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Volunteer helps prepare pooch for the next chapter in his life by reading to him

A dog-loving volunteer at Dogs Trust Kenilworth is taking the opportunity to help a four-legged friend who’s found his furry-tail ending prepare for life in his new home by reading to him.

Handsome four-year-old Golden Retriever Alfie has been at the Rehoming Centre since for a month and struggles with being on his own. But adoring volunteer Annie Wilson has learnt that a routine of reading to him everyday helps him to settle and build his confidence which will better prepare him for life in a home environment.

Since discovering his love for literacy, Alfie has learnt to relax and has come on leaps and bounds. He enjoys nothing more than snuggling up to enjoy a good book and his favourite authors include JK Growling, Terrier Pratchet and Beatrix Pawter. Alfie’s canine carers hope that all this extra time spent with him will help prepare him for a happy ending in his new home.

Emma Healey, Rehoming Centre Manager at Dogs Trust Kenilworth comments:

“Spending time with dogs, doing relaxing activities, such as reading, can be really beneficial for their socialisation. Alfie loves human company and struggles to be left on his own so by reading to him, it helps him to settle and we hope that by doing this, it’ll help him to cope better in his new home environment.

“This sweet boy has landed on his paws and will be homeward bound very soon. We have great expectations that Alfie will live happily ever after as he turns the page in the next chapter of his life.”

If you are interested in rehoming a dog, please call Dogs Trust Kenilworth on 0300 303 0292.