10 dogs from Surrey rescue centres that urgently need a loving home


There are plenty of dogs across Surrey rescue centres that are in need of homes.

They are in homes for a number of reasons, often down to family circumstances making it difficult to keep them.

Any prospective future owners should be aware – a dog is by no means a small undertaking. If you’re thinking about welcoming a new dog into your household, please consider whether your home would be suitable for a dog, especially ones that may require extra care due to their previously unsettled lives.

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If you’re interested in a particular dog, you should visit the relevant centre’s website for more information about that dog (links included in this article) as well as the centre itself, some of which will only allow rehoming within a certain radius of the centre.

The centres featured and many others across the South East will be very careful about who they allow to rescue their dogs – many will only be for people with no other pets, no young children and plenty of time to spend at home with their dog.

SurreyLive has been in touch with RSPCA Millbrook (based in Chobham) and Epsom Canine Rescue (based in Bletchingley, Redhill) to bring some of the beautiful rescue dogs currently available together into a list.

Benson



Benson from RSPCA Millbrook
Benson from RSPCA Millbrook

Crossbreed Benson is one of RSPCA Millbrook’s long stays, who has been struggling to find a home due to his large size. He first arrived in RSPCA care in October 2020.

He will need quite a bit of care, in a home with no other dogs or children. He can be boisterous and has been unsure with some other dogs due to previously being attacked, but not all dogs – he has made friends with other rescues at the centre.

He also has a cheekier side that loves muddy puddles, running and playing.

Behaviour welfare advisor Kate MacNeill said: “Benson spent more than six years with his former owner so, unsurprisingly, it was all very scary for him when he came into our care. Now at eight he’s an older lad but he certainly doesn’t act it!



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“He’s a friendly boy who loves fuss and attention. He’s super intelligent and well-socialised, and he loves to learn new things, especially if it means he gets something yummy!”

“We’ve had a lot of enquiries about Benson but, sadly, potential adopters seem to be put off by him when they see his size. He’s a big boy but he also has a big heart and we know he’ll make a wonderful companion to a family who has space in their home, and hearts, for our lovely lad.”

Despite needing an experienced owner, Benson has been described as ‘lovely’ and needing to find ‘a place in someone’s heart.’

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Sam



Sam from RSPCA Millbrook
Sam from RSPCA Millbrook

One of the younger dogs at RSPCA Millbrook, Sam is a black and white crossbreed, who has been described as very playful and active, while he loves nothing more than bringing his favourite squeaky toy with him on a walk.

He will need gradual building up of exercise due to surgery on his leg, which will be an ongoing cost to owners. He will need a house of adults only that has experience of dealing with dogs due to his handling issues, and must not be housed with other dogs or cats.

He would also benefit from attending dog training classes and may need some work with house training and getting used to the car.

But he is a friendly dog who would love a calm household to be a part of.

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Albert

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This large crossbreed, expected to be around five years old, is best suited to a household that has had reactive dogs before, a quiet home with a large garden.

He can easily be worried, and it must not be a house with other pets, or a house with too many visitors coming through.

But once he knows you, he will be very affectionate. He is playful and loves being in a big garden, and will suit strong and attentive owners very well.

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Gracie



Gracie from RSPCA Millbrook
Gracie from RSPCA Millbrook

This eighteen-month old crossbreed, tan in colour, came to RSPCA Millbrook after previous owners were unable to meet her welfare needs.

She will need a family experienced with medium-to-large breeds, and can be overexcited easily. She must also be in a household with older teens as a minimum age, and an only dog with no other pets, and not be left home alone.

But she has good basic training, and responds well to training with treats – she will no doubt be a comical and friendly addition to the right household.

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Hector



Hector from RSPCA Millbrook
Hector from RSPCA Millbrook

A terrier cross (Staffie x English Bull Terrier) who is eight years old and tan in colour, up for adoption due to a change in family circumstances.

He has a history of anxiety, and would suit being the only pet in a house with no children. He must be looked after at home too – previous owners found him to be quite destructive when he was left in the house alone.

But in his previous home, he was house trained and travelled well in the car and is unlikely to make a fuss over horses without making a fuss. His favourite thing is to cuddle on the sofa or play tug. He is not keen on the rain or cold so does request a dog coat when the weather is not to his liking. But the good news is he has one ready for his new adopters to use.

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Leo



Hector from RSPCA Millbrook
Hector from RSPCA Millbrook

A Jack Russell cross of about 11 years old, Leo is a dog that has only recently moved into rural areas due to the death of his previous owner.

He has been described as ’11 years going on 11 months’ due to his lively nature, stimulated by moving into a rural area – despite his senior age and small size, he still gets extremely excited if he sees a squirrel or birds and is fairly strong on the lead. He is also best as an only dog and is best suited to a home without cats and with children eight years and over. He would also suit a fairly active home.

But he is also very affectionate and cuddly, a dog that loves everyone and is always on people’s laps when they sit down.

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Biscoff



Biscoff from Epsom Canine Rescue
Biscoff from Epsom Canine Rescue

A male terrier around three years old, Biscoff is cheeky but fun-loving and will bring a smile to people’s faces.

A secure garden and initial onlead walking are both a must as he is very scent-driven, and he is not expected to be a good fit for a home with cats or particularly young children.

While cheeky, he is also shy but will come out of his shell.

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Buddy



Buddy from Epsom Canine Rescue
Buddy from Epsom Canine Rescue

A male seven-year-old Patterdale cross who is very friendly and enthusiastic around other dogs.

It wasn’t an easy start for him – he is anxious in new situations, and has suffered from bad separation anxiety.

But while also anxious around some humans, he is very friendly once he gets to know people, and loves cuddling up with humans on the sofa.

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Bubbles



Bubbles from Epsom Canine Rescue
Bubbles from Epsom Canine Rescue

Very owner-friendly, 10-year-old female Staffie Bubbles, brindle in colour, has found kennel life difficult, being so people-orientated.

Recruited from the pound, she has been described as lovely and bouncy and would best suit a cat-free and young children-free household with people around the house to look after her.

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Jakey



Jakey from Epsom Canine Rescue
Jakey from Epsom Canine Rescue

Jakey is a cross-breed Parson Terrier with particularly special needs. He is an estimated nine-year-old tri-colour.

He does require extra care due to suspected Autism. He may need some down time on his own, and work with guidance from a behaviourist. He is suitable for a home with no other dogs or pets, and only adult children.

He is, however, incredibly affectionate, and loves playing with toys, doing tricks for liver treats, and watching squirrels.

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