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 month.

We have compiled a full list of 8 pups hoping to bring some light into their new owner's lives.


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Scrappy, the eight-year-old, male, long-coat Chihuahua Cross seeks a forever home where his family stays with him for the majority of the day.

He can live with secondary school-age children but should be the only pet in the house.

Scrappy would like to have quiet areas to explore for his on-lead walks. He can share his walks with other dogs but will need to be the only dog in the home.

Agnes and Joyce

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Agnes, a five to seven-year-old female Rottweiler and her best friend Joyce are inseparable and need a home together.

They can reside with children above eleven years and another friendly dog.

The large-size girls need a responsible family to ease their settling into the new house.


The Northern Echo: Credit: DOGS TRUSTFrankie yearns for a quiet dwelling where he can get undivided attention.

This male Staffordshire bull Terrier cross requires additional visits to the centre until the family forms a sufficient bond.

Frankie should be the only pet in the house, with no children.


The Northern Echo: Credit: DOGS TRUSTBella, a female French bulldog cross, is sure to turn any household lively.

She is housetrained, adjusts at workplaces, and can reside with primary and secondary school-age children.

Yet, her adoption would require successful meetings at the centre since she can be overwhelming at play.


The Northern Echo: Credit: DOGS TRUSTZena, the intelligent bulldog cross aged two to five years needs a home where she can get dedicated training.

She tends to react around other dogs, needing unfrequented dog-walking areas.

Older teens aged 16 plus years could bond with her, provided they too require little space.

Zena needs gradual acclimatisation to spend alone time at home.


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Lurcher Flynn would love his forever home to have a garden where he can play and finish his housetraining.

His family must be around most of the day to coach him.

Flynn can live with secondary school age children and another playful dog.


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Tillie, a two to five-year-old Lurcher Cross female seeks attention.

She is concerned about staying alone and would require a patient family to build her confidence.

The large dog ought to be the only pet in the house with secondary school aged kids.

Multiple visits may be necessary till Tillie warms up to her new family.