Dogs Trust

UPDATE: Our rehoming centres are closed until further notice, however we are now able to rehome a small number of our amazing dogs. Each dog’s profile will let you know if they are looking for a new home. For the time-being, we are unable to register your interest for dogs who are not yet available for rehoming.

Our rehoming centres are currently closed to the public, but we are now able to start looking for new homes for some of the amazing dogs in our care. At the moment, there are only a small number of dogs who are ready for their new home, and we expect them to be very popular. Please bear with us once we have received your enquiry, and we will be in touch to talk further about whether you could be a perfect match! .

If you need urgent help regarding giving up your dog, please contact us immediately and we will offer you as much advice and support as we can. We’d like to reassure you that our wonderful staff will continue to provide the best possible care for our dogs, while avoiding any close interaction with each other.

We’d like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to those individuals, who are doing everything they can to make sure our dogs get fed, walked and looked after. We’d like to say a big thank to you, for your continued support.


I'm looking for a new home...

About Jonathan

A Crossbreed
2 to 5 Years


Jon is a sweet and sensitive boy. He is fun and clever. Being deaf does not stop him enjoying life to the max, in fact he probably doesn't even know he's different! Jon loves to play with a ball, he likes to keep his brain sharp by learning new things, then it's time for a nap! Once he's awake he is ready for walkies. Jon is social with other dogs, he loves to walk with his doggie pals and he likes to be able to meet and greet every dog he sees,his carers are working with him to teach him that it's not always appropriate to meet every dog. Jon prefers remote walks as he can find a busy world a bit scary at times, particularly fast-moving cars and large livestock animals. When Jon is worried, he looks to his carer for reassurance,tucking himself between their legs to help himself feel safe. As Jon can't hear he relies on hand signals. He is very eager to communicate with people, consistency is the key, and he knows a lot of tricks through sign language.

Type of home needed

Jon is waiting for his special someone to help him confidently explore the world and make some new friends on the way. He is looking for an adult only home and to be the only dog in the home but have doggie friends when out and about. Experience with deaf dogs would be helpful. Jon will need a home that is not too busy with no traffic near-by and lovely remote walks. Ideally Jon's home will need to be local enough for adopters to visit the centre a few times and for Jon to do a few visits to the home before adoption.

More about me

I am not currently available for rehoming as I would like to meet my new family a few times before I go home, which is not possible at the moment due to current restrictions. My Canine Carers will let you know as soon as this changes, so keep an eye on my profile


During these uncertain times, whilst we have had to unfortunately close our rehoming centres to the public, we’d like to reassure you that our wonderful staff will continue to provide the best possible care for our dogs. We are now able to start the search for new homes for a small number of our awesome dogs. This will really help us to support even more dogs who are most at risk of being put to sleep as a result of this crisis. We have been overwhelmed by your offers of support, and we wouldn’t be able to do any of this without your help. We’d like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to those individuals, who are doing everything they can to make sure our dogs get fed, walked, looked after and, as soon as we are able, finding them their forever home. We appreciate you thinking of us at what is a difficult time for all. If you would like to make a donation to support whilst we continue looking after the dogs in our care you can do so here...

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How rehoming works

Thank you for your interest in Jonathan, who is based at Ilfracombe (Devon). Please note this is not a reservation on this dog.

We are temporarily trialling a new ‘handover at home’ service. Instead of asking you to come to the centre to pick up your dog, we will come to you. This will only be suitable for a select number of dogs, as some of our residents require multiple meets with their new owners, and it would be better for them to stay with us until restrictions are lifted and they can spend a bit more time with you before going home.

We will, of course, be doing everything to ensure the safety of our staff, and adopters when we offer this service. You can find out more about this below.

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Dogs Trust Ilfracombe
West Down
North Devon

EX34 8NU

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Opening times

Monday 12 – 4
Tuesday 12 – 4
Wednesday 4.30 – 7.30
Thursday 12 – 4
Friday 12 – 4
Saturday 12 – 4
Sunday 12 – 4


01271 812 709

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