Our rehoming centres are not open for public browsing but you can still make an appointment to adopt or bring a dog to us. We’ve set up new processes which include social distancing measures to help keep staff, visitors and adopters safe. We’re now matching dogs with their new homes virtually and delivering dogs contact-free. For dogs who need more time to get to know their new family, you can now meet them at our rehoming centres by appointment.

We’re currently experiencing an unprecedented amount of interest, with some dogs getting several hundred applications. Please bear with us, we’re doing everything we can to find our dogs their forever homes.

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About Barley

2 to 5 Years


To apply to rehome me please click on the 'Come and Meet Me' button below. Applications will close when I have found a suitable match. Barley is a 3 year old large lurcher cross who is a firm favourite with all the staff. He likes to keep his mind active but equally needs to learn how to relax. Barley is a sweetheart but can be worried around many aspects of life, he will need patient owners willing to give him the time to build a bond and are prepared to take on multiple training programmes with the help of our behaviour team.

Type of home needed

Barley is looking for a VERY quiet home in a rural setting away from roads that have experience with reactive rescue dogs. He could potentially live with children aged 14 and over that are comfortable around large, bouncy dogs. He will need to be walked in area's with limited traffic and not too busy with other dog walkers, that are within walking distance from the home as training in the car will need to be continued before he can travel. Barley will need new owners who will give him time to settle in and understand that he will need a lot of time spent working towards completing multiple training programmes that our training team will give ongoing support with. Barley could potentially live with a calm well established female dog of a similar size if meets were successful at the centre.

More about me

Barley is looking for his new owners to be around most of the day to build up any time being left. Treats and bum scratches are the way to Barley's heart. He needs a secure garden with a minimum of 6ft fencing. Due to the amount of visits Barley requires to get to know new people we can only accept applications from people that live within an hour of the centre.


During these uncertain times, whilst we have had to unfortunately close our rehoming centres to the public, we’d like to reassure you that our wonderful staff will continue to provide the best possible care for our dogs. We are now able to start the search for new homes for a small number of our awesome dogs. This will really help us to support even more dogs who are most at risk of being put to sleep as a result of this crisis. We have been overwhelmed by your offers of support, and we wouldn’t be able to do any of this without your help. We’d like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to those individuals, who are doing everything they can to make sure our dogs get fed, walked, looked after and, as soon as we are able, finding them their forever home. We appreciate you thinking of us at what is a difficult time for all. If you would like to make a donation to support whilst we continue looking after the dogs in our care you can do so here...

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How rehoming works

Thank you for your interest in Barley, who is based at Newbury (Berkshire). Please note this is not a reservation on this dog. If you think you could be a good match give us a call on the number below

Our rehoming process is a bit different at the moment! We’re now matching dogs with their new families virtually and delivering dogs to their new homes, with social distancing measures in place to help keep staff and adopters safe. For dogs who need more time to get to know their new family, you can come and meet them at our rehoming centres by appointment. We can’t register interest for dogs who aren’t available for rehoming. More info about how our new rehoming process works below.

When you rehome a dog, we’ll give you your welcome bag, which includes a new collar and lead, and our dog care handbook with microchip and insurance details. Plus, to help your new addition settle in we’ll give you a 2kg bag of Wainwright’s dry dog food, courtesy of the Pets at Home VIP Club, unless they have been fed on a different food for dietary or veterinary reasons.

Dog in Kennel


Dogs Trust Newbury
Plumb’s Farm
Hamstead Marshall

RG20 0HR

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Opening times

Our centres are currently closed and can only be visited by appointment at this current time. Our phone lines are open 8.30am to 5pm for enquiries or to make an appointment.


01488 658391

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