It’s all gone Dog­warts down at the home

West Lothian Courier - - News -

to com­mem­o­rate the re­lease of the il­lus­trated edi­tion of author JK rowl­ing’slat­est­bookintheHar­ry­pot­ter fran­chise, the team at Dogs trust’s re­hom­ing Cen­tre in West Calder have been putting a mag­i­cal spin on their re­hom­ing ef­forts, in a bid to find more spe­cial ca­nines’new homes.

as­away­ofhonour­ingth­e­cel­e­brated works of JK rowl­ing, the re­hom­ing cen­tre tem­po­rar­ily un­der­went an en­chanted“Dog­warts”makeover.

Ca­nine res­i­dents were split into one of four houses based on their qual­i­ties, us­ing the mag­i­cal sort­ing hat; “snif­f­endor”for the brave;“slob­berin” for the de­ter­mined; “Huf­flewuff” for the loyal and friendly; and“ruf­fen­paw” for the very clever.

piper, the seven- year- old pomera­nian was the first to be des­ig­nated a“Dog­warts”house to stay. as she is a very smart char­ac­ter who loves to learn, it was no sur­prise she be­came a res­i­dent of“ruf­fen­paw”.

two Chi­huahuas, olly and Chyna, aged be­tween two and three, were ap­pointed “snif­f­endor” House due to their big hearts and courage. Bud­ding ex­plorer Daisy, the six- year- old stafford­shire Bull ter­rier with a loyal char­ac­ter and friendly na­ture was de­lighted to be­come a res­i­dent of “Huf­flewuff”.

Head boy of “slob­berin” went to Fred­die the five-year-old Bor­der Col­lie; a love­able pooch who en­joys cud­dles, in­ves­ti­gat­ing out­side and who is de­ter­minedtofind­hisspe­cial­some­one. “Dog­warts”even has its own Daw­grids Hut, named af­ter the fic­tional char­ac­ter of rubeus Ha­grid; with five-year-old Labrador Bar­ley fill­ing in for the char­ac­ter’s faith­ful and love­able ca­nine com­pan­ion Fang, who shares th­ese traits with the re­hom­ing Cen­tre’s gorgeous Bar­ley.

su­san ton­ner, re­hom­ing cen­tre man­ager at Dogs trust West Calder, said:“Many of the team atWest Calder are­big­fan­soft­heHar­ry­pot­ter­fran­chise and wanted to share this with the dogs in our care. the story of Harry pot­ter is not un­like the jour­ney our ca­nine res­i­dents take, as like Harry pot­ter, they too want to find their place in the world and some­where to call home.”

If you are in­ter­ested in find­ing out more about the cen­tre’s dogs, call 0300 303 0292 or www.dogstrust.org.uk/ our-cen­tres/west-calder

One Get­ting sorted of Dogs Trust’s res­i­dents is se­lected for a Dog­warts’ house

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