Dogs Trust Snetterton centre rehomes 10,000th dog

Staff at Dogs Trust Snetterton Rehoming Centre in Norfolk are celebrating rehoming their 10,000th dog.

Six-year-old Bobby arrived at the centre in June after being handed to Dogs Trust from another dog welfare organisation, just a few days before the rehoming centre 20th anniversary of their rebuild and official opening by HRH The Princess Royal in 2001.

Rehoming centre manager, Diane McLelland-Taylor, who has worked at Dogs Trust for 23 years, said: “I was here for the rebuild and the official opening 20 years ago, and HRH’s revisit in 2009, and remember it well. It’s amazing to think that we’ve rehomed 10,000 dogs from here over the years. Whilst at the centre Bobby was very charming and whoever he met fell for his fun and loving nature. It was a real joy to care for him and it’s wonderful to hear how well he’s doing in his new home. We see all types of dogs come into the centre, and sometimes see the same pooch more than once. We are always here to support the owners and dogs on their journey to their fur-ever home.”

James Edwards and Annabel Patterson, who live in Newmarket, adopted Bobby and say he has found his forever family with them.

James said: “Bobby is doing fantastically well. He’s settled in more quickly than we expected and knows this is now his home. We both grew up with family dogs but Bobby is our first dog of our own. We really wanted to rescue as we thought it was the right thing to do. We had been checking the Dogs Trust website quite regularly and applied for a few dogs before being successfully matched with Bobby. We like all dogs so were open-minded about the type of dog we were looking for.

“We found the adoption process very straightforward and were reassured with how thorough Dogs Trust were when talking us through Bobby’s requirements and checking we were an appropriate fit. Everybody we spoke to or met at the Dogs Trust were incredibly friendly and helpful too.”

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