At Dogs Trust Bridgend, we have 40 kennels, and can care for around 80 dogs at any time. We have 2 large enclosed fields, where the dogs can burn some energy and play with some friends during an off-lead run, a training barn, 2 exercise areas filled with fun areas to explore, and on site vet suite.
We have a team of 24 staff, and an excellent group of dedicated volunteers who help with tasks from dog-walking to fundraising. We are located on an old farm site near the village of Pen-y-Fai, surrounded with lots of lovely rural walks for the dogs in our care to enjoy, while they are waiting for their new homes.
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If you have any enquiries, please contact Jael Jones and Michelle Underhill or give us a call on 01446 774423.
Dog of the week: Seren
Seren is a 4 year old crossbreed. She has had a complicated life so far, having been in several different homes, so she can struggle with new situations, but once settled she is a friendly dog who really loves people.
She does enjoy the company of other dogs, but would prefer to be the only dog in the home.
Seren loves her toys and treats, and I very affectionate.
She is looking for a home for life where her trust won’t be broken again. She can live with older children, is housetrained, and can be left alone for a few hours.
If you are able to offer Seren a home, pleas call us on 01656 725219, or pop into Dogs Trust, Court Colman, Pen-y-fai, Bridgend, CF31 4NG – we are open 12-4pm, every day except Monday.
Due to our rehoming procedures, it is best for anyone looking to give a dog a home to visit the centre to register first as we cannot reserve a dog over the phone.
***We are also appealing for donations of towels and blankets, our stock has run very low in the wet and cold weather – anything you can spare would be well used and greatly appreciated! Just drop into the centre. Thank you.***
Can you help?
We often have dogs that are under socialised, nervous and lack confidence. Most importantly - many of the dogs who come into our care also have severe separation issues.
These factors make these dogs quite difficult to rehome.
However, what they really need is a home with another dog in. In fact we urgently need dogs already in a home to help assist us in getting these needy dogs settled and into a home too! This really can make a massive difference!
However, please note - the dog in the home would need to be calm and well adjusted in order to help the new dog settle in!
Due to the overwhelming number of applications we receive, we are not able to take on any more volunteers to just walk the dogs.
However we urgently need new volunteers to come forward to assist in the cleaning of our kennels.
We are also appealing for new volunteers to commit on a regular basis each week to answer our very busy telephones!
Please would you contact the centre if you would like to volunteer. Please complete an application form and send to it our Volunteer Coordinator Audrey via email.
Please note: It may take a few weeks to process your application.
Training classes held every Thursday evening. See events for more information.
There will be no dog training classes this week (23/10/2014), at the Bridgend Rehoming centre, and also at the Cardiff site - for ActionPetz. Classes will resume as normal next week.
Dog Agility Course
An introduction to Dog Agility run by a qualified instructor and judge of agility with ober 15 years experience.
This is a 10 week course for dogs aged 12 months and over.
£50 for the course must be paid in advance.
For further details please contact Anne Kavanagh on 07811 763704 or email email@example.com
Please note: Anybody visiting the centre to rehome a dog and already competes, please let the centre know as they could have a dog available that specifically needs an agility home. Thank you!
For any enquiries on supporting the centre and getting involved in our fundraising events throughout the year, please contact:
Supporter Relations Officer
Tel: 01656 728923
For any neutering and campaigns enquiries, please contact our Campaigns Officer for the Bridgend Rehoming Centre, Fran Packwood on 07932 115750.
Do you ever wonder who would care for your dog should something happen to you?
Our Supporter Relations Officer, Linda Feagan, can let you know about our free Canine Care Card Scheme, to make sure your four-legged friend’s future is safe.
She can also help with information about leaving a gift in your will or donating in memory of a loved one.
Linda is here to spread the word about the work we do at Dogs Trust. She is very happy to come out and talk to groups or can arrange a tour and talk at the newly refurbished rehoming centre.
She also runs some local fundraising events for Dogs Trust Bridgend.
Contact Linda on 01656 728923 or email Linda.Feagan@dogstrust.org.uk
For further information about the Supporter Relations Team at Dogs Trust click here.
We believe that educating the dog owners of tomorrow can help reduce the problem of stray dogs and mean that more dogs will find a home for life from the word go. There are loads of teacher resources and fun games on www.learnwithdogs.org.uk, but our Education Officer Claire Kendrick is also available to run FREE workshops for schools throughout Wales, and can conduct tours of the centre. Contact her if you're interested:
T: 01656 728927