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Iceni Magazine | April 9, 2020

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Norfolk’s Most Unwanted Dogs Are Desperate To Find Homes

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Dogs Trust resident Bubba C has been waiting for a forever home for 38 months

Norfolk based animal shelter’s longest serving residents continue to be overlooked

Staff at a Snetterton animal shelter are calling on dog lovers to open up their homes and hearts and consider rehoming one of four dogs, who together, have spent over five years waiting to be rehomed. 

Dogs Trust Snetterton is currently home to Bubba C, Baxter, Bruce, and Benny, four dogs who collectively have been at the rehoming centre for the equivalent of 48 years in dog years. Over eight thousand potential dog owners have bypassed Bubba C, Dogs Trust Snetterton’s longest serving resident who arrived at Dogs Trust the same year that London hosted the 2012 Olympics, Manchester City won the Premier League for the first time since 1968, the UK celebrated the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth the II and the Shard opened its doors, becoming the tallest building in Europe.

Dogs Trust Snetterton Rehoming Centre Assistant Manager, Lauren Hillier explains: “The average stay for a dog at Dogs Trust dog is 39 days, for these four dogs, 39 days is long gone. We don’t really know why some dogs get overlooked and some don’t, of course some of our dogs have traits that require specific homes, but the majority who are bypassed simply don’t have luck on their side it seems.”

“Baxter, Bruce, Benny and Bubba C are all lovely dogs who are perfectly happy in kennels, but of course they would love a home to call their own. They each offer something different and each and every one would make a wonderful addition to a loving home. All of us at the rehoming centre hope they find a forever home in time for Christmas, but of course remember that ‘A Dog is for Life, not just for Christmas’.”

Snetterton’s most unwanted dogs

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Bubba C

Bubba C, 38 months at the Rehoming Centre
Bubba C is an absolute sweetheart, staff at Dogs Trust Snetterton are desperate to find him a home as he arrived back in September 2012 through no fault of his own. Collie Cross Bubba C is five years old. He loves lots of fuss and cuddles and loves his doggy treats. Bubba C takes a little while getting to know people but once he does he makes very strong bonds. A quiet home with few visitors is a must, he can live with teenager children. 

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Baxter

Baxter, 13 months at the Rehoming Centre
Terrier Cross, Baxter has been at Dogs Trust Snetterton since October 2014. At two and a half years old he’s a fun and bouncy dog who loves his food. He’s super switched on so owners who can stimulate him physically and mentally are a must. He’s a little worried by people, especially men so female owners are preferable. Baxter is looking for an adult only home with experienced owners. 

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Bruce

Bruce, 2 months at the Rehoming Centre
Boxer, Bruce has only been at the Dogs Trust Snetterton since October, but as he is such a wonderful dog, staff are baffled that he’s been at the rehoming centre longer than average. He’s a big bouncy boy with bags of personality. He loves playing with toys and meeting new dogs. Owners who are around the majority of the time are a must. Two year old Bruce will make a wonderful addition to a family home.

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Benny

Benny, 12 months at the Rehoming Centre
Seven year old Benny is a typical Jack Russell. Full of beans and eager to please, he needs loving owners who are more than happy to be kept on their toes! He’s an adventure seeker and loves sniffing out new horizons, so much he liked to sneak out of his previous garden from time-to-time, so a tall fence that will keep him enclosed is a must. Owners who will encourage reward based training and take him on lots of walks is a must. A calm environment will benefit Benny and help him settle. He is looking for an adult only home with no other pets.

If you’re interested in rehoming Bubba C, Baxter, Bruce or Benny please get in touch with Dogs Trust on 0300 303 0292.

Dogs Trust Snetterton is open 12:00 – 16:00 Thursday – Tuesday and closed on Wednesdays.

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