Covid-19 update: our rehoming centres aren’t open for public browsing, but we’re still rehoming and taking in dogs, with measures in place to keep staff and adopters safe. Find out more about how national Covid-19 restrictions are affecting our rehoming procedures and other activity.

Our rehoming centres aren’t open for public browsing but we’re still rehoming and taking in dogs, with new processes in place to keep staff, visitors and adopters safe.

For dogs we know will thrive straight away in their new home, we’re matching them with their new homes virtually and delivering them contact-free. Current restrictions mean we can only facilitate adoptions local to our centres and not across Countries or anywhere there are travel restrictions. We’re not able to make appointments for dogs to meet their family before going home, but we can register interest to arrange appointments when restrictions ease.

We’re currently experiencing an unprecedented amount of interest, with some dogs getting several hundred applications. Please bear with us, we’re doing everything we can to find our dogs their forever homes.

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About Teddy

5 to 7 Years


Teddy is a beautiful boy who enjoys a fuss from his carers, but can take a little while to get to know new people. Due to this he will need a quiet home with minimal visitors and no visiting children. He does require an owner very experienced in the care of GSDs and will require management around food in the home as he enjoys his grub a little too much.

Type of home needed

Teddy needs an adult only home with a quiet environment and a very secure well fenced in garden, with no walkways around. For Shepherd owners who understand the breed well he will be a stunning dog to own. Teddy must be muzzled and on lead at all times when out in public, new owners need to consider this. Due to his handsome good looks we know people will want to dash over to him on walks but he can be uncomfortable with people approaching him so should be walked in quiet areas to help with this. He will need to be the only pet in the home as he isn't keen on sharing resources.

More about me

Due to current restrictions I can't be rehomed just yet, but you can register your interest. If we are a suitable match, when restrictions ease, you will be able to discuss me in more detail with trainers at the centre. Thank you so much for your interest in me! Once restrictions ease, as I will also require multiple, regular meets at the centre and home visits before going home, prospective owners should live near to the centre.


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How rehoming works

Thank you for your interest in Teddy, who is based at Darlington. Please note this is not a reservation on this dog. If you think you could be a good match give us a call on the number below

Our rehoming process is a bit different at the moment! We’re now matching dogs with their new families virtually and delivering dogs to their new homes, with social distancing measures in place to help keep staff and adopters safe. For dogs who need more time to get to know their new family, you can come and meet them at our rehoming centres by appointment. More info about how our new rehoming process works below.

When you rehome a dog, we’ll give you your welcome bag, which includes a new collar and lead, and our dog care handbook with microchip and insurance details. Plus, to help your new addition settle in we’ll give you a 2kg bag of Wainwright’s dry dog food, courtesy of the Pets at Home VIP Club, unless they have been fed on a different food for dietary or veterinary reasons.

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Opening times

Our centres are currently closed and can only be visited by appointment at this current time. Our phone lines are open 8.30am to 5pm for enquiries or to make an appointment.


01325 333 114

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