Plenty of long-term residents at Darlington Dogs Trust are looking for their loving forever home.

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

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


The Northern Echo: Patch Credit: DOGS TRUST

Firstly, there's Patch, a sweet lad who loves his toys and his owner's affection. This 5 to 7-year-old English Springer Spaniel requires a tranquil and pet-free home. He has a sensitive side and would benefit from ongoing training. He "needs to be the only pooch in the home and does prefer to be walked in quiet areas."


The Northern Echo: Bailey Credit: DOGS TRUST

Even with her shyness, 1 to 2-year-old Lurcher cross, Bailey, is an affectionate dog once she gets comfortable. She can also be bouncy and enjoys the attention of people. Given her initial anxiety, she "will need lots of positive interactions to help her feel more comfortable." She loves being near her family and requires a peaceful environment for her walks.


The Northern Echo: Milo Credit: DOGS TRUST

Milo, a 5 to 7-year-old Beagle, features a cheeky personality but loves his family. This lively lad enjoys the outdoors and needs some canine companionship during his walks. He "is an active boy" with a fondness for food and his toys, making him a perfect friend for an energetic family.


The Northern Echo: Bracken Credit: DOGS TRUST

Bracken, a sweet-hearted 5 to 7-year-old Cocker Spaniel, requires a home with no other pets or children. Despite his confidence issues when introduced to new situations, "once he has built a bond with you, his affectionate side really shines through." He also enjoys outdoor explorations and prefers private spaces to enjoy his meals.


The Northern Echo: Greg Credit: DOGS TRUST

Greg, a 2 to 5-year-old Crossbreed, prefers a quiet home with a space where he can relax. Preferring solitude over company generally, he "can be uncomfortable with formal handling." Despite this, he is a charming lad once he builds a trusting relationship, and he loves to play with his toys.


The Northern Echo: Pixie Credit: DOGS TRUST

Likewise, Pixie, another 2 to 5-year-old Crossbreed, seeks an adult home where she can be the sole pet. "She can be worried by strangers but once you’re in Pixie’s crew, you’re there for life." She adores affection, loves to relax outdoors and enjoys physical exercises.