Status Quo, together with Hobsons Brewery, has launched a new beer to raise money for Dogs Trust dogs.

Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt named the traditional chestnut ale after the band’s 1971 album ‘Dog of Two Head’. Five percent of the profits will go towards helping dogs find new homes.

Francis Rossi says, “Dogs Trust is a cracking charity doing brilliant work to help all kinds of dogs. We like that they won’t put a healthy dog to sleep so we wanted to give something back. I have three dogs of my own who enjoy the good life and without being able to adopt any more, for now anyway, this is the next best thing we could do to help.”

Rick Parfitt says, “My wife and I are ‘owned’ by five pint sized dogs – they tend to get whatever they want, whatever they need! They bring us a lot of laughter with their cheeky antics. We sponsor two dogs being cared for by Dogs Trust so Francis and I wanted the sales to help the dogs they look after. We hope the profits go some way to finding more dogs new homes.”

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To celebrate the launch, the British rock legends visited Dogs Trust’s West London rehoming centre for a tour and to learn more about charity’s work. They also got to meet their ‘doggy doppelganger’ picked out by Dogs Trust staff.

Dogs Trust’s CEO, Adrian Burder, says, “We’re incredibly grateful for this support from Status Quo. Our staff strive to affect the status of dog welfare through campaigning to improve the lives of all dogs, so it’s a privilege to be able to show Francis and Rick the work we do to find dogs loving homes.”

‘Dog of Two Head’ is available, bottled, in selected Spar stores from 18th May and through Hobsons Brewery. Find out more on the Status Quo website.


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