With Wimbledon underway, why not add a furry fetcher to your family?

Whilst the nation is gripped with Wimbledon, Dogs Trust Shoreham have their very own tennis paw-nament champion, Benny, to keep them entertained whilst he awaits his forever family!

Benny is ball-mad and loves a game of fetch, especially with his best friend, Ryan Hawkins, Maintenance Operative, whose role is funded by the players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

Ryan has recently been working on building and decorating a new cabin and sheds at the centre, and whilst he’s been working hard, it is tough to resist Benny’s big brown eyes when he fancies a game of fetch!

Adel Burnett, Dogs Trust Shoreham Manager said: “We’re extremely grateful to the players of People’s Postcode Lottery, whose support helps to fund our amazing Maintenance Operatives. Their support directly helps our centres and the dogs in our care and enables us to employ Maintenance Operatives like Ryan, who is just shy of reaching twenty years of service at the centre.

Having staff members like Ryan, also means we can complete vital tasks at the centre, which help improve the facilities for dogs like Benny during their stay with us. As an added bonus, Ryan has become Benny’s best pal!”

Benny is a three-year-old Collie cross, who is a playful, loyal and loving companion if you give him the time he needs to get to know you. Benny’s perfect match would be an active family who have plenty of time to dedicate just to him and treat him like the top dog he is!

Whilst he may already be a canine champion with his ball skills, he is hoping for a family who can continue reward-based training to help him gain some confidence, as well as building up his skillset!

He would like a multi-person household so that there’s always someone around to keep him company, and he would prefer to be the only pet in the home so he can be the main focus of his family. He is able to live with children aged fourteen and over. A garden of his own is essential, so he has a place to play, game, set and fetch!

If Benny could win over your heart, please head to https://www.dogstrust.org.uk/rehoming/ to get the ball rolling.