Dogs Trust in Kenilworth is one of the charity’s biggest UK centres, hoping to give dogs a second chance at life.

Throughout the Covid-19 lockdown, dogs have been great companions for many, helping them get out in the fresh air while having some company at home.

If you have been thinking a dog may enhance your life, there may be a perfect match for you below.

However, dogs are a big commitment, so be sure to contact the centre for more information about them.

The centre is currently not open for public browsing, however you can arrange an appointment to meet a friend by calling up. You can meet five of their new residents below.

Meet the pooches

Rosco

Rosco

Rosco is a sweet American Bulldog aged between two and five years old.

He is able to live with older teenagers in his new home, as long as he gets space when he needs it.

Rosco will also need to be the only dog in his new home.

Dogs Trust say: “Rosco is a sweet but sensitive boy who is looking for a quiet but active home. He could live with older sensible teenagers of 14 years or over who will give him space when he needs it. He will need to be the only dog in his new home and will need further socialisation around other dogs once he has settled in.

“He will need access to his own secure garden with at least 6ft fencing. Any time being left alone will need to be built up gradually leaving him with lots to keep him occupied.”

Ella

Ella

Ella is a small dog aged between five and seven and needs an owner who can be with her most of the time, as she doesn’t like being on her own.

The Dogs Trust site doesn’t list what breed Ella is, but she is a nervous dog meaning she cannot live with cats or small children.

If you are interested in Ella, multiple visits to the centre will be needed so she can form a bond.

Dogs Trust say: “Ella is an anxious girl who is looking for a quiet household with new owners who will give her plenty of time to settle into her new environment. She could possibly live with older sensible teenagers of 16 years or over who will give her space when she needs it.

“A home with few visitors will be essential, with no visiting children as she can be wary of new people, particularly men. She could possibly live with similar sized, calm dog in her new home following a successful meeting. Unfortunately she is not suitable to live with cats.

“She can be reactive to other dogs and some loud traffic when walking and will need access to quiet walking areas in her new home. She will need her own secure garden with at least 6ft fencing. Multiple visits to the centre will be required.”

Sheldon

Sheldon

Sheldon is a crossbreed dog aged between five and seven years.

He can be anxious, so will need to be the only dog in his new home but has previously lived with a cat, so this is a possibility.

New owners will need to visit the centre multiple times to form a bond with Sheldon.

Dogs Trust say: “Sheldon is an anxious boy who is looking for a quiet adult only home with minimal visitors and no visiting children. He is worried by other dogs so will need to be the only dog in his new home however he has previously lived with a cat with no problems.

“He is particularly sensitive around his bed and doesn’t like to be bothered when in it and he is also wary of intense handling and needs to be muzzled for the vet and grooming. New owners will need to be able to visit the centre multiple times before taking him home so that they can build up a bond with him due to his worried nature.

“He will need access to his own secure garden with at least 6ft fencing.”

Nancy

Nancy

Nancy is an older greyhound, over the age of eight.

She has a lovely temperament and is looking for a quieter home where she can retire. She could live with another dog, after a successful meeting.

Due to her breed Nancy does have a high prey-drive, so it is not suitable for her to live with cats.

Dogs Trust say: “Nancy is a beautiful older girl who is looking for a quiet retirement home. She could live with a similar sized dog in her new home following a successful introduction. Unfortunately she is not suitable to live with cats due to her prey drive and she does need to be walked muzzled.

“She could live with children of 6 years or over who will give her space when she needs it. Any time being left alone will need to be built up gradually leaving her with lots to keep her occupied.”

Paddy

There is no photo of Paddy on the site yet as he is a new addition to the centre.

He is a German Shepherd aged eight and over looking for a retirement home.

He can be unsteady on his legs, so enjoys short walks but has lots of love to give.

Dogs Trust say: “Paddy has taken a while to build his strength up, he was unsteady on his legs when he first arrived in our care. He needs a home with someone who lives close to the centre. Adopters would also to be able to get him to a hydrotherapy pool to help build his muscles up.

“Paddy needs a lot of TLC, he shows his appreciation to the foster carer by giving him lots of love and cuddles in return. He is housetrained and would ideally like someone to be at home with him most of the day.”

If you are interested in any of the dogs at the Kenilworth Centre or would like to look at any other dogs on the site, click here.

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