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About Defa

8 and over


Defa was first with us 8 years ago when he was a teeny tiny pup. He's grown into a very handsome chap who is still active and loves his walks on the beach. He really enjoys exploring new places and likes to make sure that he has given everywhere a thorough nosing before relaxing into some playtime. Defa is happy being made a fuss of and will lean into you for maximum coverage!

Type of home needed

Defa will be perfectly happy as the only dog at home as he does seem to become a little stressed around other dogs. We have it on good authority that he does chase cats, so no felines please. Defa can take a little moment or two to suss out his surroundings, so adopters will need to give him time to settle when he goes home, and to allow him to come to them in his own time. He's very friendly in general so shouldn't take too long. He is house trained and can live with high school aged children. Defa is happy to get in the car and can be left home alone for a couple of hours once he's settled.

More about me

Due to his age, Defa has a little arthritis that he requires ongoing pain relief for.


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Thank you for your interest in rehoming a dog from our Merseyside Rehoming Centre in Liverpool.

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.

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Dogs Trust Merseyside
Whiston Lane

L36 6HP

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Opening times

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


0303 003 0000

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