Dog lovers looking for a new best friend will be happy to learn there are dozens of dogs up for adoption in Darlington.

Dogs Trust Darlington have plenty of rescue dogs looking for a forever home this October.

We have compiled a list of seven pooches hoping to bring some light into their new owner's lives.

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Hughie - Chow Chow

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This distinguished elder statesman is on the lookout for his forever home to live out his twilight years in comfort.

A big lad who loves his bed and spending time in the garden (his favourite place to be),  Hughie can live with children over the age of 14.

He is not recommended to live with children younger than this due to his shyness, but this big bundle of joy and fur would be a great fit for the right family.

Hughie can have some dog walking pals, but would prefer to be the only dog in the home at the moment whilst he works on his socialisation skills.

He enjoys a fuss and loves a groom, and like many dogs, food is the way to his heart.

Milly - Terrier (Parson Russell) cross

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This gorgeous older lady still has a lot of love to give and centre staff would be delighted if she could find an equally loving home.

Milly would prefer a quiet home where she has a comfy sofa to snuggle on and someone special to curl up with.

 She is not a great fan of dogs so will need to be the only dog in her home, and will prefer quieter walks.

She can live with sensible children aged 10 and above.

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Greg - Crossbreed

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Greg is another dog on the lookout for a quieter abode where he can be allowed the space and time to settle in. 

He makes friends easily but prefers to keep food to himself, and can be left uncomfortable with formal handling. 

The centre have recommended that he is not adopted into a home with children, and needs a family who are able to read his body language to recognise when he needs a time out.

He loves to be the only pampered pooch in his home and enjoys his on-lead walks without the presence of other dogs as he has been reactive towards them.

Sam - Border Collie

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This little devil cannot wait to relax with his new forever family and enjoy a life full of comfort.

Sam would like his new family to be around throughout the day to keep him company and entertained. 

He can be worried in some situations, and as a result, is not suited to living with very young children.

Sam would love to have easy access to an outdoor space like a garden so he can have a safe area to enjoy some off lead playtime.

Harry - Labrador Retriever

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A sweet lad with a sensitive side, Harry would prefer a quiet adult-only home with not many visitors.

The centre have recommended he be the only dog in the home and that his family build uphis socialisation with other dogs.

He enjoys trips in the car and loves to travel to quiet places to thoroughly enjoy his adventures.

This handsome boy would make a great addition to a home that enjoys training sessions and teaching their dogs new things.

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Storm - Rottweiler cross

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A Storm by name, but not so much by nature, this lovely girl would prefer a quieter home where she can settle.

Centre staff have said she will need easy access to a garden and sleeping area without the need of stairs as she struggles with these. 

She loves her downtime and the centre believe she will cope best with children aged 16 and over, and have also recommended she be the only pet in the home.

With that being said, she has a "boisterous rough and tumble" playstyle and would love a family who can give her plenty of mental stimulation in the home with toys such as destruction boxes and activity puzzles.

Anyone interested in adopting any of the 6 dogs on this list and more can find out more here.