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Adopt don't shop this black Friday

Rehoming appeal for black dogs at Dogs Trust Snetterton

Staff at Dogs Trust Snetterton are hoping Black Friday will inspire local dog lovers to swap shopping for adopting and give one of their overlooked black dogs a new home.

The North Road rehoming centre currently has five black dogs looking for their forever homes and they have all got their paws crossed in the hope that this Black Friday will prove lucky for them.

All of the dogs have different needs but the one thing they all have in common is that they are looking to reserve their spot on the sofa in the home of a special someone.

Diane McLelland-Taylor, Rehoming Centre Manager at Dogs Trust Snetterton, said: “As people traditionally hit the shops on Black Friday, we’re using it as the perfect opportunity to celebrate the wonderful black dogs in our care and encourage people to adopt not shop.

“These black dogs have sadly been overlooked, but they are all such super characters and really deserve to find a loving new home – we thought if any day would be lucky for them, then surely it’s Black Friday! If you think you could give any of our black dogs a happy home, please get in touch.”

The black dogs looking for a home are:

Damson – eight-year-old Rottweiler

Sweet, friendly girl Damson just loves fuss and attention. Although she has calm walking chums, she’d prefer to be the only pet in the home. Partially sighted, Damson certainly doesn’t let her disability get in the way of finding a loving home. Preferring to walk in quieter places, this loyal lady is looking for a peaceful home with a predictable routine.

Hugh – four-year-old Labrador Cross

Hugh is happiest when he’s playing fetch. Typical of his breed, meal time is the highlight of his day! Once he’s comfortable with you, he adores a gentle fuss. Initially quite a worried chap on arrival, Hugh has made a lot of progress since coming to the rehoming centre and his confidence has come on in leaps and bounds. Happy to share his home with a similar sized dog, he is looking for an adult family who will continue to boost his self-esteem.

Shadow – five-year-old Terrier Cross

Adorable Shadow is a playful, bouncy boy looking for patient owners who can help show him that the world isn’t such a scary place. He would love a quiet home with adopters who are around for most of the time. He’d benefit from further reward-based training to help boost his confidence.

Moose – two-year-old Lurcher

With soft toys and food being his main passions, Moose enjoys the simple things in life; relaxing in his bed and watching the world go by. Moose is looking for a patient home where he can go on nice walks and chill out on the sofa afterwards. He can live with older teenagers aged 14 and over, and needs to be the only pet in the home. He would ideally love a good-sized, secure garden to play in to his heart’s content.

Joey – two-year-old Saluki

Fun-loving Joey is a devoted fan of squeaky toys. Choosing to alternate between lazing around and playing like a puppy, he’s often keen to soak up attention. All-rounder Joey is looking for a home filled with life's little doggy pleasures and can live with children aged 10 or older. He would like to be the only pet in the home so he can have his new owners all to himself.

If you’re interested in offering any of Dogs Trust Snetterton’s homeless hounds a loving home, please call 0300 303 0292, pop into the rehoming centre on North End Road, Snetterton, NR16 2LD or visit for more information.