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12 dogs of Christmas at Dogs Trust Kenilworth

Staff at Dogs Trust Kenilworth 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 Honiley will be caring for more than 140 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.

Emma Healey, Rehoming Centre Manager, Dogs Trust Kenilworth:

“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."


Age 9

Miniature Pinscher

Rolo might be small but he has a huge character! He loves to learn new things – especially in return for a tasty treat. He does get a little worried when it comes to meeting new people so will need patient owners in an adult-only home, who have the time to help him settle into his new home. Rolo has lived in a home before and was housetrained and didn't mind being on his own for a couple of hours. With lots of time and patience Rolo would make a loyal companion.


Age 7


Ruby is a timid young lady who is looking for patient new owners that will take their time getting to know her. When she has formed a bond with you, she can be quite affectionate and enjoys fuss. She is an intelligent girl and will make a wonderful companion in an adult-only home with owners that are willing to let her come to them at her own pace. She adores her toys especially soft cuddly ones!


Age 13


Dingo has been at the rehoming centre for a while now and definitely deserves the chance to flourish in a home. He’s a busy chap and loves to play chase and run around with his toys. He’d need an active environment with owners who can give him the physical and mental exercise he craves. He adores human attention so would prefer to be the only dog in the home where he can enjoy it all to himself.


Age 6

Patterdale cross

Monty is a shy chap and is looking for a special single-person household who can give him the home he dreams of. He’ll be your mate for life if you play with him – he loves his toys! He’s a cheeky character and will make a wonderful companion with someone who can offer him patient and lots of love. He is happy to have walkies buddies but would prefer to be the only dog in the home.


Age 14


Golden oldie Jack is looking for his perfect retirement home. He has lived in a home for most of his life and came to Dogs Trust due to a change in his owner’s circumstances so would really like a second chance at a forever home. He is looking for a quiet adult-only home with minimal visitors. Give him a cosy, comfy bed to curl up in and he is quite happy snoozing the day away! Once you get to know Jack he is super friendly and loves going out for his daily walks.


Age 2


Butch has lived in a home previously and is looking to get back to a quiet adult-only environment. He is very food motivated and loves his toys so this makes training him a lot easier and much more fun for him too! He is a smashing lad who is looking for dedicated new owners who are willing to take their time getting to know him. He loves his walks on the field especially when he gets the chance to bounce around in the long grass! He would need to be the only pet in his new home.


Age 6


Diego is a sweet lad with a lot of energy to burn! He really enjoys his walks and especially having a good sprint around the run. He’d suit an active home with new owners who will have the time to train and exercise him and he could live with children of 12 years or over as long as they are used to lively, bouncy dogs. He loves his toys more than anything and gets very excited when he receives a new one! Diego will prefer to be the only dog in the home and once settled will be a fun pet. 


Age 7


Oliver is such a sweet boy who has a sensitive side. He is very food oriented which is handy when starting to build a bond with him. He enjoys going for long walks and trots beautifully by your side. He’s looking for understanding owners who can help him settle into home life and can live with sensible children aged 11 or above who can give him some chill time on his own when he needs it. He’s a sweet boy who can’t wait to find his special someone.


Age 3

German Shepherd Cleo is a beautiful girl who hasn’t had the best start in life so does have some worries around new environments. She is at her happiest in a quiet environment and would like an adult-only home. She likes four-legged play friends but would prefer to be the only pet in the home. Cleo would love a rural home with a large secure garden that she can run around in and relax away from the hustle and bustle. Once Cleo knows you, she is so sweet and would play with you all day if she could. She’s a cheeky girl will bags of potential, she just needs the right environment to flourish in.

Pud Age 8 months


A typical Beagle, Pud loves to put his nose to good use – especially to hunt down a tasty treat. He is looking for an active home with new owners who will have the time to train and exercise him and keep his mind busy. He’d love a big, secure garden to explore in too. He could live with another four-legged friend and children over the age of six.

Suede Age 4

Labrador Cross

Give Suede a tennis ball and a paddling pool and he’ll love you forever! He is huge amounts of fun and has lots of love to give – he’s just looking for the right home to provide him with the stimulation he needs as he can be a bit of a livewire! He currently holds the title of Best Treat Catcher so this is a fun way to help him with his training and keep him engaged. He doesn’t like being left alone too long so new owners would need to be around most of the day and time alone built up gradually. He’d like an adult-only home with no other pets with active owners who like to go on long walks to keep him physically and mentally exercised.

Jimmy Age 6

Collie Cross

Intelligent and ball mad is how you’d describe Jimmy! He’s a beautiful lad who loves nothing more than running around with a tennis ball for a game of fetch. He likes to play with his calm canine friends, but not if they’re too bouncy so would prefer to be the only dog in his new home. He’d like to live in an adult-only home with patient owners who will help him settle into home life as it will all be new to him. He’s very bright so brain games and puzzles will help keep his Collie mind active and help him build up a bond with you.

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