Could you give one of these 12 dogs of Christmas a forever home in 2022?

Dogs Trust Glasgow are gearing up for caring for 71 dogs at the centre this Christmas and are calling on dog lovers who want to welcome a four-legged friend into their life in 2022, to consider adopting a rescue dog. 

The team at the Uddingston Centre will make sure every dog has the best possible Christmas, but they are all hoping that when the New Year comes, it won’t be long before these twelve, along with many others, head off to start new lives with their forever families. 

Sandra Downie, Rehoming Centre Manager at Dogs Trust Glasgow, said:   

“All of our dogs deserve to have wonderful lives at the heart of loving homes and we have our fingers and paws crossed that every dog we are looking after will find their very own special someone soon. 

“Our slogan, “A Dog is for Life, not just for Christmas”, is as relevant as ever and we’d encourage everyone thinking of getting a dog to not rush into it and to do their research. That way they can make sure they are ready to welcome a four-legged bundle of energy into their life and be as confident as possible that they can give their dog everything it needs for its entire life.”

Teddy (pictured above) is a charismatic Jack Russell Terrier who is one of our longest residents. He is eight-years-old and is now a much more mellow version of the whirlwind he used to be. He is active for his age and is looking to continue adventures for many years to come. He is always on the go and has a great character. He has a couple of medical conditions which makes it even more important for us to find his forever home to retire to. Teddy is looking to be the only pet in the home.  He can live with children aged 16 and over. He needs to be kept on a lead in public so having direct access to his own secure garden with a 5ft fence is a must. His owner will need to continue training to help him adjust to home life. He requires mental enrichment as well as physical exercise. A quieter home environment would be best to ensure there’s not too much going on around him to distract him.

Molly is a 10-year-old terrier cross. She was returned to us in April of this year due to her owner’s ill health. She is an independent girl who doesn’t like being fussed over but is very friendly with those she has built a relationship with. As she is a mature girl, she is looking for a home where she can put her paws up. We are looking for an adult only home, she must be the only pet and would prefer a quiet home with few visitors. She would do well with an experienced owner who can build a relationship with her at the centre before going home. She would like a home with few stairs and access to her own private secure garden to potter in. She prefers to have someone around for most of the day but could be left for a couple of hours once settled.

Casper is a cute Patterdale Terrier who has been back in our care since June after spending almost eight years in the same loving home. He can be worried around other dogs and strangers so would prefer to live a quiet life with rural walks. He would make a fantastic companion in the right home.  Casper requires an adult only home with no other pets. He requires a home with few visitors and quiet areas in the house to relax away from visitors. He would like to have his own private and secure garden to enjoy pottering. He can be left for a few hours once he has settled in. He is very clever and loves to keep busy so a training minded owner with previous dog experience would be best.

Ollie is a super clever and switched on five-year-old collie cross who is enthusiastic about training and agility. An active owner would be best as he likes to be kept busy mentally as well as physically. He already knows lots of fun tricks. Ollie has spent his life in one home and was returned due to not coping with children visiting the home so he will be looking for an adult only home with no visiting children. Ollie is looking for an experienced owner who is happy to continue with training and/or agility.  He needs to be the only pet in the home.  Ollie wears a muzzle when out walking which he is happy with as it is a normal part of his routine.

Tigger the Lurcher has had an unsettled start to this life.  He has just celebrated his third birthday in our care. He arrived in our care aged nine months old. He is just like his name suggests, full of energy and enthusiasm for life. He has come on in leaps and bounds with his training and this fun and energetic boy is ready to find his forever home. We are looking for a home where Tigger will be the only pet. Previous dog experience is essential to ensure he has the support he needs to adjust to home life and continue with training. He could live with children aged 16 and over.  He requires someone at home all day initially so the time he is left alone can be built up.  Tigger is a strong boy so will need to be kept on the lead in public. 

Billy is a terrier cross who hasn’t had the best start to life after coming to us in June 2020 as part of a neglect case. He is worried by strangers and it takes him a while to trust people but when he does he will be your best friend. Billy requires very understanding owners who can take things slowly with him and give him the life he deserves. He would benefit from living with experienced owners who are happy to work with him on his training needs using positive reward based training. Billy needs to be the only pet in his new home.  He can live with children aged 16 and over and he can be left for short periods of time once settled.  He will do best in a hands-off home with few people visiting to give him plenty of space. He will need direct access to his own garden with 6ft fence. He enjoys walkies where there aren’t many people or dogs around but can walk with doggy friends if introduced gradually.

Jupiter is a two-year-old Dobermann who came into our care after being found as a stray. It is important that he lives in a quiet or rural environment with few people and dogs around. He is a very clever boy who loves training but is goofy at the same time making him super fun to be around. His favourite thing is to cuddle in, and he will lie across your knees for as long as you will let him. Jupiter must be the only pet and we are looking for a home with an experienced dog owners.  Direct access to his own garden with 6ft fence will be important. He requires to be kept on lead and muzzle when in public but is excited about getting them on as it means walkies.

MD is a retired racing greyhound. His eyesight is deteriorating and this may have been the reason he was retired. He had never lived in a home before he came into our care but has since spent time in a foster home to get a better idea of his training needs. He settled well after some time and patience but the main thing he needs is someone there to help him adjust to home life. MD makes a great companion as he enjoys playing but is good at keeping himself entertained with toys. He would happily spend most of the day snuggled up on the sofa by your side or going for leisurely strolls as he walks well on lead. He is looking to be the only pet in his new home with someone who is around most of the day so he has time to settle.  He would like a new home with a secure garden and you must be prepared to share your sofa!

Jack is an eight-year-old crossbreed who came into our care as he wasn’t getting on well with the other dog in the home. He is the most affectionate boy and adores fuss and attention from his favourite people. He makes friends quickly and will make a wonderful canine companion and we are surprised he has been with us for so long as he is a fantastic boy. He needs to be the only pet in his new home and be taken on walks in quiet areas where there aren’t other dogs around, so a rural environment with no neighbouring dogs would be ideal. He can be left for a few hours once he has settled in. Having previous experience of owning a dog is required, bull breed experience preferred. This handsome boy is very clever and would love to continue training and socialising.

Jax is an eight-year-old Lurcher who was found as a stray and is looking to land on his paws in a forever home after progressing well in a foster home. He can be a little worried in new situations and is wary of new people, particularly men, but taking things at his pace allows him to grow in confidence and soon he will be your best friend. Jax loves to play fetch. He can live with children if over 16 years.  He needs to be the only pet in his new home.  Previous experience of owning a dog is essential.  A quiet home environment would allow him to settle in at a more relaxed pace. He will need to be kept on lead and wear a muzzle when in pubic so will need to have his own secure garden with 6ft fence to enjoy some off lead time. 

Haiti is a young German Shepherd who was found living in wet and dirty conditions before coming into our care. He is a friendly big boy who is looking for a home where he can continue training with positive reward based methods. He can be vocal around other dogs so he would benefit from further socialisation. Haiti is looking to be the only pet in the home and he could live with children aged 16 years and over. Having previous experience with his breed or large breed dogs would be ideal. Direct access to his own private garden with 5ft fence is required as he will need to be kept on lead when in public. No neighbouring dogs would really benefit him.  He would love to live with an active family who can take him on adventures. He will need to adjust to home life as has spent much of his time outdoors before coming to us.

Millie is a ten-year-old crossbreed who likes her own space and at times doesn’t want to be fussed over. She is looking for an owner who is happy to remain hands off and can read her body language. She is a comical girl who will certainly bring joy to her new home and once she knows you she does warm up and lets you know when she wants some attention.  She cannot live with cats but she could potential live with another calm dog. She can be left for a few hours but having someone around to help her settle initially would be best. Previous dog experience is necessary, rescue preferred. 

If you think you could give any of these dogs a home, please visit www.dogstrust.org.uk/rehoming to start the adoption process.  

To find out how to give your dog a happy, relaxed Christmas, and how you can support dogs at Dogs Trust who are still waiting to find their forever homes, visit www.dogstust.org.uk/christmasadvice