The 12 dogs of Christmas

  • The Argus: Russell is a 12-year-old Jack Russell cross, while Roly is a 15-year-old Jack Russell.
The pair are inseparable and would need to be re-homed together.
They are very cuddly dogs and are looking for a quiet, adult-only home with no other pets.
  • The Argus: Chad is a one-year-old cross between an English springer spaniel and a Jack Russell.
He has a tail that never stops wagging and he loves walks.
Chad is looking for a home with children aged ten and above.
  • The Argus: Stuart is a four-year-old male yellow labrador cross, who loves people but loves toys even more.
He is in need of a home with children aged ten and above.
He can also live with another dog.
  • The Argus: Jordy is a sweet boy who hasn’t yet had the opportunity to show his true character.
This four-year-old male crossbreed needs a home with a garden.
  • The Argus: Elroy is a three-year-old Jack Russell who is an active boy with a good appetite. 
He is looking for an adult-only home.
  • The Argus: Alaska is less than three years old and is a malamute.
She is a lovely girl with lots to offer and needs a home with a garden.
She can’t live with small furry animals, but can live with children aged five plus.
She also needs an extremely active owne
  • The Argus: ELLE is a lively seven-year-old
female lurcher, who likes to lie
on her back for a tummy tickle.
She is looking for a home
where any children are aged 12
and above.
She would also enjoy the
company of another dog.
  • The Argus: Bob is a lurcher who loves to greet everyone and have a fuss made of him.
The eight-year-old is looking for a loving home with children aged 12 and above.
  • The Argus: At ten, Gino is in need of an adult-only calm home.
He can live with cats.
  • The Argus: Jessie loves treats.  The three-year-old female crossbreed is looking for a home with no cats.
  • The Argus: As the name suggests, Foxy is a four-year-old foxhound cross and is a delightful female dog, who loves her cuddles.
She needs a quiet household, with an active owner but she cannot live with another dog.
She can, however, live with older teenagers.
  • The Argus: A three-year-old male Beagle cross, Charlie Yoga is a loving boy who enjoys long walks and being outdoors.
His new owners would need to have a garden for him and no cats.
He also needs an adult-only home.

These dogs may look happy but they all want just one special present this year – a new home. Every year The Argus prints the 12 dogs of Christmas, but in 2009 we have an extra one because two of the dogs are inseparable. All the pooches are residents at the Dogs Trust in Shoreham and would like nothing more than to start a new year in a loving new home. During the past year, the national charity, formerly the National Canine Defence League, has cared for more than 17,000 dogs but these lovable pooches are still on the waiting list. Dog lovers can also help by donating money and food or by adopting a dog that may be proving difficult to rehome, helping to pay for their ongoing upkeep at the centre. The Shoreham rehoming centre in Brighton Road is open daily from midday to 4pm, although it is closed on Tuesdays. It is also closed tomorrow, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. For more information on the charity’s work or to give a dog a home, call 01273 452576.

The 12 dogs of Christmas

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