A number of 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.


Dorset Echo: ArielAriel (Image: RSPCA)

Gender - Female

Age - Six years old

Breed - Greyhound

Colour - Black

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

Ariel is an ex-racing dog who is quite happy to take it easy, as she doesn't require much exercise.

Given her breed and past experiences, she cannot live with other animals, which includes dogs.

Ariel would like someone home most of the day initially so that they can teach her the ways of home life, such as toileting outside.


Dorset Echo: OberonOberon (Image: RSPCA)

Gender - Male

Age - 16 years old

Breed - Domestic Shorthair crossbreed

Colour - Grey

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

Oberon is described as a "very sweet senior gentleman" who came into the care of the RSPCA due to his owner's ill health.

He was a little shy when he first arrived at the centre but after a little encouragement, he settled in quite well.

Oberon has previously lived with other cats and dogs, and this will be considered if the match is right.

Additionally, he is not to be rehomed within five miles of Burton (BH23).

Sweet Pea

Dorset Echo: Sweet PeaSweet Pea (Image: RSPCA)

Gender - Female

Age - One year old

Breed - Lionhead

Colour - White/Tan

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

Sweet Pea is a rabbit that enjoys a lot of fuss and attention, and will often give you a bit of a groom when holding her.

She is very particular with her housekeeping, she doesn't appreciate being cleaned around and prefers to be out and about while her home is cleaned.

Ideally, Sweet Pea is hoping to live with a male rabbit, and they will require separate accommodation from each other during the bonding process.

She will need plenty of enrichment including hides and chew toys to keep her busy.

Dahlia and Daffy

Dorset Echo: Dahlia and DaffyDahlia and Daffy (Image: RSPCA)

Gender - Male

Age - Between three and six months old

Breed - Domestic

Colour - Black and White

If you want to adopt Dahlia and Daffy you can view their full profile here.

Dahlia and hutch mate Daffy are now looking for their new home together after coming from a multi-rabbit household.

Both have been used to being around people from a young age, so they are both confident and inquisitive.

They both enjoy exploring and are used to being handled when needed.

As a lionhead, Daffy will require his longer fur to be regularly brushed to ensure he doesn't get tangled and matted.