Staffie & Stray Rescue

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Xena Needs a Home

About Xena

My Name Is… Xena

I Am… 7 Years Old

I Am… Staffie x Bulldog

I Am… A larger breed, approx 28kg

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


Xena has been a well loved dog and has been with one owner her whole life. Due to unforseen circumstances, she is looking for a new home.


Hi, I’m Xena! Pleased to meet you!

I have been waiting for a new home since September 2023, thankfully I am now in a foster home whilst I wait!

I’m a spoilt lady and my favourite food is steak for dinner! I am also bilingual and can respond to commands in two different languages!

I’m a very active and fit girl, I love going out for walks and playing with tug toys!

I’ve never lived with children, but I am gentle with children who may wish to say hello to me whilst I’m out. Because I haven’t lived with kids, I am looking for a home where any children are 12+ as I am used to quieter homes and being the centre of my owners world.

I am used to being left for reasonable periods of time, however I do bond quickly with people and I like to follow my people around like a shadow.

I would love to sleep on your bed, but I am also happy sleeping in my own bed, as long as you wrap me up in blankets, I love to snuggle down.

I can be anxious in the car as I am not really used to car travel.

I am very treat oriented and will sit and paw for food!

I would love to find a special home who can love me as much as I have been by my previous owner!


I will walk past other dogs politely and can also stop for a sniff and a hello. I am an on lead dog unless in quieter areas. For example, a private and secure field. I can be strong on lead.


I am looking for:

  • A forever home
  • A pet free home
  • I can live with kids 12+

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Help us find Xena a home!

Do you have a home for Xena?

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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