Handsome Border Collie Desmond is hoping to find his 'pawfect' new home this Valentine's Day

A devilishly handsome young hound who was born on Valentine’s Day has only one birthday wish – to meet his one true love.
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Border Collie Desmond, who is being cared for by the team at Dogs Trust Ballymena, will celebrate his first birthday this Valentine’s Day (Wednesday 14 February).

Staff at the local rehoming centre say it is of no surprise he was born on the most romantic day of the year, as he is an “intelligent and affectionate lad with a huge heart”.

It is hoped it won’t be long before someone falls ‘drooly’, madly, deeply in love with Desmond.

Desmond is loveable in every way. (Pic: Dogs Trust)Desmond is loveable in every way. (Pic: Dogs Trust)
Desmond is loveable in every way. (Pic: Dogs Trust)

Conor O’Kane, manager at Dogs Trust Ballymena Rehoming Centre, commented: “All dogs want to love and be loved, and Desmond is loveable in every way.

“He is handsome, fun, energetic and extremely loving.

“Typical of the Border Collie breed, he is very bright so anyone hoping to dote over Desmond will need to keep him both physically and mentally stimulated.”

Conor continued: “Desmond’s one true love at present is playing – balls, toys, puzzles you name it, he is there giving it his all.

Desmond will celebrate his first birthday on 14 of February. (Pic: Dogs Trust)Desmond will celebrate his first birthday on 14 of February. (Pic: Dogs Trust)
Desmond will celebrate his first birthday on 14 of February. (Pic: Dogs Trust)

“Give him a ball and he will play all day, give him a teddy and that will be hurled in the air at speed. He is a fantastic boy for interactive play and has already mastered some tricks with the training team including sit, lie down and touch.

“As such a young lad he still has plenty to learn so requires owners that are dedicated to giving him the time he needs. He can be a goofy boy so makes you laugh with his antics and due to this and his loving nature, he has stolen our hearts.

“We will make sure he has a day to remember on his birthday, but we hope it is the only one he spends in our care as it’s time for him to find his love nest with someone who is devoted to Desmond.”

Desmond requires an adult only home, with a secure garden in a quiet location where he can play to his heart’s content.

Handsome Desmond. (Pic: Dogs Trust)Handsome Desmond. (Pic: Dogs Trust)
Handsome Desmond. (Pic: Dogs Trust)

Desmond could potentially live with another settled dog pending successful meets.

If you think Desmond is your love match, visit www.dogstrust.org.uk/ballymena where you will see Desmond is described as an ‘underdog’. This is the term used to describe a dog that has spent more than six months in Dogs Trust care.

For tips to enjoy a romantic Valentine’s Day with your pooch, click here: Valentines Day With Your Dog | Dogs Trust

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