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

Canine carers Andrew Bainbridge and Paul Cutler, who started work at Dogs Trust Darlington on the very same day, have found the paw-fect way to celebrate their five years at the charity - running the Great North Run on Sunday 7th September to raise pounds for the rehoming centre hounds.

The lads have been keeping fit with plenty of dog walking miles – approximately 40,000 miles in the five years they have been caring for the dogs!  They have recently enlisted the help of Jed the Lurcher to ensure they have a good sprint finish, as he is one of the fastest dogs in the centre.

To sponsor Andrew and Paul, please visit their Just Giving site.

Jed is available for rehoming. He is a friendly and affectionate chap who could live with a family with sensible, older teenagers and perhaps a female canine companion but no other pets. He needs to be rehomed with someone who is around most of the day as he does like someone to give him lots of hugs.



Meet Nelson...


Nelson a stunning Lurcher aged around 16months old, is still looking for his forever home, much to the disbelief of the staff and volunteers at the Darlington Rehoming Centre.  

Nelson arrived at the centre earlier in the year following being found as a stray and in a very poor condition. Nelson was found suffering from severe mange and sores and he was very underweight. Nelson has also lost the sight in one of his eyes, but this doesn’t affect his life in any way. The staff quickly nursed Nelson back to health and now he is a stunning, athletic looking chap!

Nelson makes friends with everyone he meets and has been a favourite with our volunteer dog walkers. Since being at the centre Nelson has become an ambassador for Dogs Trust and has represented the centre and all his doggy chums at several local events!

Nelson is looking for an active home, as he is a lively boy. He can live with another dog as he is very sociable but would be best not to live with small animals due to the nature of his breed. Nelson could live with a family with children over 10 years old.  

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

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

Closed: Tuesday

Tel: 01325 333 114

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