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 Leo

5 to 7 Years


Leo is an incredibly sweet dog who's family had to make the very difficult decision to part with. He has been very much loved and cared for but sadly a change in circumstances means he is in need of a new home. He is an anxious chap by nature, but with a few treats and gentle words he comes around quite quickly. He's a relatively lazy boy who likes to lounge and eat, but he's also very smart and can open cupboard doors to get to his food! Leo loves to be with his family but can find having guests at ome a little stressful, but he's easily settled with some toys or a stuffed Kong. He's very sweet and affectionate and finds lots of comfort in his favourite people. He loves to play fetch but will often chew the toys up rather than bring them back to you!

Type of home needed

Leo is looking for a quiet household as he can find a busy environment quite stressful. He's currently living with one of our wonderful foster families. He will need an adult environment so that people can recognise if he is finding anything difficult to cope with, and give him the space he needs. Leo does give plenty signals when he's uncomfortable and tries his best to adjust when he can. When outside the home, Leo doesn't care for the company of other dogs and can be quite reactive towards them. He is rather nervous of them and the best approach is to be one step ahead of him and avoid any intercations where possible, whilst praising him for not reacting when unavoidable. Because of this he is obviously going to need a home free of other pets, as he's not fond of cats either!

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If you could offer this sweet lad a new home for his later years, please click "Come And Meet Me" below. He will need a couple of meets before going home with you, and although we can't currently offer those, we can at least get the process started until restrictions are lifted.


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How rehoming works

Thank you for your interest in Leo, who is based at Merseyside (Liverpool). 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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Dogs Trust Merseyside
Whiston Lane

L36 6HP

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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.


0151 480 0660

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