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Dogs Trust Darlington is hoping to find a perfect ending for a ‘pawsome’ pair

Two inseparable nine-year-old homeless hounds are looking for a new home to spend their retirement in.

Staffordshire Bull Terrier sisters, Honey and Poppy, arrived at Dogs Trust Darlington three weeks ago, and although other pairs of four-legged friends have headed off to their forever homes since then, the devoted doggie duo have sadly been overlooked.

 Supporter Relations Officer at the Sadberge centre, Rebecca McKeown, says:

 “They have seen other two-somes including two pairs of West Highland Terriers head off with their new families and it’s quite unusual for us to have a few pairs at the centre at the same time, so it makes it even more sad that Honey and Poppy are still waiting to catch someone’s eye.”  

The two found themselves homeless following a sudden change in family circumstances which meant they could no longer stay in their loving them.

 “So many dogs arrive here through no fault of their own and are handed over by loving owners who just want to do the very best for them,” says Rebecca. “That’s certainly the case with Honey and Poppy. They are used to lots of cuddles and whilst they are not missing out on lots of love whilst they are with us, we know nothing beats cuddles with a forever family. We’re hoping, especially as they are older age pooches, that’s what they’ll be able to enjoy once again very soon.”

Honey and Poppy can live with other dogs and would suit a family with children aged six or above.

If you think they could be the two for you, please visit them at Dogs Trust Darlington at Hill House Farm, Sadberge, DL2 1SL. The centre is open Thursday-Tuesday 12pm-4pm, closed Wednesdays. Or to find out more, go to or call 0300 303 0292.