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About Zachary

Shih Tzu
5 to 7 Years


Zachary is an independent boy, who loves the people that he likes, but is wary of new faces, and takes a while to feel comfortable around strangers. Once he does have a bond he is an affectionate boy. He is quite overweight but enjoys regular short walks and playing with his favourite soft, squeaky toys to help him lose a few kilos. He is rather particular with his doggy pals as his dog social skills are sadly lacking.

Type of home needed

Zachary's new home will need to be a quiet one with minimal visitors, and no children (or visiting children). He is housetrained but prefers to be around the people that he loves for a lot of the day. He needs to be kept relatively active to aid his weight loss. Zachary will take a while to settle into his new home and to learn to trust. Because of this new owners will need to visit him multiple times, on a regular basis, so that they can get to know him. He will need to be the only dog in his new adult only home.

More about me

If you are interested in hearing more about Zachary them please contact the centre to speak to the training team who work with him. Please note that he is kennelled in a quieter part of the kennels, and not on view to the public. Multiple regular visits will be needed before he is able to be rehomed, so prospective customers need to be aware of this.

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How rehoming works

Thank you for your interest in Zachary, who is based at Darlington. 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 Darlington
Hill House Farm
Co Durham


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Opening times

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


01325 333 114

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