Rescue dogs’ grass is greener at Somerset RSPCA shelter

Rescue dogs at a RSPCA’s North Somerset branch are enjoying a new lease of life after LazyLawn® was installed.

The leading brand of artificial grass now features in two of the centre’s environment enrichment areas, where the dogs go for rest and relaxation away from the kennels, as well as one of the dogs’ toileting areas.

In total, 524 square metres of LazyLawn®’s award winning Wonder Yarn 26mm was installed at the shelter.

Nikki Tutton, Animal Centre Manager, said: “The dogs seem to love their new grass. They run around and rub themselves all over it. Our staff really like it too, one of them even took to throwing themselves on the ground and doing a roly poly when they saw it for the first time.

“The best feature for us is how user friendly it is when it comes to cleaning up following toileting duties. It’s so much easier than on natural turf especially in inclement weather. It also means that staff and volunteers can take the dogs out of the kennels to play games and have some quiet time on their own without having to worry about either of them getting muddy.”

Nigel Roper of the local branch, LazyLawn Taunton, said: “LazyLawn® is perfect for pets as it is non-toxic hygienic and its doesn’t discolour as a result of urine and waste. Compared to natural turf, the artificial lawn is resistant to damage by animals, is low maintenance and is the perfect solution for muddy paw prints.”

Recently the entire LazyLawn® network was awarded Which? Trusted Trader status. The company has its own selection of pet products for artificial lawns, Peeclenz and Poopclenz, ideal for pet owners to neutralise pet odours.

Poppy and Rose (both pictured) have been at the North Somerset Rescue centre since November 2017 and have been waiting for their new home for a long time.

Both dogs were brought to the rescue centre with several other dogs from the same household after an RSPCA Inspector was called out to assess their unacceptable welfare conditions.

Both dogs were young and very under socialised, so terrifies of their own shadow and it has taken any months of rehabilitation by the staff at the centre for them to reach the ability to look for a new home.

Rosa relies on Poppy for support as she is the syest and they need a very patient and understanding owner who is prepared to take care of their ongoing emotional wellbeing. In return they would get a whole lot of love and loyalty.

For more details about Poppy and Rosa you can visit www.rspcanorthsomerset.org.uk or call 01278 782671.

For more information on LazyLawn® and their full product range you can visit www.lazylawn.co.uk or call 0800 023 2343.