Puppies waiting for their forever homes at Dogs Trust Loughborough have a new outdoor play area to enjoy thanks to dog lovers across the region.
The ‘Puppy Palace’, as staff have named it, provides additional space for puppies to enjoy running around outside as well as giving them an indoor space where they can enjoy cuddles and quiet time with their carers.
“This is a fantastic addition to our puppy accommodation,” said Celine Di Crocco, Dogs Trust Loughborough Rehoming Centre Manager. “We sometimes have puppies handed over to us, some are born on site and we also look after pups that have been illegally imported into the UK and have had a horrible start in life, so it’s great that they can all now enjoy this extra play area whilst they are with us.”
Supporters of Dogs Trust Loughborough Jan and Roger Neal whose donations contributed to the building of the Puppy Palace were invited to the opening.
They met illegally imported pups Chow Chow, Sugar, who had been smuggled from Hungary and Maltese Crosses Spooky and Spice transported almost 2,000 miles from Romania.
“The pups are absolutely gorgeous and, particularly given what they have been through, it is wonderful to see them enjoying themselves so much,” Jan said. “We adore dogs and can’t imagine our life without them. They give us so much joy so we want to give something back to those dogs that have found themselves without a forever home, often through no fault of their own. We love to help out as much as we can and are delighted to be here at the opening.”