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A litter of orphaned puppies who were hand-reared at Dogs Trust Bridgend are looking for love this Valentine’s Day.
Yorkshire Terriers Cupid, Venus and Valentine are now six weeks old and were brought into the rehoming centre after their mum sadly died during labour and their owners could no longer care for them. They came into the care of Dogs Trust when they were three weeks old and hand reared at the home of Becky Baker, who is the rehoming centre’s assistant manager.
Sadly their mum didn’t survive but the three puppies made it. Dogs Trust Bridgend stepped in to help care for the litter as they were tiny and in need of round the clock care, including hand-rearing to ensure they had the best possible chance of surviving their first few weeks.
Becky Baker, Assistant Manager at Dogs Trust Bridgend, who is caring for the three pups said:
“The puppies were so tiny and came to me at a crucial point in their development so needed a huge amount of TLC and attention to ensure that they grew into healthy and well-socialised pups who could eventually go off to their forever homes.
“I’ve seen them grow into playful, confident and funny pups that I could watch all day so it’s hard not to get attached to this adorable bunch that I’ve worked so closely with, and it’s bitter sweet seeing them off to their new homes; but I know I’ll be over the moon when they find their perfect match and have a fresh start with a happy ending.”
As most people are celebrating romance on the 14th February, these playful pups are searching for a new family who are around most of the time to help them settle in and learn all about family life. They will benefit from attending puppy classes with Dog School South Wales to help them flourish into well-rounded dogs.
“These pups haven’t had a great start to life but they are now ready to be whisked off to a new home by a loving new owner.
“These fun-loving little pups are full of energy so we are looking for owners who appreciate the demands of young puppies and are at home most of the day to help them settle in.
“They need homes with secure gardens to play around in and loving new families prepared to dedicate time to their training and socialisation. They are super little dogs who would make the perfect pets in the right homes and we don’t think it’ll be too long before they find their love match.”
We encourage anyone who is coping with an unwanted litter to get in touch with their local rescue centre who will be able to offer advice or help with the care that all puppies need and provide them with the best start in life to ensure they will thrive in a new home.
If these pups have captured your heart this Valentine’s Day, please contact the rehoming centre directly on 0300 303 0292.