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 bought into us because they don't like other dogs, can't be homed with cats, don't like children, needs 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

MARLEY

Shelter Ref

No. 392

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Breed Patterdale X Jack Russell
Date in 09/12/14
Age 2 1/2 years
Sex Male Neutered
Reason for admittance Unsuitable Environment
To go with children 16 years+ only. Too reactive
To go with other animals Only pet. HATES CATS. Choosey with dogs and can sometimes growl.
Ability to be left 3 - 4 hours max in a crate
Experience required Must have had lots of terrier experience and expect some behaviour issues
Other information Marley is an active and energetic lad and is looking for a new home with  secure garden where he can run and play to help him burn off some of his energy, he loves to play ball!. He's looking for an experienced owner who is able to give him the time and a routine he will need to help him settle.

 

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 bull breed 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 he has no manners at all. He will be a project for someone who has the time, patience, knowledge and a sense of humour! Zeus has lots of potential, however he needs a home to help him 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. Not good with cats, rabbits etc.
Ability to be left Needs to learn
Experience required Must have owned a sighhound 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 a bit wary of being over handled and needs gentle, experienced lurcher people who can help him to adjust.

 

LOGAN

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No. 164

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Breed Staffordshire Bull Terrier x
Date in 13/05/14
Age 7 months
Sex Male
Reason for admittance Unable to keep
To go with children 14+ years
To go with other animals Only pet. Good but overwhelming with other dogs. Not cat friendly
Ability to be left Needs to learn
Experience required Must have owned a bull breed before
Other information Logan has so much potential, with patient owners who have masses of time and a good sense of humour! He is a huge pup with no manners and a mouthing habit which will need to be addressed. Logan has lots to learn but his is an affectionate boy with huge promise, would be ideally suited to people who love training.

 

DEXTER

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No. 414

 

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Breed Rottweiller X Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Date in 23/12/14
Age 3 years
Sex Male
Reason for admittance Not good with cats and handling issues
To go with children 12 years+ who are used to dogs
To go with other animals Only pet. Good with dogs on walks but prefers to live alone. Not cat friendly
Ability to be left 3 - 4 hours, crate trained
Experience required Strongly recommended to have rottweiller/guard breed experience
Other information Dexter is a confident boy who's very powerful on his lead. He's fabulous to train and very responsive to his handler and would suit active people who will  enjoy training him. Dexter needs a channel for all his energy.

 

OSCAR

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No. 28

 

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Breed Greyhound
Date in 18/01/15
Age 5-6 years
Sex Male  Neutered
Reason for admittance Scratched child
To go with children Adults only, scratches with his feet.
To go with other animals Good with dogs, especially his own kind. Not to live with small dogs, cats etc.
Ability to be left Up to 4 hours,
Experience required General dog ownership, research breed thoroughly
Other information Oscar is a gentle, affectionate dog who will make a great companion and would suit a quiet home. He has a strong reaction to squeaky toys. He uses his feet a lot and can scratch. He will need a safe place to exercise.

 

BANNER

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No. 403

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Breed Greyhound
Date in 16/12/14
Age 4 years (approx)
Sex Male Neutered
Reason for admittance Wrong choice of dog
To go with children Gentle 8+ years
To go with other animals Good with dogs, not safe with cats or small animals
Ability to be left 2-3 hours
Experience required General dog ownership, research breed
Other information Banner is placid and affectionate and would prefer a calm household. He's sociable with people and other dogs but still likes his own space at times. He will need a secure place to run and has a strong prey drive

 

LUCA

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No. 420

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Breed Saluki Lurcher
Date in 30/12/14
Age 2 years
Sex Male Neutered
Reason fore admittance Too enthusiastic for resident sighthound
To go with children Adults only. Not a suitable dog for children
To go with other animals Only pet. Plays boisterously with other dogs. Strong prey drive with small dogs and cats
Ability to be left 2 hours
Experience required Strongly recommended to have owned a sighthound before
Other information Luca is very hand shy and sensitive and is particularly afraid of men. He will need gentle handling and be given time to settle. Luca does play rough with other dogs. He has a strong prey drive, will need a large, safe exercise area.

 

BETH

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No. 373

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Breed American Bulldog x
Date in 17/11/14
Age 8 months
Sex Female
Reason for admittance House fire
To go with children 14 years+ Too anxious for younger children
To go with other animals Good with dogs, may live with. Has previously lived with cats.
Ability to be left Needs to learn - chews
Experience required Experience of training a large breed is recommended
Other information Beth is extremely sensitive and shy and will require calm surroundings as he gets easily stressed over new things. Would suit someone experienced  as he will need gradual exposure to new things. He has lots of potential - once trained.

 

WINSTON

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No. 281

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Breed English Bulldog
Date in 11/09/14
Age 2 years
Sex Male Neutered
Reason for admittance Returned as resident dog unable to cope
To go with children 10 years+ as mouths very hard in play and gets very over-excited
To go with other animals Needs to be an only pet
Ability to be left 3 - 4 hours max, with something to do
Experience required True bulldog experience essential
Other information Winston has a great character and the potential to be a great dog. he's happy and friendly with everyone he meets and is easily motivated by food and toys. However Winston has a very naughty side. He can be stubborn, especially with people he doesn't trust, he gets easily over excited, and will mouth hard. He will need an experienced owner who won't let him have his own way. He's really lovable and still behaves like a puppy and will need an owner who knows what they are taking on!

 

HALLIE

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No. 68

 

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Breed Stafforshire Bull Terrier x Labrador
Date in 12/02/15
Age 2 1/2 years
Sex Female Spayed
Reason for admittance Owner couldn't cope for health reasons
To go with children Hardy 8+ years. Nervy and jumps up
To go with other animals Only dog. Usually good with dogs, though he was recently attacked so may be defensive. Has lived with cats in the past but introduce carefully.
Ability to be left Needs to learn, can chew and bark
Experience required General dog ownership
Other information Hallie is a sweet, affectionate dog and will make a lovely companion dog. She will need further training and she constantly looks for reassurance. Would suit a calm home and that will give her individual attention.

 

ROUGE

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No. 49

 

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Breed German Shepherd x Husky
Date in 03/02/15
Age 8 months
Sex Male
Reason for admittance Too boisterous
To go with children 8 years+. Jumps up a lot
To go with other animals Good with dogs, should live with. Not cat friendly
Ability to be left 3 - 4 hours. Used to a crate
Experience required Previous ownership of either breed advisable
Other information Rogue is sociable and outgoing and has been passed around so is insecure. He will need training as he's very bouncy and jumps up but he is easy to train, he loves his toys and treats. Rogue has masses of potential with owners who are prepared to put time into his development

 

LOU LOU

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No. 350

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Breed Jack Russell x
Date in 23/10/14
Age 6 years
Sex Female
Reason for admittance Owner couldn't afford veterinary care
To go with children 8+ years who will respect her
To go with other animals Good with most dogs, though will snap if they are too boisterous. Bad with cats
Ability to be left 4 - 5 hours
Experience required General dog ownership
Other information Lou Lou is a busy little girl who loves to run, and can be an escapologist! She has an independent nature but is friendly and affectionate once settled. Lou Lou can be wary of some men. Her coat will need constant care and she would thrive in an active home.