Dogs Trust Shrewsbury has celebrated rehoming its 100th homeless hound since New Year.

Taking the accolade is Paddy, a Jack Russell Terrier Cross, who has been adopted by Catherine and Simon Smith from Shrewsbury after they spotted the four-year-old playing with his friends at the Rehoming Centre.

Catherine said, “We saw Paddy playing and we immediately fell in love with him! I’ve had Terriers before so eventually we dragged ourselves away from watching him and went to have a chat with the team about him. Luckily he turned out to be the perfect match for us. He’s gorgeous! He’ll definitely keep us on our toes; he’s great fun but loves a cuddle too and we’re going to give him the great life he deserves.”

A paw-fect start to 2017 for Jack Russell Terrier Cross Paddy

Catherine and Simon fell in love with Paddy when they saw him playing at Dogs Trust Shrewsbury

Louise Campbell, Dogs Trust Shrewsbury Rehoming Centre Manager said, “It has certainly been a busy start to the year but it’s fantastic that so many people, like Catherine and Simon, want to give a dog a second chance. In the last few weeks we’ve rehomed dogs of all shapes and sizes, from Border Collies to Beagles, and to know that they’ve all headed off to their loving forever homes is fantastic.”

The Telford based Rehoming Centre can care for around 100 dogs at any one time and since the New Year:

  • Approximately 700kg of dog food has been eaten – by the dogs!
  • Around 250 packets of treats have been enjoyed – again, by the dogs!
  • 3000 kg of bedding has been washed

“Sadly dogs arrive every week for a variety of reasons from relationship break-ups to a death in the family or a change in working hours. Whatever the reason, thanks to the hundreds of people that come through our doors every month, we are able to find them their ideal home and we’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone for supporting us and choosing to adopt one, or sometimes more, of our dogs,” Louise added.

If you think you could offer a homeless hound their forever home, please call 0300 303 0292 or visit Dogs Trust Shrewsbury at Roden Lane Farm, Telford, Shropshire, TF6 6BP.

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