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The Twa dogs in search of new homes this Burns Day

Robert Burns Day [25th January] may be a day for celebrating the life and works of one of Scotland’s most famous lyricists and poets, however Dogs Trust Glasgow are hoping anyone honouring the man himself, will spare a thought for man’s best friend; who played such a big role in Robert Burns’ life.

‘The Twa Dogs’ is a popular poem written in memory of Burns’ own faithful companion; a Collie named Luath, and tells the tale of two dogs from very different backgrounds who find common ground as friends. Dogs Trust Glasgow’s very own ‘twa dogs’, are on the lookout for new homes with families that will show them the love and companionship highlighted by Robert Burns in his famous tale.

The first dog, a Border Collie named Bindy, is three years old and is looking for an adult only home with patient owners who will give her the space she needs to settle into her new surroundings. Brogan is an eight-year-old Border Collie cross who enjoys her own space from time-to-time and would like to be the only pet in the household.

Claire Cairney, Assistant Manager at Dogs Trust Glasgow, said:

“The bond between a dog and their owner is unbreakable and this was certainly the case for Robert Burns and his dog Luath, who were inseparable. It is said that Luath even played a hand in Burns meeting his wife Jean Armour for the first time. Apparently Luath tried to steal clothing from Jean’s washing line, which acted as in ice breaker and gave Burns the courage to strike up a conversation with her.

“We are hoping Burns’ enthusiasm and love for dogs will inspire potential owners to consider giving Bindy or Brogan a home this Burns Day. Owning a dog is one of the most rewarding things a person can do and who better to act as an advocate for the bond between dog and owner than one of the most respected Scotsmen in history.”

Bindy is a gorgeous, shy dog, who enjoys the quiet life and would prefer a home with few visitors. She was found straying by local authorities but seems to be used to rural environments, so a home in the countryside would be ideal.

Brogan is a very smart girl who enjoys learning new things and would like to continue this in her new home. She does like to keep her toys to herself, so would benefit from a family home with people over the age of 16, who are willing to respect this.

If you share our belief that a dog is for life and would like to find out more about Bindy or Brogan, then please get in touch with the team at Dogs Trust Glasgow on 0300 303 0292.