Dogs Trust Shrewsbury finds home for 500th pup

Dogs Trust Shrewsbury is celebrating rehoming its 500th dog in the same month as celebrating its seventh birthday.

Taking the accolade is four-month old Collie Cross, Blue who was part of an unwanted littler of nine puppies who arrived at the rehoming centre last month.

Blue has now been rehomed with her new owners, Marie, Glyn and Elly Darral from Pattingham, who fell in love with the adorable pup as soon as they saw her.

Marie said: “Blue is absolutely wonderful. We hadn’t been looking for a puppy necessarily, but we have had Dobermans in the past who are very high energy and love to keep busy, so when we said we were happy to adopt a similarly active dog, it was suggested that one of the Collie pups might fit into our family.

“As soon as we saw her our hearts melted. She is definitely going to keep us on our toes, but she already loves to learn new things and knows how to sit, lie down and shake a paw.”

The rehoming centre based at Roden Lane Farm, reopened in August 2011 having undergone a major refurbishment and now looks after around 150 dogs at any one time.

Since reopening, the 30-acre site has since found forever homes for more than 5,600 dogs of all shapes, sizes and ages.

Louise Campbell, Dogs Trust Shrewsbury manager said: “When the Darrall family said they would be happy to adopt a dog that had lots of energy and would enjoy training, we thought one of the Collie Cross pups would be ideal and we are delighted that Blue has headed home with them.

“As we celebrate our seventh birthday since reopening we want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has adopted a dog from us and given them a second chance, provided a foster home, volunteered or supported us in any way.”