Dogs Trust Salisbury gets year off to a wagging start
Dogs Trust Salisbury is celebrating after rehoming more dogs than ever during the first three months of the year.
The Newton Tony-based rehoming centre saw a 14% increase in dogs successfully rehomed compared to the same quarter last year. 2019’s record-breaking start saw the team rehome 126 dogs during the first three months of 2019, beating the 111 during the same quarter last previous year.
A variety of breeds trotted off to their new homes during the last three months including Lurchers, Terriers, Greyhounds and Crossbreeds. Collie Crosses were the most popular breeds to be rehomed, and ages of the dogs finding new families ranged from puppies to senior citizens, the oldest of which was 13 years young. Some dogs were rehomed individually, whilst others went as pairs.
Jacinta Lye, Rehoming Centre Manager at Dogs Trust Salisbury, said:
“It’s been a cracking first quarter for us and our rehoming success is down to all the hard work and dedication of our staff and volunteers and their passion to find loving homes for the dogs in our care. If we carry on rehoming dogs at this rate, we’re set to have an incredible 2019 and on track to rehome more than 500 dogs in Salisbury and the surrounding areas.”
Despite a fantastic start to the year, the team at Dogs Trust Salisbury are keen to remind people that there are still lots of other 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 currently have around 40 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 Salisbury call 01980 880891.