Do something ‘Fantastic’ and give these little ‘Beasts’ a home

Could you rehome these lovely Border Collie pups?
Could you rehome these lovely Border Collie pups?

Dogs Trust Ballymena have issued a rehoming appeal for some Border Collie pups.

The five 12-week-old Border Collie pups, handed in to Dogs Trust Ballymena because their owners were sadly no longer able to care for them, have been named after characters in JK Rowling’s ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’, in the hope they will charm potential owners andfind their forever homes.

Just like the fantastic creatures in the hit film, the five pups, Newt, Gellert, Seraphina, Picquery and Mary Lou all require a special home where their new families can further train and build their confidence.

Oonagh Philips, Rehoming Centre Manager for Dogs Trust Ballymena, said: “Border Collies are very intelligent and need to be kept physically and mentally active, so potential owners should be willing to give them lots of opportunities to learn new things and enjoy plenty of exercise.

“They are absolutely gorgeous and will make great companions for the right families. It is very common for families to get a pet without giving due consideration to the lifelong commitment involved , so we ask that all families think seriously about this before making the decision and visit our website for advice.”

Please visit Dogs Trust’s helpful resources online regarding getting a puppy.

If you are bewitched by any of these adorable pooches and want to give them a new home, contact Dogs Trust Ballymena on 0300 303 0292 or visit

Dogs Trust is the UK’s largest dog welfare charity and cares for nearly 17,000 dogs each year through its network of 20 Rehoming Centres across the UK and one in Dublin.