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!

SUKI

Shelter Ref
No. 353

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Breed Staffordshire Bull terrier X Ridgeback
Date in 07/10/13
Age 16 months
Sex Female Spayed
Reason for admittance Not getting on with resident dog
To go with children 13 years+. Too nervy for younger children.
To go with other animals Only pet, Ok with dogs, can get aggressive if they won't play. Not cat friendly/
Ability to be left 1 - 2 hours only. May chew
Experience required Recommended to have owned a large nervous dog before
Other information Suki is an extremely nervy and hand shy dog who desperately needs to find someone to trust who'll help her develop and find herself. She is wary of men and needs a calm, quiet home with someone gentle who will let her settle in her own time. Suki needs further training and gradual exposure to new things.

 

BUDDY

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No. 243

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Breed American Bulldog X
Date in 11/07/13
Age 4 years
Sex Male Neutered
Reason for admittance Owner working too long
To go with children Hardy 6 years+ who are used to dogs
To go with other animals Only pet. Good with most dogs on walks, though can snap at large ones. Not cat friendly
Ability to be left 4 hours
Experience required General dog ownership. Research breed
Other information Buddy is quite laid back and relaxed but we suspect he'll be more boisterous in a house. he is happy around people and enjoys being involved in your activities. buddy has been passed around so may be insecure at first. With time and a regular routine he should settle to be a lovely companion.

 

SCOOBY

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No WDW 22

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Breed Patterdale X
Date in 22/08/13
Age 9 1/2 years
Sex Male Neutered
Reason for admittance Stray
To go with children Hardy  8 years+ who are calm
To go with other animals Only pet. Doesn't like other animals
Ability to be left Not really known, 2 - 3 hours ok
Experience required General dog ownership
Other information Scooby is an independent dog who like to take time to gel with new people. He loves playing ball and is brilliant at catching, he's also highly motivated by food and great to train. Scooby has been here far too long and would like his forever home to come along very soon.

 

RUPERT

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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.

 

DIESEL

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No. 428

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Breed American Bulldog
Date in 18/11/13
Age 2 years
Sex Male
Reason for admittance Looked after temporarily for a friend
To go with children Hardy 8 years+ who are used to large dogs
To go with other animals Only pet. Good with dogs on walks. Not cat friendly
Ability to be left Not known. 2 hours max.
Experience required Recommended to have owned a large breed before, research breed
Other information Diesel is a powerful youngster with a friendly, outgoing nature. he needs continued training and socialization and a calm environment in which to settle. Diesel would like an experienced owner who has the time, space and energy to provide him with a secure future.

 

ROSIE

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No. 95

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Breed Collie X
Date in 19/03/14
Age 2 1/2 years
Sex Female
Reason for admittance Problems with barking
To go with children 8+ years, Rosie is a little shy
To go with other animals Good with dogs, may live with a suitable one. Not cat friendly
Ability to be left Needs to learn, barks.
Experience required General dog ownership
Other information Rosie has led an under-stimulated life in a flat where she became a nuisance. She is a fabulous dog; very friendly once she know you, she has lots of energy and a keen mind. Rosie is shy of sudden movements and needs easing into her new life gradually as lots of things will be new to her. She's a lovely girl.

 

BETTY

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No. GDW 4124


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Breed Labrador X
Date in 10/02/14
Age 1 9 - 11 months
Sex Female
Reason for admittance Stray
To go with children 10 years+
To go with other animals Good, over playful with dogs. Not cat friendly
Ability to be left Needs to learn
Experience required General dog ownership
Other information Betty is very energetic and excitable and virtually untrained. She'll require lots of input from someone active and experienced who can show her a new way of life. Betty has lots of promise in gentle patient hands. She can be nippy/mouthy when handled.

 

BUDDY.

Shelter Ref
No. 436

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Breed Jack Russell Terrier
Date in 22/11/13
Age 20 months
Sex Male Neutered
Reason for admittance Possessive of chews and toys
To go with children Aged 12 years+ only . Too reactive
To go with other animals Only pet. Good with dogs on walks. Not cat friendly
Ability to be left 3 hours in a crate or will chew
Experience require Must have owned a male Jack Russell or similar before.
Other information Buddy is a highly reactive young male with a tendency to like his own way and be stubborn about it. He is highly excitable and possessive and will need an owner who is devoted to working with him to improve his behaviour. Buddy needs calm, confident handling and plenty of exercise. Snaps when feels threatened.

 

ALFIE

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No. 27


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Breed Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Date 23/01/14
Age 18 months
Sex Male Neutered
Reason for admittance Working long hours
To go with children 8 years+ who will be calm with him
To go with other animals Good with dogs, not cat friendly
Ability to be left Needs to learn
Experience required General dog ownership
Other information Alfie is a great character; very friendly and well balanced. He is very good with other dogs and would enjoy a house with friends to play with. Alfie needs a calm environment where he won't be encouraged to play roughly and get over excited and mouthy. Easy to train using food.

 

DIGGER

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No. 284


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Breed Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Date in 06/08/13
Age 14 months (approx.)
Sex Male Neutered
Reason for admittance Unable to live with another dog
To go with children Hardy 8 years+. Can leap up and snatch
To go with other animals Only pet. Has improved with dogs since his arrival but has not stop button. Not cat friendly
Ability to be left Not known, 2 hours ok
Experience required Must have owned a bullbreed before
Other information Digger is a youngster who's still learning how to behave! He is full of energy and is quite bold so will require training properly from scratch. He's been passed around and needs continued socialisation and some rules to help him feel secure. Digger has potential in experienced hands but still require dedication.

 

KANE

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No. 464

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Breed Staffordshire Bull Terrier X
Date in 13/12/13
Age 3 years
Sex Male
Reason for admittance Owner working full time
To go with children 16+ years only.   Food possessive
To go with other animals Only pet. Good with dogs on walks but to  live with. Not cat friendly
Ability to be left 3 - 4 hours
Experience required General dog ownership. Bullbreed experience recommended
Other information A sweet boy, a bit self contained but generally sociable and friendly. he is very grabby over food treats and cam become fixated and obsessive so will require experienced owners with training skills who can help him. Kane needs to make lots of doggy friends to aid socialisation.

 

OLLIE

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No. 18

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Breed Lurcher
Date in 17/01/14
Age 18 months (approx.)
Sex Male Neutered
Reason for admittance Ex Greyhound Rescue
To go with children 6 years+ who are used to bouncy dogs
To go with other animals Good with dogs, would be best homed with a med/large one.Not safe around cats.
Ability to be left Not known 1 - 2 hours ok
Experience required General dog ownership. Research breed thoroughly
Other information Ollie is energetic, affectionate and very good to handle. He is keen to run and will need somewhere safe to exercise. Ollie will suit someone active who can provide a routine and help him feel secure. He has a strong prey/chase drive which may override training.

 

TIMBA

Shelter Ref.
No. 469

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Breed Alaskan Malamute
Date in 19/12/13
Age 6 years
Sex Male Neutered
Reason for admittance Unwanted
To go with children 10 years+ only. Requested by previous owner.
To go with other animals Good with large bitches. Not good with male dogs, small fluffy dogs or cats.
Ability to be left 4 hours
Experience required Must have owned a large breed before and research breed thoroughly
Other information Timba needs a special home with people who have thoroughly researched the breed and can cope with his requirements. He has a strong sense of pack and a strong prey drive also, so will need leadership and regular lead exercise to keep him content. He's an escape artist - will require a 6ft garden fence!

 

SUSIE

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No. 438


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Breed Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Date in 23/11/13
Age 18 months (approx.)
Sex Female
Reason for admittance Inspector's Case
To go with children 10 years only due to history
To go with other animals Good with dogs - may live with ok. Not cat friendly
Ability to be left Not known 2 - 3 hours ok
Experience required General dog ownership.
Other information Susie has had a traumatic past and is looking for some love in her life. She is good natured and playful and would suit someone fairly active who can provide company and further training plus some rules so she knows where she fits in. Susie will be a great companion dog in a calm household.

 

STELLA

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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.

 

CHOPS

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No. 92

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Breed Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Date in 14/03/14
Age 4 1/2 years
Sex Male
Reason for admittance Owner couldn't cope
To go with children 10 years+, too boisterous for younger children
To go with other animals Only pet. Good with dogs on walks but not to live with. Not cat friendly
Ability to be left 2 - 3 hours ok with lots to occupy him
Experience required General dog ownership
Other information Chops is a lovely boy who is looking for an active home where he'll get a regular exercise routine and plenty to occupy him. He is a real toy chewer so will require a suitable items to keep him busy. Chop is bouncy and affectionate and can become over excited easily. he still has lots to learn.

 

TUBBS

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No. 61

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Breed Labrador X Satffordshire Bull Terrier
Date in 16/02/14
Age 8 years
Sex Male Neutered
Reason for admittance Relationship/work commitments
To go with children 10 years+ Too boisterous
To go with other animals Only pet. Not cat friendly. Ok with dogs here but has been aggressive in a home.
Ability to be left 2 hours max.
Experience required General dog ownership
Other information Tubbs is a very sensitive character and can be highly excitable and reactive. He has lots of potential but will need to really bond with someone and build confidence if he is to improve. Tubbs needs a calm environment and lots of input into his continued training and life skills development. he will need a positive reward system.

 

CHIP & PEGGY

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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.

 

DAISY

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No. 67

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Breed Crossbreed
Date in 22/02/14
Age 5-6 years
Sex Female
Reason for admittance Unwanted
Top go with children 8 years+, she's reactive and excitable
To go with other animals Good with dogs; may live with. Not cat friendly
Ability to be left Not known. 2 hours max. after exercise
Experience required General dog ownership
Other information Daisy is a sweet, friendly dog but she is insecure and needs to know where she fits in. She can be quite excitable and is not good at standing about as she whines and gets agitated. Daisy will need plenty of exercise and companionship or could become bored, so an active lifestyle is required.

 

BETSY

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No. 72


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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!

 

LAYLA

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No. 48

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Breed Lurcher (Collie x Whippet)
Date in 11/02/14
Age 3 years approx.
Sex Female
Reason for admittance Ex inspectors case
To go with children Gentle 10 years+, too nervy for younger children
To go with other animals Good with calm dogs, may live with. Not cat friendly
Ability to be left Not known. Needs to learn. Can be clingy
Experience required General dog ownership. Research breed.
Other information Layla is really suited to gentle people who have a quiet home. She is incredibly cautious and needs a boost of confidence which will only come through trust and gradual exposure to new things. Layla is very sound sensitive and she may not have lived inside a home before.

 

MULAN

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No. 97

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Breed Staffordshire Bull Terrier X
Date in 20/03/14
Age 8 months
Sex Female
Reason for admittance Owner's ill health
To go with children 12 years+ who are used to dogs
To go with other animals Good with dogs on walks but needs individual attention so only pet. Not cat friendly
Ability to be left Needs to learn. 1 - 2 hours max.
Experience required Need experience of training dogs and have good timing
Other information Mulan is very bright, very active and very easy to frustrate and which point she likes to grab a rag. She will be fabulous to train but needs experienced owners who can read her and work to overcome her problem. Mulan is ripe for training; she requires calm consistency.

 

STELLA.

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No. 39

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Breed Jack Russell X
Date in 04/02/14
Age 9 years
Sex Female Spayed
Reason for intake Doesn't like children
To go with children Not to go with children. Fearful and growls, children need to be aged 16+ years only.
To go with other animals Good with small dogs, can snap at larger ones. Not cat friendly
Ability to be left 4 - 5 hours
Experience required General dog ownership
Other information Stella is a nervy dog who needs a calm and understanding owner who can provide a child-free environment for her. She is generally good natured when she feels safe and secure and will be a loving companion in a quiet home. Stella still enjoys being active and likes squeaky toys.

 

MILLIE

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No. 75

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Breed Staffordshire Bull Terrier X
Date in 03/03/14
Age 2 years
Sex Female
Reason for intake Domestic problems
To go with children 10+ years, very snarly with toys
To go with other animals Good with dogs, may live with. He might be a bit too much for cats
Ability to be left 2 hours max. Does cry a lot
Experience required General dog ownership
Other information Millie is sweet and playful girl with a lot of love to give. She becomes very excited very easily and lacks basic training or manners. We don't have many details into Millies history so will be a fresh start for everyone. Training will help her learn the skills needed and will be a great bonding exercise for everyone.

 

MADDIE

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No. 32

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Breed Rottweiler
Date in 27/01/14
Age 8 years
Sex Female Spayed
Reason for admittance Can't afford to keep
To go with children Calm 8 years+ who will respect her
To go with other animals Only pet. Not cat friendly. Good with dogs here but not in previous home.
Ability to be left 4 - 5 hours
Experience required General dog ownership. Research breed.
Other information Maddie is a calm and gentle dog who forms close attachments to people. She walks well on lead and is dignified when greeting people. Maddie needs a quiet home with people who'll give her a routine and make her feel secure. Maddie gets car sick.

 

LOLA

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No. 7

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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.

 

BRANDY

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No.55

 

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Breed Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Date in 12/02/14
Age 6 years
Sex Female
Reason for admittance Unwanted
To go with children Gentle children aged 8+ years
To go with other animals Only pet. Ignores dogs, can be bossy if they are boisterous or nervous.
Ability to be left Not known, 2 hours max.
Experience required General dog ownership,. Research breed thoroughly
Other information Brandy is quite self contained and takes time to make friends. She has probably never really had someone who appreciates her and is bound to improve with time and care. Brandy is independent on walks and prefers to avoid other dogs. She adores a tennis ball and will happily play fetch!

 

SWEEP

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No. 113

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Breed Working Cocker Spaniel
Date in 03/04/14
Age 3 years
Sex Male
Reason for admittance Chasing resident cats out of windows
To go with children 8+ years who are calm and use to dogs
To go with other animals Only pet. *Absolutely hates cats*  ok with dogs at first then growls and mounts them
Ability to be left 4 hours maximum in a crate
Experience required Previous spaniel/gundog ownership & training experience strongly recommended
Other information Sweep never stops working and using his nose and will need someone very experienced with training dogs who will provide an active and stimulating life. He is very easily frustrated and tends to bark/grab the lead. Sweep's life has been unsettled until now and he really needs patient and determined owners who won't give up on him

 

NARLA

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No. 114

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Breed Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Date in 04/04/14
Age 2 years
Sex Female
Reason for admittance Owner unable to exercise her
To go with children Gentle children aged 6+ years who won't excite her
To go with other animals Good with dogs, not cat friendly
Ability top be left 3 - 4 hours. Used to a crate
Experience required General dog ownership
Other information Narla is quite sensitive and can be a little shy of sudden movements. She is generally sociable and friendly and gets on well with people and other dogs. Narla can get frustrated and grabs the lead so may need some help with this. She require an active home where there'll be plenty of exercise and lots of love.

 

FREDDIE

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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.