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About Charlie

6 to 12 Months


Charlie is a real stunner! He's a beautiful boy who really wants to be loved but his past experiences have made him worried about meeting new people. Charlie needs the company of another dog to gain confidence and he will follow the other dog everywhere; seeing another dog interact in a positive way with people is going to be the best way for this boy to overcome his fears and start to learn to trust again. Charlies enjoys his walks and a game of chase with his canine pals, so a nice secure garden where he can run off-lead would be ideal.

Type of home needed

Charlie is looking for patient and understanding adopters who already have a confident dog in the home. As Charlie is worried by new people, he will need an adult only home with a limited number of visitors and access to quiet walks away from the hustle and bustle. Potential adopters should be prepared to visit the centre several times before taking Charlie home so that they can build a bond with him. Charlie was found as a stray and may never have lived indoors before, so adopters will need to be prepared to train him, but this lovely boy will have lots of love to give to the people who are willing to give him a chance.

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How rehoming works

Thank you for your interest in Charlie, 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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