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Special recognition for Dogs Trust’s Katie

Dogs Trust Snetterton Rehoming Centre is pleased to announce that Canine Carer Katie Hooks has been awarded a ‘Highly Commended Certificate’ in recognition of her performance in Level 2 NVQ in Animal Care through the City & Guilds Medals for Excellence Scheme.

She is one of only 88 people from over three quarters of a million eligible learners to win this City & Guilds award.

The work-related training covers all aspects of Katie’s role including competence of working with dogs, kennel hygiene, working with the vet, and meeting and greeting members of the public. In addition Katie had a number of projects to complete, as well as Health and Safety risk assessments.

The panel of judges were very impressed with Katie’s work, and stated that she had a “very well presented portfolio, which represented a very high quality standard of work”. They therefore had no hesitation in recommending a special recognition award.

Katie has worked at the Snetterton Rehoming Centre for four and a half years, but when she started the course she was keen to learn more about her role and to achieve a qualification that recognised her work.

Katie commented: “I really enjoyed the course and surprised myself that I know far more about my actual role then I was aware of! I would really recommend the course to other people, as I felt it gave me a greater understanding of my job and it’s really helped me gain more confidence. To have been specially commended was a lovely surprise.”

Diane McLelland-Taylor, Dogs Trust Snetterton Rehoming Centre Manager commented:

“We are all very proud of Katie’s achievement, she has worked extremely hard and really deserves the special recognition that she has received.”

“Dogs Trust encourages staff to take vocational qualifications as they are a great way of making people think about their roles and really opens their eyes to new opportunities that can be achieved in their day to day tasks.”

Dogs Trust is the UK’s largest dog welfare charity and care for over 13,500 stray and abandoned dogs each year through its network of 16 Rehoming Centres nationwide.

For more information about rehoming a dog or to visit Dogs Trust Snetterton Rehoming Centre please call on 01953 498 377. The centre is open from 12 – 4pm every day except Monday or visit the website