Here are five dogs at the Oxfordshire Animal Sanctuary that will melt your heart.

The sanctuary rehomes up to 500 animals every year and has found 27,000 animals a new home since it opened over 50 years ago.

If you think you would be able to rehome one of them go to the Oxfordshire Animal Sanctuary website for more details. 

You can also sponsor any of their animals or donate to the charity's vital work.

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Adopt a dog from the Oxfordshire Animal Sanctuary


Oxford Mail: Meet Ariel. Credit: Oxfordshire Animal SanctuaryMeet Ariel. Credit: Oxfordshire Animal Sanctuary

Gender - Female

Age - 2 years old ( estimated)

Breed - Working Cocker Spaniel

Ariel is looking forever home to call her own - could you add four adorable paws to yours?

Described as "super friendly" and a "bundle of energy", she is looking for an energetic home that is always on the go. 

The affectionate dog needs a home with a private garden and 5ft fencing all around.

She can live with other dogs and children aged 14 and over but no cats or other furries.

The sanctuary has also shared that she has had a low-grade soft tissue sarcoma removed which will affect insurance policies so any adopter will need to consider this before applying.

Find out more about how to adopt Ariel. 


Oxford Mail: Meet Bengie. Credit: Oxfordshire Animal SanctuaryMeet Bengie. Credit: Oxfordshire Animal Sanctuary

Gender - Male

Age - 3 years old

Breed - French Bulldog

As you can see, Bengie is incredibly handsome and is very friendly around people.

He needs to be the only pet in the home but is well-behaved around other dogs on walks and can live with children aged 14 and over.

After surgery on both ears, he is almost totally deaf which means there are a lot of needs any prospective owner will need to consider when giving him a forever home.

Benjie requires a set routine without too many distractions in the home and his new owners will need to bring him back for sanctuary-covered vet checks relating to his post-operative ear surgery and forthcoming airway surgery 2-3 months after adopting.

His new owner should give him minimal walks daily and not over-exert him and they should be financially secure enough to afford ongoing vet bills. 

Find out more about how to rehome Bengie.

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Oxford Mail: Meet Reggie. Credit: Oxfordshire Animal SanctuaryMeet Reggie. Credit: Oxfordshire Animal Sanctuary

Gender - Male

Age - 3 years old

Breed - German Shepherd

Reggie is an intelligent boy that loves his toys.

This adorable German Shepherd loves training, is already house trained and is non-destructive in the home

His new home should have a maximum of two people and shouldn't have any children or other pets.

There should also be a secure garden with 6ft fencing around.

His potential owner should be prepared to visit him up to 10 times before taking him home and should be experienced with dogs, especially large breeds.

Learn more about how to adopt Reggie.


Oxford Mail: Meet Milo. Credit: Oxfordshire Animal SanctuaryMeet Milo. Credit: Oxfordshire Animal Sanctuary

Gender - Male

Age - 2 years old

Breed - Crossbreed

This lovable pooch loves being around other dogs and learning new things. 

Milo is looking for an owner that enjoys training and is willing to put in the hours with the Sanctuary team and behaviourist to help him settle and work through any issues. 

He is looking to live in a quiet single-person household that doesn't have any pets, children or many visitors.

Milo would prefer to live in a rural area that features a secure garden with 6ft fencing all around. 

Learn more about how to adopt Milo.


Oxford Mail: Meet Sash. Credit: Oxfordshire Animal SanctuaryMeet Sash. Credit: Oxfordshire Animal Sanctuary

Gender - Female

Age - 8 years old

Breed - Black Boxer cross

Sash loves to play and be around people and is very good at walking.

She is looking for a home without other pets and children where she can relax.

Sash also needs a secure garden to play in that is protected by a 6ft fence.

Her new owner would need to have experience of resource guarding or be willing to learn about this.

Someone from the Oxfordshire Animal Sanctuary team will be on hand to offer guidance. 

Find out more about how to rehome Sash.