Thousands vote in rescue puppy naming poll with ‘Lockdown’ almost making the cut

More than 15,000 people gave their vote to name a litter of five puppies that were born at Dogs Trust during the current Coronavirus pandemic.

The naming poll, which was launched on Dogs Trust’s social media channels last week, received an overwhelming response from the public and the puppies now all have names, as well as new home.

The names chosen for the puppies by the public were: Hope, Hero, Sunny, Rainbow and Joy. Considering recent times, one of the stranger names to be suggested by the public included “Lockdown”.

The team at Glasgow received hundreds of requests to give the puppies homes, and even had to halt any new enquiries due to the volume of applications.

As the team have now gone through all the applications and picked suitable adopters, the puppies are waiting patiently until it is time to go home with their new owners.

Sandra Lawton, Rehoming Centre Manager at Dogs Trust Glasgow said: “It is great the public got so actively involved in the poll and I’m thrilled the pups have all been given such positive names, as we need a little optimism during the current crisis.

“We are fortunate to have such passionate supporters; and although not everyone who expressed interest in the puppies has been able to get one, we ask that they be patient as their perfect canine companion could be right around the corner.”

The litter of five Terrier pups were born t the Uddingston centre six weeks ago, after their mother 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 fully recovered from her ordeal. The charity’s canine carers have also been giving the puppies round 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.

During these difficult times, almost 1,400 stray and abandoned dogs are currently in Dogs Trist’s care. For more information or to make a donation visit