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About Diego

5 to 7 Years


Diego is a 7 year old photogenic boy who is a big character here at the centre. He is loved by all the canine carers and all he needs is some extra help getting to know you. Once he does he is an affectionate boy who enjoys his training and a fuss from the people he knows best. He prefers to be in places he recognises and feels safe and when he feels comfortable he's up for a game of tug or chase. He can be a strong boy on lead, he will avoid dogs in the distance and is not sure on how to meet and greet them in person. Once settled into a new home socialisation with other dogs when on his walks can be managed with the help of our Behaviour Team.

Type of home needed

Diego is looking for a fun active home with adults only. He has some basics and came to the centre as a stray so may need help with house training. He needs to be the only dog in the home and leaving time needs to be built up gradually. He tends to do his own thing rather than be the centre of attention amongst people so needs a home where he will get plenty of space. The Behaviour Team will help and support owners to transition him into his new family.

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If you are interested in Diego, please contact the Canterbury Centre. Diego will need to meet you multiple times before he goes home so ideally you need to live within a reasonable drive from the centre.

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How rehoming works

Thank you for your interest in Diego, who is based at Canterbury. 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 will 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 Canterbury
Radfall Road
Near Whitstable


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Opening times

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


01227 792 505

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