• Status - Available
  • Breed - Trailhound
  • Sex - Male
  • Age - 2 years (approx)
  • Vaccinated - Yes

More about Me

Basic Training  Basic Training
Can Live with Another Dog  Can Live with Another Dog
Quiet Home  Quiet Home

Homing Criteria

  • A quiet home in a rural or village setting with a secure garden
  • Another friendly and confident dog in the household
  • Can live with a cat
  • Owners who are sensitive to the needs of a nervous dog
  • An adult home although visiting children would be fine
  • Available to foster


Ben is a lovely and affectionate 2 and half year old trailhound. He loves his walks and outdoor time, and will happily trek the fells for a few hours (stopping to share your picnic en route, of course!) Ben is very dog friendly, and due to being a shy boy (with people), he gains a huge amount of confidence from being around another dog, so we are looking for a home with at least one other dog. He has lived with cats and is actually a bit nervous of them so will avoid them. Ben needs to have someone around a fair bit of the time as he may get anxious being left too long. He is mostly housetrained but may still have occasional accidents, will need brushing up on that.

The ideal home for Ben would be in a rural setting with a confident dog, with a secure garden. He needs stability and routine. He needs all his carers in his home to be on board to help him become confident to be around them. Ben is a beautiful boy with so much love to give.

Ben will need a few visits from an adopter so that they can build up a rapport with him, as he can be quite a worrier. Once you gain his trust, he loves kisses and cuddles. He is a gentle boy and could mix with children but will be more relaxed in a quiet adult home for most of the time. 

Check out Ben playing with Charlie collie on our Instagram page here: 

FOSTERING - We would be interested in hearing from anyone who would be able to foster Ben, so that he can spend quality time away from the kennels. We would consider just weekend or partial fostering. It would need to be with someone who meets all the above criteria, and who lives reasonably close to us. Feel free to ring for more details or email 

Want to find out more about Ben?

Please call 01228 560082 or email us between 10.00am and 4.00pm, and speak to a member of our Small Animal Team.


On average, we have 400 animals come into our shelter every year. Please take a look at some of our dogs looking for loving homes and see if you can find a friend for life. Where appropriate, all of our animals are vaccinated, microchipped and neutered. We also give each animal a behavioural assessment to identify their needs and help you find your perfect companion.

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