Staffie & Stray Rescue

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Tara Needs a Home

About Tara

My Name Is… Tara

I Am… 9 Years Old – DOB: 3rd October 2011

Can I be rehomed with other dogs? No

Can I be rehomed with cats? No

Can I be rehomed with children? Under Assessments – We are looking for an adult only home whilst assessments are carried out

I am looking for.. A  forever home


Tara was found as a stray and is unclaimed. We were contacted as poor Tara was struggling being in kennels and just wanted to be with people. She was self harming and has lost a tooth whilst desperately trying to get out of her kennel. She was an urgent case and we were fortunely able to provide a foster placement for Tara.


Tara is just a small Staffie with a big heart and a big personality. She is certaintly a lady who knows exactly what she wants!

Due to her severe stress in kennels, she would’t suit a home who might use boarding kennels when going away on holiday.

Tara is currently being fed on a mix of wet and dry food in her foster home. She enjoys some treats before bedtime and enjoys nibbling on apples too! She is fed her meals in the morning and in late afternoon.

It appears that she was used to being fed from the table in her previous life, however her foster home this has not been permitted.

Tara is very energetic and can easily walk two miles a day. She is very strong on the lead and also has a high prey drive towards other animals.

She loves toys although she tends to chew them up and destroy them almost instantly, its part of the fun! Her favourite toys are the tug types.

Tara loves nothing more than cuddling up to her human companion on the sofa and has been found snuggling up on the bed too! She craves human kindness, love and affection.

In her foster home, Tara is used to sleeping upstairs in the bedroom, with lots of bedding and blankets next to the bed,

She would like a home where someone is around most of the time and can continue working on buidling her confidence when being left for short periods.

She’s a little crazy in the garden and has been busy ripping up tree branches in her foster homes garden whilst waiting for her forever home! Perhaps for avid gardeners Tara may not be the right home, but for homes who would welcome this whirlwind that is Tara, please do get in touch!

Tara will be the most loving and loyal companion in her forever home.


Tara is reactive towards other dogs and needs to be kept on lead at all times when out on walks. Her reactions can be mixed towards other dogs and is slowly improving as her confidence builds when out on walks.


Pending assessments, I am looking for:

  • A pet free home
  • An adult only home
  • A home that is dog experienced and able to confidently deal with my reactive behaviour towards other dogs


Please have a read through on the following link to see how we are working and the current restrictions that we have in place for applicants.

Please contact the rescue if you can offer Tara a loving home that she deserves.

Home checks, Vet checks and Adoption fees apply.

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Do you have a home for Tara?

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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