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About Summer

2 to 5 Years


After a difficult start in life, Summer is now learning how fun being a dog can be. Summer is currently living in a foster home and is now used to house-hold noises such as the washing machine, T.V and hoover. She adores a fuss and is affectionate with those she knows, with visitors to the home, she's a little worried and likes a safe place to hide, until the treats come out, then she may meet and greet. Summer is used to sleeping in the bedroom and loves her garden, she is now house-trained. She can be nervous of new dogs but can make friends and she has a few doggie friends that she likes to walk with. She is motivated by food which is ideal for learning!

Type of home needed

Summer is looking for patient and understanding adopters who will help her gain confidence. She will need to be given time to settle. She would benefit from a quiet home without too many visitors, as she can feel overwhelmed by too much going on! She could potentially live with another dog in the home, teenage children, and she would need adopters to be around as often as possible as she loves company. Time left alone will need to be built up grdually.

More about me

Summer is currently living in a foster home. If you are interested in Summer please contact the centre and we can make arrangements with her foster-carers.

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How rehoming works

Thank you for your interest in Summer, 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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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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