Adopt a Dog | Basil, Staffordshire Bull Terrier (SBT) | Dogs Trust

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About Basil

Staffordshire Bull Terrier (SBT)
2 to 5 Years


Beautiful Basil is an active Staffie who loves to spend his time learning new things, playing and investigating the outdoors. He's a well-mannered boy who can be sensitive at times, so is looking for owners who could support him in developing confidence and allow him to take things at his own pace. Once he knows you well he loves to be in your company and will enjoy a gentle fuss.

Type of home needed

Basil would enjoy a quieter home environment with minimal visitors and a garden of his own to relax in. He could live with teens aged 16 plus with visitors to his home of the same age. If Basil were to live with another dog, he'd be best suited to the company of an easy-going female. Leaving him alone at home should be built up gradually by his new owners, and he should be left with plenty of dog-friendly entertainment when doing so to keep him occupied. A home within an hours drive to our rehoming centre would be preferable.

More about me

Basil is looking for an active family who could continue his on-going training and confidence building. He's a fantastic chap who has tons of character - he would make a wonderful companion to the right home. Please call us ahead of your visit so that we can make sure his special friend is available to introduce you.

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How rehoming works

Thank you for your interest in Basil, who is based at Shoreham. Please note this is not a reservation on this dog. To start the rehoming process you will need to go to a rehoming centre for a quick chat. Please find information below about what to expect during the rehoming process. We hope to see you soon.

  1. The average time between visiting a Rehoming Centre and taking your new pet home is just eight days. Every circumstance is different but this brief guide lets you know what you will experience when you decide to rehome a dog from us.
  2. The rehoming centre is your gateway to finding your new pet pooch. When you arrive at the centre you will be greeted in reception by a friendly face.
  3. During this first visit we will take a few details from you so we know what you are looking for. You will be able to visit the dogs and we'll advise you on how to find the right dog for your circumstance and that your circumstances will work for the dog too.
  4. We would like you to get to know your chosen dog before you take him home so, if you have any other dogs or family members, you may need to bring them along for a further visit to ensure the whole family is happy with the decision.
  5. The fee for rehoming a dog is £130 (£110 in Ballymena due to extra dog licence fees), but every dog is vet checked, microchipped, and neutered as well as a very cool Dogs Trust lead and collar - so we think it's a good deal!
  6. On rehoming your new dog from Dogs Trust you will receive 4 weeks' free insurance from our partner Petplan, this covers your dog for any unexpected illnesses and injuries, for further details and to activate your 4 weeks' free trial visit the Petplan website.
  7. So now you are ready to take your new pal home, just one more step which is a pre-adoption talk. This ensures you are aware of the responsibilities of dog ownership and reminds you that we are always here when you need us!
  8. Get in touch with the centre your dog is located at to arrange a visit.
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Dogs Trust Shoreham
Brighton Road
Shoreham by Sea
West Sussex

BN43 5LT

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Opening times

Monday 12 – 4
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 12 – 7.30
Thursday 12 – 4
Friday 12 – 4
Saturday 12 – 4
Sunday 12 – 4


01273 452576

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