Puppies have their palace but now they’re looking for their furry-tail ending
Puppies waiting for their forever homes at Dogs Trust Loughborough have a new outdoor play area thanks to dog lovers across the region.
The ‘Puppy Palace’, as staff have named it, provides additional space for puppies to enjoy running around outside as well as giving them an indoor space where they can enjoy cuddles and quiet time with their carers.
Celine Di Crocco, Dogs Trust Loughborough Rehoming Centre Manager says:
“This is a fantastic addition to our puppy accommodation. We sometimes have puppies handed over to us, some are born on site and we also look after pups that have been illegally imported into the UK and have had a horrible start in life so it’s great that they can all now enjoy this extra play area whilst they are with us.”
Supporters of Dogs Trust Loughborough Jan and Roger Neal whose donations contributed to the building of the Puppy Palace were invited to the opening and met illegally imported pups Chow Chow, Sugar, who had been illegally imported from Hungary and Maltese Crosses Spooky and Spice smuggled almost 2,000 miles from Romania.
“The pups are absolutely gorgeous and, particularly given what they have been through, it is wonderful to see them enjoying themselves so much.
“We adore dogs and can’t imagine our life without them. They give us so much joy so we want to give something back to those dogs that have found themselves without a forever home, often through no fault of their own. We love to help out as much as we can and are delighted to be here at the opening.”
Supporters of the Pets at Home raffle and VIP Club members also contributed to the Puppy Palace, enabling toys to be bought to keep the pups entertained whilst waiting to find their special someone.
“We would like to say a huge thank you to dog lovers across the region whose continual support means we can make sure our dogs have everything they need whilst they are with us.
“Giving puppies the best start in life is so important and our new Puppy Palace will definitely make sure they can have lots of fun whilst also getting used to the sights, sounds and smells of the outdoors more than ever, before they head off home with their forever families.”