL.COM
Under assessments.
Pending full assessments, I am looking for:
  • A forever home
  • A pet free home
  • I can live with children aged 12+


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 Smudge?

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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