Darlington

Your rehoming journey starts here

Find out how rehoming from us works and how to get started finding your perfect match.

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Dog in Kennel

Location

Dogs Trust Darlington
Hill House Farm
Sadberge
Co Durham

DL2 1SL

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Opening times

We’re open for general browsing on Saturday, Sunday, and Tuesday from 12 – 4pm.

The rehoming centre will be closed on 10th May due to an event.

Contact

0303 003 0000

Phone lines open:

Monday to Friday - 9am to 6pm

Saturday, Sundays & Bank Holidays - 8.30am to 5pm

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About Darlington

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Manager Sue Embleton and her 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.

Due to our rebuild taking place over the next year we cannot accommodate our usual 120 dogs, so we only have about 50-60 dogs onsite.

Rehoming from us

The dedicated team here are helping to care for hundreds of dogs every year, who all deserve a loving home for life. Interested in offering a dog in our care a forever home?

Find out how rehoming works.

New dogs arrive at our centre all the time — they will be available for rehoming once we’ve got to know them and identified what they need from their new home. Please visit the website regularly to see the dogs available in our centre.

Visiting us

Open days

We’re open for general browsing on Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday from 12 – 4pm. On these days you’ll be able to walk around the centre and see some of the dogs in our care. If you’re interested in a dog, we’ll be able to tell you more about them and help you apply via our online form. We hope to see you soon.

Rehoming info appointments

If you’re sure about adopting but haven’t found the right dog for you, make an appointment for a dedicated chat with one of our adoption advisors. You’ll get a 30-minute session with an experienced member of our team, either over the phone or in person at our rehoming centre. We’ll ask about your lifestyle and the home you can offer, discuss any suitable dogs in our care, and give you advice on finding your perfect match.

Book an appointment

Guided tours

Want to see how our rehoming centre works and learn more about Dogs Trust? Book a free tour around our rehoming centre with your local Supporter Relations Officer.

Tours last between 30 to 45 minutes long and will give you a chance to have a look behind-the-scenes of our centre and gain an insight into our work. Places are limited and need to be booked in advance. Unfortunately, we cannot facilitate school or educational tours.

To enquire about a tour, please contact Supporter Relations Officer Gordon Norrie, by emailing [email protected] or phone 01325 335952.

Supporting us

Donate your pre-loved items. We’re accepting pre-loved donations of treats, toys, towels and bedding (except feather duvets) via our contact-free drop off points. Signage outside will make it clear where you can drop off your donations. Please don’t leave clothing, valuables, electrical equipment, or furniture at our centre drop-off points.

We rely on your kind support to continue our vital work, please donate today.