Saturday 28th February 2015. 

Dogs waiting updated.

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We have a sweet natured seven-year-old, spayed, black spotted girl in a foster home who is looking for a forever home.

 In her original home she was neglected, never walked or socialised with other dogs and ill treated by teenagers when they were drunk. 

 Initially in any new situation she will growl, guard her bed or her place on the sofa as she used to be thrown off it. Once settled in a new home she relaxes and enjoys cuddles like a normal Dalmatian.  Rough play or visitors bending over her can still however spook her. 

 She is very noisy when travelling in the car and no amount of familiarisation seems to have cured this.

 With her fosterers and trainers we have worked hard to improve her relationship with other dogs so she doesn’t react to them when they come too close.  Sometimes she is better than others but seven years of meeting no other dogs is difficult to change.

 Ideally she needs a quiet home as the only dog where she can be walked on private land, or a new owner would need to walk her on a lead all the times. She would need a muzzle if her walks are in areas where there are lots of other dogs.  She does go running with her current fosterers but then she is so busy concentrating on her running that she ignores other dogs.

 Do you think you could give this girl a loving forever home? If you think you could be interested please call our re-homing line (07905) 495084 or e-mail us on the contact us page of the website for more information.


Welcome to the British Dalmatian Welfare website. Our aim is to help, support, offer advice, and help re-home Dalmatians whatever their background or breeding. As a registered charity we rely on the voluntary help we get from The British Dalmatian Club and its hundreds of members and our network of friends of welfare nationwide all of whom are very experienced and knowledgeable about the care of Dalmatians.

Adopting A Dalmatian

If you feel a Dalmatian is the only breed for you then please have a look through this Website, particularly at the advice,  happy stories and living with  sections. Adopters can check out the advice and dogs waiting pages we regularly update these. There are always Dalmatians in need of new homes coming to us every day so please check back frequently. Of course some of these are young family friendly Dalmatians that are easy to re-home and others may be older and need less exercise, some may need some re-training. All will require a loving, caring home! If you are interested in adopting a Dalmatian, please call our adoption co-ordinator on (07976) 360468 (24 hour answer phone) or contact us page on the website. Our co-ordinator will discuss your circumstances and our adoption process.

Rehoming your Dalmatian

If you need to find a new home for your Dalmatian, please call our Central Co-ordinator on (07905) 495084 (24 hour answer phone) or email us via the contact us page on the website. Our co-ordinator will discuss your Dog’s circumstances and our rehoming process.

Do you need advice?

If you need advice about your Dalmatian his or her health, behaviour, diet or any other problems you have encountered please contact our Central Co-ordinator on (07905) 495084 (urgent enquiries only) or email us again via the contact us page of the website.

Please note: Our volunteers are unpaid and work full or part-time in addition to helping our spotted friends. Please be patient we will respond to phone messages as soon as possible.