Staffie & Stray Rescue

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Registered Charity No. 1163631

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Tom Needs a Home

About Tom

My Name Is… Tom

I Am… 7 Years

Can I be rehomed with other dogs? No

Can I be rehomed with cats? No

Can I be rehomed with children? Under Assessments

I Am Looking For… A long term foster home or forever home


Tom was found as a stray and taken to the pound. He was never claimed and SSR offered to take him in.

In kennels, Tom had a cough and was sent to the vets for veterinary treatment. In a devastating turn of events, it turned out that his cough was a result of a heart condition.

He will be on medication for life an very sadly will have a shorter than average life as a result of his condition. Its heartbreaking to think that Tom may have been abandoned because of his condition, rather than shown the love and care that he deserves.

We are looking for a special long term foster home or forever home who can manage Tom’s needs and offer him a restful and loving life.


Tom is currently under further assessments and will shortly be arriving with us.

He will be looking for a quiet, pet free home as he can sometimes get tired as a result of his condition.

He still enjoys walkies and loves cuddles!

The rescue will cover the costs of his medication for the rest of his life to help him find a loving home as soon as possible.

Please check back for more information.


Under Assessments.

Due to Tom’s nature, a pet free home would be suitable so that he can have a quiet environment to rest in when he is tired.


I am looking for:

  • A foster or forever home
  • A pet free home
  • An adult only home


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 Tom?

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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