Several pets in Dorset are looking for their forever homes, including at the Ashley Heath Animal Centre.

Located on the border with Hampshire, the centre offers care for its animals in rural surroundings.

A few animals from the centre are listed below but more can be found on the centre's website.

To help the Ashley Heath Animal Centre carry on their work you can donate to their website here.


Bournemouth Echo: MiaMia (Image: RSPCA)

Gender - Female

Age - Six to 12 months old

Breed - Crossbreed/Unknown

Colour - Tan and Black

If you want to adopt Mia you can view their full profile here.

Mia is described as an "affectionate and playful" dog who enjoys plenty of fuss and attention and knows lots of basic commands.

She has missed out on some crucial early learning so the RSPCA is seeking an experienced home with owners who will be able to appropriately and carefully expose Mia to real life as a pet dog.

Mia would suit a calm quiet home with a secure garden to relax and play in.

The RSPCA adds: "It is also essential for Mia to attend training classes to ensure she learns life skills and continues building on her basic training."


Bournemouth Echo: BrunoBruno (Image: RSPCA)

Gender - Male

Age - 10 years old

Breed - Boxer

Colour - Brindle and White

If you want to adopt Bruno you can view their full profile here.

Bruno is described as a "senior gentleman with a youthful spirit" and is in search of a peaceful retirement home.

He may appear reserved initially, especially when meeting new people, as he appreciates a hands-off approach.

Bruno values patience from those around him, preferring to initiate contact on his terms.

The RSPCA adds: "Experienced individuals familiar with boxer dogs or with managing arthritic changes in dogs would be well-suited to provide Bruno with the care and companionship he deserves."


Bournemouth Echo: FlareFlare (Image: RSPCA)

Gender - Male

Age - One year old

Breed - Lurcher crossbreed

Colour - Brindle

If you want to adopt Flare you can view their full profile here.

Flare is described as an "energetic lad" who is very eager to meet dogs and people alike.

Sadly Flare had been neglected before coming into the care of the RSPCA which meant he had poor socialisation.

It would be best for him to go to a home without other animals as he can be a bit boisterous with other dogs and would likely chase after a cat.

Flare may be able to be left for short periods once settled in and would benefit from continued dog socialisation and training classes.

He will need access to a secure garden and plenty of mentally stimulating activities such as enrichment feeders and training activities.


Bournemouth Echo: ConquerConquer (Image: RSPCA)

Gender - Female

Age - One year old

Breed - Domestic Shorthair crossbreed

Colour - Tortoiseshell

If you want to adopt Conquer you can view their full profile here.

Conquer arrived at the RSPCA from a large multi-household of other cats, so has had very little human contact and will need time to settle into a new environment.

She would benefit from going to a "gentle and quiet new home" as she can be easily spooked by loud noises.

Ideally, her adopters will have experience of nervous cats and understand when Conquer needs space.

Conquer should have her own room or plenty of places to hide, and could potentially get used to living with another cat.


Bournemouth Echo: SargentSargent (Image: RSPCA)

Gender - Male

Age - Two years old

Breed - Angora

Colour - Blue/Grey

If you want to adopt Sargent you can view their full profile here.

Sargent came into the care of the RSPCA from a multi-household of rabbits, and is now looking to find a new one.

He is described as a friendly, social rabbit, who enjoys exploring his environment and supervising at cleaning time.

Sargent will need grooming daily to keep on top of his long fur, and he is quite content to just sit as you do it.

The RSPCA adds: "He would like to be rehomed to live with a female rabbit as company and will require a large living area with plenty of enrichment to keep them occupied. Initially they will require separate accommodation from each other during the bonding process."

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Bournemouth Echo: TwisterTwister (Image: RSPCA)

Gender - Male

Age - Three years old

Breed - Domestic

Colour - Grey

If you want to adopt Twister you can view their full profile here.

Twister is on the lookout for a new home and would like to find one with a female rabbit to keep him company.

The RSPCA adds: "If you are interested in adopting a rabbit from RSPCA Ashley Heath you would need to have accommodation already in place.

"A pair of rabbits will require unrestricted access to a space measuring 6ft by 10ft, totalling 60 square feet. This is equivalent to a 6ft by 2ft hutch with an attached 6ft by 8ft run, containing enrichment and furnishings to allow them to hide and exhibit natural behaviour.

"A converted shed with a run or a rabbit-proofed indoor room would also be appropriate."