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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

STORM

Shelter Ref
No. 298

Reserved

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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.

 

MAX & TESS

Shelter Ref
No's. 182 & 183

Reserved

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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.

 

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

Reserved

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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.

 

BEAU

Shelter Ref
No 223

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Breed Ridgeback X Boxer
Date in 20/07/14
Age Almost 2 years
Sex Male Neutered
Reason for admittance Attention seeking behaviour
To go with children 10 years+ who are used to large dogs
To go with other animals Good with dogs; can be over-playful. Used to cats but introduce carefully.
Ability to be left 2 - 3 hours max. Not always clean
Experience required Recommended to have owned a large dog before
Other information Beau is a bouncy boy who has huge potential, as long as he gets enough exercise and mental stimulation. He is easily frustrated and needs to know where he fits in so will require knowledgeable and consistent owners to continue his training and provide stability. Beau is well behaved and sociable but can tend to mouth for attention.

 

HARVEY

Shelter Ref
No. 215

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Breed Jack Russell Terrier
Date in 09/07/14
Age 10 years
Sex Male Neutered
Reason for admittance Complaints re barking - being left too long
To go with children 8 years+ who are used to dogs. He's a bit nervy
To go with other animals May live with small, older dog, can snap at bouncy dogs. Not cat friendly
Ability to be left 2 hours max as noisy
Experience required General dog ownership
Other information Harvey is a dear little dog who is desperate for affection and company. he would suit someone who's home most of the time and needs a loving companion to take gentle walks with. Harvey is friendly with everyone he meets but can be submissive if handled or groomed. He's a lovely boy.

 

FREDDY

Shelter Ref
No. 205

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Breed Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Date in 28/06/14
Age 11 years
Sex Male Neutered
Reason for admittance No pet accommodation
To go with children 5+ years
To go with other animals Only pet. Ignores most dogs but can growl in a confined space. Not cat friendly
Ability to be left 4 hours
Experience required General dog ownership
Other information Freddy is a real character, even in old age, and will be a fun companion to have around. He still enjoys his walks and playing with toys and would make a great friend for someone who's home a lot and wants to have regular exercise and affection. Freddy is good natured and has lots to give.

 

BRUNO

Shelter Ref
No. 214

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Breed Jack Russell Type
Date in 09/07/14
Age 10 years
Sex Male Neutered
Reason for admittance Owner in care home
To go with children Adults only, 16+ years. Not comfortable around younger children.
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 2 hours max.
Experience required General dog ownership
Other information Bruno is an affectionate boy who will make a lovely companion in a quiet home. He doesn't like crowds and would be happy in an established household where he'll get lots of attention and a varied routine. Bruno has had a few homes now for reasons which are not his fault. he can be over protective if owners are vulnerable.

 

SIMBA & NAHLA

Shelter Ref
No's. 208 & 209

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Breed Stamford Bull Terriers
Date in 04/07/14
Age 4 years
Sex Male Neutered & Spayed Female
Reason for admittance Domestic Split
To go with children 8+ years who are used to dogs as these two are bouncy.
To go with other animals Only pets. Good with dogs on walks. Not cat friendly here.
Ability to be left 3 - 4 hours
Experience required General dog ownership. Some breed experience recommended.
Other information Simba and Nahla are brother and sister and are extremely devoted, especially Simba. They need experienced Staffy owners who will provide and active and secure home where these two will get the attention and love they crave. Simba and Nahla are affectionate and active and will be fabulous family pets.