Lonely dogs looking for love and a perfect match this Valentine’s Day

Four wonderful rescue pups at Dogs Trust Ilfracombe are hoping to find new owners that will fall in love with them ahead of the most romantic day of the year on February 14

This Valentine's Day, four lonely dogs are looking for love
Four lonely dogs are looking for love this Valentine’s Day on February 14

Meet four lonely dogs looking for their perfect adopters this Valentine’s Day.

Rescue dogs, Billy, Deano, Ginger and Nancy, are all waiting for someone to fall in love with them ahead of February 14.

These beautiful souls are based at Dogs Trust Ilfracombe, and have put ‘paw to paper’ in the hopes that they won’t be part of the ‘Lonely Hearts Club’ for much longer.

The English bulldog, giant schnauzer, Jack Russell terrier and lurcher are all ready to find forever families and homes.

Elise Watson, Manager at Dogs Trust Ilfracombe, says: “These four wonderful dogs would love a new home for Valentine’s Day.

“They’re all different in personality and what they’d need from a new family, but the one thing they have in common is the desire to find a loving new owner ahead of the most romantic day of the year!”

“If you have space in your heart to give one of our dogs a loving new home, we’d love to hear from you.”

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Three-year-old bulldog Billy is looking for a patient female


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Breed: Bulldog

Age: Three

Perfect match: A patient female

Billy arrived at the center in January 2019 through no fault of his own. He is currently relaxing and enjoying life in a foster home.

The three-year-old bulldog enjoys short walks, he loves food and he likes to show off his tricks for treats.

This good boy is looking for quite a specific home with a patient and understanding adult female, as he has a history of being uncomfortable around men.

He will need a home in a quiet environment and few visitors. Billy enjoys socializing with calm, friendly dogs when out and about, but in the home, he would like to be the only dog.

Billy’s new owner will need to live within an hour’s drive from the rehoming center and visit a few times prior to adoption.


An active owner would be the perfect match for five-year-old lurcher Nancy


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Breed: Lurcher

Age: Five

Perfect match: An active owner

Nancy arrived at the center in October 2021 due to her previous owner’s ill health. She loves to be active and is happy to jump in the car to go for long, quiet walks.

She enjoys playing with soft, squeaky toys and having a good sprint around with them outside.

Nancy is smart, affectionate and loving, enjoys a fuss and settles well on a nice, comfy bed.

She has a good history of being an ‘office dog’ and could perhaps do so again in a suitable setup, where she could be the only dog.

Nancy will need a pet-free home with a large garden in a low populated dog area. She can make friends with well-matched dogs and share her home with children as young as 11.

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Giant schnauzer cross Deano is three years old and hoping for an affectionate parent


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Breed: Giant schnauzer cross

Age: Three

Perfect match: An affectionate parent

Deano arrived at the rehoming center back in April 2021 as a stray. He can be described as an ‘adult puppy’, with a larger-than-life personality.

He loves to go for walkie sand have a good explore. He has come on leaps and bounds with his training from him and keeps his clever brain busy.

Deano enjoys playing with toys and playing scent games. He has a loving and affectionate side and likes to get cozy on a big comfy bed.

This good boy can make friends with other dogs if he is introduced gradually, and is looking for a pet-free, adult-only home.

Quiet walks are essential to stop him from feeling too overwhelmed.


Ginger is an eight-year-old terrier on the hunt for a loving female


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Breed: Terrier

Age: Eight

Perfect match: A loving female

Ginger first arrived at the center back in 2014 as a stray. She has been rehomed a few times, but they sadly didn’t work out due to her fear of strangers.

She has a history of being uncomfortable around men and is therefore looking for a female-only home.

Ginger loves to play with squeaky toys – especially her favorite honking pig. She enjoys her walks from her and loves to sniff and explore.

This sassy girl is super affectionate and loving, and when she knows you well, she can be quite the lap dog.

Ginger takes time to get to know new people, so any potential adopter would need to live within an hour of the center and visit multiple times.

She could potentially live with a male dog, who could tolerate her boisterous play style.

If you think you could give any of these dogs their forever home, please visit the Dogs Trust website.

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George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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