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Iceni Magazine | July 11, 2020

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Dogs Trust Snetterton Rehome 100th Dog To Couple Ready To Love Again


A ‘paw’fect start to Spring for Dogs Trust Snetterton as elderly canine duo rehomed

Dogs Trust Snetterton is celebrating its 100th adoption of homeless hounds since the New Year began.

Taking the accolade are two cross Jack Russell brothers called Bam Bam and Pebbles aged 12 years old, who have been adopted by Alena and Dylan Wren after spending a month in kennels.

The couple had previously adopted Kingston from Dogs Trust Darlington, who sadly passed away after six years in their loving care in November of 2017, aged almost 20 years old.

They said: “Kingston was an incredible dog and we loved him so dearly. We went literally everywhere together and in his last three months we were his carers. We were blubbering messes at his loss.


“After some time passed we felt ready to adopt once more and began to look online at the Dogs Trust website. However, any dogs we took interest in were too late as they’d already been booked.”

Dylan said: “Unbeknownst to me Alena had found Pebbles and Bam Bam online at the Snetterton Rehoming Centre, meanwhile I had booked a business meeting in Thetford, both locations over 500 miles away from our home. When I told her where I would be traveling to she informed me it was very close by to the duo she’d seen. We rang the centre and made an appointment, and the rest as they say is history. It could have been coincidence, it could have been fate – but whatever it was – we’re delighted!”

Bam Bam and Pebbles setting off to new home

Dogs Trust Snetterton’s Rehoming Centre Manager Diane McLelland-Taylor said:

“It has certainly been a busy start to the year but it’s fantastic that so many people, like Alena and Dylan, want to give a dog a second chance, especially older dogs that can often be overlooked.

She added:

“The Wrens live in a very rural environment in Scotland and we can see that they will be very spoilt! Having had an update already we’ve been told they travelled the entire journey home perfectly – so we’re certain they will immediately be making themselves at home.”

If you think you could offer a homeless hound their forever home, please call 0300 303 0292 or visit Dogs Trust Snetterton at North End Road, Snetterton, Norfolk, NR16 2LD. Find out more at


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