Welcome to Dogs Trust Loughborough Rehoming Centre
Please feel free to visit during our opening times and talk to us about the wonderful dogs we have here at the centre.
Here at Loughborough we aim to “Exceed Expectations” in everything that we do whether it’s the care and welfare we provide our dogs, the service we deliver to our customers or the help and support we provide to the dogs and owners after they’ve been rehomed, you can meet our friendly team here!
Have you visited us recently? Please tell us if we exceeded your expectations by completing our short survey to help us improve our services.
Dogs Trust Loughborough has been registered with The Considerate Constructors Scheme, which is an industry initiative set up to improve the image of the construction, so be prepared to be wowed when entering our building – not only by the centre, but also the passionate staff and loving dogs looking for their forever home. The centre was also built to BREEAM (BRE Environment Assessment Method) outstanding classification and operates with the highest levels of sustainability, which includes renewable energy from its biomass boiler, green roofs, under-floor heating, solar thermal panels, photovoltaic panels and a rainwater recycling system. You can find out more about this in a detailed BREEAM case study.
If you have any queries about rehoming or want to ask about a particular dog, please call the centre during our open hours on 01509 880070. Or if you have any general queries please email us.
Here at the centre we like to make our dogs as comfortable as possible by adding arm chairs and sofa’s to many of our kennels. Unfortunately we have ran out of comfy chairs so we’re appealing for more. We’re looking for arm chairs or 2 seater fabric sofas that are in good condition – can you help?
We can collect within a 10 mile radius of the centre. Please contact us in advance on 01509 880070 or email Loughborough@dogstrust.org.uk
Please note: We cannot use 3 seater sofas as they are too big for our kennels and we cannot accept leather furniture.
Dogs For Rehoming
Check out some of our lovely residents seeking homes below!
Tootle is an active and lively youngster.
He loves being with people, especially if it involves learning new things or being out and about and he will be very entertaining to have around. He is also keen to interact with other dogs, but his play can be overly boisterous at times and he needs on going socialisation to polish his social skills.
Full of energy, Tootle is looking for an active home that will enjoy long walks and training as much as he does.
Tez is a quiet, sweet, old chap, who likes to potter around at his own pace. He loves to get fuss and cuddles from his carers and will sit very nicely next to you, however he will take himself off for some alone time. Tez is starting to play with his toys when his carers begin a game with him.
Tez is looking for a quiet home where he can snooze the days away and enjoy the luxuries of life. He would become a lovely companion to your family.
How you can help
As with any centre, we always appreciate donations of bedding and towels, as well as any treats, toys, clickers, tinned food, newspaper or similar you might have to spare. Those donations will be gratefully accepted at the centre during opening hours.
Dogs Trust is reliant upon the generosity of dog lovers. Any donations received will help us reduce numbers of stray and abandoned dogs, saving the lives of an extra 1,000 dogs every year that would otherwise tragically be put to sleep in the East Midlands. In addition, any support will enable us to further promote Dogs Trust’s key message of Responsible Dog Ownership in local communities in and around the East Midlands.
Here at Loughborough we aim to offer inspiration volunteering in a variety of roles across the centre. Each volunteer role has specific duties and activities plus a suggested time commitment that fits into a volunteer rota which supports our work.
In 2013 our helpful volunteers have donated over 4200 hours! Click here to read the stories of two of our regular volunteers.
We ask potential volunteers to identify the most suitable role before completing an application form which can be emailed to email@example.com or posted to our Volunteer Coordinator Rebecca Broughton at the Rehoming Centre.
If we have a suitable vacancy, potential volunteers will be invited to attend an induction to the centre before completing a buddy up session with a staff member who will cover the specific duties of the chosen role in greater detail.
Unfortunately, we are only able to accept applications for the roles with current vacancies as detailed below. If you are interested in our roles, please visit this page for regular updates detailing vacancies as they arise.
Volunteer roles at Loughborough:
Current vacancies at Loughborough:
Gardener: (x2) 2 hour weekly shift anytime between Monday - Friday between 10am - 4pm.
Laundry Assistant: Any day of the week between 10am-4pm
For 2014, we've extended our inspiration volunteering programme to include small teams. We're looking for local businesses or groups who are up for a challenge to come and help us complete various on-site environmental enrichment projects. Each project is designed to maximise our outdoor areas and enhance the dogs' enjoyment during their stay.
Full details of the range of projects available can be found here.
We offer 2 week work placements for students over 16 years who are completing an animal welfare course. The role involves working alongside a canine carer completing a variety of animal care tasks.
To find out more click here for an application pack.
Our Education Officer, Anthea Holloway is here to educate the dog owners of tomorrow. By offering free workshops for schools throughout the region, we believe that be encouraging children to think about responsible dog ownership, we can begin to reduce the number of stray dogs and help dogs stay in loving homes for life. Email Anthea or call 01509 882965 to book a free workshop for your school.
There are teacher resources and fun games on www.learnwithdogs.co.uk.
Do you ever wonder who would care for your dog should something happen to you?
Our Supporter Relations Officer, Ella Tonge, 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.
Ella 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 newly refurbished rehoming centre.
She also runs some local fundraising events for Dogs Trust Loughborough.
Contact Ella on 01509 882966 or email Ella.Tonge@dogstrust.org.uk
For further information about the Supporter Relations Team at Dogs Trust click here.
With your help, we can continue to spread the word about our work here at Dogs Trust. Our fundraisers help us keep our promise – to never put a healthy dog to sleep. If you need any information on fundraising, free talks, local events or ideas of spreading the word of Dogs Trust then email Ella Tonge or call 01509 882966. Ella's the one to call about donations for our events.
Download our A3 sized yearly planner
Keep up to date on all the activities that we're running at Dogs Trust Loughborough with this free calendar.
Hire of Training Barn
Here at the centre we have a multi purpose training barn which can be hired for meetings, events, seminars, training classes, etc. Interested and want to find out more? Email the centre now for full details on availability, cost and how to book or click here for our helpful guide and booking form.