HOMELESS dogs are hoping to find somewhere to put their paws up this Christmas.
After the success of the Observer and Dogs Trust’s 12 Dogs of Christmas appeal in recent years – we are again appealing to readers to find a place in their hearts and homes for a four-legged friend.
Some of the dogs looking for a place of their own have been at the Kenilworth branch of Dogs Trust for years.
Centre manager Emma Healey said she is hoping people will open up their hearts and homes while remembering the charity’s slogan ‘A Dog is for Life, not just for Christmas.’
She said: “These dogs each have differing looks, personalities and needs but each one will make a wonderful addition to a loving new home so we are appealing for anyone who would like to rehome one of these deserving dogs to please get in touch.
“A dog can be such a rewarding addition to any family, but they do come with long-term responsibilities that will have a lasting impact on their new owner’s life.
“We would encourage anyone who believes a dog is for life and wants to welcome a four-legged friend into their lives in 2020 to visit us and give a dog a second chance to have the wonderful life all dogs deserve. We have plenty of dogs all looking for their special someone.”
Sweet Lurcher Oliver has been at the centre for years and appeared in several Christmas appeals. The eight-year-old loves his food, which staff say is a great way to build a bond with him and practice his training. He’d suit a fairly quiet home with patient new owners who will give him plenty of time to get used to his new environment. He could live with children aged 12 years or over as long as they give him time on his own when he needs it. Oliver will need to be the only pet in his new home and to be walked in quiet areas.
If you would like to find out more about the dogs visit www.dogstrust.org.uk/our-centre/kenilworth or call 01271 446058.