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About Scruffy

A Crossbreed
5 to 7 Years


SCRUFFY IS CURRENTLY UNDERGOING EXTRA TRAINING & ASSESSMENT, SO WILL NOT YET BE UP FOR RE-HOMING. Scruffy is an endearing Terrier Cross who lacks in self-confidence. It may take some time but once you've gained his trust, Scruffy will make for a very sweet and affectionate little companion. Once he knows you well, he's always keen to hop up onto your lap and is particularly partial to a neck scratch!

Type of home needed

Much more of a ladies' man, Scruffy can be worried by men and finds it harder to build up a bond with them. Ideally, he'd like any of his human pals to be female and will need to live in an adult-only home, without visiting children. He can struggle without company, so leaving him alone at home must be built up very gradually. Scruffy is happy to live with cats and must live with another dog who can act as a good role-model and help him to build up some confidence. Due to his sensitivities, he's hoping to find a quiet, peaceful home with a garden of his own.

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If you think you could be the calm, patient and understanding owner that Scruffy is looking for, then please don't hesitate to get in touch. He is currently living in a temporary Foster Home, so please call our centre in advance of your visit if you wish to know more about him.

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How rehoming works

Thank you for your interest in Scruffy, who is based at Shoreham. 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 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 Shoreham
Brighton Road
Shoreham by Sea
West Sussex

BN43 5LT

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Monday 12 – 4
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 12 – 7.30
Thursday 12 – 4
Friday 12 – 4
Saturday 12 – 4
Sunday 12 – 4


01273 452576

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