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.

 

BOOKER

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No. 216

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Breed English Bull Terrier X
Date in 09/07/14
Age 4 years
Sex Male Neutered
Reason for admittance Unable to keep
To go with children 12+ years. Not keen on being over handled
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. 2 - 3 hours max.
Experience required Experience of living with a bull breed recommended
Other information Booker is a quiet boy who's had a very isolated life so far and will need a quietish home with gradual exposure to new things. He is learning to love his walks and can get excited and playful. Booker needs sensible handling, he hasn't had much interaction and can get grumpy. An experienced home please.

 

RICO

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No. SDW/127

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Breed Jack Russell Terrier
Date in 08/09/14
Age 3 years (approx.)
Sex Male
Reason for admittance Not enough time for him
To go with children 12 years+ who are used to terriers. He's manic for food
To go with other animals Good with dogs on walks, but needs to live as an only dog. Not cat friendly
Ability to be left Not known. 2 - 3 hours after exercise
Experience required Must have owned a Jack Russells before
Other information Rico is a very needy dog who has lots of energy and a strong desire to rip up toys and bedding. He needs an active life with experienced terrier people who can give him a set routine, with lots of play and stimulation. Rico should settle ok in the right hands.

 

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.

 

PADDY

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No. 336

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Breed Lurcher
Date in 13/10/14
Age 2 years
Sex Male Neutered
Reason for admittance Ex Liverpool RSPCA
To go with children Gentle 8+ years who are used to dogs
To go with other animals Good with other dogs. Not cat friendly
Ability to be left Needs to learn. 1 - 2 hours max.
Experience required General dog ownership. Research breed thorougly
Other information Paddy is a typical lurcher; sweet, calm and gentle, until he sees something to chase! He meets other dogs well and can be playful so will need a safe place to exercise. Paddy is excellent to handle and groom etc. Once he has built a rapport he will be a fabulous companion.

 

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.

 

BUDDY

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No. 308

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Breed Wesite
Date in 19/09/14
Age 15 months
Sex Male Neutered
Reason for admittance Unable to keep - skin issues
To go with children 10+ years. Too resistant to restraint
To go with animals Only pet. Ok with dogs on walks, can grumble up close. Not cat friendly
Ability to be left Not known. 2 - 3 hours ok
Experience required General dog ownership. Research breed, especially skin problems.
Other information Buddy is a dog who likes life on his terms. He is friendly and affectionate and enjoys walks. He needs motivating to give more attention to his handler. Buddy wants an active life with plenty to keep him occupied. He could do with boundaries to prevent him making up all the rules!

 

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.

 

DUKE

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No. 330

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Breed Beagle X Foxhound
Date in 26/03/14
Age 14 months
Sex Male Neutered
Reason for admittance Change in circumstances
To go with children 8+ years. Jumps up and scratches
To go with other animals Good with dogs, he would like to live with one. Not cat friendly
Ability to be left Needs to learn, gets stressed and chews
Experience required General dog ownership. Research scenthound thoroughly
Other information Duke is extremely energetic and lively and will require plenty of quality exercise to keep him content. He is everyone's friend and very sociable with people and dogs. Duke's ideal owner would be someone active who runs and could have Duke along with him. Duke needs more training.

 

LUCA

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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.