The Stray Dogs Sanctuary
LOST - Dark brindle male whippet Pringle went missing from Exmouth, Devon on 28th January 2013, but has still periodically been sighted in Exmouth, Budleigh and Otterton, Devon. The most recent sighting was up by the obelisk on the cliff path between Exmouth and Sandy Bay, but this was a while ago, so he could be anywhere in that part of Devon now. PLEASE, PLEASE keep a close eye out for Pringle. it would be wonderful if he is reunited with his family by Christmas. See his Facebook page- Help find Pringle missing Whippet. There is a CASH REWARD for Pringle's safe return. If you see him, please ring 07710608951 or 07773128349. Photo on the lost dogs page.
LOST - Black and grey male lurcher Scamp was stolen from Bradford Abbas in Dorset on 1st December 2013. "PLEASE HELP US FIND SCAMP! are lovely family dog scamp was stolen late on the night of 1st December in bradford abbas, two men were seen running away from are property with the dog! if anyone thinks they might have seen him ANYWHERE! please let me know or contact sherborne police,scamp is a friendly caring lurcher, large with black and grey rough coat and small white patch on his chest,hes also only just been back from being treated at the vets, he has a bad cut on his lip witch is being treated by medication, we're very concerned for him. PLEASE SHARE THIS AND SPREAD THE WORD, thank u xx" If you see Scamp, or may know where he is, please ring his owner on 07909 451125. Photo on the lost dogs page.
LOST - Lurcher Alibi went missing from Shave wood/Clay Hill area near Minstead - Seen heading towards ensclosure , SO40 area, (South East) on Saturday, 16th November 2013. He is a black rough coated lurcher with flecks of grey. Photo and full details on the lost dogs page. Photo on the lost dogs page.
DOG OF THE WEEK - Staffy Tilly lived in a home for some time, but sadly her owner has dementia and has gone into a care home, and Tilly had to come into the sanctuary, where she has now been looking for a new home for a long time. She is very friendly dog who is good with other dogs and with children. Tilly is in the kennels in Devon. Full details on the adopt a dog page.
Stray Dogs Sanctuary was set up in Dorset in September 1999 to provide kennelling for local stray dogs, and to re-home them if they were not claimed.
The dogs that are rescued by the dog wardens are kept in the care of the council for 7 days. If they have not been claimed at the end of that period, we take them into our care and look after them until they find homes.
We also take dogs from homes where they can no longer stay, e.g. because of a marriage break up or the death of the dog’s owner.
We take dogs of every breed, and our area covers Purbeck, East Dorset, Poole, Bournemouth, Christchurch and the New Forest, although we will always consider homes further afield, and have re-homed dogs over a very wide area. We have rescued and re-homed many hundreds of dogs since the rescue was started.
Many of the dogs that come into the kennels have been abused or abandoned and are in poor condition and often need medical treatment before they can go to their new homes.
The charity is run solely by volunteers and we receive no public money, and rely on fund raising events and donations to pay for the care of the dogs.
We always have dogs in our care that need homes. If you want to know more, or may be able to offer a home, please ring Judy on 01202 696685.
If you have seen a dog on this website please telephone for a chat about the dog. We will ask you for information about yourself and your family - sometimes this may seem intrusive but we are trying to re-home our dogs in the best home we can, from their needs but also from yours so that your new dog has the best chance of fitting in.
The next stage in the adoption process is a Home Visit. We only do visits by appointment, after we have spoken to you about a particular dog. We do not visit in advance of having a possible pet for you as we like to match dogs and owners on a one-to-one basis.
If you do not live close enough for us to do a visit we can sometimes arrange for another rescue to see you on our behalf.
In certain circumstances if this is not possible we do re-home out of area, subject to a vets reference.
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