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About Watkins

1 to 2 Years


Watkins is a gorgeous, smart, friendly 1 year old Lurcher who is full of bouncy, fun energy. He loves to zoom around outside in our large field, sniff his way around our wooded compound and absolutely adores playing with toys! A good supply of teddies will keep this lovely boy very happy! A friendly lad with people and dogs, he greets everyone with an enthusiastic, bouncy, waggy hello but is quite respectful of dogs that need space. Once he gets to know you he loves a really big, fussy cuddle! Watkins travels well in the car, does a really good sit and is working on giving his paw. He is eager to please, so has lots of potential and loves tasty treat which will be a great tool for his ongoing training. He will make a wonderful, fun companion to share walks, games and cuddles with!

Type of home needed

Watkins is looking for an active family who like to go on long walks and will play lots of fun games with him. Watkins' new owners will need to continue with all his basic training with patience as he is still very young. He can live with children aged 16 and over who are confident with bouncy breeds. He will need to have owners who are at home for the majority of the time at first and are willing to build his leaving time gradually in a positive way once he has settled. Using enrichment activities like lickimats and stuffed kongs will be good to keep this clever boy busy. Watkins gets on well with other dogs and could potentially live with another dog pending successful meets. Watkins has a high chase drive so would not be able to live with cats or other small furries. He will need access to a secure, private garden. Watkins will need to meet his new owners multiple times at the Canterbury Rehoming Centre prior to his adoption, so please consider this when applying for him.

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If Watkins sounds like your perfect match, please get in contact to express an interest. Please note if you rent your property, you must be able to provide written permission from your landlord to keep a dog to complete the rehome process. Due to expected high levels of interest you will only hear back from us if we are able to proceed with your application. We will conduct a rehoming interview with successful applicants and home visit via video. Access to emails and video technology will be essential for this process.


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Thank you for your interest in rehoming a dog from our Canterbury Rehoming Centre in Kent.

The first step to rehoming from us is to complete our online application form. We’ll review your application and if we think you could be a good match for the dog, we’ll give you a call to chat in more detail.

When reviewing applications, we're looking at how closely your lifestyle matches the needs of the dog. If we have lots of strong matches, then we'll start with the family that applied first.

We may arrange a virtual home check to find out more about you, your lifestyle, and the home you can offer. We may also make an appointment for you to come and meet a dog at the centre.

Start your online application now.

We aim to respond to all rehoming applications within five working days. If you have not heard from us within five working days, unfortunately you have been unsuccessful this time.

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Near Whitstable


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