December 1st, 2016Articles
Dogs Trust is taking a stand against impulse puppy purchasing by changing its name to Socks Trust, encouraging Brits to #GiveSocksNotDogs this Christmas. To highlight the huge number of Christmas gift pups given up by ill-prepared owners, the charity has created an exclusive line of festive socks featuring some of the loveable hounds left abandoned over the festive season.Tags: Dogs Trust Press Release
October 26th, 2016Articles
Staff at Dogs Trust Shrewsbury are hoping this Hallowe’en weekend will see a litter of seven puppies work their magic on dog lovers.
The four brothers Pumpkin, Boo, Ghost and Cobweb along with their sisters Candy, Cinammon and Spice are all looking for ‘spook-tacular’ homes and are already learning a few simple tricks in return for their favourite treats to enchant their potential owners.
The Lurcher pups, now seven weeks old, were born just days after their mum, 18-month-old Sadie, was handed in to the centre after her owner could no longer take care of her.
Louise Campbell, Dogs Trust Shrewsbury Rehoming Centre Manager says:
“Like all puppies they are absolutely adorable but we are looking for homes with owners who have the time and patience to give them everything they need.
“We have already started to do basic training with them and they are very quick learners, especially if their favourite foodie treat or toy is on offer as a reward! Now we’ve just got our fingers crossed that they will head off to magical homes soon.”
To find out more, contact Dogs Trust Shrewsbury on 0300 303 0292.
Dogs Trust Shrewsbury is holding a free Hallowe’en event for children aged 7-11 on Thursday 27th October, 1.30pm-3pm. There will be ghoulish games and spooky snacks. Places must be booked in advance by calling 01952 771405 or emailing, here.Tags: Dogs Trust Press Release
October 26th, 2016Articles
There are some creepy goings on at Dogs Trust Bridgend this Howl-o-ween as the rehoming centre is playing host to an adorable resident whose teeth make him look like a vampire.
The seven-year-old Lhasa Apso called Milo has two noticeable ‘fangs’ protruding from his bottom jaw. He has been the talk of the rehoming centre since his arrival last week, especially since coming in during the month of Halloween.
Despite his appearance, Milo couldn’t be further from a vampire and is actually an extremely sweet natured, gentle character. He is a friendly chap who gets on well with other dogs. He walks well on his lead and loves an afternoon nap.
Dogs Trust Bridgend have been inundated with questions about his teeth but staff have put it down to an unexplained phenomenon and whilst he wouldn’t look out of place in Transylvania, staff are hoping that a local dog lover can embrace his quirky looks and offer him a loving new home.
Angela Wetherall, Dogs Trust Rehoming Centre Manager for Bridgend says: “We are amazed by how much Milo’s teeth resemble vampire fangs – they have certainly become a topic of conversation with staff and visitors! He may bear an uncanny resemblance to Count Dracula but he is no bloodhound!
“Milo is missing his home comforts and is looking for a fairly quiet home. He could live with other animals or children over the age of 14 who will give him time on his own when he needs it.”
If Milo has cast a spell on you and you think you could give him, or any of the other dogs a loving new home, please call Dogs Trust Bridgend on 0300 303 0292.Tags: Dogs Trust Press Release
August 10th, 2016Articles
A dog being cared for at Dogs Trust Ballymena, dubbed the one “nobody wanted”, is still waiting on a loving owner to take him home.
Six months after Dogs Trust Ballymena launched a nationwide appeal to find a home for seven-year-old on Valentine’s Day, Labrador Cross Vinnie, the “gentle giant” is sadly still seeking a loving owner.Tags: Dogs Trust Press Release