Would you have space in your heart and home for one of these dogs?

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This week sees our regular feature in association with Dogs Trust Ballymena highlight two adorable dogs in their care who are looking for their ‘forever homes’.


Age: 10

Breed: Springer Spaniel

Bruno is a beautiful Spaniel who loves peopleBruno is a beautiful Spaniel who loves people
Bruno is a beautiful Spaniel who loves people

Bruno is a beautiful Spaniel who loves people.

He is a typical boy who loves a ball and quiet walking areas.

Bruno can be uncomfortable around other dogs, so a rural area with no neighbouring dogs would be beneficial.

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Bruno is very happy to travel in the car to quiet spots for walks and he would also require a secure garden at his new home.

Dachshund cross Barney is a beautiful little guy who loves his walksDachshund cross Barney is a beautiful little guy who loves his walks
Dachshund cross Barney is a beautiful little guy who loves his walks


Age: Six

Breed: Dachshund cross

Barney is a beautiful little guy who loves his walks and has big energy levels for such a small boy.

Barney is looking for an understanding, adult only home.

Potential adopters would need to meet Barney a few times in order to build up Barney’s trust and work closely with the training team to help understand his specific needs.

Barney can be particular about his canine friends, but can socialise when introduced properly.

He would be best suited as the only pet in his new home.

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If you are interested in adopting a canine friend, please get in touch with the team at Dogs Trust, Ballymena on 028 2565 2977 - the phone lines are open daily from 8.30am – 5pm - or you can visit www.dogstrust.org.uk/our-centres/ballymena

At present, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Dogs Trust rehoming centres aren’t open for public browsing but they are still rehoming and taking in dogs, with new processes in place to keep staff, visitors and adopters safe.

A spokesperson said: “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.

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“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.”

Did you know?

Dog Welfare Charity Dogs Trust normally cares for around 14,000 dogs across its network of 20 rehoming centres in the UK and one in Dublin.

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Dogs Trust has a non-destruction policy, and will never put a healthy dog to sleep.

The charity also focuses its efforts on understanding dogs and sharing that knowledge with the wider public to prevent problem behaviours that can result in relinquishment or abandonment.

Dogs Trust is working towards the day when all dogs can enjoy a happy life, free from the threat of unnecessary destruction.

You can find out lots more about Dogs Trust and its Ballymena Rehoming Centre (Dogs Trust Ballymena, Fairview, 60 Teeshan Road BT43 5PN) by visiting: www.dogstrust.org.uk/our-centres/ballymena

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The website is packed full of useful information on rehoming a dog from Dogs Trust; on sponsoring a dog, help and advice on dog training, behaviour, care and on its Dog School from the Dogs Trust experts; advice on getting or buying a dog and, on giving up a dog; and there are also details of of all the latest news and events from Dogs Trust Ballymena and UK wide.

You can even sign up to ‘Be part of Dogs Trust’ and join over 340,000 dog lovers from all around the United Kingdom who get their monthly newsletter which is packed with lots of information about their work and about the many beautiful canines in their care who are all looking for their forever home.