Rehoming by appointment

Our rehoming centres are open by appointment only. We're still rehoming, but we're doing things a little differently.


I'm looking for a new home...

About Bud

5 to 7 Years


I am currently looking for my new family. To apply to rehome me please click on the 'Come and Meet Me' button below. Applications will close when I have found a suitable match. I will need to meet my family at the centre a number of times before I can go home.

Type of home needed

7 year old Bud may look like your typical lab but is looking for a very specific home! It must be adult only (2 people max) with no visiting children and no other pets. He has shown aggression around resource guarding, you must have had experience with this. His new home needs to be fairly rural NOT in a flat or terraced house due to his noise sensitivity. A secure and private garden is just what he needs for a good mooch around. Bud is on medication currently to help with anxiety and arthritis so new owners should expect there to be ongoing costs related to this.

More about me

Bud's trainer Megan says that he is a really nice boy but struggles to cope with change and lack of routine. He responds really well to training and is very food motivated but this does need to be managed carefully due to his guarding tendencies. Please tell us of your resource guarding experience on your application to help us find Bud the best home we can!


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Thank you for your interest in rehoming a dog from our Basildon Rehoming Centre in Essex.

The first step to rehoming from us is to complete our online application form. We’ll review your application and if we think you could be a good match for the dog, we’ll give you a call to chat in more detail.

When reviewing applications, we're looking at how closely your lifestyle matches the needs of the dog. If we have lots of strong matches, then we'll start with the family that applied first.

We may arrange a virtual home check to find out more about you, your lifestyle, and the home you can offer. We may also make an appointment for you to come and meet a dog at the centre.

Start your online application now.

We aim to respond to all rehoming applications within five working days. If you have not heard from us within five working days, unfortunately you have been unsuccessful this time.

Read more about rehoming from us.

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Dogs Trust Basildon
Nevendon Road

SS12 0FH

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Opening times

Visits to the centre are by pre-booked appointment only.


0303 003 0000

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