Covid-19 update: our rehoming centres aren’t open for public browsing, but we’re still rehoming and taking in dogs, with measures in place to keep staff and adopters safe. Find out more about how national Covid-19 restrictions are affecting our rehoming procedures and other activity.

Our rehoming centres aren’t open for public browsing but we’re still rehoming and taking in dogs, with new processes in place to keep staff, visitors and adopters safe.

For dogs we know will thrive straight away in their new home, we’re matching them with their new homes virtually and delivering them contact-free. Current restrictions mean we can only facilitate adoptions local to our centres and not across Countries or anywhere there are travel restrictions. We’re not able to make appointments for dogs to meet their family before going home, but we can register interest to arrange appointments when restrictions ease.

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 Domino

5 to 7 Years


Domino is a sensitive boy who can be worried by new people and new situations and takes a bit of time to trust someone and make friends. But when he does he gets very attached to that person. He enjoys a fuss from his favourite carers, and is learning that doggy chums are a good thing in life. So although he can be worried by dogs out on walks, he is having lovely play dates with his favourite canine companions.

Type of home needed

Domino is looking for a quiet home, with owners who are willing to walk in quiet areas and carry on his focus work around dogs. New owners will be required to walk Domino on lead and muzzled. He needs an adult only home with a secure garden with at least a 6ft fence. He would need to be the only pet in his new home. New owners will need to meet him a few times at the centre so he can get to know them. He is such a loving and gentle boy who gives the best hugs, and will be a loyal companion for someone.

More about me

Due to current restrictions I can't go to my forever home just yet, but you can contact the rehoming centre to register your interest and, if we are a suitable match, when restrictions ease, you will be able to discuss me in more detail with my carers at the centre. Thank you so much for your interest in me! Prospective owners will need to live within an hour of the centre as they will need to visit regularly when restrictions lift and will need home visits.


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How rehoming works

Thank you for your interest in Domino, who is based at Darlington. 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. 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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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.


01325 333 114

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