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Dogs Trust Glasgow celebrate Burns Day in style with canine ceilidh

Residents at Dogs Trust’s Rehoming Centre in Glasgow have been enjoying some Robert Burns Day celebrations, with their very own canine ceilidh and dog friendly Burns supper. One dog in particular, Rudi the Crossbreed, is hoping to dazzle potential new owners by showing off his amazing Scottish dancing skills.

Rudi has been a resident at the Uddingston-based Rehoming Centre for nine months so this will be his first Burns Day in the care of the charity – and hopefully his only before finding a wonderful new home. Canine carers have put together a video of them pulling out all the stops by donning tartan scarves; training canine residents to the beat of traditional ceilidh music and even providing them with a dog friendly Burns supper, consisting of their favourite dog food, and some ‘neeps and tatties’.

Burns Day is typically a celebration of the life and poetry of Robert Burns, however Dogs Trust West Calder have put their own special spin on the day to honour Robert Burns’ own canine companion, a Border Collie named Luath, who inspired many of his famous works.

Sandra Lawton, Rehoming Centre Manager at Dogs Trust Glasgow, said:

“Our residents loved their dog friendly Burns supper and it is very easy to make as it incorporates dog food, with healthy turnip and potatoes. We always recommend being conscious of what we feed dogs as not all human foods are compatible with their diet but certain things, like turnip and potatoes, can be healthy – if you find a dog that loves their vegetables!

“Although our Burns celebration is a bit of fun, we wanted to mark the occasion because Robert Burns Day is an important date in the Scottish diary, making us think about our heritage and the huge influence a person - or dog - can have on the lives of others.

“Rudi deserves a committed owner who is willing to continue his training as he loves to learn. Having experience with bull breeds would be beneficial, although any dog experience as an adult would be considered.”

Rudi is a gorgeous little guy who is looking for a home where he will be the only pet so he can soak up all of the attention. He can be a bit worried in new situations so is looking for a calm and gentle owner to build his confidence.

If you would like to find out more information about Rudi please call the team at Glasgow on 0300 303 0292.