Could you give one of these lovely dogs a forever home?

In the first of a new series in association with the Dogs Trust Ballymena, we are highlighting some of the dogs in their care who are looking for their ‘forever homes’.

Sunday, 14th March 2021, 11:37 am

Kaiser is a stunning five-year-old German Shepherd cross and is looking for his forever family.

He loves exploring new places and is happy to travel in the car.

Kaiser enjoys walking and meeting other dogs, but would be best suited to a home where he is the only pet.

Kaiser is a stunning five-year-old German Shepherd cross

He would be best suited to an adult home and could live with older teenagers aged 16 and over.

Kaiser has spent a lot of his life outdoors, so potential adopters will need to be patient and understanding when settling him in at home.

Xena is a very loveable 10-year-old Husky, who is active for her age and also looks amazing too.

She is a friendly girl, but can get very excited sometimes and would therefore benefit from a home with older children, aged 13 plus.

10-year-old Xena

Xena will need someone about most of the day to help her settle into her new home and she could also potentially live with another doggy pal, pending successful introductions.

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

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.”