Dogs Trust


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About Mack

Border Collie
2 to 5 Years


Mack is a handsome boy and very sweet but has not had a good start in life and needs lots of patience and training to become a well rounded boy. He is still only young and does not know much, so training and socialisation will need to be started from scratch. As he is unsure in his interactions with other dogs, he will be best placed in a home with no other pets.

Type of home needed

Mack is looking for dedicated owners, used to the breed, who are going to be around all day to put the training and socialisation in place. He will need an adult only home (with no children) as he won't cope with a very busy, noisy household. His new home will need to be patient with him, as although once his confidence levels increase, he will be an active boy, he currently finds the world quite scary so will need to be receive lots of mental enrichment whilst his training is being carried out. Mack is clearly very anxious in the home environment so it is going to be a big transition for him, so therefore this will be a gradual process. He does need his own secure garden.

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Mack would be ideally suited to owners who have breed experience. Please ask about this beautiful boy before travelling to the centre, so that our trainers can discuss his needs. Interested people will need to visit Mack a few times to get to know him, and to work with the trainers to help him settle better in his new home, so need to live local to aid this.

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How rehoming works

Thank you for your interest in Mack, 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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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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