Dogs Trust

COVID-19: Please note that all our rehoming centres are closed until further notice

In line with Government guidelines, our Contact Centre staff are now working from home. We are currently experiencing a very high number of enquiries, so there may be a slight delay in answering your calls and emails. Please bear with us, we will help you as soon as we can.

Bruce from Basildon (Essex)

Hi it’s Bruce here. Well it’s been a few weeks since I went to my new home. I have settled in well. After struggling to get me in the car, I was calm on the journey. I just snuggled up to my new owner who had been coming to visit me. It was a bit daunting when I got to the other end. I walked round the garden, a little bit nervous, then did a toilet. My new owner opened the back door, but it was scary. I needed to be picked up to get me through the door. I went through to the living room and started sliding on the laminate floor. Luckily they had a rug so I sat there putting my chin on my owners lap. I would only move if I had my lead on. After a while I stayed in the kitchen quite a lot near the back door, as when it was opened I wanted to bolt outside. I liked being out there. I was very good on my first night. I just slept by the back door. The first few days my owners took me up onto the allotment behind the house to walk around and do my toilet duties. After a week, I go in and out the back door on my own. I go for nice walks down lanes. I have not met any dogs yet. I love running round the garden with a tennis ball throwing it in the air. I don’t like the big square thing in the corner of the living room or the roaring of the fire. It makes noises, so I go and lay in the kitchen. I am going to be happy here with my owners, they have bought me a bed, but I do prefer to lay on my owners old coat. My owners have taken some photos to send to you to show how happy I am here. From my loving home Bruce.