Rescue dogs lead the way in charity walk

Hearing the phrase ‘walkies’ is usually music to dog’s ears but when they are searching for their forever home, it can be a very different story.

For one group of local pooches that could be about to change thanks to an initiative by a Wrexham hospice and a new animal charity in Mold.

Nightingale House Hospice has teamed up with Almost Home Dog Rescue to give all dogs big or small the chance to get involved in their upcoming Woofs and Wellies Walk.

A group of canines in need have been invited to walk the 5k or 3k route on the 26th March in the hope that hospice supporters who may not have a dog of their own at home will sign up and walk one of the eager crew.

The foster dogs looking for walkers include:

George, a lovely 8-year-old Pomeranian/Corgi who is good with dogs, cats and kids.

George (2)

Dennis, a beautiful 2-year-old, ex-racing Greyhound, who hasn’t had the best start in life. He is a quiet boy who really deserves a loving home.

Dennis (7)

Gem, a stunning 2-year-old Lurcher. She is a typical playful Lurcher, who is good with other dogs and walks nicely on the lead.

Gem (6)

Roo, a gorgeous 10-week-old Yorkie mix puppy, who is full of character and energy. She loves food and snuggles.

Roo (1)

Starting at 11am, the big hearted dog lovers will join the foster carers of George, Dennis, Gem and Roo for a scenic stroll around Alyn Waters Country Park before being spoilt with plenty of goodies and treats at the park’s cafe.

Sam Eastwood, hospice fundraiser, said: “Here at Nightingale House, we see how much pets mean to patients and help with their wellbeing, not only their own pets but the specialised PAT dogs who often visit us. However, we also know that there are people out there who may have lost a beloved dog as well as many canines looking for a brand new home.

“This was the inspiration behind our new partnership with Almost Home Dog Rescue. Woofs and Wellies is a wonderful event, which celebrates the bond between dog and owner and we wanted to give everyone the chance to get involved. We very much hope that our supporters will answer the call for walkies for George, Dennis, Gem and Roo. Who knows it could result in a very lucky Mother’s Day for these well deserving dogs.”

David Sutton of Almost Home Dog Rescue said: “Almost home Dog rescue was started by a group of like minded friends who are all very experienced in dog rescue. We have a passion for dogs and the knowledge to help both dogs and owners.

“At this stage our rescue is its infancy. We launched in Oct 2016 and to date we have had over 60 dogs in our care. The following and support we have been lucky enough to have has amazed the team. We are honoured to have been asked by Nightingale House and partner with them in their Woofs and Wellies event. We hope to see you there.”

To sign up for the Woofs and Wellies event and walk one of the Almost Home dogs or your own pet, please contact Nightingale House on 01978 314 2912.