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Overlooked dogs need stroke of luck this Friday 13th

Dogs Trust Kenilworth are hoping that thirteen overlooked dogs will have a stroke of luck and find loving homes on the unluckiest day of the year.

Ahead of Friday 13th, we are appealing to local people to open their homes and hearts to thirteen unlucky pooches who, collectively, have been at the rehoming centre for over 7,000 days, just over 19 years, and are yet to find loving new homes.

We are hoping that fate will be on their side on one of the unluckiest days of the year and they will defy the odds to finally find the forever homes they deserve.

All of the dogs have different needs and require homes that can offer them extra training but the one thing they all have in common is that they are looking to reserve their spot in the home of a special someone. The longest term resident is Butch who arrived in May 2017. He is a super intelligent Crossbreed who is really motivated by food so this is perfect when it comes to making training fun. The team say he is a “smashing lad” who, despite being one of their larger residents, is a sensitive soul looking for a patient adult only home.

All ‘unlucky’ thirteen have their paws crossed that a home to call their own will be on the cards this Friday 13th September.

Emma Healey, Rehoming Centre Manager at Dogs Trust Kenilworth, comments:

"It's such a shame that these thirteen have been overlooked so far, but we're confident we'll find homes for them soon. Dogs Trust never put a healthy dog to sleep so we will care for them until the right homes come along for them. Despite the superstition that Friday 13th brings bad luck, we're really hoping potential new owners will put any superstition to one side and consider rehoming one of these super dogs.

"Not only will you be offering a four-legged friend a happy home, but you will be gaining a new best friend. We don't see what's so unlucky about that!"

The dogs looking for homes are:

Butch, a three-year-old Crossbreed who loves to learn – food is definitely the way to his heart! He’s a big lad with a sensitive side. He needs an adult-only, pet-free home with access to quiet walks.

Oliver, a seven-year-old Lurcher looking for a quiet home with no other pets. He loves his food and zooming around the runs to burn off his energy. He could live with children over the age of 12.

Sam, a four-year-old Jack Russell Terrier who takes time to make new friends but with time and patience he will be a great companion. He is looking for an adult-only, pet-free home.

Frankie, a nine-year-old Terrier who needs a quiet home with minimal visitors and no other dogs. He’d benefit from a large secure garden with owners who can give him space when he needs it in his very own chill-out area.

Suede, a four-year-old Labrador cross who is a very lively boy and very easy to fall in love with! He needs a quiet but active home preferably in a more rural location with new owners who will have the time to continue his ongoing training. He has got a sensitive side when it comes to strangers so his new owners will need a hands-off approach until he gets to know and trust them, but once he does, he’s very affectionate and loves a tummy tickle! An adult-only, pet-free home with minimal visitors would be ideal.

Chase, a two-year-old Labrador cross who is tennis ball mad! He doesn’t like being left alone so he needs owners who are around for most of the day. He prefers female company so a lady owner is preferred. He is super bright and likes to play. He will need to be the only dog in his new home but can mix with other dogs when out and about.

Flossy, a nine-year old Jack Russell Terrier who likes a comfy bed to relax in. She needs patient owners who will take their time getting to know her. She needs an adult-only, pet-free home as she prefers having all the attention to herself. Once Flossy gets to know you she is such a sweetheart and loves sitting on your lap.

Charlie, an eight-year-old Greyhound is a firm favourite with the volunteers as he walks so beautifully on the lead. Charlie is a friendly boy but he does have a worried side when it comes to new situations and people so will need a quiet adult-only home. He will need to be the only pet in his new home but would be able to walk alongside other dogs when out and about once he has gained a bit of confidence around them.

Uno, an eight-year-old Lurcher who is a sensitive soul looking for a quiet home. He loves his home comforts and relaxing on a nice comfy duvet or a sofa. He can find other dogs quite scary so will need to be the only dog in the home and would need to be walked in quieter areas. He’s looking for an adult-only environment and once Uno gets to know you is a very loving, affectionate boy who has lots of love to give.

Woody, a six-year-old Jack Russell Terrier who is looking for a quiet but active adult-only home with new owners who will have the time to train and exercise him. He loves playing with his toys and snuggling up on a nice comfy duvet!

Moana, a two-year-old Collie who is the sweetest girl. She doesn’t like being left alone so her new owners will need to be at home for most of the day. A typical Collie, she is high-energy and super clever so is looking for owners who can put her brain to good use by giving her a ‘job’ to do and channel her energy in the right way so she doesn’t get bored. She needs an adult-only home with no other pets.

Rocky, a seven-year-old Jack Russell Terrier who is full of fun. New owners will need to go slowly with him whist he gains confidence but once he does he’s a bouncy lad who like to play. He needs an adult-only home with no other dogs and would love a large secure garden to run around in.

Bailey, a toy-mad Harrier hound who is quite happy to keep himself entertained! He is looking for a quiet but active home with new owners who will give him lots of time to settle into his new environment. He loves his walks and putting his hound nose to good use and exploring. 

If you think this could be the lucky charm for one of our ‘unlucky’ pooches, please call Dogs Trust Kenilworth on 01926 569236.