Dogs Trust asks for help to name adorable rescue puppies

A litter of five rescue puppies born at Dogs Trust’s Rehoming Centre in Glasgow during the Coronavirus pandemic are looking for help from the public to name them.

The team at Glasgow is launching an online poll to name the puppies and are calling on the public to get involved and give their vote.

The poll will begin at 10am today (Thursday 7 May) with each puppy appearing on one of the charity’s social media feeds throughout the day and voting closes at 10am on Friday 8th May. Anyone interested in voting can do so by visiting the charity’s Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts using the @DogsTrust handle.

The litter of five terrier pups were born at the Uddingston centre five weeks ago, after their moth was found as a stray by local authorities, while heavily pregnant.

The mother who was named Linda by staff at Dogs Trust, has been receiving lots of TLC and is now full recovered from her ordeal. The charity’s canine carers have also been giving the puppies around the clock care, to make sure they remain as healthy as possible.

This has all been happening while adhering to the government’s social distancing restrictions, as the charity’s rehoming centres are currently closed to the public.

Sarah Lawton, Rehoming Centre Manager at Dogs Trust Glasgow, said: “At Dogs Trust, we’re lucky to get to spend lots of time with gorgeous puppies like these. We know that with the government restriction in force many people are spending much more time, with fewer distractions and may need a little pick-me-up in the shape of five bundles of joy to behold – and name.

“The puppies are doing well, although are currently not old enough to be rehomed to families yet. We anticipate that when they are, there will be a lot of interest in them from potential owners, so we may only be able to respond to the most suitable owners and halt any enquires around the puppies if we become overwhelmed by responses.

“It is important that when considering getting a dog or puppy, to think carefully about how much of a commitment this is; and whether a pet will fit into your life in the long-term – especially once the government’s restrictions have been lifted and normal life resumes.”

To find out more about how you can support Dogs Trust, visit www.dogstrust.org.uk