A “quirky” labrador, “handsome” Staffy-cross and “adorable” lurcher are still looking for their forever home in North Devon. Volunteers at Dogs Trust Ilfracombe work tirelessly to find a new family for hundred of dogs every year, but not all rehoming stories are easy and some dogs must meet many families before finding the perfect match.
The centre have already rehomed more than 50 dogs this year but are still dedicated to finding homes for their long-term guests. Elise Watson, Manager of Ilfracombe Dogs Trust, said: “As ever, we have lots of other adorable dogs who are looking for this year to be the start of their new beginning in their forever homes and we’d love to see them all find true happiness with forever families.
“We’d urge anyone who is thinking of welcoming a four-legged companion into their family to give a rescue dog a second chance at finding their happily ever after. “
Here are 6 dogs who are still looking for homes in North Devon. All pictures are courtesy of Dogs Trust Ilfracombe.
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Lupin is a handsome seven-year-old Staffy cross who is friendly, affectionate and has bundles of energy. He is a happy boy who gets excited to meet people, he enjoys a fuss and likes snuggles.
Lupin is training to happily wear a muzzle when out and about and would benefit from careful, gradual socialisation with other dogs.
He is looking for loving and active adopters with access to quiet walks. He is able to live in a busy environment and teenagers.
Wilson is a one-year-old labrador with a massive personality. He loves to go on adventures and playing with like-minded dogs.
Dogs Trust Ilfracombe describe Wilson as a “rough diamond” who has some quirks which include mouthing, grabbing clothing, resource guarding and the stealing of novel items.
Potential adopters must live within an hour of the Dogs Trust Centre in Ilfracombe as Wilson will need daily check ups in his new home prior to adoption.
Wilson currently knows sit, paw, down and wait but will need a lot of further training once in his new home.
Wilson is known to struggle in a home environment and would benefit from a outdoor kennel before settling indoors.
Nancy is described by Dogs Trust as “an adorable little Lurcher who loves to be part of the action”. She loves to play and is always ready to jump in a car for long, quiet walks.
Although Nancy can be over-excited around other dogs, she is learning to wear a muzzle and is learning to mix gradually with other dogs.
Nancy has previously spent time as an office dog and could do so again providing she is the only dog in there. She is looking for a active, loving home in a quiet setting.
Todd is a five-year-old Dutch Shepherd cross Staffy. He is intelligent and has lots of energy. He loves his toys and will carry one with him everywhere he goes. Todd enjoys a fuss and snuggles first thing in the mornings before he is busy playing ball. He is instantly friendly with new people and with those he knows he will go and meet and greet for a fuss.
Todd is looking for a loving adult home where he will receive plenty of exercise and mental stimulation. He is looking for adopters with experience and will need a quiet home where not too much is going on, ideally in a rural area. Potential adopters should be prepared to visit the rehoming centre a few times prior to adopting Todd.
Eight-year old Terrier Ginger can be quite the lapdog and once she knows you, she loves a fuss.
Ginger has a playful side and likes to make friends with other dogs. She’d be happy to live with another dog in her new home, providing they match her play style.
Despite enjoying doggy company, Ginger is a sensitive girl and her main worry is meeting new people, particularly men, so the team have been working hard to help her to feel more comfortable when meeting strangers for the first time. Because of this, Ginger is looking for a female-only home with limited visitors so she can feel relaxed in her forever home.
We’d like Ginger’s new family to meet her numerous times, both at the rehoming centre and in the home, to get to know her gradually and help her feel at ease in her new environment. Therefore, her new family will need to live within an hour’s drive so we can facilitate this.
Ginger is looking for a family who will be dedicated to her training, something which will be supported by the rehoming centre both before and after she has been adopted. Ginger has great potential to make a loving companion in the right home.
Six-year-old crossbreed Rudi has a sweet, loving nature that you cannot help but fall in love with. He enjoys playing with toys especially the soft squeaky ones and will happily jump in the car before heading off for a walk in a nice quiet location.
Rudi is working on his lack of confidence with other dogs by walking alongside calm dogs who are happy to ignore him and not want any interaction; he is doing very well, and he benefits from having a consistent friend that he can walk alongside.
Rudi enjoys showing off his many tricks for nice, tasty treats, either practice what he knows or teach him something new as he thrives when being trained. He is a sensitive boy who requires lots of love, praise, and reassurance.
This loving boy is looking for patient and understanding adopters who live in a rural area. He could share his home with older teens and he will need to be the only pet in the home. A nice big garden is a must, and he’d love someone around for most of the day whilst he settles in.