Dogs Trust


I'm looking for a new home...

About Sam

American Bulldog
2 to 5 Years


Despite his size Sam is such a sweet sensitive soul, he is a worrier who needs patient owners to help bring him out his shell. Once Sam knows you he is a different dog, full of cuddles and licks and becomes one very happy bouncy boy! Sam is only young but still loves his sleep and to curl on the sofa, he also loves to have his ears scratched!

Type of home needed

Due to being nervous and a bit worried of other dogs Sam will need a fairly quiet adult only home where he is probably the only pet. He will need potential owners to be willing to have multiple meets with him to help build a bond. Sam's leaving hours will need building up slowly but he is currently being left for 4 hours. Sam would need to live in an adult only home.

More about me

Sam has come to the centre through no fault of his own and really deserves a loving home where he can be the happy waggy dog we know he is. As Sam is in foster care please contact the Home from Home team at Darlington for more info.

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How rehoming works

Thank you for your interest in Sam, 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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