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Charity receives £100,000 from bookings with Welcome Cottages


Dogs Trust has this week reached £100,000 in donations from Welcome Cottages through its affiliation scheme. The valuable funds raised will be used to provide care in the 17 rehoming centres nationwide and help Dogs Trust to support its education and outreach projects.

Welcome CottagesWelcome Cottages, the holiday company where dogs always go free, partnered with the charity in 2003 and donate 10 per cent of every cottage rental booked through direct booking line and white label site, www.dogstrust-cottages.co.uk.

A large proportion of the money raised will be used to build and equip a brand new vet suite at the Darlington rehoming centre, Hill House Farm. The centre, which provides care for over 120 dogs, will use the new suite to carry out small operations including dental work, neutering and microchipping.

Clarissa Baldwin OBE, Chief Executive of the Dogs Trust said: ‘Being able to offer Dogs Trust loyal supporters the opportunity to book pet friendly holidays whilst donating to the charity is an ideal partnership. Money raised is used for spreading the word about responsible dog ownership, developing new rehoming centre facilities and investing in long-term education programmes in schools and clubs across the UK.’

Kathryn Preston, Key Account Manager at Welcome Cottages said: ‘We are proud to be able to offer great value holiday cottages in a range of locations both in the UK and Europe. The partnership with the Dogs Trust means customers can not only book a dog friendly holiday, but support the charity at the same time.’