Dillon (National Animal Welfare Trust, Cornwall)


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Gorgeous boy Dillon is a 9 year old Lurcher who’s been in the care of National Animal Welfare Trust (NAWT) in Hayle, Cornwall for over a year now, after his previous owner sadly passed away. No one knows why he’s been overlooked and it must be time his new people found him by now! Potential adopters need to live within Cornwall for NAWT’s standard getting-to-know-you process. Dillon’s endless affection and fun are well worth your time. He wants to be the only pet at home but can live with dog savvy older children aged 12+.

Dillon himself has this to say, “I’m described by my friends as vibrant, playful and extremely loving. I absolutely love having lots of cuddles and snuggles with my friends! Unfortunately I wasn’t socialised with other dogs as a youngster so my friends here have worked super hard with me to make walks more enjoyable.

“I am now muzzle trained and wear my muzzle when I’m out on my walks. This is to make things safer for me and is a heads up to other dog owners that I’m not always dog friendly. I’m incredibly intelligent and my friends say I’ve come on in leaps and bounds with my training. I’m now able to sit and focus on a tasty treat whilst letting other dogs walk by and I have even made friends with some lovely lurcher ladies that I now go for walks with.

“It’s important my new owners have the experience to continue my socialising and positive, reward-based training in order for me to feel relaxed and so that myself and my new owners can have lots of lovely walks together.

“My ideal home would be somewhere in a rural location where I can enjoy lots of quiet time. I’d love a nice secure garden where I have room to run and play with my toys. This is super important as I absolutely love my toys! Playtime is my favourite. There are so many fun toys but I love big soft toys and squeakies the most.

“Despite being a slightly older boy I still love zooming around, although my legs can get a little stiff after too much running. Even more reason for me to find a home and a cosy sofa to snuggle up on at the end of the day! I have lots of love to give someone. I promise my new humans will never be short of affection from me!”

If you think this loving, lively boy might be the one for you and you live near enough, please contact NAWT as follows:

Read about their rehoming process here.

Phone:  01736 756005

Please say you say Dillon on the Oldies Club website.


This replaces Dillon’s previous page dated 5 July 2020.

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