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 Yoshi

5 to 7 Years


Yoshi is a bundle of fluff who loves nothing more than entertaining himself with his toys. He loves his food, but has been on a diet for quite some time. He is slowly learning to enjoy grooming as this will be an ongoing process in a new home. Once he has built a bond with you, he does enjoy a fuss, he just needs to be given the time to warm to people first as he doesn't enjoy people rushing in for strokes.

Type of home needed

Yoshi requires an adult only home with limited visitors and no visiting children, he must have an enclosed private garden to have some off lead exercise as he will need to be kept on a lead whilst on a walk. Yoshi is unsure around other dogs and can get worked up around them so will need to be the only pet in a home and walked in quiet areas, as although small in size, he can still pull on lead. He is a loveable boy who is a real character and will suit an experienced home with people who enjoy training.

More about me

Due to current restrictions I can't go to my forever home 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 my carers at the centre. As Yoshi can take a while to build a bond with new people, he will require owners to be local to the centre to carry out multiple meets here once current restrictions ease.


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How rehoming works

Thank you for your interest in Yoshi, 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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