Four pooches who prove to be perfect house guests still wait for their forever homes

Dogs Trust Kenilworth is appealing for homes for our dogs, who, despite proving they are perfect house guests, are still waiting for their forever homes.

Woody, Bracken, Charlie and Henry are all staying in temporary foster care through the charity’s Home from Home scheme and are all enjoying their home comforts. But despite capturing the hearts of their foster carers, they have yet to find a loving new owner.

Henry has been waiting for his forever home since May.

Whilst they all differ in personalities and are looking for different home environments, the one thing they all have in common is they have all proved they make the perfect pets, who are looking to land their paws in a loving new home where they can spend the rest of their lives.

Sabrina Holder, Home from home co-ordinator at Dogs Trust Kenilworth, says: “It really is a mystery as to why these four haven’t found their forever homes yet. They are all used to living in a home environment are housetrained, good with visitors and love their home comforts. Thousands of people have visited the centre since they have been in our care and despite lots of information about these four in our reception area, for some reason they have all been overlooked by potential adopters.

“They have all been in loving foster homes for several months and their foster carers have done a great job in helping them to settle in and bring out their true personalities to prove that they all would make the perfect companions in the right homes. Hopefully it won’t be too long before new families get in touch to offer them a permanent home.”

Eight-year old Collie cross Woody.

The dogs searching for their forever homes are:

Woody is an eight-year old Collie cross who has been in the care of Dogs Trust Kenilworth since May 2019. He lacks confidence so is looking for a patient and understanding family who can help him to build this up over time. He finds walks a little overwhelming at the moment but once he has grown in confidence, he’ll start to learn that the outside world isn’t all that scary.

He loves to be out and about in the garden, learning new things, playing tug and chasing his ball but he is also happy to relax outside and watch his foster carer doing the gardening. He is housetrained, happy to be left alone for up to four hours providing he has things to keep him occupied. Woody needs an adult home with no other pets.

Bracken is an eight-year old Jack Russell Terrier who has been with Dogs Trust Kenilworth since April. He has an eye condition called glaucoma which has caused him to have limited vision and currently has monthly vet visits to monitor him, so new owners will need to be prepared to continue with this.

Bracken is housetrained, loves his walks and enjoys a fuss. He struggles with being left alone so he needs a family who are around for most of the day. He could live with older children who can give him space when he needs it.

Bracken has been waiting for his forever home since April.

Charlie is an 11-year old Crossbreed who loves and adventure. Despite being an older gentleman, he enjoys his walks and is more than happy to go longer distances. He is sociable with dogs when out and about but would prefer to be the only dog in the home so he can curl up on the sofa with you at night time.

He could live with children over the age of 8. Charlie is a clever little pooch and loves to learn new things. He has been with Dogs Trust since May 2019 and would love to find his perfect forever home.

Henry is an eight-year old Boxer cross Mastiff who has been waiting for his forever home since May. Henry is housetrained, good with children over eight-ears old and loves dogs so would benefit from living with another in his new home. He doesn’t like to be left alone for too long but is better when a canine companion is around. He is a cheeky chap and his favourite things are a comfy bed and plenty of fuss.

If you think you can offer any of these dogs a forever home, please contact Sabrina Holder on 01926 569236 or email You can also find out more at