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Happy Staffie Rescue is a small independent organisation that offers a life line to the Staffordshire bull terrier breed.


  • Most rescues are full, and have long waiting lists just like us.

  • We recommend registering your dog(s) with as many rescues as possible so that you have the best chance of getting a space at the earliest opportunity.

  • It is impossible for us to indicate a waiting time as this depends on how soon dogs are adopted to create space.

  • If you have pairs of dogs the wait time can be longer as we have limited spaces for pairs.

  • Our centre is based in Worcestershire and we are unable to offer a collection service.

Surrendering your dog into our care is a multi step process which we have detailed below.

Step 1

To start the ball rolling you will need to complete an online surrender application form. You will need a minimum of two photos of your dog, both of the dog standing up, and taking from the height of the dogs head (e.g. not standing over them and looking down).

Please remember we rehome dogs, and if you feel your dog is not suitable for rehoming you may need to consider alternatives.

If you have more than one dog you must complete a separate form for each dog. If you do not do so we will not consider your application.

Step 2

Once the form is submitted our team will review your application.

Successful applications may need to join a waiting list, this is due to the limited kennel space available at our rehoming centre and priority being given to pound dogs on death row.

If we do not offer you an assessment it will be because we do not believe your dog will be suitable, for our centre and/or for rehoming, and therefore it will not go on our list. We will not offer explanations for this, and their is no appeal process. Our decision is final, and based on the welfare of our staff and volunteers, members of the public and the dog.

Step 3

If we are able to offer an assessment, when space is available our team will contact you by email to arrange an assessment meeting at our rehoming centre in Kidderminster, Worcestershire. At this meeting we will get the chance to assess your dog with you in attendance.

With your assistance our team will carry out some very basic tests to gauge your dogs suitability to join our kennel environment. This meeting can take anything up to 1-2 hours, but most successful assessments are done in an hour.

We will only be able to admit your dog if it successfully passes this assessment.

Step 4

In most cases, if the assessment is successful we will be able to admit your dog straightaway. During this time you will be asked to read and sign a document detailing the legalities of surrendering your dog.  

Step 5

If your dog is not able to pass our assessment we will not be able to admit it, and your dog will have to return home with you.

Please remember - if you have more than one dog you must complete a separate form for each dog.

Please CLICK HERE to start the surrender process.

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