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Pets at Home donates to Dogs Trust

Good to see a pet shop donating to such a good cause:

Pet superstore donates £25,000 towards the rebuild of Dogs Trust Roden

On Friday 28th January Dogs Trust Roden received a generous sum of money from Support Adoption for Pets, the charity established by pet shop superstore Pets at Home. The money will go towards the charity’s new state-of-the-art puppy block.
Clarissa Baldwin, Dogs Trust CEO says:
“We are so very grateful for such a kind donation of money. The £25,000 will go a long way to ensure unwanted litters and puppies born in our care have the best start in life. Pets at Home’s generosity has enabled us to build an innovative haven for our puppies.”
Once completed the puppy block will be standalone to ensure the puppies are kept in peace and quiet as they grow up; there will be dedicated mother and puppy pens, under-floor heating and glass fronted kennels to ensure absolute comfort in the puppies’ first few months of life.
The Rehoming Centre in Telford, Shropshire, has been under reconstruction since April 2010. Once completed it will hold a ‘high rating’ for sustainability thanks to its renewable energy and green technology – Dogs Trust Roden will be the only animal welfare centre in the world to hold this ranking.
Amy Wilson Pets at Home Charitable Foundation Manager adds:
“Support Adoption for Pets has raised over a £1 million in the last 12 months thanks to the fundraising efforts of its store colleagues and customers. The money has been used to provide financial support to animal welfare charities and local re-homing centres across the UK such as the Dogs Trust – we are delighted to help.”
Dogs Trust is the UK’s largest dog welfare charity, and cared for 16,000 dogs last year through a network of 17 Rehoming Centres.


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