A fantastic end to 2017, our beautiful Darla found her new forever home... | Dogs Trust

Dogs Trust

A fantastic end to 2017, our beautiful Darla found her new forever home...

As 2017 started to draw to a close and the festive fun started to flow, the Salisbury team started to prepare and make plans for their dogs over the Christmas period. As usual rotas were drawn for staffing on the big day and plans were made for our ‘Home From Home’ dogs that would possibly need to come back to the centre as their current foster families may not be around over the Christmas period. One of these dogs was our beautiful Darla, formerly known to many as Dancer.

Darla had lived with her foster family since September last year and was due to come back to the centre mid-December due to an upcoming holiday. Being a sensitive girl who doesn't adjust well to time in the kennels, staff at the centre where making plans for Darla’s return.  

However, early December brought us the first sign that we may well have our own Christmas miracle in the making.

Tery Laffin, Rehoming Centre Manager at Dogs Trust Salisbury, says:

“It has always puzzled us as to why Darla had been overlooked so many times. However, when a new family showed potential interest in early December, the whole team here at Salisbury had their fingers crossed for Darla...”

After several meetings with the kennel staff to go through Darla’s history and specifics needs, an introduction was arranged and Darla was introduced to her new potential owners. Several walks later and 1-2-1 meetings with the kennel staff to discuss Darla’s ongoing training needs, a going home date was arranged.

Sarah Timbrell, Canine Carer at Dogs Trust Salisbury, says:

“We’re all so happy for Darla, she’s an amazing dog who thoroughly deserves this great new home…”

The week before Christmas Darla left the centre to start life in her new home. We are all going to miss her, but couldn't be happier for this amazing dog to find her own little Christmas miracle.