It has been a case of the dogs came in two by two at Dogs Trust Leeds recently.

The team at the York Road rehoming centre have found themselves looking after a record number of doggie duos after five pairs of homeless hounds arrived in a matter of days. Now the team are hoping they’ll find forever families for them all at the double.

■ Brothers Marley and Bailey love playing in the long grass with Canine Carers Emily Diskin and Alice Micklethwaite-Howe

Amanda Sands, Rehoming Centre Manager, says:

“We’ve never looked after so many pairs! They are all different breeds, shapes and sizes but sadly they have all found themselves without homes for the same reason – a change in family circumstances.

■ Little and large – Barney and Finn are firm friends and can’t bear to be apart

“We would love to think that a dog is for life but sometimes that simply can’t be which is really sad. However, these are all really terrific two-somes and we’re hoping it won’t be long before some big-hearted dog lovers fall in love, twice over!”

■ Jack Russells Super and George are inseperable

The dinkiest of the duos are eight-year-old West Highland Terriers Archie and Arthur and four-year-old Jack Russells Super and George. Staffordshire Bull Terriers Bailey and Marley are brothers and although seven-year-old Boxer Cross Humphrey and eight-year-old Collie Cross Louie aren’t related, they have never been apart and love nothing more than cuddling up together. Last but not least are ‘little and large’, five-year-old Bearded Collie Barney and his seven-year-old constant companion, Finn, a West Highland Terrier.

■ At eight years old Archie and Arthur are the golden oldies of the five pairs

Amanda says:

“They are all very different in personality but one thing they all have in common is that they are totally devoted to each other. They would all settle happily into the right homes where they are the only dogs in the home, and they can all live with older children and would make wonderful additions to family life. Given that they have had to leave everything else they’ve ever known behind, it would be wonderful to find homes for them together.”

■ Humphrey and Louie are best buddies but like two-legged friends too including Canine Carers Amy Carlin and Tom Dresser

If you think any of these canine companions could be the two for you, please call the centre on 0300 303 0292 or visit them at Woodlands Farm, York Road, Leeds, LS15 4NL. You can also find out more at


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