Adopt a Dog | Toby, Lab Cross | Dogs Trust

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About Toby

Lab Cross
2 to 5 Years


Toby is a real sweetheart and finding it difficult to find his forever home due to his nerves. He is waiting for a lovely quiet home with his own garden he can spend time settling in slowly and playing fetch with his new family.

Type of home needed

Toby is only around 4-years-old and come to us as a stray. His ideal family will have had nervous dogs before or be willing to learn the best way to encourage him with the support of our training team. He is a lovely dog and has a lot to offer a home with a little patience. It will be rewarding to see Toby come out of his shell and become the confident dog we know he can be!

More about me

Toby is calm when meeting dogs out and about but is currently happier avoiding them and would prefer to be the only dog in his new home. He will need to live in an adult only environment and his alone time built up slowly over time. Toby cannot live with cats.

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How rehoming works

Thank you for your interest in Toby, 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 £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 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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