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JASMINE (Jaz) at the Staffie Smiles Rescue

JASMINE (Jaz) at the Staffie Smiles Rescue

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Sex

Female

Age

2 years old

Size

Medium

Please read the dogs profile before applying.  Only applications that meet the dog's needs will be considered. 
All our dogs will be Neutered/spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. 

​Dogs - Selective. 
Kids - No 
Cats - No

History... Picked up as a stray by the dog wardens and taken to a council pound, She had cherry eyes, bent legs and she was emaciated. 

​More about me...
I am a young shy sweet girl. I have just arrived at my foster home, today i went to see the vets. I have sore eyes which they are going to operate on in a few weeks as my eyes are infected so need to get this cleared up 1st. Also, my front legs as a bit bent, the vets think this would sort itself out with good food and exercise, but they are going to keep an eye on me with this.

July 2023
Jaz is still in kennel's. The volunteers love her as once your in her circle of trust your hers. Jaz will be going into Rehab soon where she will be integrated with other dogs and people.

Feb  2023
Sadly Jaz is now in kennels as she was pushing the boundaries in her foster home. This wee girl is so stressed in kennels her skin is bad again so we will not be rehoming her. Jaz needs to destress and trust again. poor girl we all feel for her but she will get there with help.  

Update Oct 2022
Jasmine has come on great in her foster home, her eyes are great now and her legs have straightened out by themselves.  She is happy, happy, happy. 
The only issue we have with her is around strangers, she is ok with some and not with others, especially around her home. 
We are working on this issue with her. 

Type of home needed …
The only dog in the home and no other pets. 
Bullbreed experience home
No kids
Prefers females humans to males 

Jasmine is a young dog who was very badly abused before she came to us and does have some issues, She needs a confident owner who has bull breed experience and who will put boundaries in place and continue with Jasmines training programme. The person must be willing to come to kennels and meet her a few times previous to taking her home. Once Jasmine gets to know you she is such a loving girl and bonds quickly to her people. Jasmine prefers females to males. Jasmine has previously lived with an older male dog but can be unpredictable around other dogs

SCOTTISH REGISTERED CHARITY -  SC045602

Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (Scotland) Regulations 2021 – License Number: MLC/ARA/003 from Midlothian Council.

HOPE at the Staffie Smiles Rescue

HOPE at the Staffie Smiles Rescue

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Sex

Female

Age

1 years old

Size

Medium to Large

Please read the dogs profile before applying.  Only applications that meet the dog's needs will be considered. 
All our dogs will be neutered/spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. 

​Dogs - tested really well with dogs 
Kids - Teens only 
Cats - No 

History... Picked up as a stray


​More about me...
Hey everyone, 
Hope here, some of u may have seen me already on here but wanted to pop on and introduce myself properly, now that I’ve been getting to know and having great fun with my staffie smiles family. 

Please don’t get stuck on my ears, the silly humans who had me previously didn’t realise I kinda liked having my ears and that I also needed them to communicate with my other doggo friends! My staffie smiles family tell me I’m still the prettiest girly they have ever seen and I do still love and take a great selfie, even if I do say so me self 🥰

I LOVES LOVES LOVES u human folk, even though in my past some humans haven’t treated me the best and thrown me away, at a time I hear we really needed them the most too! I’m so glad my staffie smiles family have rescued me and that all u guys are here to support me! How lucky am I! A lot haven’t been so lucky! 😔 

I gives the best face washes with my kisses, and I give the best snuggles. Humans are just perfect for snuggling back. I also love treats, and I can take them ever so gently, so u can give me as many treats as u want, just fire them in this pretty face of mine! 😌

I don’t really play with toys yet but as I get to play with my rescue peeps more and come out my shell I can see me running around with all the best toys they have in the big boxes at the paddock!! There are so many! But just now, I run after the toys and then do a zoomie and then it’s straight to the humans for snuggles and treats! Priorities!! 

I’m gonna be meeting more doggos and doing more stuff with my behaviourist and rescue family over the next little while so u will get lots of vids and pics of me and get to know me so much more because I’m looking to match with my forever family! And me and my new family need to match up really well! They need to be my forever family who understand that I am a serious commitment and once I have my paws under the table, they are there for good! 

I’m looking for someone who is patient, committed, and understands my needs, and that although I am a big girly in size, I don’t quite know my size which could get me in trouble when I’m bounding and jumping around.

I am only around 1 year old and being an adolescent is a tough time! I’m gonna need help with continuing my socialising and getting to know all that is in the world, and I need someone who can help do this by my side with confidence and patience, helping with regulating my emotions when needed, and helping with calming down when I act a goof. Full support will always be available as my new rescue family are just the best! Think my behaviourist and a few of them would pinch me if they didn’t already have a load of dogs!! So my new humans better hurry up and find me quick! 

Now for this iffy part that’s going on. Something called BSL - Bull 💩 legislation…What?…oh sorry, the rescue said its Breed Specific Legislation! I got that wrong! 😌 So that exists, and my pretty and adorable self will be under this legislation soon, even though I’m a good girl and I’ve done nothing wrong, it’s because I am an Xl Bully. 

The Scottish government will confirm soon how they will replicate/put the ban in place on XL bully’s and the time scale they will set out on doing this. If this is replicated as it is stands in England and Wales, it will be against the law to have me in a public place, which includes a private car, without a lead and muzzle. I will need third party insurance and I will also need an exemption certificate from the date set out by the government. There will be other criteria too but full continued support and advice will be given by my rescue to help my new family through this. I am muzzle training with my rescue family already and I walk amazing on the lead so we have that covered 🙂 

I look forward to sharing my vids and pics with you all and getting to know everyone over the next few weeks and I thank you all for supporting me and my rescue. I wouldn’t be here without you all. Thank you for giving me a chance. I am a good girl. 🥰

And to my new future family, I know ur out there and il see you soon! 

Hope 🐾

Type of home needed …
Must have bull breed experience - SBT/rotties/ mastiffs etc 
​Must be willing to take hope through exemption with our help - The rescue will pay for any costs involved in this. 
Must adhere to the exemption rules. 
She would prefer to have her own garden

SCOTTISH REGISTERED CHARITY -  SC045602

Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (Scotland) Regulations 2021 – License Number: MLC/ARA/003 from Midlothian Council.

TRIGGER at the Staffie Smiles Rescue

TRIGGER at the Staffie Smiles Rescue

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Sex

Male

Age

8 years old

Size

Medium

Please read the dogs profile before applying.  Only applications that meet the dog's needs will be considered. 
All our dogs will be neutered/spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. 

​Dogs - He is selective ok with some and not with others 
Kids - 
Cats - 

History... Owner surrender due to changes in home life ​

​More about me...
Hi my name is Trigger, I am looking for a new family of my own. they say i am a really lovely boy who loves attention from my humans, I am super friendly,  i love playing with my toys and i like my lick mat. I sit and give a paw for a treat . I walk lovely on the lead. 

I don't like dogs in my space, when i see them i get worried but can be easily distracted and will walk away. I need somebody that's home a lot as i don't like being on my own much. 

Type of home needed …
​Bull breed experienced home
Owner that is around a lot (work from home/retired) 
Must give him time to settle in and find his feet. This can take a few months but will be so worth it. 


SCOTTISH REGISTERED CHARITY -  SC045602

Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (Scotland) Regulations 2021 – License Number: MLC/ARA/003 from Midlothian Council.

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Sex

Male

Age

around 10 months old

Size

Medium

Please read the dogs profile before applying.  Only applications that meet the dog's needs will be considered. 
All our dogs will be neutered/spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. 

​Dogs - under assessment - in foster with another dog. taking things slowly with him - passes dogs on walks will update as we learn more about him. 
Kids - 12+ as hes a young bouncy boy that still needs to learn manners 
Cats - Unassessed 

History... Picked up as a stray 


​More about me...
Fig is a young puppy who has just arrived with us Jan 2024. 
He is currently in a foster home with another dog. The fosterer is taking things really slowly, the dogs are being kept separate just now to give Fig time to de-compress from all the stress and upheaval he has been trough. 

He has been out walking and passed dogs in the area with no issues - he loves food and will do anything for it, so this will help with his training. 

Fig would benefit from training classes, he is a very clever boy and learns quickly. 

He has been left on his own for a few hours and did well. 

Type of home needed …
Bull breed experienced Home. 
Owner that will keep up his training 
He can only be left a few hours.

SCOTTISH REGISTERED CHARITY -  SC045602

Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (Scotland) Regulations 2021 – License Number: MLC/ARA/003 from Midlothian Council.

PUMPKIN at the Staffie Smiles Rescue

PUMPKIN at the Staffie Smiles Rescue

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Sex

Female

Age

3 years old

Size

Medium

Please read the dogs profile before applying. Only applications that meet the dog's needs will be considered.
All our dogs will be neutered/spayed, vaccinated and microchipped.

Age - Around 3 years old
Dogs - Unassessed
Kids - Teen +
Cats - Unassessed 

Pumpkin has came from the pound to SSR and is currently in kennels.

Pumpkin is a very playful and energetic girl, she loves playing with balls and her favourite being scooby doo balls. Pumpkin would chase balls all day if she could and would be suited to an active family, a garden would also be a plus. 

Pumpkin does know basic commands and will happily sit for you, although not as food motivated as she enjoys her ball more, she does love squeezy cheese (who doesn't). 

As Pumpkin is still young she will benefit from training, she does pull on the lead but we are currently working on this.

Pumpkin was tested as dog friendly in the pound, but we would be looking for a pet free home so Pumpkin can decompress from Kennels.

If you think you sound like a good fit and would like to be considered for Pumpkin please fill in an application.

SCOTTISH REGISTERED CHARITY -  SC045602

Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (Scotland) Regulations 2021 – License Number: MLC/ARA/003 from Midlothian Council.

WILLOW at the Staffie Smiles Rescue

WILLOW at the Staffie Smiles Rescue

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Sex

Female

Age

3 years old  32kgs

Size

Medium

tool in her Please read the dogs profile before applying.  Only applications that meet the dog's needs will be considered. 
All our dogs will be neutered/spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. 

​Dogs - she was found tied up to a fence with another female dog 
Kids - unassessed 
Cats - unassessed 

History... I was found with another dog abandoned/tied up to a fence in the street. 

​More about me... (Olive) now Willow has just arrived with us after seeing her appeal on FB. Her world had fell apart after being dumped/abandoned by her previous scum of an owner tied up to a railing with another dog.  

What can we say about Willow, shes a very submissive girl who is hand shy. We hate to think what shes been through in her short life. When we 1st met her she would crawl along low to the ground to meet you, if you moved your hand quickly she flinched but she still wanted to meet us, shes a very brave girl indeed. 

Today we saw her play with some toys, oh boy was that lovely to see. She was so happy running around the paddock or in her case plodding around it throwing the toys in the air and puppy bowing/jumping at them, this made us smile,  she is such a  sweetheart and she has the most beautiful eyes. 

Willow lets us touch her all over, we take this slowly and gently with her and shes fine with it. She loves her food which is a great tool for training. She walks great on the lead and has passed a few dogs at the kennels - had a wee sniff through the bars then walked on. 

Willow has just arrived into a temp foster home. Its like shes never been in a home before as shes scared of everything. Shes a brave girl and is pushing through it and exploring with caution. She needs a gentle owner that will take time with her and let her come into herself. She is like a puppy seeing things for the 1st time. There are other dogs in the home but they are only seeing each other through gates at the moment and ignoring each other. She is learning that humans are nice and she is loving her snuggle time each day she gets closer and closer, we are taking it in her time, love this girl so much, love seeing her starting to love life xxx

We will be updating her progress once we learn more about her x

Type of home needed …
Bullbreed experienced home 
No kids 
No other dogs (at the moment still under assessment)
A garden would be an added plus 

Willow needs time to decompress and relax with somebody who will give her the time, love and patience she needs.



SCOTTISH REGISTERED CHARITY -  SC045602

Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (Scotland) Regulations 2021 – License Number: MLC/ARA/003 from Midlothian Council.

OLIVIA at the Staffie Smiles Rescue

OLIVIA at the Staffie Smiles Rescue

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Sex

Female

Age

3 years old

Size

Medium - 30 kg

Please read the dogs profile before applying.  Only applications that meet the dog's needs will be considered. 
All our dogs will be neutered/spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. 

​Dogs - she was found tied up to a fence with another female dog 
Kids - unassessed
Cats - unassessed 

History... I was found with another dog abandoned / tied up to a fence in the street. 


​More about me... Olivia has just arrived with us after seeing her appeal on FB. Her world has fell apart after being dumped/ abandoned by her previous scum of an owner. 

Olivia does have a problem with her left eye and we think she could be blind in it as you can see from her photos, its very cloudy looking.This doesn't stop her loving her people and her walks. 

So far she has been a really lovely girl, we can touch her all over,  she walks very well on the lead, she loves to take her time and sniff every bit of grass, She takes treats really gently but is unsure what to do with toys. shes a really sooky girl and wants to be near us when walking she doesn't wander to far. Hopefully in time she will realise shes safe now and start to enjoy her life to the fullest. 

Type of home needed …
Bullbreed experienced home 
No kids 
No other dogs
A garden would be an added plus 

Olivia needs time to decompress and relax with somebody who will give her the time and patience she needs.

SCOTTISH REGISTERED CHARITY -  SC045602

Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (Scotland) Regulations 2021 – License Number: MLC/ARA/003 from Midlothian Council.

ROCKY at the Staffie Smiles Rescue

ROCKY at the Staffie Smiles Rescue

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Sex

male

Age

6 year old

Size

Medium/Large

Rocky has been with the rescue in foster for a few weeks and is now ready for his forever home.

History...

​Rocky was surrendered to the rescue because he did not get on with the other dog in the house and had to be crated the majority of the time.

​More about me...

- Rocky really loves attention and a lot of fuss. He is very cuddly and loves getting his belly scratched.
- He walks really well on the lead and does not pull. He is not fazed by joggers or cyclists.
- He is OK with other dogs at a distance but does not like it if they get close. He needs to be the only dog in his new home.
- Rocky is really food motivated, will do anything for a treat.
- He doesn't really seem interested in toys, this may be due to lack of exposure to them.
- He has been left alone for short periods while in foster and has been mostly OK. He has on occasion had an accident while home alone.

If you think you are what Rocky is looking for please fill in an application

SCOTTISH REGISTERED CHARITY -  SC045602

Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (Scotland) Regulations 2021 – License Number: MLC/ARA/003 from Midlothian Council.

Archie (female) at the Staffie Smiles Rescue

Archie (female) at the Staffie Smiles Rescue

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Age

3 yrs old

Size

Medium

Please read the dogs profile before applying.  Only applications that meet the dog's needs will be considered. 
All our dogs will be neutered/spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. 

Kids - 12+
Cats - No 

History...   Archie has been surrendered by her owners

More about me...
Archie is a lovely, lively 3 year old girl. She is full of energy, and loves nothing more than sofa cuddles. She loves to be treated like a princess and would prefer to sleep elevated on soft blankets and cushions.

She loves a good walk, playing with her balls (she’s not fussy about shape or size), finding hidden treasure with her snuffle toys, she also loves a good snooze.

Archie walks well on lead, and responds well. She doesn’t get much off lead time due to her high prey drive and currently living in the country.

Archie likes routine, and she likes her family to be close by. She does get stressed when left home alone and needs a home where someone is home with her. She will howl and pave the entire time if left alone, but is not destructive. Can can also become stressed if seperated while travelling in the car, for example in the boot.

Archie can have mixed reactions to dogs, she mostly just wants to play but can be very full on with her play, but occasionally meets a dog she doesn’t like. She has had sleepovers with dogs she knows with no issues.

SCOTTISH REGISTERED CHARITY -  SC045602

Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (Scotland) Regulations 2021 – License Number: MLC/ARA/003 from Midlothian Council.

DOBBY at the Staffie Smiles Rescue

DOBBY at the Staffie Smiles Rescue

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Sex

Male

Age

18 Months old

Size

Medium

Please read the dogs profile before applying.  Only applications that meet the dog's needs will be considered. 
All our dogs will be neutered/spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. 

​Dogs - He tested well in the pound, but we would like to assess this ourselves
Kids - 12+
Cats - No

History... Dobby was found as a stray and no one claimed him, he served his 7 days as a pound dog (and a load more), we were able to offer him a rescue space and he came and started his new life in Scotland.

​More about me... 

Dobby was found, assumed dumped, underweight and scared.
He's a sweet boy who can be a little nervous initially, but is soon your friend (especially if you have treats)
We can only assume he hasn't had the greatest start to life. 
He needs a foster or forever home to help him realise nothing bad is going to happen to him.
He tested well with other dogs in the pound, but we would like to assess this ourselves.
​He will sit for treats, but will need to learn other commands and lead manners.

SCOTTISH REGISTERED CHARITY -  SC045602

Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (Scotland) Regulations 2021 – License Number: MLC/ARA/003 from Midlothian Council.

KING at the Staffie Smiles Rescue

KING at the Staffie Smiles Rescue

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Sex

Male

Age

18 months old ​

Size

Medium

Please read the dogs profile before applying.  Only applications that meet the dog's needs will be considered. 
All our dogs will be Neutered/spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. 

​Dogs - No,  he is dog reactive
Kids - Teens + 
Cats - No

History - 
King is a beautiful love bug, He loves his humans, all the volunteers that have met him have all fallen for his sweet charms. King walks well on a lead, takes treats gently and loves his food. He is muzzle trained and wears this when out on all his walks. 

Sadly King has really sore eyes he has double entropion which will need surgery. King is under our vets now and is having ongoing treatment for this just now, SSR will pay for his surgery. 

UPDATE March 2023 
King is currently in a foster home and doing really well. He has had the surgery to fix his eye lids and he is doing well.  King will be under our vets for a few more weeks while his wounds heal 

Update May 2023
Kings been in foster with us since January 2023 - yes only four months in that time he has settled well then boom big eye surgery which was horrendous for him , then to find out he had no balls, despite all that he is doing remarkably well . He’s the biggest funny goofball and gentleman you could meet . King has his quirks and we’re finding out his ever changing personality as he’s coming out his shell . His training in terms of commands is coming on responds to positive affirmation but can become unfocused.

King is a very strong boy and can pull on his lead generally telling him to wait then walk again he’s really good . Out and about King wears a muzzle he’s really good at putting it on. He can be a bit barky when out more so with people with hats and hoodies on though think he can’t see properly. He’s met people while out that he likes they stop and talk to him like a baby he loves it can get over excited but tell him to sit he gets claps. He’s very observant loves a good sniff and roaming through the trees. His walks are normally good but his dog reactivity he will pull and is really strong we deal with this a few ways divert, wait till they pass and calmly reassure him also gets to smell his chicken then once home he gets his treat a cuddle and told he’s a fabulous boy . 

Dislikes : his own dinner as he’s spoiled with his yummy treats but eats it eventually .
Scrabbled egg is not for him .
Loud bangs can get scared .
Big sticks scare him..
He can be unsure of people when first meets them, more men though especially if they are loud with manly voice. So slow calm meeting's and let him come to you, he then becomes best pals with you. He has been through a lot, he needs his confidence built up. 
He is cheeky and does get into trouble sometimes.

Likes : Oooft were to start , loves his walks, secure dog run (we can take his muzzle off) so he  can be muzzle free and run about .
Toys loves them all from a ball to his kong fulled with his favourite treats chicken, coconut oil, pate smooth though, chop pork and every now and then squeezey cheese. 
❤️He likes games, playing with you he forgets he’s a big boy so wee reminder he’s not a Yorky works lol.
❤️He loves belly rubs which only recently he initiated himself.
❤️He loves zooming about flying through the air to get you.
❤️He watches tv which is hilarious and loves a snuggle up. 
❤️He lovvvvvvves his humans ❤️

Type of home needed - 
​Bullbreed experienced home
An owner that has had a dog reactive dog before and is used to a dog wearing a muzzle.   
Secure Fenced Garden 
He loves his walks. He would benefit from a quite area with lots of semi rural walks. 
He is still very puppyish and goofy.  
Behavioural support will be available 

​This is the condition King had - 

What is entropion? Entropion is a condition that causes the eyelids to roll inwards and rub the front of the eye. It tends to affect both eyes, and although it’s more common in the lower eyelids, can affect both upper and lower lids. Left untreated, entropion can cause severe pain, inflammation, eye ulcers, infections, scarring and even loss of an eye.

SCOTTISH REGISTERED CHARITY -  SC045602

Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (Scotland) Regulations 2021 – License Number: MLC/ARA/003 from Midlothian Council.

11+ found for rescue