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The 12 dogs of Christmas in need of new homes

Staff at Dogs Trust Darlington are calling on local dog lovers to consider opening their homes and hearts to a rescue hound whilst remembering the charity’s iconic slogan, “A Dog is for Life, not just for Christmas®”.

The Rehoming Centre in Darlington will be caring for around 70 dogs over the festive period, but as the New Year approaches there are 12 homeless hounds who all have their paws crossed that they will be spending it in a loving new home.

Sue Embleton, Rehoming Centre Manager, Dogs Trust Darlington:

 “Our 12 dogs of Christmas each have differing looks, personalities and needs but each one will make a wonderful addition to a loving new home so we are appealing for anyone who would like to rehome one of these deserving dogs to please get in touch.

 “Our slogan, ‘A Dog is for life, not just for Christmas®’ is as relevant today as it was when it was first coined 40 years ago. We continue to see many dogs coming through our doors over the Christmas period, simply because individuals haven’t taken into consideration the lifelong commitment of dog ownership.

“We urge anyone thinking of getting a dog during this busy period to seriously think about the commitment involved before making a decision to bring a four-legged family member into your home. Dog ownership can be challenging but also extremely rewarding, especially if you are giving a rescue dog a second chance at happiness.

"As always, we are reminding everyone that a dog is for life, not just for Christmas, and, if you are thinking about getting a dog in 2019, to consider rehoming a rescue dog."

12 Dogs of Christmas

Name: Bruno

Breed: Bull Mastiff

Age: 3

Bruno is a big, beautiful and sensitive boy who loves his food and lots of human company throughout the day. 

Name: Domino

Breed: Lurcher

Age: 4

This is a sensitive boy who loves being made a fuss over by his canine carers. He is looking for a quiet, adult only home.

Name: Fabian

Breed: Saluki

Age: 2

A handsome boy who is looking for a quiet, adult only home. Fabian is a sweet and affectionate lad who does have a bouncy fun loving side to him. 

Name: Indie

Breed: Lurcher

Age: 3

A calm and quiet home where Indie can take time to find his feet is what this stunning boy is looking for. 

Name: Jess

Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Age: 11

Jess is an affectionate girl who loves a game of tug and chasing a ball. Some of her favourite things are giving cuddles and snoozing in a cosy bed. 

Name: Bruno

Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Age: 7

A lovely affectionate boy who enjoys spending time with his canine carers. Playing with toys is one of his favourite things in life.

Name: Aussie

Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Age: 2

A friendly boy who loves to play. Aussie can get excitable and giddy but will be lots of fun in a home that can match his energy.  

Name: Mackie

Breed: Terrier

Age: 4

Mackie is an independent little man who is looking for a quiet home with very few visitors. He is a huge fan of his toys and this cute boy will happily play the day away. 

Name: Sammy

Breed: Terrier

Age: 7

Sammy is looking for a quiet, adult only home. He’s a very cute looking and independent little man so wouldn’t be considered a lap dog. 

Name: Senga

Breed: Bernese Mountain Dog

Age: 2

Senga is a beautiful girl with a sensitive nature; looking for a home with the company of another dog. 

Name: Charlie

Breed: Shih Tzu Cross

Age: 2

Charlie is a very cute looking little man, although certainly not a lap dog. He enjoys being out and about and can have doggy walking pals. 

Name: Vinnie

Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Age: 2

Vinnie is a bouncy boy who does have a sensitive side. His favourite game is fetch and he is partial to a tasty treat.

If you would like to find out more about any of canine residents currently at Dogs Trust Darlington, please get in touch with the team on 0300 303 0292.