From neglect to change in life circumstances, there are a variety of reasons why dogs end up in animal shelters.

However, they are just as loving as any other dog and are desperate to be rehomed. 

If you are capable of looking after a dog and prepared for a lifetime comittment, then these five animals are looking for a permanent owner- could you give one of them their forever home? 

Chase
Age:
4
Breed: Lurcher crossbreed
Location: Felledge Animal Centre, Chester-le-Street

The Northern Echo: Chase needs further training but is a loving dog (Photo:RSPCA)Chase needs further training but is a loving dog (Photo:RSPCA) 

Chase’s previous owner couldn’t care for him- he is wary of strangers until he gets to know them.

However, once you build a bond with him he is a sweet dog.

He is currently undergoing training to make him more comfortable being handled in certain situations- you must continue this training after adoption. 

Chase is best suited to an adult only home, with owners who have experience with similar dog breeds.

To find out more about Chase, visit his RSPCA profile.

Dexter
Age:
2
Breed: Foxhound
Location: Felledge Animal Centre, Chester-le-Street 

The Northern Echo: Could you give Dexter his forever home? (Photo: RSPCA)Could you give Dexter his forever home? (Photo: RSPCA)

Dexter is a curious dog who is always on the go. He is an intelligent dog who knows a lot of commands so will need an owner who can keep his mind stimulated.

Currently, Dexter needs further training on the lead and he struggles to relax and settle when he gets over-excited.

The RSPCA are looking for an adult only household for Dexter, with no other pets in the house.

Could you give Dexter a loving home? Download an application form at this website.
 
Roy
Age: 3 (approx)
Breed: Lurcher
Location: Felledge Animal Centre, Chester-le-Street 

The Northern Echo: Roy is an energetic dog (Photo: RSPCA)Roy is an energetic dog (Photo: RSPCA)

Once he gets to know you, Roy is described as a sweet and affectionate dog.

He still needs training on the lead and can be uncomfortable around dogs, but he is getting better with each training session.

If you have the time and ability to train him and don’t have any other dogs at home, you could really love Roy.

Could you take care of Roy? Find out more on his RSPCA profile.

Arlo
Age:
2-5
Breed: Lurcher
Location: Dogs Trust, Darlington

The Northern Echo: This cheeky chap is looking for an adults only home(Photo: Dogs Trust, Darlington)This cheeky chap is looking for an adults only home(Photo: Dogs Trust, Darlington)

This energetic dog is looking for an owner who can train and socialise him further.

He is highly intelligent and loves learning new tricks and skills. If you want a cheeky chap who will make you smile, then Arlo could be the perfect dog for you.

However, this pooch needs an owner who will be around for most of the day. He requires an adult only home and needs to be muzzled in public.

You can visit Arlo’s profile at Dogs Trust.

Alfie
Age:
8
Breed: Staffordshire Cross
Location: Dogs Trust, Darlington

The Northern Echo: Alfie is an older dog looking for a quieter house (Photo: Dogs Trust, Darlington)Alfie is an older dog looking for a quieter house (Photo: Dogs Trust, Darlington)

Alfie is an older dog who loves toys and walks.

Alfie doesn’t enjoy being handled but will happily play fetch with you all day.

He is looking for a quiet, adults only home with minimal visitors. He will also need access to a decent size garden as he needs to be on his lead while on a walk.

Want to learn more about Alfie? Visit his Dogs Trust profile.