Are you the missing piece in a rescue dog's life?
Inspired by Channels 4’s Lego Masters, staff at Dogs Trust West Calder have been competing to build their own dogs made completely from Lego. The team embarked on this project after realising building a Lego structure and building a new life for a rescue dog could have some similarities.
The Lego dogs represent how all the different aspects of a dog’s personality and their physical and emotional needs fit together to make each dog who they are. They realised that similarly to building a Lego structure out of various pieces, it also takes several elements to help build a new life for a rescue dog in preparation for adoption; these ‘pieces’ can include: the correct training, nutrition, exercise, care and love.
“Sadly for many rescue dogs the piece that is most often missing is their special someone and therefore their forever home. This piece is represented in the toy dog as the missing heart.
“Staff have placed their Lego creations outside kennels, and out of the reach of the dogs who haven’t yet found their special someone. We hope these displays will encourage potential adopters to notice them and realise they could be their ‘missing piece’.”
Two dogs especially hoping to find their ‘missing piece’ are Monty, a handsome four-year-old Lurcher and Super Ted, the adorable 10-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier; both based at Dogs Trust West Calder. Monty is a beautiful boy who adores spending time with people and having fun in the garden. He is an active and clever lad, who enjoys learning new tricks and commands.
Monty is a one of a kind, happiest when he is around people and prefers not to be left alone. Monty is happy to say hello to dogs he meets on walks but would prefer to be the only pet in the home. He can live with children over the age of 16 years old.
Super Ted is a sweet little gentleman who is on the lookout for his own superhero owner to offer him his forever home. He loves his cosy bed, pottering about the garden and munching on his favourite treats.
Super Ted can live with children over the age of 12 and gets along with most dogs. He is looking for someone who can be at home for most of the day to keep him company too.
If you are interested in adopting a recue dog and being their ‘missing piece’, please get in touch with the team at Dogs Trust West Calder on 0300 303 0292.