A host of dogs at Darlington Dogs Trust are hoping to find their forever home this month, each one bringing unique traits and immense love to their potential new families.

Young, old, shy, or playful, there is a dog for any willing adopter to bring joy into their lives.

Zelda, a 2-5-year-old crossbreed, needs to be the only dog in an adult-only home.

The Northern Echo: Zelda

She's described as a shy sweetheart initially, needing multiple visits before becoming comfortable with newcomers.

"Zelda is such a loving girl and can't wait to find a nice cosy home to snuggle up in," the centre said.

Trigger, a male collie-border cross aged 1-2 years, could fit comfortably with a fairly active family.

The Northern Echo: Trigger

A lover of adventures, he could potentially share his home with another dog and secondary school-aged children.

The centre said: "Trigger has started learning basic commands and training but would like for these to continue to ensure a successful development."

Mia is a female Beagle aged between 2-5 years, who needs a calm, adult-only home with no other pets.

The Northern Echo: Mia

"Mia is a lovely, sweet girl who is looking for a family that will help her work on her confidence," according to the centre.

She's a massive fan of toys and enjoys having playtime, with an equally huge love for car travels and family adventures.

Labrador Monica, along with her best friend, Phoebe, are also seeking a quiet, adult-only forever home.

The Northern Echo: Monica

The centre assured Monica and Phoebe are both "sweet girls who cannot wait to go into their forever homes and receive all the TLC that they deserve!"

Loki, a male Siberian Husky aged 5-7 years, needs an adult-only home due to his sensitive nature.

The Northern Echo: Loki

A strong lad, he needs a lot of guidance, time, and exercise.

"Loki has had a lot of upheaval so his next home needs to be his forever home," the centre said.

Finally, Milo, a 2-5-year-old male Beagle, can be part of a home with secondary school-aged children, the centre said: "Milo is an active boy who is looking for a family that will be able to give him the exercise that he needs."

The Northern Echo: Milo

The Darlington Dog's Trust is inviting potential adopters to visit the centre and meet these adorable dogs before deciding to take them to their forever homes.

Each of these dogs has a unique personality and the potential to bring immeasurable joy and companionship.