Dogs Trust

COVID-19 info: Our rehoming centres are currently closed to the public but you can still adopt some of our dogs: take a look at their profiles to see which ones. We’ve set up a new rehoming process which includes social distancing measures to help keep staff and adopters safe.

Dogs Trust asks for your help to name adorable rescue puppies born during the Coronavirus lockdown

Isn’t this the pick-me-up we all need? A litter of five rescue puppies born at Dogs Trust Glasgow during the Coronavirus pandemic, are looking for help from the public to name them. The team at Glasgow is launching an online poll to name the puppies and are calling on the public to get involved and give their vote.

The poll will begin at 10.00am on Thursday 7th May, with each puppy appearing on one of the charity’s social media feeds throughout the day, and voting will close at 10.00am on Friday 8th May. Anyone interested in voting can do so by visiting our Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts using the @DogsTrust handle.

The litter of five Terrier pups were born at the Uddingston centre five weeks ago, after their mother was found as a stray by local authorities, while heavily pregnant. The mother, who was named Linda by staff at Dogs Trust, has been receiving lots of TLC and is fully recovered from her ordeal. The charity’s Canine carers have also been giving the puppies round the clock care, to make sure they remain as healthy as possible. This has all been happening while adhering to the government’s social distancing restrictions, as the charity’s rehoming centres are currently closed to the public.

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

"At Dogs Trust we’re very lucky because we get to spend lots of time with gorgeous puppies like these. We know that with Government restrictions in force many people are spending much more time at home, with fewer distractions and may need a little pick-me-up in the shape of five bundles of furry joy to behold – and name!

"The puppies are doing well, although are currently not old enough to be rehomed to families yet. We anticipate that when they are, there will be a lot of interest in them from potential owners, so we may only be able to respond to the most suitable owners and halt any enquiries around the puppies if we become overwhelmed with responses.

"It is important that when considering getting a dog or puppy, to think carefully about how much of a commitment this is; and whether a pet will fit into your life in the long-term – especially once the Government’s restrictions have been lifted and normal life resumes."

Dogs Trust recently launched an online quiz for potential dog owners to test themselves on whether they are truly ready for the realities of dog ownership before taking the leap. This comes after research conducted by the charity showed that online searches to get a dog have shot up in the past month; while the country has been advised to stay at home. 

Whether you are a dog owner or not, you can continue to support Dogs Trust’s vital rehoming work by sponsoring a dog or by making a cash donation. Any donation, big or small, will go a long way to helping Dogs Trust continue to care for around 1,300 canine residents currently at their rehoming centres across the UK.