Rosa has only recently arrived at Newport City Dogs Home. She has been a bit vocal in her kennel, and was absolutely thrilled to come out to meet us all. So many new people to meet, new smells to sniff, new things to see! Rosa made sure she did the rounds in double quick time!
A quick 'hi' to Miss Lesley and young volunteer Molly...
Interrogating Miss Babs with her nose...
Rosa seemed happy that the natives are all friendly!
Rosa is casting her friendship net wide! She met loads of new people yesterday, had some lovely long walks, and was happy to smile for the camera with her new bestie Bas
We have promised her some play dates with our other residents next week once she has had a chance to settle into the routine of kennel life. It's not so bad Rosa, we'll take good care of you while you're waiting to meet your forever peeps
If you'd like to meet Rosa please contact NEWPORT CITY DOGS HOME TEL 01633 290 902 between 11am - 1pm and 2pm - 4pm, on weekdays, 11am - 1pm and 2pm - 3.30pm on Saturday. Please note: the home is CLOSED on Sundays.
Rehoming fees are from £120 depending on the age/breed of the dog, and include 1st vaccination, flea & worm treatment. It is a condition of the rehoming contract that all dogs are neutered, and subsidised vouchers are available for £35.
I had the pleasure of walking Rosa for my volunteer induction yesterday - my first dog! - and she was an absolute joy. Full of enthusiasm and energy, but happy to stop every now and then for some fuss too Rosa is a wonderful dog - I can already tell she'll make a great addition to whoever's home she ends up within.
Rosa packed her bags yesterday and trotted off to her new home!
ETA: Sadly, things didn't quite work out for Rosa, and she has been brought back to the Home. She has clearly missed stepping out with her kennel buddies, but thanks to the staff and our fab volunteers Rosa has settled back into the routine of kennel life.
Oh Rosa, what are you doing back here? I was so pleased when you got your home and it was so sad to see you back at NDH on Saturday. You are a beautiful girl and I loved walking you, good things come to those who wait and let's hope that you will find yourself a perfect forever home very soon.
She has been taken into the tender care of our good friends at the Dogs Trust, Loughborough Centre.
Being 'found in the pound' can be tough for any dog, but for long termers like Rosa it can be utterly soul-destroying to be overlooked day after day, week after week, and month after month.....
By taking in Rosa the Dogs Trust have not only given our beautiful girl new opportunities to find her forever homes, but they have freed up a much needed kennel space for incoming strays who literally have no-where to go.
This post would not be complete without a special thank you to our amazing volunteers who have taken Rosa into their hearts, and who helped make her time in kennels more bearable. Rosa's life wouldn't have been the same without Tom and Neil, volunteers at Newport and two of Rosa's best friends in the whole world.