Dogs get their day after a long wait at Trust

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

FOUR adorable dogs at Dogs Trust Hare­field have fi­nally found new homes after spend­ing more than four years com­bined in ken­nels.

Bor­der col­lies Chess and Cookie, Stafford­shire bull ter­rier Mr Biggs and Mr Duke, a 10-year-old spaniel cross, were fi­nally whisked away after they spent a to­tal of 1,556 days at the re­hom­ing cen­tre, in Harvil Road.

Four-month-old Chess will now be trained to save the life of his new owner Ta­mara Sime­unovic, who suf­fers from epilepsy.

She said: “Chess has al­ready set­tled in re­ally well – he is a lovely ad­di­tion to our fam­ily, and he’s even made best friends with our pet budgie.

“We plan to take Chess to Dogs Trust Hare­field’s Dog School puppy classes, and then on to seizure alert classes when he is an adult.

“Even­tu­ally Chess will help de­tect my epilep­tic seizures, which will make a huge dif­fer­ence to my life and safety.”

Dogs Trust Hare­field re­homed 600 dogs in 2016.

The an­i­mal wel­fare char­ity cares for, and finds new homes for, dogs that have been aban­doned or given up by their own­ers.

There are 20 cen­tres across the UK, in­clud­ing the Hare­field cen­tre.

Richard Moore, Hare­field’s re­hom­ing cen­tre, said: “We are so pleased to see that Cookie, Chess and Mr Biggs have all found their spe­cial some­one and have got the new year off to crack­ing start – es­pe­cially given that they had been with us for such a long time. We know they’ll be very happy with their new own­ers. We’re equally de­lighted for Chess – he’ll have such a pos­i­tive im­pact on his owner’s well­be­ing.”

HAPPY DAYS: (From left) Cookie, Mr Biggs and Chess, pic­tured with his new owner

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