Darlington Rehoming Centre

Manager Sue Embleton and her hard working and dedicated team would like to offer you a warm welcome to Dogs Trust Darlington.

Darlington Rehoming Centre first opened in May 1994, and since that time we have rescued, rehabilitated and rehomed over 18,000 dogs. A big thank you to all those who have rehomed a dog and who have helped in any capacity with our work.

Today, our centre cares for 120 dogs at any one time, including our Sponsor Dogs, Copper and Apples.

If you would like to speak to the Rehoming Centre team please contact 01325 333 114.


In The Spotlight:


Buddy is a 19 month old Collie cross Staffordshire Bull Terrier who came to Darlington Dogs Trust from another animal welfare organisation.
Buddy arrived with very few doggy manners but has shown to be a willing pupil and has come on in leaps and bounds.  He loves learning and showing off his new tricks. Buddy is a very enthusiastic boy with bags of energy and a big personality to match.
Buddy would like his new owners to be patient and committed to him. As he is a young dog and still has lots of learning to do it would be best that he lived with someone who would be around for most of the day.  
He would prefer to be an only dog in a home at the moment so all the attention can be on him. He could live in a household who have older teenagers, as he can be a little too bouncy for younger children. Buddy is a really affectionate boy who loves his cuddles and would make a wonderful addition to his new family.



Darlington Dogs Trust would like to find a home for their eldest resident Cracker, a 13 year old medium sized crossbreed.  

Cracker came to the Darlington Rehoming Centre last year when his owners were no longer able to care for him due to a change in their personal circumstances.  Cracker is still a very active lad despite his age who enjoys his walks and being around his kennel mates. His biggest love in life is food and he is always on the lookout for a tasty treat.

Cracker has been used to being in a quiet home and can be wary of strangers therefore we would be looking for an adult only home where he can feel comfortable and be handled in a gentle manner.

Cracker is a lively and funny lad who has lots of love to give.
His carers would love to find Cracker his new home before he turns 14 years old this summer.  

If you would like to find out more about Buddy or Cracker please contact Darlington Dogs Trust on 01325 333114 or please visit the Centre 12-4pm everyday (except Tuesday’s closed) for further information.  




Crash is a lively fun Lurcher who will be a laugh a minute in a home, but new owners will need to be up for a bit of training. His enthusiasm is infectious and he will love to learn some new tricks. He does need to be kept entertained. he is only a young boy, so needs to brush up on his house training skills and also he needs new owners to be with him for most of the time as he will need his time being left alone built up gradually. He is quite strong, and giddy on a lead, so does need some training, but he'll be bags of fun. He could live with a dog that is already well-trained and will help him to learn the ropes.

Crash will make a fab pet for committed new owners. He could live with a sensible female dog, and with children of about 10 years and over as long as they are up to some rough and tumble.




Do you ever wonder who would care for your dog should something happen to you?

Our Supporter Relations Officer, Rebecca McKeown, can let you know about our free Canine Care Card Scheme, to make sure your four-legged friend’s future is safe.  

She can also help with information about leaving a gift in your will or donating in memory of a loved one.

Rebecca is here to spread the word about the work we do at Dogs Trust.  She is very happy to come out and talk to groups or can arrange a tour and talk at the rehoming centre.

She also runs some local fundraising events for Dogs Trust Darlington.

Contact Rebecca on 01325 335952 or email Rebecca.McKeown@dogstrust.org.uk

For further information about the Supporter Relations Team at Dogs Trust click here.

If you've spotted a Darlington dog you'd like to know more about or have any questions about rehoming, 

please call us on 01325 333 114.

Address and Info:

Dogs Trust Rehoming Centre, Darlington
Hill House Farm
Co Durham

Open: 12:00 - 16:00

Late Night: Thursdays 12:00-19:00 (from 24th April until Thursday 18th September) 

Closed: Tuesday

Tel: 01325 333 114

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