Friday, 15 April 2011

Is it a bird? Is it a plane?


Check it out! The above pictured, record breaking* giant nodding dog weighs in at a whopping 4 tonnes (it bears repeating- 4 tonnes!) and was hoisted onto the Vanguard building near Hanger Lane in West London today.


The dog - christened Dogcilla - will raise awareness of our West London Rehoming centre, located near Uxbridge. We have applied to Guinness World Records to have her status as the biggest nodding dog in the world confirmed. Dogs Trust West London manager, Richard Moore, says:


“At Dogs Trust West London we care for around 150 stray and abandoned dogs at any one time. We really want Londoners to think of us when considering getting a new canine companion and Dogcilla will increase awareness of the Rehoming Centre.

I’m glad we only have normal size dogs to look after though because at around 2000 times larger, Dogcilla would need a 120 mile daily walk!


Our West London centre just celebrated its 5th birthday and cares for around 150 abandoned and unwanted dogs at any one time. It is part of a national network of 17 Rehoming Centres across the country. If you are interested in rehoming a dog from Dogs Trust West London please call 0845 076 3647.


*We're awaiting verification of Dogcilla’s record breaking status.

8 comments:

Rebecca wright said...

I love this, want one in my garden. Will you be auctioning it off for charity?

Jutta said...

in all honesty..don't you think you wouodn't be better off spending the money on homeless dogs and their care instead of silly stuff like this?

Dogs Trust said...

Hi Jutta, we can understand your comment but would like to assure you that as a charity we are incredibly conscious of our advertising expenditure. This is a cost effective and quirky advertising venture that will almost definitely pay for itself. As always, the dogs are our main priority.

frances said...

What a great idea.

Puppy Love Petwear said...

Wow!! Totally P-Awesome! So looking forward to the Harefield Fun Day in June...it's just around the corner from our London family. Next time we are in the big smoke, we'll be sure to look for Dogcilla! M x x

Rob said...

Saw this on the M1, was amazing http://www.flickr.com/photos/robert-bradley/5638486043/ - Had to take a photo!

md.din islam said...

Make sure your dog(s) are dressed properly for the weather conditions. Proper dog clothing or dog outfits will either keep them cozy warm or very cool. They will enjoy it.

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Saffy C said...

Fantastic! I've just seen this on the back of a rather large trailer. I had to pull over to get a better look! Definitely gets attention and very cute x