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About Ruben

8 and over


Ruben is a friendly, eight-year-old Dalmatian who will melt your heart as soon as you meet him. Gentle in his character, this affectionate boy loves nothing more than spending time with his favourite people. Ruben has a few medical needs (such as being deaf and having Epilepsy) but he doesn't let this stop him from enjoying life to its fullest. He's a clever boy and has learnt basic commands through responding to hand signals.

Type of home needed

Ruben is searching for owners who can continue working with him through sign language, and who are also confident in administering his daily medication. He is always keen to get out and about and walks beautifully on his lead but can be a little uncoordinated at times. His new family should be steady on their feet and able to guide him when he needs it. Ruben is friendly amongst his canine chums and could potentially live with another dog, although he'd be just as happy as the only pet. He can also share his home with teens over the age of 16. Ruben is fine to be left at home while you pop out to the shops - just be sure to leave him with a lovely, long-lasting chew to settle down with!

More about me

This endearing chap is currently enjoying some home comforts with his temporary Foster Carers. Please call our centre in advance of your visit if you're interested in meeting him.

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How rehoming works

Thank you for your interest in Ruben, 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 can 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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Opening times

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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