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About Thomas

5 to 7 Years


Thomas is an extremely handsome boy with the most AMAZING ears! He is a shy boy who can find new faces and experiences unsettling. He loves his carers who have built a bond with him, and they see his cheeky, lively, playful side. He loves his toys and dashing about like a tornado. He's an anxious boy when he sees other dogs, so his doggy socialisation will be ongoing in his new home.

Type of home needed

Thomas is looking for a quieter home(with minimal visitors and no children) and calm owners who can help him to settle in and find his feet. He needs a massive confidence boost, so new owners need to help him blossom without putting him into situations which he may find too challenging. Once settled he's a lively boy who will require an active lifestyle. Thomas prefers to have company and time left alone needs to be built up gradually. At the moment he will need to be the only dog in a home. If you have time and are looking to help a shy dog blossom then please ask to speak to the training team at the centre about our beautiful Thomas. This sensitive boy will be a real sweetheart once you are his friend.

More about me

If you feel that you may be just the pal for Thomas then please contact the centre to have a chat with the training staff. Thomas is in a quieter part of the centre. Prospective owners will need to visit a few times to meet with Thomas to get to know him.

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How rehoming works

Thank you for your interest in Thomas, who is based at Darlington. Please note this is not a reservation on this dog. To start the rehoming process you will need to go to a rehoming centre for a quick chat. Please find information below about what to expect during the rehoming process. We hope to see you soon.

  1. The average time between visiting a Rehoming Centre and taking your new pet home is just eight days. Every circumstance is different but this brief guide lets you know what you will experience when you decide to rehome a dog from us.
  2. The rehoming centre is your gateway to finding your new pet pooch. When you arrive at the centre you will be greeted in reception by a friendly face.
  3. During this first visit we will take a few details from you so we know what you are looking for. You will be able to visit the dogs and we'll advise you on how to find the right dog for your circumstance and that your circumstances will work for the dog too.
  4. We would like you to get to know your chosen dog before you take him home so, if you have any other dogs or family members, you may need to bring them along for a further visit to ensure the whole family is happy with the decision.
  5. The fee for rehoming a dog is £150 (£140 in Ballymena due to extra dog licence fees),for puppies its £150 adoption fee plus a £45 Dog School fee but every dog is vet checked, microchipped, and neutered as well as a very cool Dogs Trust lead and collar - so we think it's a good deal!
  6. On rehoming your new dog from Dogs Trust you can receive 4 weeks' free insurance from our partner Petplan, this covers your dog for any unexpected illnesses and injuries, for further details and to activate your 4 weeks' free trial visit the Petplan website.
  7. So now you are ready to take your new pal home, just one more step which is a pre-adoption talk. This ensures you are aware of the responsibilities of dog ownership and reminds you that we are always here when you need us!
  8. Get in touch with the centre your dog is located at to arrange a visit.
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Dogs Trust Darlington
Hill House Farm
Co Durham


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Opening times

Monday 12 – 4
Tuesday 12 – 4
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 12 – 4
Friday 12 – 4
Saturday 12 – 4
Sunday 12 – 4


01325 333 114

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