MAN'S BEST FRIEND: Matilda’s happy ending
Having been with us in the kennels for over a year and a half we are delighted to see Matilda going in to her new home.
Matilda is such a beautiful girl and she has really found a wonderful forever home with a family who adore her and understand her needs fully. We wish her all the best in her new home and look forward to regular updates.
If you’ve given one of our dogs their own happy ever after feel free to send an update to the team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Look how cuddly Eddie is...
This is the very handsome Eddie and he loves his cuddle time with his favourite volunteers here at the centre.
Eddie has been looking for his new home for some time now and asked if we could show the world his soft side... he is pictured here having some relaxing cuddles with a volunteer.
Aside from cuddles, Eddies other favourite hobbies include, doing ‘Zoomies’ as fast as he can and eating tasty treats and chews.
Eddie is looking for a home with adults and potentially teenage children but ideally without other pets so he gets all the love to himself! If you would like to know more about this gorgeous chap please contact the team on 01205 260546 or email us at email@example.com
Training Tip: Keeping cool in the sunshine
With the sun finally starting to show its face we thought we could give you some ideas on how to keep your beloved pooch cool in the hot weather.
Make sure you have shaded areas for your dog to relax and lots of water bowls around so they never have to go far for a refreshing drink.
For those dogs that love water, a paddling pool can be a great idea. Not only will they have a blast splashing about but it will also help to cool them down. Perhaps you could encourage them in to the water by using their favourite toys?
All our dogs love treats but how about freezing some of them for your dog this summer? Kongs stuffed with meat and frozen are a real favourite for our dogs at the centre.
Sometimes we freeze treats in water in paper cups. Once frozen we cut the cup away and there is a frozen treat pop for the dogs. Alternatively pop some treats in an ice cube tray, filling with water and freeze for some smaller frozen treats.
When it’s really hot outside it becomes unsafe to walk your dog. The pavements can get so hot they burn your dog’s sensitive feet and being unable to sweat, dogs can easily overheat in minutes which can be fatal.
Instead, sometimes it’s just better to stay in and keep cool together. If you have an energetic dog who needs lots of exercise, consider exercising his brain instead - this can be just as tiring as physical exercise.
Perhaps you could try to teach them a new trick such as a nose or paw touch; this is a fun way to train with your dog and can be a good basis for more complex tricks in the future.
- Next week we will give you some tips on different brain games you can play at home.
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