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.

If you would like to send any information to the Rehoming Centre by email please contact Darlington@dogstrust.org.uk


Great North Run

Dogs Trust Darlington would like to say a big thank you to the 59 runners, some from as far away as Belfast and Cardiff, who took part in this year’s Great North Run to raise pounds for the hounds for Dogs Trust.

Dogs Trust canine carers Andrew and Paul headed up the team of runners participating on behalf of the charity. The money raised is still coming in but already last year’s total has been beaten and over £10,000 has been raised.

The fastest team member, George Clark from Suffolk, completed the course in an impressive 1 hour and 40 minutes, whilst Andrew and Paul also posted a very respectable time of 2 hours and 20 minutes.

You can still sponsor Canine Carers Andrew and Paul at www.justgiving.com/Andrew-Bainbridge


Fun Day

Dogs Trust Darlington Fun Day
Sunday 20th July 2014

Dogs Trust Darlington recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. Since officially opening in May 1994 the centre has cared for over an astonishing 18,000 dogs.
Fun Day was a fantastic way to celebrate this milestone, as our supporters and four legged friends came down to the show field in South Park, Darlington to join us in our celebrations. This year’s event seemed to be the busiest yet and we particularly noticed an increase in the number of dogs attending!

Overall the event raised over £6500 which was a wonderful achievement.

Dogs Trust Darlington would particularly like to thank the following;

• Our fantastic volunteers - all 34 of them! From the preparation to the end of the day our volunteers ensured this event was going to be such a woofing success!

• The private stall holders and vendors who attended on the day and made a donation for taking part.

• Barclays who match funded the tombola’s as this made a significant difference to our grand total.  

• Lingfield Warehousing who have provided free storage facility and allowed us to collect and store as many prizes and items as we possibly could get our paws on to!

• All our wonderful supporters who have donated prizes and attended on the day.

We look forward to seeing you all at next years Fun Day, but in the meantime please see our events page for the rest of the years fundraising activities!

Spook Night



Home from Home

Have you got time and TLC to spare?

Can you offer a temporary space in your heart & home for a dog in need?

If so, we are looking for loving foster homes to help us care for dogs that may otherwise struggle to cope with kennel life.

Click here for more information. 



Cracker's Special Day...

Cracker here is one of our oldest residents and has been with us a year almost! He is social with other dogs, and is suitable for a quiet adult only home. 

Week after week he gets new kennel mates (we can put virtually any dog in with him), yet at the end of the week his kennel mates all have new homes and Cracker is still with us! :(

Cracker adores dinner time and is always on the look out for a tasty treat. He is lovely with people and gets on with other dogs. He still enjoys a good walk.



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

Closed: Tuesday

Tel: 01325 333 114

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