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

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

Tuesday, 6th April 2021, 7:59 am


Labrador Cross

Age: Four

Saffy is a sweet, four-year-old Labrador cross, searching for her special family.

Saffy is a sweet, four-year-old Labrador cross, searching for her special family.

She is a friendly girl who unfortunately only has three legs.

She is looking for a home where someone will be around most of the day to help her settle in.

Saffy would like to be the only dog in her new home and her nature would be best suited to living with children over the age of 14.

Casper is a wonderful boy who loves his home comforts and playing with a ball


Jack Russell Terrier

Age: Eight

Casper is a wonderful boy who loves his home comforts and playing with a ball!

He can be worried by busy environments and would prefer a quiet, adult only home with few visitors.

Rather than going on long walks, Casper prefers being able to potter around a large garden, so needs a home with a decent sized secure garden where he will have plenty of space.

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 the website at 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.

“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.

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

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.

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.

It’s 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.