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!

RUPERT

Shelter Ref
No. NFDW 19

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Breed Lurcher
Date in 28/02/14
Age 2 years
Sex Male
Reason for admittance Stray
To go with children 10+ years who are gentle. Too nervous for young children
To go with other animals Good with dogs, should live with a med/large one. Strong chase urge - no cats.
Ability to be left Needs to learn 2 hours max.
Experience required Recommended to have owned a sight hound before.
Other information Rupert is a skittish boy and can be highly strung and nervy. he is extremely worried by over exuberant greetings by people, especially men and will require gentle introductions to new things. Rupert needs a quiet home where he can earn to adjust. He will need a safe place to run and let off steam.

 

STELLA

Shelter Ref
No. 10

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Breed Staffordshire Bull Terrier X
Date in 10/01/14
Age 2 years
Sex Female
Reason for admittance Unsuitable home
To go with children 6 years+ ( 1 or 2 only)
To go with animals Only pet. Good with dogs on walks but not totally comfortable yet. Not cat friendly
Ability to be left Not known. 1 - 2 hours only
Experience required General dog ownership
Other information This dog has had a difficult time and can be wary of the outside world. She has lots potential as she is affectionate and loyal; she just needs someone to show her a new way of life and provide training and a routine of exercise and care to help her thrive.

 

CHIP & PEGGY

Shelter Ref.
No. 76 & 77

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Breed Jack Russell Terriers
Date in 03/03/14
Age 9 years & 5 years
Sex Male Neutered and Female Spayed
Reason for admittance Not good around granddaughter
To go with children 10 years+ Not keen on young children
To go with other animals Only pets. Ok with other dogs on walks. Bad with cats
Ability to be left 3 - 4 hours. Used to a dog flap
Experience required Recommended to have owned terriers before
Other information This pair are very active and will suit someone with a large garden so they can run around with toys. Both of them know their own minds, are devoted to each other and can be headstrong. They will need sensible handling on walks as like to slip their collars! Suited to someone who knows terrier.

 

BETSY

Shelter Ref.
No. 72

Reserved

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Breed Labrador
Date in 27/02/14
Age 7 years
Sex Female
Reason for admittance Not enough time for her
To go with children 10 years+, she's shy and snatches food
To go with other animals Good with dogs, may live with ok. Not cat friendly
Ability to be left Not known. 2 hours max., may bark
Experience required General dog ownership
Other information Betsy can be surprisingly shy at first but soon relaxes and becomes bouncy and headstrong. She pulls on the lead and hasn't had much training. Betsy would enjoy an active home with lots to interest her and a routine to help her settle in. A real foodie - she needs help with her manners!

 

LOLA

Shelter Ref.
No. 7

Reserved

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Breed American Bulldog X
Date in 09/01/14
Age 2 years approx.
Sex Female
Reason for admittance Family bereavement
To go with children 1 or 2 children who are aged 6+ years who are used to large dogs
To go with other animals Only pet. Good on walks but not to live with.
Ability to be left 4 hours. Used to a crate
Experience required General dog ownership. Research breed.
Other information Lola is a bouncy and outgoing girl who loves to play and needs someone confident to live with as she can be boisterous on the lead. She needs a home with boundaries and plenty to do. She can be a little protective of toys so needs a sensible approach to training.

 

FREDDIE

Shelter Ref.
No. 90

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Breed Jack Russell Terrier
Date in 11/03/14
Age Adult
Sex Male Neutered
Reason for admittance Domestic Violence
To go with children 10+ years, too easily wound up for younger children
To go with other animals Only pet. Not cat friendly. Noisy around dogs on sight, ok up close.
Ability to be left Not known. 2 hours ok.
Experience required General dog ownership. Helpful to understand terriers.
Other information Freddie is active and full of beans; he finds it hard to settle and can be vocal. He has such potential in the right hands as he is responsive and enjoys learning. Freddie is over-stimulated by the sight of other dogs and needs gradual exposure to them under controlled conditions, in order to improve.

 

ROXY

Shelter Ref
No. 81

RESERVED

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Breed Rottie X Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Date in 07/03/14
Age 18 months
Sex Female Spayed
Reason for admittance Destructive
To go with children 10 years+. Bouncy and boisterous
To go with other animals Good with dogs, not cat friendly.
Ability to be left Needs to learn, chews
Experience required General dog ownership
Other information Roxy is bouncy and excitable and hasn't yet had the training she needs to settle her. She would like a calm home as she is overwhelmed by lots of people and her owners should be active and able to cope with her giving her enough to do to prevent her from being destructive. Roxy could easily become clingy.

 

SHEN

Shelter Ref
No. 127

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Breed American Bulldog
Date in 13/04/14
Age 6 years
Sex Female Spayed
Reason for admittance Unable to be left alone
To go with children Very nervy dog, children should be aged 10 years+
To go with other animals Good with dogs, it would help her to live with another one. Not cat friendly - hates them
Ability to be left Needs to learn. Barks and toilets.
Experience required General dog ownership. Research breed
Other information Shen is subdued in kennels and doesn't show her true self. She is sensitive and insecure from being passed around and can form over attachments to people, especially females. Shen is playful and bouncy and easily stressed. She requires a set exercise routine and a gradual  exposure to being alone, preferably at set times. Patient, determined owners required.

 

BONNIE

Shelter Ref.
No. 411


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Breed Doberman X
Date in 04/11/13
Age 4 1/2 years
Sex Female Spayed
Reason for admittance Owner couldn't cope
To go with children 10 years+ who are used to large dogs. No excitable children.
To go with other animals Only pet. Ok with dogs on walks, sometimes snaps. Not cat friendly.
Ability to be left 1 - 2 hours, may bark
Experience required Large breed experience recommended
Other information Bonnie is a proud dog who takes time to make friends; then she's your friend for life. She can be reserved with strangers and doesn't like being over handled. She would suit someone used to large dogs who will take time to build a rapport and give her a routine and some leadership. Bonnie will need a calm home.

 

RUBY

Shelter Ref.
No. 118

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Breed Boxer X Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Date in 07/04/14
Age 3 years
Sex Female
Reason for admittance Owner's health problems
To go with children Hardy 10 years+ who are used to dogs
To go with other animals Only pet. Not cat friendly
Ability to be left 3 - 4 hours after exercise
Experience required Experience of owning a large, bouncy breed strongly recommended
Other information Ruby is built like an athlete and will require an active lifestyle so that she doesn't become bored and frustrated. She is good natured and rather sensitive so owners should be experienced in training and be prepared for her to settle in gradually. Secure fencing will be needed!

 

TRIXIE

Shelter Ref.
No. 157

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Breed Staffordshire Bull Terrier Type
Date in 09/05/14
Age 2 1/2 years
Sex Female
Reason for admittance Owner's ill health
To go with children 10 years+ who are used to children. Trixie is not used to children
To go with other animals Only pet. Good with dogs but very excitable. Not cat friendly
Ability to be left 2-3 hours ok. May chew the post!
Experience required General dog ownership
Other information Trixie is extremely stressed in kennels and would love someone to come along soon to offer her the companionship and love. She has had some training and is responsive although loses interest easily. She would suit an active family who can provide a stimulating life and an outlet for her energy.

 

JESS

Shelter Ref.
No. 145

Reserved

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Breed Border Collie
Date in 29/04/14
Age 8 years
Sex Male
Reason for admittance Domestic reasons
To go with children 10+ years, too sensitive for younger children
To go with other animals Only pet. Ok with dogs on walks but not comfortable. Not cat friendly
Ability to be left 2 - 3 hours. May cry
Experience required General dog ownership. Research breed
Other information This is Jess, he's an independent boy who takes his time to make friends. He is obedient and has had some training and will make a lovely companion. Jess is still active and will enjoy a regular exercise routine. He is sensitive and would therefore like calm owners. He is more tuned into men than women.

 

BARNEY

Shelter Ref
No. WDW 014

Reserved

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Breed Terrier X
Date in 30/04/14
Age 5 - 6 years
Sex Male Neutered
Reason for admittance Stray
To go with children 10+ years. He has history of food possessiveness
To go with other animals Only pet. Good with other dogs on walks. Not cat friendly
Ability to be left Not known. 2 - 3 hours ok
Experience required General dog ownership
Other information Barney is friendly and outgoing with an independent and stubborn streak. He is active and energetic with an inquisitive nature. Barney required an experienced home where he'll receive further training and can have some fun. He can be a bit nippy when he gets excited.

 

STORM

Shelter Ref
No. 298

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Breed Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Date in 20/08/13
Age 5 1/2 years
Sex Male
Reason for admittance Ex Inspector's case
To go with children 8+ years who are used to dogs. Can be possessive over toys
To go with other animals Only pet. Not brilliant with dogs since being attacked, prefers to avoid. Not cat friendly
Ability to be left Not known. 2 hours ok
Experience required Must have owned a bull breed before
Other information Storm has been waiting here for quite a while and is now ready to find his forever home with people who will love him. He is an active and excitable boy who loves having fun. He can be cuddly once he knows you, but is also stubborn, with a determined streak. He needs people who know the breed and are patient.

 

WOODY

Shelter Ref
No. EDW 13

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Breed Lurcher
Date in 13/06/14
Age 3 years (approx.)
Sex Male
Reason for admittance Stray
To go with children Gentle 8+ years. Too hand shy for younger children
To go with other animals Good with other dogs. Not cat friendly
Ability to be left No more than 2 hours. Needs to learn
Experience required General dog ownership. Research breed thoroughly
Other information This is Woody, he is shy and can take time to make friends., possibly from being roughly handled in the past. He is a gentle soul with lots to give, once he trusts you. Woody may not have lived in a house before and has probably been used for hunting. He will need a calm home.

 

MAX & TESS

Shelter Ref
No's. 182 & 183

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Breed Jack Russell Terriers
Date in 04/06/14
Age 7 years & 9 years
Sex Female & Neutered Male
Reason for Admittance Owner working full time
To go with children 8+ years. Max can be shy
To go with other animals Only pets. Good with other dogs on walks. Not cat friendly
Ability to be left 4 hours. Max may chew if left longer
Experience required General dog ownership
Other information This lovely pair are very sweet and great company. They clearly adore each other and will be happy in a family that has plenty of time for them. Max can be quite shy and likes to take time to get to know you, he relies on Tess quite and bit. Tess is more reserved though affectionate. They are great dogs.

 

WINSTON

Shelter Ref
No. 410
 

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Breed English Bulldog
Date in 03/11/13
Age 15 months
Sex Male Neutered
Reason for admittance Owner working away, left for long hours
To go with children With teenagers only, extremely hard mouthed.
To go with other animals Must be the only pet in the home. Ok when out on walks but too much for other pets in a home
Ability to be left 3 hours max, if left with things to do.
Experience required True bull breed experience essential
Other information Winston has been with us since November due to necessary surgical procedures on his legs. He has some amusing habits but unfortunately he also has few not so amusing ones as well. Winston plays very rough and is looking for a calm home with patient, experienced owners who can give him the direction he needs. We do have fairly specific rehoming criteria due to his medical history, but if you think you have the suitable home environment adoption applications are being taken for him until 21st July.

 

DAISY

Shelter Ref
No. 190

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Breed Staffy type
Date in 16/06/14
Age 1 year
Sex Female
Reason for admittance Being left too long
To go with children Hardy 8+ years, excitable and nips
To go with other animals Good with dogs on walks, may live with. Not cat friendly
Ability to be left 2 hours max. Chews
Experience required General dog ownership. Research breed
Other information Daisy is a happy, friendly dog who gets excited easily. She needs further training as she does tend to jump up a lot and can nip. She is bright and responsive and knows the basics, she could become mischievous if she gets bored. Daisy needs to feel secure and have a routine to help her settle. She has huge potential.

 

JOBY

Shelter Ref
No. 204

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Breed Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Date in 27/06/14
Age 9 years
Sex Male
Reason for admittance Unsuitable living conditions
To go with children 5+ years who are used to dogs
To go with other animals Only pet. Good with dogs on walks but loses interest quickly. Not cat friendly
Ability to be left Not known. 3 hours ok
Experience required General dog ownership
Other information Joby has been around the block a few times and seen it all! He is sweet tempered, friendly, cheeky and still has a spring in his step. He would make a lovely family pet for someone who'll appreciate him and spend quality time with him. Joby is quite obedient and enjoys playing with toys. He's a gent!

 

GADGET

Shelter Ref
No. EDW 12

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Breed Lurcher
Date in 13/06/14
Age 10 months, approx.
Sex male
Reason for admittance Stray
To go with children Gentle 5 years+ (1 or 2 only)
To go with other animals Good with other dogs, not cat friendly
Ability to be left No more than 2 hours. Needs to get used to being left
Experience required General dog ownership. Research breed
Other information Gadget is a lovable pub who's got it all to learn. He is friendly and playful and is starting to walk well on a lead. He may have never lived inside before so will need patient and forgiving

 

ROOKIE

Shelter Ref
No. 187

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Breed Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Date in 12/06/14
Age 5 1/2 years
Sex Male
Reason for admittance Not clean in flat
To go with children 8+ years. Ok with visiting youngsters
To go with other animals Only dog. Sociable with dogs on walks. Used to cats but introduce carefully.
Ability to be left 2 - 3 hours. Will need to be re-house trained
Experience required General dog ownership
Other information Rookie is quite an independent dog and takes a while to form close attachments. He is active and enjoys his walks here he is sociable with other dogs. he isn't easy to motivate by using toys/food and needs to settle first. He would love to have forever home with a garden to play in.

 

COCO

Shelter Ref
No. 169

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Breed Mongrel
Date in 22/05/14
Age 2 years
Sex Female
Reason for admittance Owner unable to cope
To go with children She's very handshy so 10+ years only
To go with other animals Only pet, good with most dogs on walks, can lack confidence. Not cat friendly
Ability to be left 2 - 3 hours
Experience required General dog ownership
Other information Coco is sensitive and can be incredibly handshy so needs a gentle "hands off" approach. She is a lovely, companionable dog with lots to give, who in return will require  further training and settling in. Coco is full of fun and enjoys playing games, though she has been known to rip up her toys! She needs a calm home please.

 

RUBIE

Shelter Ref
No. 200

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Breed Staffordshire Bull Terrier X Whippet
Date in 25/06/14
Age 4 years
Sex Female Spayed
Reason for admittance No pet accommodation
To go with children Gentle 10+ years who are used to dogs
To go with other animals Only dog. Good with most dogs on walks, can bark at large ones. Used to cats but introduce carefully
Ability to be left 1 hour only, cries
Experience required General dog ownership
Other information Rubie is quite sensitive and insecure and will need a calm home where she can learn to settle. She would suit someone active who can lead from the front and give her confidence. Rubie is easily trained with food rewards and should be fun to have around. She needs gentle handling as she can be nervous.