It's great to hear good news and I'm so glad this puppy found a new loving home so quickly. Here's Biscuit's story:
NEW YEAR, NEW START FOR BISCUIT THE PUPPY
Pup handed in to Dogs Trust on New Year’s weekend finds forever home
Gorgeous nine week old Blue Roan Cocker Spaniel Biscuit was taken in to Dogs Trust Salisbury on 2nd January. Her previous owners bought her just before Christmas but sadly they didn’t get written permission from their landlord to have a pet. When they were told they couldn’t keep Biscuit they handed her over to staff at the rehoming centre in Newton Tony so a new home could be found for the tiny pup.
Thankfully Malcolm Babey, a farmer from Chitterne near Warminster was on the lookout for a new canine family member and fell for Biscuit immediately. Malcolm says:
“I’d been looking for a Cocker Spaniel puppy for ages so when I heard Biscuit was at Dogs Trust Salisbury I was thrilled. She’s adorable and gets on so well with my other dog Theo who I also adopted from the centre last year.
I’m intending to give her lots of training so hopefully she can help me on the farm. But whatever happens she’s definitely found her forever home with me.”
Sadly this isn’t an unusual problem as private rental contracts frequently forbid the keeping of any pets. This also means that many people already with pets struggle to find suitable rental accommodation. Because of this problem Dogs Trust set up its Lets With Pets campaign in 2008.
Alison Rodgers, Manager of Dogs Trust Salisbury explains:
“Lets with Pets aims to encourage landlords and letting agencies to accept pets, offering pet owners the opportunity to keep their beloved pets, while increasing rental income for struggling buy-to-let landlords. The campaign also offers tips for tenants looking for pet-friendly accommodation
Luckily in Biscuit’s case the story has a happy ending. But it’s vital that people living in rented accommodation get written permission from their landlord prior to taking a pet on.”
Anyone interested in rehoming a resident of Dogs Trust Salisbury should call the centre on 01980 629634. More information on Lets with Pets can be found at www.letswithpets.org.uk .
Dogs Trust is the UK’s largest dog welfare charity and cares for over 16,000 dogs each year through its network of 17 rehoming centres.