The 12 Dogs of Christmas

The Argus: Eighteen-month-old male collie Ralph is a shy boy who loves long country walks and playing with his tug. He could live with children over 14 Eighteen-month-old male collie Ralph is a shy boy who loves long country walks and playing with his tug. He could live with children over 14

Dog lovers thinking about giving a pooch a home will not be able to resist these animals.

The 12 Dogs of Christmas will be staying in some of Shoreham Dogs Trust’s 52 kennels for the festive season.

But the loveable pooches hope they will soon find a new home.

The centre is open between noon and 4pm over the Christmas period, but dogs cannot be rehomed until after December 29.

Anyone who falls in love with a dog but cannot take one home can sponsor a pooch instead.

You can also support the charity by visiting its charity shop in High Street, Shoreham.

For more information visit www.dogstrust.org.uk and search for the Shoreham centre or call 01273 452576.

See more pictures and details of dogs waiting for new homes, below.

The Argus: Hector

Eighteen-month-old male crossbreed Hector was a stray found as a puppy with a badly healed fractured leg which has left him with a limp. He is lots of fun and could live with children over 10.

The Argus: Otto

Six-year-old male hound cross Otto would like to live with another dog in a home with a secure garden. He could live with children aged over eight.

The Argus: Benny

Three-year-old male Crossbreed Benny loves people and would like to live with someone who is around for most of the day. He is very loving and could live with children over 10.

The Argus: Jake

Five-year-old male German Shepherd cross Jake would like a home with a large garden to play in and someone to give him lots of fuss. He loves his treats and could live with children over 13.

The Argus: Baileys

Three-month-old male Saluki cross Bailey is the sweetest little chap who is looking for a home where he can continue his basic puppy training. He could live with children over the age of eight.

The Argus: Scooby

Ten-year-old male German Shepherd cross Scooby enjoys the company of other dogs and is good with sheep and horses. He is a gentle chap who would like his own garden and could live with children over six.

The Argus: George

One-year-old male lurcher George is a lovely boy who likes other dogs and people. He loves his training sessions especially because they involve food. He could live with children over 15.

The Argus: Lena

Two-year-old female crossbreed Lena is an affectionate girl who will make a very loving companion. She loves learning and enjoys her training. She could live with children over 16.

The Argus: Amelia

One-year-old female Staffie Amelia likes to play with other dogs and is a sweet and energetic girl. She loves company and could live with children over 13.

The Argus: Neo and Maria

Six-year-old male lurcher Neo and seven-year-old female lurcher Maria are best friends and would like to live together. Maria is blind and relies on Neo to show her the ropes. They could live with a large dog and children over 16.

The Argus: Jamie

Four-year-old male lurcher Jamie is a gorgeous boy with a very cheeky character. He would like to be able to play in a large garden in an all adult home.

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7:03pm Mon 24 Dec 12

Tom V says...

It's so sad to see any dog needing a home but especially ones as young as Bailey (three months) and 10-year-old Scooby. I've had several rescue dogs and they give so much back. I just wish people thought more carefully when taking on a dog because they're meant to be for life, not just three months. I hope they all find lifetime, loving homes after Christmas.
It's so sad to see any dog needing a home but especially ones as young as Bailey (three months) and 10-year-old Scooby. I've had several rescue dogs and they give so much back. I just wish people thought more carefully when taking on a dog because they're meant to be for life, not just three months. I hope they all find lifetime, loving homes after Christmas. Tom V

10:19pm Mon 24 Dec 12

imnotpc says...

Tom V wrote:
It's so sad to see any dog needing a home but especially ones as young as Bailey (three months) and 10-year-old Scooby. I've had several rescue dogs and they give so much back. I just wish people thought more carefully when taking on a dog because they're meant to be for life, not just three months. I hope they all find lifetime, loving homes after Christmas.
arr you are so right i love dogs.look at their little faces people are so cruel sniff sniff xxx
[quote][p][bold]Tom V[/bold] wrote: It's so sad to see any dog needing a home but especially ones as young as Bailey (three months) and 10-year-old Scooby. I've had several rescue dogs and they give so much back. I just wish people thought more carefully when taking on a dog because they're meant to be for life, not just three months. I hope they all find lifetime, loving homes after Christmas.[/p][/quote]arr you are so right i love dogs.look at their little faces people are so cruel sniff sniff xxx imnotpc

12:22pm Tue 25 Dec 12

getThisCoalitionOut says...

They're all beautiful and I'm glad they've got a wonderful home at the Dog's Trust for Christmas and hopefully they will all find their furever homes verrrrrry soon.

There can be circumstances that mean someone has no choice but to put their beloved dog in a home - such as a landlord wanting their property back and not being able to find a new place to rent in time that will accept a dog and no one willing or able to take that dog temporarily or a families financial circumstances change, they become homeless and have to go into B&B which won't take their dog. Life is hard for many - so be charitable at this time of year!

Merry Christmas everyone!
They're all beautiful and I'm glad they've got a wonderful home at the Dog's Trust for Christmas and hopefully they will all find their furever homes verrrrrry soon. There can be circumstances that mean someone has no choice but to put their beloved dog in a home - such as a landlord wanting their property back and not being able to find a new place to rent in time that will accept a dog and no one willing or able to take that dog temporarily or a families financial circumstances change, they become homeless and have to go into B&B which won't take their dog. Life is hard for many - so be charitable at this time of year! Merry Christmas everyone! getThisCoalitionOut

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