The Stubbington Ark (RSPCA Solent Branch) Animal Shelter
174-176 Ranvilles Lane PO14 3EZ
Fareham, Hants GB
Tel 01329 667541
Fax 01329 665262

Dogs for Adoption

Dogs for Adoption

There are always dozens of dogs in the shelter looking for a second chance and a loving home, so it is  impossible to show them all. 

Below are some of the dogs that have been here a long time but are fairly representative of the breeds and ages that are always here.

 

You may not find the dog for you straight away, as dogs are often brought into us because they don't like other dogs, can't be homed with cats, don't like children, need an extremely active home or are very strong and independent.
Please visit the shelter to meet more dogs and please do keep visiting us, as you just never know when the dog for you may turn up!

HERBIE

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No. 273
 

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Breed Collie X
Date in 27/08/14
Age 9 months
Sex Male
Reason for admittance Owner moving house
To go with children 12 years+, too nervy for younger children
To go with other animals Over excitable around dogs but may help to live with a calm tolerant one. No cats
Ability to be left 2 hours max. with lots of toys
Experience required Must have had a collie type before
Other information Herbie needs a  home with someone who's trained dogs of his type before and can provide some stability. He has so much potential but is literally full of nervous energy; so is easy to spook and he's extremely reactive/noisy. Herbie would love a routine with someone calm who'll motivate him to learn.

 

DAPHNE

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No. 243

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Breed Crossbreed
Date in 04/08/14
Age 2 years
Sex Female Spayed
Reason for admittance No pet accommodation
To go with children 12 years+. too nervous for youngsters
To go with other animals Only pet. Ok with most dogs on walks; can bark. Not cat friendly
Ability to be left 3 hours, after exercise
Experience required Recommended to have owned a large breed before
Other information Daphne is a great big softie who isn't very brave and needs time to make friends. She is full of life and enjoys playing. She is excellent to train as she is so food motivated. Daphne needs a calm home where she'll be able to take her time to adjust. She needs consistency.

 

TIGGER

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No. 295
 

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Breed Staffordshire Bull Terrier X
Date in 10/09/14
Age 2 1/2 years
Sex Female
Reason for admittance No time or space for her
To go with children 12+ years. Not used to and over-reactive
To go with other animals Only pet. Good with most dogs on walks but not to live with. Not cat friendly
Ability to be left Not known. 1 - 2 hours ok
Experience required General dog ownership
Other information Tigger has spent most of her life in a crate so has lots of catching up to do. She is affectionate and excitable as everything is new to her. She is desperate for someone to teach her the etiquette she has missed out on. Tigger needs someone with time, patience and experience.

 

BANNER

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No. TV41/14

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Breed Greyhound
Date in 28/10.14
Age 4 years (approx)
Sex Male
Reason for admittance Stray
To go with children Gentle 5+ years
To go with other animals Good with dogs on walks. Not safe with cats or small animals
Ability to be left Not known. 2 - 3 hours ok
Experience required General dog ownership. Research breed thoroughly
Other information Banner is a real gentleman; very placid and easy going, he is very happy just to be beside you and would fit in well in a nice calm household. Banner is very sociable and affectionate with people and likes being around other dogs. He has quite a strong prey drive.

 

ALFIE.

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No 258

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Breed Husky X Lurcher
Date in 19/08/14
Age 2 1/2 years
Sex Male
Reason for admittance No pet accommodation
To go with children 10+ years who will respect him
To go with other animals Only pet. Good with dogs on walks, will retaliate if they bark. Not cat friendly
Ability to be left 3 - 4 hours. May bark at first
Experience required General dog ownership
Other information Alfie is full of potential. He's never been in kennels before and is finding it hard to adjust. He is quite aloof with people until he feels comfortable, so may take awhile to settle into being his lovable self. Alfie really needs n active home as he's built for speed!

 

TAYLOR

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No. 335

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Breed Lurcher
Date in 13/10/14
Age 20 months
Sex Male Neutered
Reason for admittance Ex Liverpool RSPCA
Ability to be left Not known, needs to learn
To go with children Gentle children aged 8+ years
To go with other animals Good with dogs, should live with ok. Not cat friendly, usual Lurcher prey drive
Experience required General dog ownership. Research breed thoroughly
Other information Taylor is a very friendly and affectionate dog. He has been in kennels most of his life so may need a while to adjust to a home life, however with a routine and patient direction he should settle ok. Taylor is sensitive and gentle to handle. He will need a safe place to run.

 

CROFT

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No. 334

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Breed Lurcher
Date in 13/10/14
Age 6 years
Sex Female Spayed
Reason for admittance Ex Liverpool RSPCA
To go with children 8+ years who will respect her
To go with other animals Good with dogs but can be nippy when running off lead, better to live alone. Strong prey drive
Ability to be left Needs to learn. 1 - 2 hours max.
Experience required Recommended to have owned a sighthound before
Other information Croft has been in kennels a long time and would love a forever home where she can settle. She is extremely good to handle and is friendly and affectionate. She is good with other dogs but has been known to play rough with them. Croft needs calm, experienced people who can provide a safe place to exercise.

 

ZEUS

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No. 323

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Breed American Bulldog
Date in 04/10/14
Age 2 years
Sex Male Neutered
Reason for admittance No pet accommodation
To go with children Hardy 12+years. Very boisterous
To go with other animals Only pet. Ok with dogs on walks but not to live with. Not cat friendly
Ability to be left Needs to learn
Experience required Recommended to have owned a bullbreed before
Other information Whatever life Zeus has had before coming here didn't involve any training. He is a big, crazy puppy, full of energy and fun but no manners at all. He will be a project for someone who has time, patience, knowledge and a sense of humour! Zeus has potential, however he needs to be in a home to improve.

 

SCULLY

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No. 301

 

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Breed Lurcher
Date in 16/09/14
Age 5 1/2 years
Sex Male
Reason for admittance Afraid of children and being defensive
To go with children Not to go with children. Adults only
To go with other animals Only pet. Not comfortable around dogs, can snap. Has worked so not good with cats, rabbits etc.
Ability to be left Needs to learn.
Experience required Must have owned a sighthound before
Other information Scully has so much to give and has begun to trust people after years of abuse. He has lived outside so will need to be house trained and shown how lovely a sofa can be! Scully is still wary of being over handled and needs gentle experienced lurcher people who can help him to adjust.

 

GYPSY

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No. 322

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Breed Rottweiler X
Date in 04/10/14
Age 18 months
Sex Female
Reason for admittance Owner homeless
To go with children Children aged 10+ years. Not used to children and nervous.
To go with other animals Good with other dogs. Used to living with cats
Ability to be left 4 hours
Experience required Previous large breed ownership recommended
Other information Gypsy is the sweetest dog; very gentle and keen to please, she is a little cautious around new people at first, though this is improving. She would like a quiet, tolerant and gentle owner who will allow her to adjust to her new home slowly and won't rush her. A wonderful girl.

 

MIA

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No. 326

 

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Breed Collie X Husky
Date in 06/10/14
Age 5 years
Sex Female Spayed
Reason for admittance Working hours/unsuitable accommodation
To go with children 12+ years only. Not used to children and timid
To go with other animals Only pet. Good with dogs on walks but avoids if possible. Doesn't like cats
Ability to be left 3 hours
Experience required General dog ownership
Other information Mia is really sensitive and can be timid of strangers so requires a gentle approach. She is lovely once she trusts you and becomes engaging and affectionate. Mia is really a one-person dog and will be a loyal companion once settled. She would suit someone kind, consistant and understanding.

 

PATCH

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No. 325

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Breed Border Collie
Date in 06/10/14
Age 7 years
Sex Male
Reason for admittance Unsuitable accommodation
To go with children 12+ Years. Nervous and not used to children
To go with other animals Only pet. Not always good with other dogs, especially males. Doesn't like cats
Ability to be left No more than 3 hours, gets stressed then chews
Experience required Recommended to have owned a collie before
Other information Patch is a sensitive dog who forms close attachments and is easily stressed. He likes plenty of activity and enjoys playing ball. if you understand collies then Patch could be a fabulous friend and companion who thrives on attention. Patch has not been used to off lead exercise as he's not always dog friendly.

 

OPIE

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No. 371

 

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Breed Border X Rough Collie
Date in 12/11/14
Age 5 1/2 months
Sex Male
Reason for admittance Owner couldn't cope
To go with children Hardy 8+ years. leaps about and can nip
To go with other animals Good with dogs but can become frustrated easily. Used to cats, introduce carefully!
Ability to be left 2 - 3 hours in a crate or will chew!
Experience required General dog ownership. Knowledge of collies recommended
Other information O pie is an energetic pup who will be good to train, once settled. He can be very wriggly and boisterous and gets easily frustrated but has good potential in an active home. Obie will need an owner with time and patience.

 

LUCA

Shelter Ref

No. 282

 

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Breed Saluki Lurcher
Date in 01/09/14
Age 2 years
Sex Male Neutered
Reason for admittance Broken leg
To go with children Adults only. Not a suitable dog for children
To go with other animals Good with dogs, may benefit him to live with one. Not cat friendly
Ability to be left Not know. 1 - 2 hours max. probably lived outside
Experience required Previous breed ownership recommended
Other information Luca is extremely hand shy and reluctant to be handled and his new owners will need to be patient and skillful in their approach. He has the potential to be a loyal companion, however his sensitivity means he will take time to trust people and change past associations.

 

JASMINE

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No. 352

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Breed Collie X Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Date in 27/10/14
Age 15 months
Sex Female Spayed
Reason for admittance Owner unable to cope
To go with children 10+ years who are used to dogs, she had never been around children
To go with other animals Only pet. Not cat friendly. Unskilled with unfamiliar dogs and can be growly
Ability to be left Needs to learn. Chews and howls. Not house trained
Experience required General dog ownership. Jasmine acts more like a staffy than a collie, so research breed thoroughly
Other information Jasmine is lively and alert; she has an excitable personality and has limited social skills, especially around other dogs. As she is still learning she will need active people with time for training her and provide consistency and stability. As Jasmine is so excitable she'll require a calm home.

 

TIGER

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No. 349

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Breed Crossbreed
Date in 20/10/14
Age 18 weeks
Sex Male
Reason for admittance Abandoned by friend
To go with children 12 years+, too nervy for younger children
To go with other animals Only pet. Afraid of other dogs and may snap/back away. Not cat friendly
Ability to be left Needs to learn
Experience required Experience with large, nervous dogs recommended
Other information Tiger is a really anxious pup and seems to have missed out on early socialisation. he is fearful of new situations and will require lots of positive input and training. Tiger really needs someone experienced in teaching dogs and who can provide a calm environment in which to build his confidence.

 

TIMMY

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No. 361

 

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Breed French Bulldog X English Bulldog
Date in 04/11/14
Age 16 months
Sex Male Neutered
Reason for admittance Not enough time for him
To go with children 8+ years, no younger children. Grabby with toys
To go with other animals Ok with dogs on walks, but would prefer to live alone. Not cat friendly
Ability to be left 4 hours. Sometimes chews
Experience require General dog ownership. Research breed
Other information Timmy is full of beans and will be fun to have around. He is very friendly when meeting people though can be incredibly stubborn on a walk and needs encouragement. He is ok around dogs, but mostly unsure and will enjoy meeting lots more to build his confidence. Timmy needs a owner with a sense of humour.