Dogs get their day after a long wait at Trust
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