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Happy New Year!

The Merseyside rehoming centre continues to find new homes for dogs despite the pandemic.

Well, 2020 was a rollercoaster ride for us all but at Dogs Trust Merseyside, we have had more ups than downs this last 12 months.

It has been tough at times, we’ve had to adapt almost everything we do, keeping in line with government guidelines whilst still doing our best for the dogs and the people that need us. Video calls rather than visits to the centre, virtual home checks and dogs were initially being taken to their new homes and adopted at the first meet!

One of the best things to come out of the situation was that people were finding themselves spending more time at home. This meant that a lot of people were now a suitable match for some of our longer-term dogs, and once initial lockdown restrictions were eased in July, we began the process of arranging the many meetings needed for these special hounds.

We have waved off lots of familiar faces and welcomed many new ones in 2020. Our rehoming figures have stayed high, and we found new families for 576 dogs. That’s one and a half dogs every day! Dogs have found new homes in every corner of the nation, from Carlisle to Exeter, Folkstone to Whitley Bay, and everywhere in between.

So, to each one of our adopters in 2020, a huge thank you. Here’s to our continued success, and a more straightforward 2021!