How many dogs?! Dogs Trust Glasgow reaches 10,000 successful dog adoptions | Dogs Trust

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How many dogs?! Dogs Trust Glasgow reaches 10,000 successful dog adoptions

Dogs Trust Glasgow is delighted to announce it has rehomed more than 10,000 dogs since it first opened its doors in October 2006. The milestone is just one in a number of significant achievements made in the last year including:

  • The launch of a dedicated Campaigns team for Scotland who recently completed their 1,000 health check on dogs attending their community events throughout the country.
  • Dogs Trust Glasgow’s Home From Home Fostering Scheme which found its 100th dog a foster carer while it waited patiently on its forever home.
  • The launch of Dog School in Glasgow in April this year which has since helped more than 300 dogs through puppy training and one-to-one support.
  • More than 300 Be Dog Smart (BDS) workshops delivered by the centre’s Education and Community Officer in schools across the region

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

“Dogs Trust Glasgow has come a long way since it was first opened 11 years ago and we couldn’t have done it without the help of our amazing supporters. We would like to send a huge thank you to them for helping us continue to provide sanctuary for homeless dogs in need; without this support we wouldn’t be here today and certainly wouldn’t have reached such an important landmark in our rehoming efforts.”

“This is why it is so important for us to continue showcasing the wide scope of work that goes on here at the Glasgow Rehoming Centre and the dedication of our staff; from rehoming dogs; to community events which have supported many dog owners in Scotland ensure their pets are microchipped, neutered and remain healthy and happy; our foster scheme that has allowed us to increase the number of dogs in our care while giving families the chance to experience the rewards of being a dog owner; and our BDS workshops which teach young dog owners of tomorrow how to be safe around dogs.”

Next year marks the 40th anniversary of Dogs Trust’s famous slogan “A dog is for life, not just for Christmas®” which is still as relevant now as it’s ever been. To mark this milestone, the team at Glasgow have put together a video showcasing the journey of one of their canine residents, Hendrick, from the moment he arrived at the Rehoming Centre, to the day he headed off to his forever home.

Sandra continued:

“We created this video to illustrate what goes on behind the scenes here at the Rehoming Centre and how involved the process is of caring for and rehoming a dog. Every canine resident is treated like our own family pet and we’d like to think this has contributed to so many successful adoptions over the years.”

Jen Terris, Campaigns Manager for Dogs Trust in Scotland, said:

“We are thrilled to have reached such a milestone in promoting dog welfare across the country. A major issue we want to tackle in Scotland is stray dog population and by targeting communities most affected with tailored campaigns, we hope to keep more dogs in happy homes. The response we’ve had from our community events has been fantastic and we have been using the data gathered from these to inform our campaign strategy in 2018.”

“We would encourage dog owners to come along to one of our community events to find out more about Dogs Trust and what practical advice we can offer. Our Vet Nurse, Jillian Rose, has put together a short video demonstration of the free health checks and dog microchipping we provide to those who request them, which is available on our YouTube channel.”

There is no shortage of dogs looking for new homes at Dogs Trust Glasgow. If you are interested in adopting a rescue dog, please get in touch with the team on Dogs Trust Glasgow 0303 003 0000.