Adopt a Dog | Merlin, Cocker Spaniel | Dogs Trust

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About Merlin

Cocker Spaniel
6 to 12 Months


Merlin is a beautiful springer spaniel cross cocker spaniel. He has a lot of love to give to the right family. He is energetic and playful, but worried by new people. He is still learning to contain his spaniel enthusiasm, and needs to put his energies into learning new things.

Type of home needed

Merlin has had a confusing start in life and this has caused him to become quite conflicted and unsettled, this means he will need a very dedicated home with lots of time and patience to continue his training in a gentle and positive reward based way. The centre will give support with this. Merlin can live with adults, another dog but no other pets.

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Merlin lives in a quieter area of the centre that visitors cannot access but please ask about him at reception.

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How rehoming works

Thank you for your interest in Merlin, who is based at Loughborough. 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 £130 (£110 in Ballymena due to extra dog licence fees), 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 will 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 Loughborough
Hill Farm
Wide Lane

LE12 6SE

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Opening times

Monday 12 – 7
Tuesday 12 – 7
Wednesday 12 – 7
Thursday Closed
Friday 12 – 4
Saturday 12 – 4
Sunday 12 – 4


01509 880 070

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