It’s a new life in the country for Brooklyn

An American bulldog called Brooklyn has started the new year and a new life in the country.   

Two-year-old Brooklyn was the first adoption of 2021 from Dogs Trust Snetterton Rehoming Centre and her new owners say she’s settled in perfectly.

She now lives with Samantha and James May and their daughter Whitney near Swaffham, Norfolk.

Samantha said:

“She’s a brilliant dog who was clearly very well cared for by her previous family and really well trained.

“We lost our previous dog just before Christmas and our hearts felt so empty without him so we started looking online to adopt. When we came across Brooklyn our hearts melted. 

“We’ve had her for three weeks now and the whole thing went smoothly from the moment she arrived.

“She was brought to our house on the 2 January and went straight out to the garden for a sniff around.

“We’re keeping her name – though it does get shortened to Brook quite often! She seems to answer to it unless there’s something good to sniff, and there’s lots for her to sniff here in the countryside.”

In 2020, the Snetterton team found forever homes for 188 dogs of all shapes, sizes and ages with lurchers, terrier crosses and Labrador crosses being the top three breeds cared for by the team. 48 dogs also continued to enjoy their home comforts thanks to the centre’s volunteer foster carers who cared for dogs until the time was right for them to find new families too.

Kelly Smith, Operations Manager at Dogs Trust Snetterton Rehoming Centre, said:

“Brooklyn’s story is a really unfortunate one. Brooklyn arrived at the centre on the 12 December after her family – who are in the armed forces - got in touch with Dogs Trust for help with rehoming her.

“She was meant to be accompanying them in a move overseas but Covid meant that was no longer possible and they had to make the heart-breaking decision to give her up. Luckily we were able to be there for her.

“Nobody could have predicted the challenges faced in 2020, but thanks to the players of People’s Postcode Lottery whose support helps to fund some of our wonderful Canine Carers at the centre, our dogs always have everything they need whilst they are with us, waiting to find their forever home.

“As ever, this year we want to change the tale for hundreds more dogs who find themselves in need of a new home and we know that with the support of the dog-loving public, we will be able to do that, just like we did for Brooklyn.”

To find out about all the dogs waiting to find their special someone, please go to www.dogstrust.org.uk

If you are struggling to cope with looking after your dog, for whatever reason, contact Dogs Trust on 0300 303 2188. Alternatively, please give what you can to help Dogs Trust change the tale for dogs like Butch who haven’t yet found their forever home, by visiting www.dogstrust.org.uk/changethetale