The law in Northern Ireland has changed!
As from April 2012 you must have your dog microchipped!
To assist dog owners to comply with this new requirement, Dogs Trust is offering FREE DOG MICROCHIPPING through local councils and vets, until the end of the year.
A microchip is a small, electronic chip that is about the same size as a grain of rice, which is injected under your dog’s skin. The microchip is coded with a unique number that can be read by a scanner.
Should your dog stray or get lost and he is picked up and scanned by the dog warden or a vet, they can quickly find out the registered keepers' details. So your dog will be able to be returned to you quicker and easier!
Don’t miss out - GET YOUR DOG CHIPPED FOR FREE today!
You can ask your local veterinary practise* to chip your dog for free today, or visit www.chipmydog.org.uk. Alternatively, keep an eye on the local press for information on events in your area or simply go along to Dogs Trust Ballymena rehoming centre to have your dog chipped free of charge (please call 028 2565 2977 to make an appointment).
*At participating vets only. You can download a list of vets here.
Dog Of The Week
Greg loves attention and going for his daily walks. He also loves his toys but can be a little possessive!
Greg is looking for an adult home and would be best as the only pet. He is house trained and also likes to go for a spin in the car.
Visit Dogs Trust Ballymena, 60 Teeshan Road, Ballymena, Co Antrim, BT43 5PN or call the centre on 028 2565 2977. www.dogstrust.org.uk
Dogs Trust Ballymena cares for hundreds of dogs every year in 25 kennels. Our friendly team are waiting to welcome you! Whether you're an experienced owner or a first timer, our dedicated staff will help you choose the dog that's right for you, your family and your lifestyle.
The Pets at Home Adoption Advisors will be in the below stores throughout July/August/September:
|Fri 18th July
|Sat 19th July
||Stormont estate (The Bullfield) 11am – 4pm
|Sun 20th July
||Beechgrove Doggy Fun Park 10am - 4pm
|Mon 21st July
|| Sat 26th Aug
||Bangor P@H (excluding Weds 23rd July)
|Sun 27th July
||PDSA Fun Day at Crawfordsburn Country Park 10.30am – 4pm
|Tues 29th July
||Sat 2nd Aug
||Boucher road P@H (excluding Weds 30th July)
|Sun 3rd Aug
||Kite Festival at Downhill Demesne 12pm – 4pm
|Sat 9th Aug
||Bark in the Park at the Ecos Centre 12pm – 3pm
|Sun 10th Aug
|| Tues 12th Aug
|Thurs 14th Aug
|| Sat 16th Aug
|Mon 18th Aug
|| Sun 24th Aug
||Newtownabbey P@H (excluding Weds 20th Aug)
|Thurs 28th Aug
|| Tues 2nd Sept
||Lisburn P@H (excluding Sat 30th Aug)
|Sat 30th Aug
||Antrim Bark in the Park at Antrim Lough Shore 12pm – 3pm
|Sat 6th Sept
||Dogs Trust Ballymena Open Day 12pm – 4pm
|Thurs 18th Sept
||Sun 21st Sept
|Thurs 25th Sept
||Sat 27th Sept
Can You Help?
We are looking for donations for our tombola, raffle and bric-a-brac stall. From unwanted gifts, to unusual items that can help us raise money on the day! Please contact the centre on 028 2565 2977.
If you have any rehoming queries or want to know more about a particular dog, please call the centre on 028 2565 2977. You can also find out more about the people here on our Meet the Team page.
Our Northern Ireland Education Officer, Cathy Clyde, provides information and free workshops to schools focussing on responsible dog ownership. You can find out more about Dogs Trust Education and get free teaching and learning resources from the Learn with Dogs website, or contact Cathy using the details below (please do not contact Cathy about dogs / with centre queries, but call 028 2565 2977):
T: 028 2566 1004 - Email Cathy
The Centre is also the base of Campaign Manager for Northern Ireland Ronnie Milsop. He can be contacted on (please do not contact Ronnie about dogs / with centre queries, but call 028 2565 2977):
T: 028 256 32820 / F: 028 256 30649 - Email Ronnie
We look forward to meeting you the next time you pop in to visit!