Dogs Trust throws a Royal pawty for rescue dogs

As millions across the country prepare for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations this bank holiday weekend, Dogs Trust rehoming centres across the country have celebrations of a canine kind on their mind. 

With flags flying and tails wagging, furry residents looking for homes have been having a barking good time of their own in the hope that they’ll be treated like royalty in loving new homes soon. 

The Queen is well known for her love of dogs and while she decided to retire from some of her patronages a few years ago, she continued to be Dogs Trust’s Patron, which she has been since 1990. 

To celebrate her Platinum Jubilee, these patriotic pooches have been joining in the fun: 

Winter at Dogs Trust Leeds 


Handsome Winter is an eight-year-old Akita Cross. He’s happy doing his own thing, but once he's bonded with you, he will show his true snuggle-monster personality. Winter requires medication for his legs, so although he's not one for long hikes anymore, he is full of life and will make somebody a wonderful companion. He’d need a pet-free adult only home, but is happy to be around other dogs when out and about. If you're prepared to take it slowly to start with then Winter could be your perfect match! 

Taz at Dogs Trust Leeds


Despite being 10 years old, Terrier Taz is full of life and energy. He’s an outdoorsy guy and isn’t fond of too much hands-on fuss, preferring to come to you on his own terms. He’d like experienced dog owners to adopt him and would love active owners who can take him on plenty of adventures. 

Freddie at Dogs Trust Shoreham


Meet Freddie! He's a charismatic five-year-old Terrier who is very independent. He'd love to find a family who won't expect too much from him, and understand that he prefers playing fun games, settling in your company or taking part in his training rather than being a lapdog and receiving lots of fuss and affection. He’d like an adult-home with no other dogs with a large garden so he can explore his kingdom.

Nancy at Dogs Trust Basildon


Nancy is a two-year-old Central Asian Shepherd cross and, just like the Queen, steals the hearts of everyone she meets! Nancy is a big girl, with an even bigger heart, looking for an ever larger sofa! She could have doggy walking buddies but would need to be the only pet in the home. She can live with teens over the age of 14.

Very sadly, Nancy has had her ears cropped which is illegal in the UK. Dogs Trust does not condone ear cropping. The Government is currently consulting on their proposals to ban the import of dogs with cropped ears, plans which Dogs Trust support. 

Oats at Dogs Trust Basildon


Joining in with the Jubilee celebrations is 13-year-old Captain Oats. He is looking for a quiet retirement home and a comfy sofa (throne) to call his own. He can be a little worried by too much hustle and bustle so his new family will need to take things ta this own pace and help him gain confidence.  

Bronson at Dogs Trust Leeds


Big boy Bronson is an 18-month-old Bulldog. He's a fun and lively boy and will be celebrating the Jubilee doing what he loves best – taking part in his training in exchange for some tasty treats. Despite his strong and confident exterior, he has come insecurities which his new owners will need to help him with. He socialises with other dogs when out and about but would prefer to be the only dog in his new home. 

Floss at Dogs Trust Newbury


Floss is a five-month-old Border Collie and is a little princess! Even at such a young age, her Collie brain is as clever as they come. She is currently being treated like royalty in a foster home and will soon be heading off to her forever home. 

Edith at Dogs Trust Snetterton


Edith is a sweet lady looking for a home where she’ll have all the love and attention she deserves. She could live with older children aged 14 and older and would love someone at home most of the time initially to help her settle in. 

If you could give any of these regal rovers the loving homes they deserve please take a look at their profiles on to begin the virtual adoption process.