Rescue dogs looking for love during lockdown

Although the country is currently in lockdown, Dogs Trust Loughborough is continuing to find homes for dogs that have found themselves in need of new families.

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

"We might know things are very different at the moment, but life continues as normal for our lovely dogs from walks and playtime to training and treats, it’s business as usual for them!

"The centre is currently closed to the public but we are able to find dogs their forever homes using our ‘Handover at Home’ process and if that isn’t possible for some, people can still register their interest, potentially meet them virtually, and then when lockdown comes to an end we can arrange for people to meet them here at the centre."

"So, if you are thinking of welcoming a dog into your life, please do get in touch."

Here are some of the dogs currently waiting to find their forever homes.

Five-year-old Elsa (pictured above) is a German Shepherd who has been in kennels some time and would suit a quiet rural home with a secure garden. She was pregnant when she arrived at Dogs Trust Loughborough and had five puppies but now it’s time for her to find her forever home. She will need to take things slowly as she can be quite anxious, and she will need a single adult home with no other pets.

Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Layla, who is four, is fun, playful and affectionate with her two-legged friends and she’s also very clever so loves training. She likes to take her time to get to know people and would therefore like an adult only home so there aren’t too many people for her to get to know. She would love a secure garden to play in where she can burn off some of her energy.

Sol is a very clever five-year-old Collie Cross who has lots of energy but likes to keep his brain busy too. He has his paws crossed for a home with no more than two adults as he can be wary of meeting new people, so this will give him the best chance of building a bond with his new family and becoming friends for life. He would like his two-legged friends to be around most of the day and he will benefit from ongoing training in his new family with help from the Loughborough team.

Five-year-old Luna is a Newfoundland looking for a quiet home with minimal visitors to allow her to learn her routine and really bond with people she trusts. Her family will need to be patient to allow her to build up confidence as she has struggled with meeting new people in the past. She could potentially live with another dog but couldn’t live with cats. She will need her family to be at home with her whilst she is settling in and would love a large secure garden in a rural or quiet location.

Boxer Cross Molly, now eleven, is looking for a very special home having spent a lot of her life in kennels after being found as a stray at just eight months old. Molly loves going out to local parks, and thoroughly enjoys a trip to the beach, as well as playing with her toys and playing food puzzle games. Molly is looking for a quiet, calm home with no more than two adults and no other pets.

Dogs Trust Loughborough is currently closed to members of the public, but the team are still able to rehome some dogs using their socially distanced ‘handover at home’ process. Others can’t meet up with potential adopters until after lockdown, but they can register their interest straight away and potentially meet them virtually in the meantime.

Dogs Trust estimates that up to 40,000 more dogs could need support because of the Coronavirus pandemic and they want to change the tale for those dogs and be there when dogs need them most. To see how you can help, please visit

If you think you could change the tale for any of these dogs, please call Dogs Trust Loughborough on 01509 273349.