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About Frankie

5 to 7 Years


Frankie is an ex-racing Greyhound who is now used to home living! He has lived in a home with his long-term pal, Gina. He's a couch potato who, after a short walk, spends most of the day sleeping on the sofa. Frankie is gentle and calm and enjoys plodding along nicely on his walks and watching the world go by. Frankie enjoys sharing his walks with other calm, friendly dogs, particularly other sighthounds.

Type of home needed

Frankie is looking for a home with a calm, loving family and a comfortable sofa! He could live with family members aged 11 and above. Frankie will chase, so no cats or small furries in his new home please!

More about me

People may be put off rehoming a Greyhound due to the common misconception that they need lots of exercise. However it is quite the opposite! Greyhounds can only sustain top speeds for a short amount of time before they need a good nap.

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How rehoming works

Thank you for your interest in Frankie, who is based at Ilfracombe. 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 Ilfracombe
West Down
North Devon

EX34 8NU

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Opening times

Monday 12 – 4
Tuesday 12 – 4
Wednesday 4.30 – 7.30
Thursday 12 – 4
Friday 12 – 4
Saturday 12 – 4
Sunday 12 – 4


01271 812 709

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