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Small dogs, not lap dogs

Dogs Trust Salisbury are playing host to four pint-sized pooches who, despite being small breeds, are being overlooked by potential new families because they aren’t typical lap dogs. 

Ten-year-old Crossbreed, Lenny, two-year-old Pomeranian, Max, three-year-old Jack Russell, Sansa, and six-year-old Crossbreed, Chip might be small, but they have big personalities and what they lack in size, they more than make up for in character. Staff say all four would make a fantastic addition to an experienced adult-only family, but they are still searching for their forever homes as adopters tend to favour the small dogs who enjoying cuddling up on your lap. 

All four dogs are super clever and enjoy learning new things in return for tasty treats, which will prove useful to adult only families who enjoy the training element of owning a dog. 

Tery Laffin, Rehoming Centre Manager for Dogs Trust Salisbury said:

“It’s safe to say these four are not typical lap dogs and sadly they are often passed up in favour of their other kennels friends who’d be happy with a snuggle on the sofa. Max, Lenny, Sansa and Chip love being out and about, learning new things and prefer a hands-off approach, but we’re confident there’s someone out there for each of them.

“We’d need patient owners who will enjoy the commitment of owning a dog who, once they know you, will give you lots of love. All four pooches build strong bonds, they just need a little bit of time and patience, with plenty of tasty treats thrown in and they soon learn to trust.” 

All four dogs are looking for an adult-only home, pet free home. They take their time getting to know people, so new owners would need to visit a number of times to get to know them. 

If you are interested in giving one of these fantastic four a forever home, or would like to find out more about the residents at Dogs Trust Salisbury, please call 0300 303 0292.