Dogs Trust pups enjoy new sensory garden - The Leamington Observer

Dogs Trust pups enjoy new sensory garden

Leamington Editorial 18th Oct, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016   0

DOGS are sticking their heads – and paws – in the sand at a Kenilworth rehoming centre.

Pups at Dogs Trust Kenilworth can enjoy the centre’s new sensory garden which is made from gravel, astro turf, grass and a sandpit.

It includes a water feature, mirror, sand pit, plants, tyres and an archway for them to explore.

The garden is designed to stimulate dog senses while also providing a relaxing environment.

Funding for the garden came from the charity’s Environment Enrichment Fund.

A £500 donation was also given by one of the trust volunteers in memory of their sponsor dog Apatchi.

Rehoming centre manager Sandra Foulds said: “As well as being fun environments for dogs to enjoy, sensory gardens are a great way of keeping them entertained, stimulating them with physical and mental challenges and building their confidence.”

One of the dogs particularly enjoying the garden is two year-old border collie cross Honey.

The youngster loves the quiet surroundings and playing with her toys in the area.

Staff at the trust are looking for an adult-only home for the pup, with a family who can give her lots of attention.

Call the centre on 0300 303 0292 to find out more.

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