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It's a 'hard back' life for well-read rescue dog

This World Book Day, staff at Dogs Trust Canterbury are taking the opportunity to help a four-legged resident with a nose for a good book find his furry-tale ending in a loving home by reading to him some of the world’s best-loved stories.

Kipper the pretty five-year-old Crossbreed  has been at the Rehoming Centre for over a month, but has sadly yet to find her perfect home. Loveable Kipper, gets on well with her carers but she can be shy around new dogs and staff feel this may be holding her back in her quest for the perfect home. To help her better prepare for life in a home environment, they have started to read to her every day.

Since starting the reading scheme, Kipper, who is the spitting image of Kipper in the popular series, has come on leaps and bounds and enjoys nothing more than snuggling up to her carers to enjoy a good book. Her favourites include Homeward Bound, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night time and of course Kipper. Staff hope that all this extra time spent with her will help her get the furry-tale ending he deserves.

Adam Levy, Rehoming Centre Manager at Dogs Trust Canterbury comments,

“Reading to dogs can be really beneficial for their socialisation and we hope that by reading Kipper her favourite stories, we can get her used to new voices and better prepare her for when the time comes to embark on the journey to his forever home.”

“This  bouncy sweet girl is looking for a household with children over 11 where she can enjoy long, quiet walks in a peaceful setting and play with lots of toys. Ideally her new home will have its own garden where she can enjoy lots of outdoor playtime before settling down for a bedtime story. We have great expectations that she will soon be gone with the wind as she turns the page on the next chapter of her life.”

If you can offer Kipper a home, please contact Dogs Trust Canterbury on 0300 303 0292.