Four puppies have found new homes thanks to Dog’s Trust Glasgow.
The Yorkshire terrier cross puppies - Imelda, Hector, Miguel and Ernesto – were all named after characters from the Disney film Coco. Coco is also the name of the puppies’ mother.
Their mum’s pregnancy wasn’t planned and Coco’s owners didn’t want to keep the litter, so they got in touch with Dog’s Trust Glasgow rehoming centre for a helping hand.
The animal charity arranged for Coco to stay with one of their foster carers while she had her puppies and once they were old enough to not need her, Coco would be reunited with her owners.
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One of the pups, Imelda, was adopted by Leanne Mitchell and her family, from Ballieston. The pup is now called Mabel Imelda.
She said: “Our two eldest – Caleb who’s 11 and Dylan, who’s 9 years old – had asked us about getting a dog for ages but we wanted to wait for the time to be right for our whole family before we committed to getting a puppy.
“The boys were very emotional when we told them about her and my three-year-old Millie just kept saying ‘I cannae wait’, she was so excited for her to arrive.
“We made sure they all understood how important it was for us to adopt a puppy from a rehoming centre. It’s a nice feeling to know you’ve given a home to a dog in need.”
Rehoming Centre Manager at Dogs Trust Glasgow, Sandra Downie, wants potential adopters to ensure they don’t forget older dogs when looking for a family pet.
She said: “Everybody loves puppies like Mabel Imelda and her brothers, but its worth remembering that older dogs can be just as much fun and equally as rewarding to rehome.
“Thanks to the players of People’s Postcode Lottery whose support helps to fund a wonderful team of Canine Carers at the centre who are there to care for all of our dogs – young and old – and make sure they enjoy their time spent with us while they wait for their new family to discover them.”
Dogs Trust rehoming centres are currently not open for public browsing but you can still make an appointment to adopt or bring a dog to us. The charity has set up new processes which include social distancing measures to help keep staff and our visitors safe.