WHILE today is Black Friday, where shoppers will be looking to sniff out the best deal, staff at a dog rehoming centre have set out to prove there is no price on the love of a dog.

Dogs Trust Darlington are celebrating their black-coated canine residents in a ‘Black Fur-day’ photoshoot.

Taken in front of dark backgrounds, the photos are being shared a bid to get potential dog owners to look beyond the surface and see the personality of the dog.

Sue Embleton, rehoming centre manager at Dogs Trust Darlington, said: “Every dog in our care deserves the chance to be part of a loving family, regardless of their age, size, breed or colour.

"Each one has their own distinct personality that will suit the right type of family."

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Dogs Trust Darlington currently has two dark-coated dogs which they have featured in Black ‘Fur-day’ photographs.

One resident looking for a home is five-year-old lurcher Domino.

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Staff said: "Domino arrived at the centre more than a year and a half ago and can be shy when meeting new people. "However, once he gets to know someone, he will quickly become their best friend.

"He enjoys going on play dates with other dogs he knows well and would love an adult-only family to continue his training around other dogs at home.

"Domino is very gentle soul, who gives the best cuddles and extremely loyal."

Also looking for a home is two-year-old Roxy who became a resident at Dogs Trust nearly a year ago.

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Roxy is described as very playful and always happy to meet new people, giving them the biggest welcome.

Staff said: "Although she has lots of energy, she is known to enjoy curling up on the couch for a snooze.

"She would be well suited to a home with children over the age of 16 and no other pets, so she can soak up all the attention for herself."

Ms Embleton added: “We hope to make the point that even if a potential dog owner isn’t suitable for the dog they expect to get when they visit the Rehoming Centre, they should try and keep an open mind about the type of dog that could be even better suited to their lifestyle.”

Dogs Trust is the UK’s largest dog welfare charity and cares for 15,000 dogs across its network of 20 rehoming centres in the UK and one in Dublin.

Anyone who would like to adopt a companion from the Sadberge Rehoming Centre, get in touch with the team on 01325 638143, or visit the website at dogstrust.org.uk/our-centres/darlington