Adverts: 0161 709 4576 - Editorial: 0161 709 4571
Mail Order: 0161 709 4578 - Subs: 0161 709 4575 - Webteam: 0161 709 4567
Rescue dogs overcome hurdles for agility display at Wag & Bone!

It’s nearly time for this year’s Wag & Bone Show and while dogs and their families everywhere get ready for a fun day out, five very special Dogs Trust rescue dogs are preparing for their big day, as part of the Rescue Dogs Agility Display Team. The five amazing dogs have been split into four teams to demonstrate just how fantastic rescue dogs can be!

The Mighty Mini’s – seven-year old Lancashire Heeler Bridget, loves practising her agility, but she also loves to spend her Sundays relaxing and has even been known to spend all day in bed - if allowed! She is a firm favourite with all the kids at the local schools in Kenilworth, when she visits to represent Dogs Trust.

Also in The Mighty Mini’s – nine-year old Beagle Dean, was rehomed because of a heart murmur and was not expected to live very long. However, due to a successful heart operation to open up a valve when he was two years old, he is still going strong, and at age nine is one of our oldest entrants this year!

The Clever Canines – four year-old Border Collie Jazz, took time to settle into owner Michelle’s home after a rough start in life, but is now best friends with Michelle’s other dogs and is dead cert for a fantastic display.

The Waggy Woofers – six year-old black Lurcher Petzi was a stray who was rehomed by Simone at an early age, and has proved herself a true professional in the ring. Petzi has travelled all the way from Dumfries in Scotland to represent Dogs Trust Scottish Rescue Dogs.

The Marvellous Mutts – four year-old Collie Cross Womble, was an abandoned puppy from Wales. She is deaf which made it hard for Dogs Trust to find her a new home, and at first, Canine Carer Elaine temporarily took Womble home and taught her sign language. However Elaine couldn’t bear to give her up and decided to keep her as she is such a fun-loving dog.

Dogs Trust is the UK’s largest dog welfare charity and cares for over 12,000 stray and abandoned dogs each year through its network of 15 Rehoming Centres nationwide. The rescue dog Agility Display helps to demonstrate what talented and loving pets rescue dogs can make.

Come along and support the Rescue Team at the Wag & Bone Show on Saturday 6th August from 9.30-6pm at Windsor Great Park for the most fun a dog and his family will have all year.
Sponsored by Purina, and supported by Dogs Today and the Daily Mail, this unique interactive event is in aid of seven top animal welfare charities – Battersea Dogs’ & Cats’ Home, The Blue Cross, Dogs Trust, The Kennel Club Charitable Trust, PDSA, RSPCA and Wood Green Animal Shelters – all working together to create this unforgettable show.

For more information on the Dogs Trust please call 0207 837 0006 or visit www.dogstrust.org.uk. For more information on the Wag & Bone Show please visit www.wagandboneshow.co.uk