Dogs Trust Snetterton celebrate rehoming 100 dogs this year as brothers find their forever home
PUBLISHED: 11:49 05 April 2018 | UPDATED: 12:02 05 April 2018
An animal charity is celebrating after the adoption of two brothers means it has helped to rehome 100 dogs this year.
Jack Russells Bam Bam and Pebbles have found their forever home after spending a month in the kennels at the Dog Trust’s Snetterton rehoming centre.
The 12-year-olds were adopted by Alena and Dylan Wren and now live in Scotland.
They had previously adopted a dog called Kingston from the charity’s Darlington rehoming centre, but he died aged 20 in November after six years in their care.
They couple said: “Kingston was an incredible dog and we loved him so dearly. We went literally everywhere together and in his last three months we were his carers.We were blubbering messes at his loss.
“After some time passed we felt ready to adopt once more and began to look online at the Dogs Trust website.
“However, any dogs we took interest in were too late as they’d already been booked.”
Unbeknownst to Mr Wren, his wife had found the brothers online at the Norfolk rehoming centre at the same time he had booked a business meeting just 11 miles away in Thetford.
“When I told her where I would be travelling to she informed me it was very close by to the duo she’d seen,” he said. “We rang the centre and made an appointment, and the rest as they say is history.
“It could have been coincidence, it could have been fate, but whatever it was, we’re delighted.”
Last year, 489 dogs were rehomed from the Snetterton centre, which can hold between 60 to 75 pooches.
Rehoming Centre manager Diane McLelland-Taylor said: “It has certainly been a busy start to the year but it’s fantastic that so many people like Alena and Dylan, want to give a dog a second chance, especially older dogs that can often be overlooked.”
She added: “The Wrens live in a very rural environment in Scotland and we can see that they will be very spoilt.
“Having had an update already we’ve been told they travelled the entire journey home perfectly – so we’re certain they will immediately be making themselves at home.”
For more information about adopting a dog from the charity, call 0300 303 0292, visit Dogs Trust Snetterton at North End Road, Snetterto, or visit Dogs Trust.