Annie Wells MSP visits Dogs Trust Glasgow
Scottish Conservative and Unionist Member of Scottish Parliament, Annie Wells, visited Dogs Trust Glasgow recently. As an active supporter of the charity’s work, Ms Wells was eager to find out more about her local Dogs Trust Rehoming Centre.
Ms Wells was given a tour of the centre and met a number of current canine residents, likely to be staying at the Rehoming Centre over the festive season. She also had the opportunity to chat with members of staff about the diverse work of the charity, including the community engagement initiatives they run to support families to purchase pets responsibly, as well as helping them ensure they become responsible dog owners.
2018 marked the 40th anniversary of Dogs Trust’s famous slogan, ‘A Dog is for Life, not just for Christmas®’ and Dogs Trust’s Rehoming Centre in Glasgow cared for around 100 dogs over the festive period.
Dogs Trust Glasgow Rehoming Centre Manager, Sandra Lawton, said:
“We were delighted to welcome Annie to Dogs Trust Glasgow. There were lots of waggy tails as she arrived at the Rehoming Centre and it was a great opportunity to show her first hand the work we do and introduce her to some of our current residents.
“Our slogan is still as relevant today as it was all those years ago when it was first coined. Every year we have dogs brought to us from people who have received them as presents and don’t want them. Dogs are a wonderful addition in the right circumstances, but before bringing one into our homes we all need to think whether they are right for our lifestyles and, whether we can give them a home for life.”
Ms Wells said:
“It was fantastic to visit Dogs Trust Glasgow and meet with staff and some of the lovely dogs looking for homes. It was also very interesting to find out more about the work that goes on behind the scenes to support both dog owners and future dog owners alike, such as through its recently launched Dog School or the charity’s community events to make as much information available to the public as possible.
“Passionate dog owners will agree that their pets are valued members of their family and it is important that we give them the best life we possibly can. I’m looking forward to supporting Dogs Trust further, in a bid to help try and make this a reality for all dogs.”
If you’re interested in adopting a dog from Dogs Trust Glasgow or for more information please call 0300 303 0292.