Rehoming by appointment

Our rehoming centres are open by appointment only. We're still rehoming, but we're doing things a little differently.


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About Lola

5 to 7 Years


I'm Lola and I am going to tell you about myself. I am 7 years old and have been at the centre quite a long time. This is becuse I am looking for a very special type of home with very special people who hopefully will understand my needs. I am such a loveable girl who just adores everyone I make friends with. I love nothing more than a gentle cuddle and having a neck rub is my favourite thing (I have a very long elegant neck). I love to snuggle on the sofa next to my loved ones and do this every night with my carers here at the centre. I love playing with toys and having a zoomy half hour every evening. At the centre we have 23 acres of woodland and I adore going out for walks and runs about off lead. Sometimes, I take a long time sniffing all the smells, but what is life for if not smelling all the goodness. So why have I not been adopted? Well, I am not very happy with people I don't know and I do bark quite noisily at them. I especially don't like strangers coming to the front door or being outside in my space. If I am honest, I feel the same about dogs. It's just that I like to live my life very quietly with those I know. My carers joke that I need my own private island - but really I'd be happy with a quiet home with my own garden and walks where I don't bump into others. Lola is not suitable to a home with children or who have other pets. It's a tall ask I know, but other dogs here at the centre find homes like this, and I think one day I will too...


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Thank you for your interest in rehoming a dog from our West Calder Rehoming Centre in Edinburgh.

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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Dogs Trust West Calder
West Calder
West Lothian

EH55 8LE

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Opening times

Visits to the centre are by pre-booked appointment only.


0303 003 0000

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