Where to let sleeping dogs lie.
Country Life teamed up with the Dogs Trust for Christmas to find 12 dogs new homes - could any of these hounds be your new family dog?
He is a very intelligent young lad and loves learning
Ralph is a very active little lad with bundles of energy, and would appreciate a rural home
Benji came to the centre as a stray so may need some help and patience with house training
Angus is a very intelligent boy who picks up on training, and is enormously loyal
Skip is always on the go and adores playing with toys and going on walks - so a typical jack russell then
Henry is a very lively, loving boy who will make a brilliant, loyal companion.
Our eighth dog of Christmas is bouncy Berty the terrier
The next Dogs Trust candidate hoping for a new home this Christmas is Cassie the cross breed
The next dog looking for a home in our new series with Dogs Trust is the gentle Max
After a little bit of time to get used to his new home, Shep will be the life and soul of the household, as long as you enjoy playing fetch!
Frankie is an irresistible labrador cross who is shy with new people, but will flourish in the right family home - could that home be yours?
Samson is a loving, wonderful six year old collie cross who is in need of a loving family home - could you give him a home for Christmas?
Leo the beagle is playful and very good with other dogs
Our first dog of Christmas this year who is looking for a home is Buddy the labrador
Therapy dogs are helping children all over Britain with literacy problems
The status of the much-loved Jack Russell terrier has gone up in the world, as the Kennel Club grants the breed pedigree status
If you're planning to rent somewhere for the family for Christmas or New Year read our list of dog-friendly cottages in the UK
We list our favourite dog-friendly pubs in London.