*Reminder - Common Wealth Games*
Over the coming weeks due to the Commonwealth Games there will be an increase in traffic around Glasgow.
Glasgow City Council are warning people to expect big delays on roads, road closures and an increase on commuters on public transport.
We are already seeing road closures near the centre. A big chunk of the games are happening within a 10 mile radiance of our rehoming centre including the opening ceremony happening less than 4 miles away (Celtic football ground) on Wednesday.
Our lovely centre has 66 glass fronted kennels that house hundreds of dogs every year on their journey to a new home. Like every Dogs Trust centre, we never put a healthy dog down, so we'll never stop trying to find a home for every dog, even the 'special dogs' who have been with us for six months or more. Of course we also have two lovely sponsor dogs, Jock and Cuillen, who always love to hear from new sponsors!
If you are on the lookout for a new pooch please come in and visit. For more information about rehoming a dog, donations, visiting the centre and volunteering, please contact our Rehoming Centre Team on 0141 773 5130 or email the Centre.
*If you are interested in rehoming from us and live in rented accommodation, please remember to bring written permission with you to the centre.*
As well as finding forever homes for our dogs, we also have an Education Officer, Alison Russell, who visits schools with her Collie Cross Alfie to deliver free class workshops for the dog owners of tomorrow. We believe that by encouraging children to think about responsible dog ownership we can begin to reduce the number of stray dogs and help dogs stay in loving homes for life. You can give Alison a ring on 0141 773 5142 or email her to talk about booking a workshop. Check out our exciting education website www.learnwithdogs.co.uk for fun online games, free resources for teachers and much more!
Dog of the Week: Bobo and Levi
This lovely duo are not only mother and son but they truly are the best of friends!
Levi is 12 yrs old and her son, Bobo, is 11. Sadly they came to Dogs Trust after their owner could no longer care for them due to ill health. This pair have been looking for their forever home since January and sadly keep being over looked due to being a little older, although, do not let their age fool you – they both love long walks, running and playing fetch!
Bobo and Levi have lived with children of all ages and would love a loving family who will give them plenty of cuddles.
Emma-Louise Livingston is our Supporter Relations Officer. Emma helps our wonderful local fundraisers and also organizes local fundraising events, to raise much needed funds for the dogs in our care. Emma also assists with local media enquiries and attends group talks to spread the word about Dogs Trust far and wide! Emma runs the Dogs Trust Glasgow Twitter feed, where you can keep up to date with the comings and goings of the dogs and activities at our centre. If you’d like to know more about how you could support Dogs Trust Glasgow, you can email Emma or give her a ring on 0141 773 5141.
You can also visit our brand new charity shop in Tolcross Road! More details can be found on the charity shop page.
Do you ever wonder who would care for your dog should something happen to you?
Our Supporter Relations Officer, Emma-Louise Livingstone, 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.
Emma 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 Glasgow.
Contact Emma on 0141 7735141 or email Emma-louise.Livingstone@dogstrust.org.uk
For further information about the Supporter Relations Team at Dogs Trust click here.
Where positive training creates positive relationships!
Help your dog to behave in real life situations:
- Greet people calmly
- Focus on owners when distractions are around
- Targets for recall
- Play with toys correctly
- Walk nicely on a lead
- Have fun with your dog!
Classes run in 6 week blocks on Thursday nights
6 dogs maximum per class
To book a class please contact:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 07598 077327
Now that you know all about us, we'd like to know more about you. Drop in to visit us soon!