THESE dogs are for life…and can be for Christmas, too.

Our 12 terrific mutts – currently living in Dogs Trust centres across the country – are desperate for a loving family to start a new life with.

 All of these adorable dogs are currently living at Dogs Trust centres across the country

All of these adorable dogs are currently living at Dogs Trust centres across the country

Could you be the one to give them a forever home this festive season?

Amy Jones brings you their stories. To offer one a home, call the number at the bottom of each box.

Axel

FROM: Glasgow.

AGE: Six.

 Axel would prefer to be the only pet in his home and he certainly deserves all of the attention

Axel would prefer to be the only pet in his home and he certainly deserves all of the attention

BREED: Jack Russell cross.

Axel is a sensitive boy who is looking for a home with a calm family. A garden would be a great place for him to relax in because he needs to be on a lead in public places as he can be worried by strangers.

He would prefer to be the only pet in his new home – and he certainly deserves all of the attention.

CALL: 0141 773 5130.

Radley

FROM: Kenilworth, Warks.

AGE: Seven.

 Radley's very affectionate, housetrained and can live with children aged 12 and above

Radley’s very affectionate, housetrained and can live with children aged 12 and above

BREED: Crossbreed.

Sweet-natured Radley did not have the greatest start to life and is now looking for a home where his true personality can come to the fore.

He is very affectionate and loves nothing more than curling up on your lap.  Radley is housetrained and could live with children aged 12 and above.

CALL: 01926 484398.

Reilly

FROM: Newbury, Berks.

AGE: Two.

 Reilly is a playful and friendly pooch who loves to be on the go

Reilly is a playful and friendly pooch who loves to be on the go

BREED: Lurcher.

Reilly is playful, friendly and loves to be on the go. He would benefit from ongoing training to have his energy channelled in the right direction.

He needs a home without children or cats, but would benefit from living with a confident dog. He will flourish in a home that can give him the time he deserves.

CALL: 01488 658391.

Rolo

FROM: Harefield, West London.

AGE: Five.

 Rolo's had a tough time but given the time to settle in, he'll be a great addition to someone's family

Rolo’s had a tough time but given the time to settle in, he’ll be a great addition to someone’s family

BREED: Staffordshire bull terrier cross.

Lovely Rolo lacks confidence when meeting new people but settles down once he is doing his favourite thing – walkies.  He already knows several commands but will love learning more.

Given the time to settle in, Rolo will make a wonderful addition to a household.

CALL: 01895 453930.

Miller

FROM: Manchester.

AGE: Six.

 Husky Miller's friendly, loves meeting new people and has a real zest for life

Husky Miller’s friendly, loves meeting new people and has a real zest for life

BREED: Husky.

Charismatic Miller loves meeting new people and having a fuss made of him. He has a real zest for life and loves going exploring.

He would love to be at the heart of a family and can live with children aged 14 and above. Miller would like to be the only dog in the home as he loves attention.

CALL: 0161 337 3600.

Eric

FROM: Harefield, West London.

AGE: Two.

 Eric will need active owners who are around to give him plenty of exercise

Eric will need active owners who are around to give him plenty of exercise

BREED: Boxer cross.

Energetic Eric is looking for active owners who are around most of the day to give him the time he deserves.

He has been learning some commands to help grab the attention of his special someone, but still needs to master walking nicely on a lead. Would suit a family with children aged 15-plus.

CALL: 01895 453930.

Brandy

FROM: Basildon, Essex.

AGE: Five.

 Brandy adores cuddling and snuggling while you watch TV

Brandy adores cuddling and snuggling while you watch TV

BREED: Long-haired miniature dachshund.

Brandy adores cuddles after dinner and snuggling with you while you watch TV. He is looking for an experienced dog owner who knows how to work with a rescue pooch.

He will happily learn new routines with lots of love and treats.

CALL: 01268 535050.

Kia

FROM: Salisbury, Wilts.

AGE: Six.

 Kia's currently carrying a little too much weight so would need owners to monitor her diet

Kia’s currently carrying a little too much weight so would need owners to monitor her diet

BREED: Siberian husky.

Kia is a beautiful lady who would need to be the only dog in the home due to shyness. She is carrying a little excess weight so new owners would need to monitor her diet and make sure she gets the exercise she needs.

A garden for her to play and explore in would give Kia the quality of life she deserves.

CALL: 01980 629634.

Jasper

FROM: Leeds.

AGE: Ten.

 Jasper is very playful but van be anxious on occasion, so he'll need a quieter home

Jasper is very playful but van be anxious on occasion, so he’ll need a quieter home

BREED: Border collie.

A typical border collie, Jasper likes to be kept busy both physically and mentally.

He loves to learn new things and is very playful. But as he can be anxious on occasion, he would like a quieter home.  This old-age pooch needs an adult-only family but could live with another dog once he has settled in.

CALL: 0113 281 4920.

Sizzles

FROM: Shoreham, West Sussex.

AGE: Nine.

 Shar pei cross Sizzles may be nine but he's extremely young at heart

Shar pei cross Sizzles may be nine but he’s extremely young at heart

BREED: Shar pei cross.

Sizzles is a fun, enthusiastic boy who is young at heart and loves to play.

He needs an adult-only home and will enjoy a quiet lifestyle with a predictable routine. Having been in kennels for most of his life, he would love to find his loving forever home.

CALL: 01273 452576.

Bobba

FROM: Leeds.

AGE: Two.

 Friendly giant Bobba often forgets his size so he'll be better in a home with grown ups

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Friendly giant Bobba often forgets his size so he’ll be better in a home with grown ups

BREED: American bulldog.

A big friendly giant, Bobba is extremely playful and forgets his size – so would be better in a home with grown-ups.

He is still young and would thrive with owners willing to put the time in to help him become a polite, adult dog. Once settled in, he should be fine left on his own to relax for short periods.

CALL: 0113 281 4920.

Charlie

FROM: Darlington, Co Durham.

AGE: Two.

 Charlie is looking for a home where he can settle in as the only pet

Charlie is looking for a home where he can settle in as the only pet

BREED: Shih tzu cross.

Cute Charlie has an energetic nature and enjoys being out and about. He is looking for a quieter, adult home where he can settle in as the only pet and find his paws.

He will need multiple visits in order to get to know his new family slowly – so patient owners are essential.

CALL: 01325 333114.

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