11,000th homeless hound finds perfect home on 11th November
Dogs Trust Merseyside thanks dog lovers for support
Dogs Trust Merseyside is celebrating finding its 11,000th homeless hound her forever home – on the 11th of the 11th.
The lucky pooch taking the accolade is Suki, a German Shepherd Cross, who headed home on Saturday with her new owners Craig Smith and Aimee Leyland of St Helens who fell in love with the six-year-old as soon as they saw her.
“Suki is absolutely beautiful and we couldn’t believe it when the staff told us she was the 11,000th dog to be adopted. That made it really special and then when we all realised it was on the 11th of the 11th too, that made it even more incredible. It was definitely meant to be!”
Suki found herself at the Huyton rehoming centre after her previous owners’ circumstances changes and they couldn’t take her to their new home. Within days of her arriving, Craig and Aimee spotted her on a visit to the centre, and hoped she was the dog for them.
“As soon as we walked over to her she wagged her tail and she stole our hearts straight away! She has a gorgeous temperament; she is really laid back but very playful too and is enjoying playing with all her new toys. She particularly likes a game of tug but loves a cuddle too.”
Dogs Trust Merseyside opened in 1999 and has welcomed, cared for and waved a fond farewell to dogs of all shapes and sizes, from Boxers to Bernese Mountain Dogs and Labradors to Lurchers.
Rehoming Centre Manager, Georgina Lowery, comments:
“We want to take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone who has supported us over the years and given our dogs their forever homes.
“The joy of seeing a dog happily head off with their new owners never fades, even though we’ve seen it happen 11,000 times! We like to think a dog is for life but for so many reasons that sometimes can’t be the case. It’s wonderful to be here to give the dogs the love and attention they deserve until they find their special someone.”
If you would like to give a dog a second chance, please contact Dogs Trust Merseyside on 0300 303 0292 or visit the centre at Whiston Lane, Liverpool, L36 6HP. It is open 12pm-4pm, every day except Wednesday when it is closed. Find out more at www.dogstrust.org.uk