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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