Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Dogs Trust Canterbury expands to take in more dogs than ever

After months of hard work, the newly remodelled Canterbury Rehoming Centre has had its official opening! This will not only give existing residents a calmer, happier environment in which to spend their time with us, but it means that 14 extra kennels have been built, meaning the Centre will now be able to rehome almost 180 more dogs every year - an increase of nearly 50%.

Among the guests at the opening yesterday was special guest Neil Redding, KMFM DJ and presenter, who agreed to come along to cut the ribbon and meet his canine namesake Redders, a lovely Bassett Hound (pictured).

He commented:

“I am thrilled to be part of such a positive step towards rehoming so many more dogs from Dogs Trust Canterbury. It is great to see that this new building will allow the dogs that are ready for rehoming to have interaction with the public and staff in a more relaxed and stress free environment.”

“Meeting Redders at the official opening will be a huge highlight for me!”

A new training barn has also been built, which will in due course also be a venue for training classes for members of the public.

If you think you can offer a home to any of Canterbury's canine residents please get in touch with Dogs Trust Canterbury on 01227 792 505 or visit the centre during opening hours (12-4pm daily, closed Weds; no appointment necessary) at Radfall Road, Chestfield, Nr Whitstable, Kent, CT53ER.

You can also follow Dogs Trust Canterbury on Twitter: @dt_canterbury.


Andrea said...

So glad you are expanding!
Woofs and Wags,

Gail said...

This is wonderful news. Kinda sad too, that there is a need for it.