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Smokey Joe

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About Smokey Joe

8 and over


Smokey is an extremely intelligent and handsome boy. He has an incredible amount of potential, in order to reach this the most important factors for Smokey are: Trust, Outdoor Access and Training. To gain Smokey Joe's trust will take a few visits to the centre and a quiet start to his new home.

Type of home needed

Smokey Joe can live with adults only and must live with another dog of a similar size. Smokey Joe has no history of living in a home environment, the more access he has to a garden the better, to help him make the transition to living indoors easier for him. Smokey Joe will also require his new family to continue with his training and to spend time understanding how all his training works for him as there are things that Smokey Joe can find uncomfortable.

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Smokey Joe is a patchwork dog - He has a combination of behavioural and training needs that together make a patchwork of requirements for their new home and family. Smokey Joe lives in a quieter area of the centre that visitors cannot access but please ask about him at reception. Anyone interested in rehoming Smokey must live within a reasonable travelling distance of the centre.

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How rehoming works

Thank you for your interest in Smokey Joe, who is based at Loughborough. 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 Loughborough
Hill Farm
Wide Lane

LE12 6SE

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Opening times

Monday 12 – 4*
Tuesday 12 – 4*
Wednesday 12 – 7
Thursday Closed
Friday 12 – 4
Saturday 12 – 4
Sunday 12 – 4


01509 880 070

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