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About Harry

Shih Tzu
8 and over


Harry the Shih Tzu is a real character. He loves to be out and about exploring away and then coming home for a nice relax. If he gets to know you he does really enjoy your company. Harry does not like the vet and must be muzzled when going to the vet and to the groomers. His family will need to work with our behaviourists to continue his muzzle training.

Type of home needed

Harry needs a quiet adult only home because he is nervous of new people and doesn't like being touched by people until he gets to know them. Harry could live with another small calm dog and it would be nice for him to have some regular walking buddies. He isn't fond of cats so wouldn't be able to live with them! He will require lots of ongoing training and multiple visits to the centre before going home.

More about me

"Hi I'm Harry I'm a little nervous of new people at first but I just want to find that special someone to bond with. I need an understanding home that will take time to get to know me before trying too much with me! If you'd like to know more then please come to the centre!"Harry needs a loving patient home.

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How rehoming works

Thank you for your interest in Harry, who is based at Basildon. 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 £130 (£110 in Ballymena due to extra dog licence fees), 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 Basildon
Nevendon Road

SS12 0FH

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Opening times

Monday 12 – 7.30
Tuesday 12 – 7.30
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 12 – 7.30
Friday 12 – 7.30
Saturday 10 – 4
Sunday 10 – 4


01268 535 050

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