Dogs Trust

Chocs away! Eggstra special Easter egg hunt at Dogs Trust Newbury

Staff at Dogs Trust Newbury are giving their four-legged residents an eggstra special treat this Easter by arranging a fun-filled doggy Easter egg hunt with a difference!

Staff will be hiding a variety of delicious doggy delicacies around the grounds of the rehoming centre before taking the dogs out to have some fun uncovering their favourite treats as they await loving new homes.

Chocolate contains an ingredient which is highly toxic to dogs, so instead of using chocolatey treats, staff at the rehoming centre are getting creative in the kitchen and cooking up batches of dog-friendly Easter biscuits for the furry residents to sniff out and enjoy. Three of the dogs taking part are three-year-old Lurcher Twinkle, three-year old Terrier Bruno and ten-year-old Terrier Dylan. This fun-loving threesome are just three of the forty dogs in the care of the rehoming centre who are hoping to sniff out a loving home of their own.

Nicki Barrow Dogs Trust Newbury Rehoming Centre Manager explains,

“Chocolate contains theobromine, which is extremely toxic to man’s best friend so our four-legged friends are often left out of the Easter celebrations but that needn’t be the case. This doggy Easter egg hunt is a great way to have some fun with our dogs and get them involved in the festivities!”

“Not only are activities such as Easter egg hunts really fun for our four-legged friends, they also help provide them with an eggciting way to challenge their senses and learn new games. We’ll be using their favourite treats and baking a batch of delicious dog-friendly biscuits as featured in our latest Wag! magazine which we know will go down a treat! We hope this fun activity will help keep the dogs stimulated and ensure they have lots of fun with us whilst they wait to find new homes”

Nicki continues,

“It’s so important that you make sure you keep chocolate out of reach of your dogs this Easter. If you think your dog may have ingested chocolate, we advise that you speak to a vet as a matter of urgency.”

If you think you would like to give a rescue dog a happy home, please get in touch with Dogs Trust Newbury on 0300 303 0292.