puppies need names

Dogs Trust is calling for the public to help choose names for a litter of five puppies born in their Glasgow rehoming centre in the midst of the Covid-19 lockdown. The team the centre is launching an online poll to name the puppies, and are calling on the public to get involved and give their vote.

The litter of five Terrier pups were born at the Uddingston centre five weeks ago, after their  heavily pregnant mum – named Linda by the staff – was found as a stray. 

“The poll to choose their names will begin at 10.00am on Thursday 7 May, with each puppy appearing on one of the charity’s social media feeds throughout the day,” a Dogs Trust statement says. “Voting will close at 10.00am on Friday 8 May. Anyone interested in voting can do so by visiting the charity’s Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts using the @DogsTrust handle.”

See the puppies in the video below:

Sandra Lawton, Rehoming Centre Manager at Dogs Trust Glasgow, said, “At Dogs Trust we’re very lucky because we get to spend lots of time with gorgeous puppies like these. We know that with Government restrictions in force many people are spending much more time at home, with fewer distractions and may need a little pick-me-up in the shape of five bundles of furry joy to behold – and name!

“The puppies are doing well, although are currently not old enough to be rehomed to families yet. We anticipate that when they are, there will be a lot of interest in them from potential owners, so we may only be able to respond to the most suitable owners and halt any enquiries around the puppies if we become overwhelmed with responses.

“It is important that when considering getting a dog or puppy, to think carefully about how much of a commitment this is; and whether a pet will fit into your life in the long-term – especially once the Government’s restrictions have been lifted and normal life resumes.”

Dogs Trust recently launched an online quiz for potential dog owners to test themselves on whether they are truly ready for the realities of dog ownership before taking the leap, as online searches to get a dog have shot up in the past month of lockdown.

Images by Dogs Trust

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