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Iceni Magazine | April 20, 2018

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Overlooked Dogs Await ‘Yappy’ Endings After 1,700 Days In Kennels

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Dogs Trust Snetterton rehoming appeal

Dogs Trust Snetterton is appealing for ‘furever’ homes for four overlooked homeless hounds. In stark contrast to the average stay of 36 days for Dogs Trust residents, Vinnie, Colleen, Joey and Ben have spent a combined total of over 1,700 days in kennels at the rehoming centre.

Staff at the Norfolk charity are calling on local dog lovers to see if their special someone is out there and can find room in their hearts and homes for them. Although the pooches receive lots of fuss and attention from their canine carers who adore them, nothing compares to finding a loving home of their own. Vinnie, Colleen, Joey and Ben are all lucky enough to have benefited from the extra staff and outdoor agility equipment funded by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. Allowing the dogs some extra stimulation outdoors and also plenty of extra cuddles has made the longer than average stay all the happier for these homeless hounds.

A lover of people and tasty treats, Labrador Vinnie (pictured above) is looking for a second chance at happiness, having spent 700 days in kennels. He enjoys getting out and about for walks and is looking for a companion to go on adventures with. The eight-year-old would prefer to be the only pet in the household, so he receives all the attention, in a home with access to a secure garden to mooch around in. Vinnie can be rather greedy with food so he is looking for an adopter who can support him with his weight loss programme. This loveable chap can live with teenagers aged 14 years or older, in a quieter home where he can relax.

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Three-year-old Colleen has been dreaming of her new family for 400 nights. Arriving as a stray, she hasn’t had the best start in life and is looking for a quiet yet active home where she can slowly build her confidence. Collie Cross Colleen is rather shy at first, but loves a cuddle once she gets to know you – especially after a few treats and a good sniff! She loves to run and enjoys playing outside with footballs. Colleen is looking for a home with teenagers aged 14 years and up, where she is the only dog.

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Friendly and fond of food, Joey Tribbiani was everyone’s favourite ‘Friend’ – just like his Snetterton namesake! Fun-loving Joey is a devoted fan of squeaky toys, alternating between lazing around and playing like a puppy. When not demonstrating his typical Lurcher energy, this Saluki enjoys snoozing on a lap or enjoying a treat or two. An all-rounder, Joey is looking for a home filled with life’s little doggy pleasures. The two-year-old can live with children aged 10 or older; however would like to be the only pet in the home so he can have his new owners all to himself.

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Striking Crossbreed, Ben, is a sweet boy who loves a fuss once he gets to know you. The four-year-old enjoys toys, treats and particularly his walks, as he needs plenty of mental and physical stimulation. This lovely lad can become excitable in busy environments so a peaceful home is essential. Ben would benefit from positive reward-based training to bring out his best qualities, in an experienced adult-only home without other pets. He will need adopters who have the time and patience to help him adjust to his new environment.

Diane McLelland-Taylor, Dogs Trust Snetterton Rehoming Centre Manager, said: “As much as staff are enjoying the presence of these loveable residents, we would love to see Ben, Joey, Colleen and Vinnie rehomed so they can enjoy their days with a loving family to call their own. These adorable canines have a lot of love to give – we’re appealing to dog lovers in Norfolk to give these ‘pawsome’ pooches a forever home.”

If you can offer Joey, Ben, Vinnie and Colleen a new start and home, please call the team at Dogs Trust Snetterton on 0300 303 0292 or visit

Dogs Trust is the UK’s leading dog welfare charity and has a network of 20 rehoming centres across the UK, and one in Ireland. The charity cares for around 15,000 stray, unwanted and abandoned dogs each year.

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