ENQUIRIES into pet adoption skyrocketed by 66% in 2020 according to Dogs Trust. 

As a result of the coronavirus pandemic animal shelters are seeing a bigger demand than ever before as people look to find their perfect pet, Dogs Trust saw a 66-per-cent call rise in 2020 compared to 2019. 

Chief executive of Dogs Trust, Owen Sharp said: “It's no surprise that during the pandemic there has been a huge demand for dogs, as more people have been at home with time to care for a new family member, of the canine kind. 

“We saw a 66% increase in calls from members of the public looking to rehome from us in 2020 compared to 2019. 

“Owning a dog is an absolutely wonderful thing, but it's also a big responsibility. Before embarking on the exciting journey of welcoming a four-legged friend into your life, it's really important to think about what life is like now and what it will be like in the future.”

 In Hertfordshire there are lots of pets in need of rehoming - could you be the perfect family to provide a loving forever home to one of these animals?


Hillingdon Times:

This lovable Lurcher is in need of a forever family that he can call his own.

At nine-years-old he has been through a lot this year but is still full of beans and up for adventure. 

He's responded very well to training at the rescue centre and loves human interaction - especially if you've got a pocket full of treats. 

Bert is looking for patient owners who are willing to manage his interaction with other dogs and his separation anxiety. 

Find out more on Dogs Trust.


Hillingdon Times:

Gorgeous Gregory is a five-year-old staffie who struggles with severe separation anxiety.

As a result he will need patient owners who are at home the majority of the time and who are happy to work through his anxiety.

A bundle of fun he enjoys playing with his toys and has good recall - he'll need a secure garden to play in and would like to be the only animal in the home. 

Find out more on the website.


Hillingdon Times:

Stunning Macey is a three-year-old Collie Cross who's looking for a rural home free of children. 

She's a clever girl who picks up tricks well and enjoys being walked on a lead wearing a muzzle which she is currently being trained in.

Patient owners are a must as Macey will take a while to settle into a new home and would love owners who enjoy training and are ideally experienced with collies. 

Find out more online.


Hillingdon Times:

Beautiful bounty is seven years old and looking for his ideal home - he enjoys home comforts and exploring. 

A bit of a lap-cat he enjoys a tickle and a bit of fuss, he's more than happy to snooze on your lap or nearby but isn't so keen on being carried.

He's looking for a rural adult home as he enjoys hunting and may even bring you a gift now and then. 

Find out more on the Blue Cross website.


Hillingdon Times:

This young Mini Lop rabbit could be the ideal addition to your home. 

He's a quiet and timid boy who will need to bond with you at his own pace, he will also need to be in a hutch with another rabbit ideally a neutered female. 

Once he's befriended you he enjoys a fuss and a groom before he's hopping off for another explore. 

Find out more on the Blue Cross website.