Dogs Trust is now rehoming within Cumbria

Staff at Dogs Trust Penrith are delighted to now be rehoming dogs locally via dedicated foster carers.

As 2022 began, so did the new system to rehome dogs in the local area direct from foster homes in Cumbria.  Previously dogs were moved for rehoming from Penrith to one of Dogs Trust’s 21 Rehoming Centres throughout the UK.  Now potential adopters in the county can search the Dogs Trust website, select Cumbria and see the dogs that are in need of loving new homes.

The team in Cumbria have also joined the social media world and can be found on Twitter @DT_Cumbria and Instagram @dogstrust_cumbria.

Penrith Transfer Centre Manager Lisa Spence said: “We don’t have a rehoming centre in Cumbria, however we can still match our four-legged friends to their forever homes with the help of our network of foster carers.  Rather than being in kennels, our dogs are enjoying life in foster homes until the day they are adopted, when they come back to our centre to meet and go home with their new owners.

“We have rehomed 15 dogs this year thanks to the wonderful support of our foster carers.  We are so grateful to all fosterers, but we are actively looking for more and are keen to hear from anyone who is interested in fostering.”

Dogs currently awaiting a new abode include Eddie, a loving 11-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier.   Eddie adores people and loves snuggles on the sofa.  He would prefer to be the only dog in his new home, but he is happy to walk with other doggie pals.  He can live with children aged eight and over, and once settled into his forever home, he could be left alone for a few hours.

If you are looking to rehome a rescue dog in Cumbria you can search here: Anyone interested in fostering please contact Amy Redpath at or call 01768 870 617.