Record-breaking year for Dogs Trust Newbury who rehome more dogs than ever in 2018
This year brought us a Royal Wedding, England almost won the world cup and we had one of the hottest summers ever. But 2018 is even more memorable for Dogs Trust Newbury as they celebrate a successful year of rehoming more dogs than ever before.
It has been a record-breaking 2018 for the Hamstead Marshall-based centre, who re-opened in January this year following a state of the art refurbishment in January, as they have waved goodbye to 260 dogs this year - 30 more dogs than 2017, including long term residents Crossbreeds Patch and Pickles and Bobby the Greyhound who had collectively been at the rehoming centre for four years.
A variety of breeds trotted off to their new homes during the year including Lurchers, Spaniels, Staffies and Crossbreeds. Terriers were the most popular breeds to be rehomed, closely followed by Collies, and ages ranged from puppies to senior citizens the oldest of which was a pair of Crossbreeds who were 12 years young. Some dogs were rehomed individually, whilst others went as pairs.
The flagship moment of the year was the official re-opening following 18 months of refurbishment work to feature modern kennels with underfloor heating, all-weather compounds, a training barn and vet suite.
Nicki Barrow, Rehoming Centre Manager at Dogs Trust Newbury, said:
“It’s been a cracking year for us and our rehoming success was helped by all the hard work and dedication of our staff and volunteers and their passion to find loving homes for the dogs in our care. We’re really excited to see what 2019 brings – and we’re going to pull out even more stops to rehome even more dogs next year!”
Despite a fantastic year, the team at Dogs Trust Newbury are keen to remind people that there are still lots of dogs patiently waiting for their special someone and are encouraging dog lovers to adopt-not-shop if they are thinking of adding a four-legged friend to their home in 2019.
“We have around 30 dogs all looking for a new family. Some of them have been with us a little while now so we all have our fingers crossed that 2019 will be the year for them.”
If you’re thinking of rehoming a dog from Dogs Trust Newbury
call 0300 303 0292