29/07/2021

Dogs Trust Cardiff  is offering families the chance to take part in free classes to help children learn how to stay safe around dogs. The interactive 90-minute sessions, which will include games, quizzes and role play, will focus on helping children understand how to behave around dogs both at home and when out and about, and how to be kind to their four-legged friends. They will also learn about how dogs communicate with their human friends. Education Officer, Hayley Rees, says:  “Dogs are wonderful companions but,…

13/07/2021

As Dogs Trust gears up for the opening of its Cardiff rehoming centre later this summer, the charity has launched an Amazon wishlist for any dog lovers wanting to treat the new arrivals to a welcome gift. With final preparations underway, the team have been inundated with requests from generous members of the public wanting to help welcome the first doggy residents onto the new site in Nettlefold Road, Splott. Whilst the dogs will have everything they need when they arrive, the team have lovingly handpicked additional items they know the dogs will love – from…

15/06/2021

Dogs Trust Bridgend is making a special appeal for their longest-term resident, Maddie, who has been waiting for a home since September last year. The four-year-old Collie found herself in the care of the Pen-y-Fai centre after her owner passed away. Since then, she has had some interest but sadly, it wasn’t meant to be and the search continues for her forever home. Since arriving at Dogs Trust Bridgend, Maddie has seen more than 250 of her canine companions head off to their forever homes. As lockdown lifts and restrictions ease, the…

03/06/2020

Dogs Trust Bridgend is saying a big thank you to its volunteer doggy foster carers who have continued to go the extra mile for their four-legged friends in recent months. This week (1-7 June) is Volunteers’ Week, an annual celebration of the contribution millions of people make across the UK through volunteering. Currently Dogs Trust Bridgend volunteers aren’t able to help out at the rehoming centre, but volunteer foster carers have been keeping busy doing their bit to help dogs…

22/04/2020

  Dogs Trust is issuing advice to dog owners following concerns over a ticking time bomb of separation anxiety among dogs post lockdown when families return to their normal routine.   If your dog is used to being left alone, then try to make sure you continue to leave them for periods during the day, so they don’t ‘lose’ the ability to cope.   For puppies and dogs that are anxious when left, use the following tips to help them…

07/11/2019

Dogs Trust Bridgend is urging the public not to buy or give dogs as presents, as new statistics show online searches for puppies skyrocket by 44% in the countdown to Christmas. The plea comes as the charity, launches its first ever Christmas TV advert – which features a puppet dog who brings to life the message behind its famous slogan ‘A dog is for life, not just for Christmas®’. On average, Dogs Trust, the UK’s largest dog welfare charity, receives…

14/03/2019

Dogs Trust has officially unveiled plans for its brand-new Cardiff Rehoming Centre which is set to open in 2021 to help save 1,000 dogs a year. Joining rescue dogs Coffee a six-month-old Shih Tzu and Hercules a five-year-old Terrier from the charity’s Bridgend rehoming centre was Welsh Rugby star, Shane Williams MBE, Dogs Trust Interim CEO Jim Monteith, Paul Davies AM and other Assembly Members, for a celebration of Dogs Trust’s work in Wales and to mark the start of…