Rescue dog who was an unwanted gift looking for forever home

A dog who was handed into Dogs Trust after originally being bought as an unwanted gift more than two years ago, is still searching for his forever home.

Six-year old Crossbreed, Holmes arrived at the Newton Tony-based rehoming centre after originally being handed over as an unwanted present in September 2018. The team say in that time, he has had several families interested in adopting him, but it’s never progressed to him trotting off to his forever home.

As he faces his third Christmas in kennels, the team at Dogs Trust Salisbury are launching a fresh appeal to help him land on his paws in a loving new home, in time for the festive period, using the hashtag #GetHolmesaHome.

Rehoming Centre Manager at Dogs Trust Salisbury, Claire Rowe said: “We can’t quite understand why Holmes has been with us for so long. He loves nothing more than investigating the outside world with his favourite humans, closely followed by a snuggle on the sofa, or on your lap, for some much-needed affection.

“He is looking for a calm, adult-only home that doesn’t have any visiting children. Holmes will need to be the only pet in the home, but he’s happy to have calm walking buddies when out and about, providing initial introductions go well. He’s an outdoorsy dog and would love a rural home away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and a good sized secure where he can play and explore safely off-lead.

“Although Holmes looks strong and confident, he’s actually a sensitive chap and loves the simple things in life like quiet walks, tasty treats, squeaky toys, a comfy bed and interacting with people.”

To help him feel at east, Holmes would like to meet his potential new owners a number of times at the centre, so that he can get to know them before he goes home.

If you’re interested in adopting Holmes, you should contact Dogs Trust Salisbury on 01980 880891 to start the process.