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Dogs Trust Cardiff rehomes four of their first arrivals

FOUR dogs – who were the first arrivals at a new centre – are living ‘yappily ever after’ after finding homes.

Dogs Trust Cardiff, on Nettlefold Road, is the charity’s 22nd rehoming centre and has waved farewell to four of their first arrivals, just two weeks after opening.

18-month-old ex-racing greyhound, Toby, was the first to find a family – following retirement from the track he has been adopted by Julie Smith from Cwmbran.

Barry And District News: Toby was the first dog adopted from the rehoming centre (Picture: Dogs Trust)Toby was the first dog adopted from the rehoming centre (Picture: Dogs Trust)

Toby’s human, Julie Smith, said: “After the sad loss of my previous dog, I was looking to bring another four-legged friend into my life.

“I started looking on Dogs Trust’s website and out of all the dogs, Toby stood out to me – he looked so charming.

“I filled in the application and was so happy to be invited to meet Toby at the brand new rehoming centre in Cardiff. 

“I was so excited on the day and the staff let me walk him, spend time getting to know him and make sure he was right for me, as well as me being right for him. 

“Since coming home, he has settled in so well. I live on my own so having him by my side makes the house feel a little less empty and he is the perfect match for me.”

Following this, homes were found for one-year-old Chihuahua cross, Bertie; Bryn, a two-year old crossbreed; and five-year-old Jack Russell terrier, Buddy. 

Barry And District News: Bertie was one of the first arrivals at the centre (Picture: Dogs Trust)Bertie was one of the first arrivals at the centre (Picture: Dogs Trust)

Dogs Trust Cardiff has state of the art facilities, including: comfortable, spacious and underfloor heated kennels; dedicated play areas and all-weather exercise paddocks set within eight acres just a stone’s throw from Cardiff Bay.   


Angela Wetherall, who manages Dogs Trust Cardiff, said: “Seeing Toby and several other dogs head off to new homes since we opened for rehoming has been wonderful.

“While in our care, the dogs took full advantage of the spacious kennels and fantastic indoor and outdoor exercise areas that have been created for them, but it’s wonderful to see their tails at their waggiest when they’re off to their new homes.” 

Dogs Trust is the UK’s largest dog welfare charity and – once fully operational – Dogs Trust Cardiff will care for and rehome around 1,000 rescue dogs a year. 

If you are interested in adopting a dog from Dogs Trust Cardiff, please visit www.dogstrust.org.uk/rehoming to start the adoption process.

As with all Dogs Trust rehoming centres, rehoming is currently by appointment only, and Dogs Trust Cardiff is not open for walk-in visits.  

If you are struggling and thinking of giving your dog up for adoption visit the Dogs Trust website or call 0300 303 2188.

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