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Iceni Magazine | December 18, 2017

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It’s a ‘yappy’ ever after for long-term lodger at Dogs Trust Snetterton

It’s a ‘yappy’ ever after for long-term lodger at Dogs Trust Snetterton

Bonnie Found Her Heroes

Tails are wagging at Dogs Trust Snetterton as they celebrate a long-term lodger being homeward bound, after being cared for by staff for almost five years.

With over 44,140 visitors having walked past her kennel, a ‘furry-tail’ ending seemed a long way off for Boxer Cross, Bonnie. However, after ‘holding out for a hero’ – and thanks to the hard work of the charity’s canine carers and behaviour team who went the extra mile for the pooch – five-year-old Bonnie has em’barked’ on a new chapter with Richard and Kate Brooks from Spixworth.

To ensure Bonnie’s time at the rehoming centre was extra special, the dedicated team at Dogs Trust went above and beyond to give her lots of varied experiences to boost her appeal to potential adopters – even giving her birthday celebrations complete with dog-friendly cake! Aside from taking Bonnie for offsite walks for a change of scenery, staff and volunteers even came in on their days off to walk the homeless hound as they enjoyed her company so much.

Bonnie held out for a hero. Pictured with adopter Kate Brooks

Bonnie held out for a hero. Pictured with adopter Kate Brooks

Bonnie’s adopter, Mrs Brooks, said: “We’re delighted to have Bonnie home and she’s settled in so well. She is so affectionate and gentle – we feel lucky to have her. Bonnie’s first outing with us was to the beach and she was in her element; she was on her back making sand angels straight away! Bonnie has already been well integrated into the family – my mum regularly phones us to ask how she is and to say she misses her!”

With Bonnie finally getting the ‘yappy’ ending she deserves, Diane McLelland-Taylor, Dogs Trust Snetterton Rehoming Centre Manager, commented:

“We’re overjoyed to hear that Bonnie has settled in so well to her forever home. While it’s bitter sweet for staff that will miss her presence, she’s really landed on her paws with Mr and Mrs Brooks!

“With some dogs like Bonnie needing very specific homes, our canine carers and training and behaviour team work tirelessly to make sure that they’re ready to go off to loving homes – Bonnie’s story is testament to their work, and we know she’ll be very happy in her new home. When you adopt a dog through Dogs Trust, new owners have advice for life with our behaviourists.”

Dogs Trust Snetterton has rehomed 370 dogs so far this year. If you’d like to welcome a dog into your home please call the rehoming centre on 0300 303 0292 or visit them at North End Road, Snetterton, NR16 2LD. www.dogstrust.org.uk

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