Introducing the Underdogs

Meet the long term residents patiently waiting for their forever homes.

Underdog Bruno needs a home

Most dogs will stay with us for 47 days. And we receive many applications for our dogs, meaning they quickly find loving homes.

However, as we never put a healthy dog to sleep, we care for many dogs who have more specific requirements, meaning they struggle to catch the eye of potential new owners and take longer to find their forever homes. These dogs are our ‘Underdogs.’

Underdogs are dogs who have been in our care for six months, or more. They may need extra training, ongoing veterinary treatment or a home with no children or dogs. Or, in some cases, they are simply overlooked.

Could an Underdog be your pawfect match?

Although this group of long-term lodgers have been in our centres for longer, they have lots of love to give! Whilst they stay with us, they benefit from regular time with our training teams to ensure that we can help them – and you – prepare for life in their forever homes. And, as we know them so well, we’ll be able to help you decide whether you and your new home could be their perfect match.

And, as we believe a dog is for life, we’re here to support you and your Underdog for as long as you need us. When you’re browsing through the rehoming gallery, you can search specifically for ‘underdogs’ in the additional filters on our rehoming page, because one of these long-term lodgers could be just what you are looking for.

George's story

Watch how we changed the tale for patient Underdog George.

Meet our Underdogs

Could you give a forever home to one of our underdogs who has been waiting patiently for the perfect pal?

Help our Underdogs

Our Underdogs have been in our care for six months or more. Whilst they are with us we provide all they need to be healthy and happy, and support them in finding forever homes with vital training and any medical care they may need.

Will you help us care for our Underdogs whilst they await their perfect home?

Success stories

Changing the tale for Underdog George

Patient George waited two years to find his someone special.

Underdog Billie’s road to his forever home

After a year of waiting patiently, gentle giant Billie has finally found his paw-fect match.

Underdog Jake finds his forever home
Underdog Jake finds his forever home
Underdog Reg finally lands his forever home!
Underdog Reg finally lands his forever home!
Underdog Cheeka's loving new home after two year wait
Underdog Cheeka's loving new home after two ye...
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