Rescue dog returns to dogs’ home to spread some ‘Fishmas’ cheer

Cocker Spaniel Riley returned to his former rescue centre to spread some ‘Fishmas’ cheer with Christmas dinner for those still waiting for forever homes.

Two-year old Riley was joined by his human companion, the CEP of pet food company, Fish4Dogs, who along with wife Jo, adopted Riley earlier this year.

Riley had been handed over to Birmingham Dogs Home because his original owners could not afford to pay for the ongoing costs of his medical problems.

Fortunately, when Giles Webber, CEO of Birmingham Dogs Home took Riley to visit Fish4Dogs during its Bring your Dog to Work Day celebrations this summer, the chocolate and white dog immediately stole Graham and Jo’s hearts.

Riley is now in fine fettle. During his adoption process he as transitioned to Fish4Dogs Superior Weight Control food which has assisted the balance of his pH levels and alleviated his urinary tract and digestion problems.

During his visit to BDH headquarters in Catherine de-Barnes, near Solihull, Riley said help to many of the resident dogs. The centre has on average 145 waiting to be rehomed at any one time.

Riley delivered ‘Christmas Meal’ boxes to the residents – the boxes provide a three-course meal of delicious fishy goodies from the Fish4dogs range, including a main meal of grain free Finest White Fish topped with luxurious Trout Mousse, served with a side of Fish Sausages.

Fish4Dogs is an active partner to BDH supporting their operations through food donations and joining forces to raise awareness and raise funds.

Riley’s owner and CEO of Fish4Dogs, Graham said: “At this special time of year, it seemed appropriate to bring Riley to visit one of our chosen charities and provide a few extra treats for those dogs who may not have yet found their forever homes, but are in a safe place run by people who are devoted to their welfare.

“We feel privileged to have found Riley through BDH and hope that others looking to take on a new dog will find their ideal match here too.”

Giles added: “It was delightful to see Riley again. He is clearly enjoying his new home, the companionship of Graham and Jo, their family and their other dog and cats. He is in great condition which shows the nutritional benefits of feeding a fish-based diet.

“We are grateful for the ongoing support that Fish4Dogs gives to us. Their food really helps to restore the dogs who come into us, some of whom are in a very poor state and radically improve their health and wellbeing as they wait for the next chapter of their lives to unfold.”

For further information on Fish4Dogs products visit www.fish4dogs.com

For more information on BDH see www.birminghamdogshome.org.uk.