Come and meet the hid­den trea­sures who need a home

West Lothian Courier - - Courier View - Deb­bie Hall

The Dogs Trust’s Re­hom­ing Cen­tre in West Calder will be show­cas­ing some of the won­der­ful char­ac­ters that are in des­per­ate need of a new home.

Staff say the cen­tre is filled with dogs, all with their own unique per­son­al­i­ties and char­ac­ter traits, and mem­bers of the pub­lic are in­vited to meet them at the up­com­ing Hid­den Trea­sures event on Sun­day, May 20, from 12pm until 3pm.

The free event will pro­vide po­ten­tial own­ers with the op­por­tu­nity to learn about the per­son­al­i­ties of the re­hom­ing cen­tre’s more unique - and of­ten over­looked - dogs search­ing for will­ing and pa­tient own­ers who un­der­stand their in­di­vid­ual re­quire­ments.

At­ten­dees will hear from ca­nine car­ers and mem­bers of the train­ing and be­hav­iour team about the types of homes needed for each dog, the ma­jor­ity of which have been work­ing with the re­hom­ing cen­tre’s spe­cialised team to over­come be­havioural issues and re­quire ex­pe­ri­enced own­ers who can con­tinue to as­sist them in their de­vel­op­ment.

Su­san Ton­ner, re­hom­ing cen­tre man­ager, said: “Some of our res­i­dents have been with us for a long time and we want noth­ing more than for them to have their fairy­tale end­ing.

“This event is the per­fect op­por­tu­nity to match some of our longer term dogs with their spe­cial some­one.

“We re­ally hope any­one think­ing about com­ing along will keep an open mind about the type of dog that could be­come the per­fect ad­di­tion to their fam­ily.

“The dogs pro­moted at the event are all won­der­ful dogs, who have plenty of love to give and most of them just need a spe­cial type of home, with some­one who has a bit of time and pa­tience to get to know them at their own pace, and build up a bond with them.”

Su­san cont i nued: “Ca­nine res­i­dents can be­come over­looked for a broad range of rea­sons, in­clud­ing: their age, breed, spe­cial train­ing re­quire­ments they might have from the fam­ily home, or even their gen­eral ap­pear­ance.

“It is im­por­tant for us that we try and chal­lenge mis­con­cep­tions and show that un­der­neath the sur­face of any dog, there is a fam­ily pet wait­ing to ful­fil its po­ten­tial.”

At­ten­dees will also get the op­por­tu­nity to chat with staff and ask any ques­tions they have, while en­joy­ing some light re­fresh­ments.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the event, please con­tact the team at Dogs Trust West Calder on 0300 3030292.

Spe­cial event Dogs Trust staff are invit­ing the pub­lic to the Hid­den Trea­sures day on Sun­day

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