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 Holmes

5 to 7 Years


To apply to rehome me, please click on the 'Come and Meet Me' button below. Applications will close when we have found a suitable match. Arriving at Dogs Trust as an unwanted gift, handsome Holmes hasn't had the best of luck. Unfortunately, he is the absolute embodiment of the Dogs Trust message, "A dog is for life, not just for Christmas". This loveable lad is as intelligent as his famous namesake. He loves nothing more than investigating the outside world with his favourite humans, closely followed with a snuggle on the sofa (or on your lap) for some much-needed affection.

Type of home needed

Holmes is an adorable chap who loves nothing more than being in your company. He is looking for a calm, adult-only home that doesn't have any visiting children. Holmes will need to be the only pet in the home, but he's happy to have calm walking buddies after an appropriate introduction. He'll need a home in a rural location, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Being an outside kinda guy, Holmes would like a good-size, secure garden where he can play and explore safely off-lead.

More about me

Holmes has been working hard with us on making new friends at the centre but has found certain situations little overwhelming at times. For this reason, we have introduced Holmes to wearing a muzzle when out on his walks. The positive, reward-based approach we have taken with this training means Holmes sees this as no different from having his harness and lead put on. He has made huge progress with us at the centre and enjoys being out and about. He can find busy areas a bit too much, especially if it's a popular dog-walking location. Although Holmes looks strong and confident, he's actually a sensitive chap who just needs that bit of extra time to get to know new people. Once he knows you, Holmes wants nothing more than to be in your company and share plenty of cuddles. Due to his anxiety, Holmes is temporarily on medication. Potential owners should be aware that there may be a financial commitment required for medical costs.


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 Holmes, who is based at Salisbury (Wiltshire). 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.

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Dogs Trust Salisbury
45 Amesbury Road
Newton Tony


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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.


01980 629634

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