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. We’ve got lots going on over the coming months – including our Charity Ball on the 28th June click here for more information.
At the beginning of June this year we celebrated our First Birthday! We had a week full of fundraising to mark the occasion, we also set up a handy present wish list so our supporters could send our dogs a gift as and when they want to - click here to view our Amazon wish list.
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.
Elroy is a handsome little chap who loves to go on adventures to explore to the world around him. When his adventures are over Elroy likes to play with his toys, especially any that squeak! He is a clever boy who knows sit and is eager to learn new tricks. Elroy is looking to join a patient home that will allow him to settle in at his own pace.
Barney is a nervous young boy who finds a lot of the world daunting but is slowly coming out of his shell with the help of his carers. He has a sweet nature and is looking for a quiet home where he can continue to improve in his own time.
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.
Our helpful volunteers had given us over 1400 hours in the first four months of this year along alone! 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or posted to our Volunteer Coordinator Rebecca Broughton at the Rehoming Centre. You can read about each job
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.
Potential volunteers will be advised if we do not have availability in their chosen role and their details will be kept on a waiting list.
Volunteer roles at Loughborough:
Current vacancies at Loughborough:
Canine Carer: Monday x2, Friday x2 and Saturday x2.
Meet and Greet: Wednesday 5pm - 7pm x1, Sunday 1pm - 3pm x1 and Sunday 2pm - 4pm x1.
Gardener x 2 – 2 hour weekly shift anytime between Monday-Friday between 10am-4pm.
Photographer x 1 – Approx 2 hour shift alternate Wednesdays, Thursdays or Sundays.
Videographer x 1 - Approx 2 hour shift alternate Wednesdays, Thursdays or Sundays.
Media support x 1 – Approx 2 hour shift alternate Wednesdays, Thursdays or Sundays
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.
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.
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.