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Four-legged friends seek together forever home

Dogs Trust Loughborough are determined to find a doggie duo a new home together, after they found themselves homeless through no fault of their own.

Rhodesian Ridgeback Crossbreeds JJ and Bipper, who are both eight, are totally devoted to each other; wherever one goes, the other follows and that’s why the team are hoping that they will soon be following each other into a new home of their own.

Celine Di Crocco, Manager at Dogs Trust Loughborough, says:

"JJ and Bipper came to us after their owner sadly passed away and they are the best of friends. They are a really terrific twosome and we’re hoping it won’t be too long before some big-hearted dog lovers fall in love, twice over."

Bipper is a bouncy boy whereas JJ is the more sensitive of the two and although he loves playing with Bipper, he isn’t keen on other canine companions. That’s why the team are hoping their new home will have a secure garden where they can play to their heart’s content, with quiet walks close by when it’s time to head out on an adventure.

Celine says:

"JJ and Bipper love each other’s company but would prefer not to share their new home with any other pets. They really love people and they would be happy to live with children aged 15 and over. JJ does sometimes like to chill out on his own, so his family will need to give him space when he wants it. However, they would both really benefit from having their two-legged friends around most of the day, particularly whilst they settle in.

"Welcoming a dog into your life is a huge commitment, but we are really hoping that there is a family of dog-lovers out there who are ready to welcome two canine companions into their home. If you double the dogs, you double the fun and lifelong love!"

Our rehoming centres are not open for public browsing, but you can still make an appointment to adopt or bring a dog to us. We’ve set up new processes which include social distancing measures to help keep staff and our visitors safe.

Dogs Trust estimates that up to 40,000 more dogs could be at risk of abandonment in the fallout of the coronavirus crisis. If you would like to help change the course of events and help us continue to be there for more dogs and their owners when they need us, please give what you can by visiting

If you think Bipper and JJ could be the perfect match for you, please call the centre on 01509 273349.