Rescue dogs find homes in Bucks

PUBLISHED: 01:16 23 October 2011 | UPDATED: 20:08 20 February 2013

Two rescue dogs have new homes thanks to the kindness of a Bucks family

When Rory, the family labrador that Samantha Williams of Wooburn Green grew up with, sadly died earlier in the year, she immediately knew she wanted to get a new canine companion of her own. Kind-hearted Sam decided to give a rescue dog a second chance, so she and partner Dave Bushnell paid a visit to Dogs Trust in Harefield.

They immediately fell for gorgeous 18 month old yellow labrador Zack who came into the centre after being found as a stray. Samantha asked her parents Kath and Mike - who were also mourning the loss of Rory - along to the rehoming centre to get their seal of approval. Whilst there, they too had their hearts stolen by a resident dog.

Kath explains: We werent intending to get a new pet so soon after the loss of Rory; we only went to reassure Samantha about taking on Zack. But once my husband saw little labrador cross Rosie he was smitten and literally ran to the reception desk to find out if she was available! After careful consideration we decided that Rosie was perfect for us, so we now have two lovely Dogs Trust dogs in the family.

Rosie and Zack are the best of friends and he comes over to us in Hazlemere two days a week, when my daughter works. He and Rosie play all day, but shes definitely the boss! Our six year old grandaughter Gracie loves playing with them and theyre so gentle with her it couldnt have worked out better.

Dogs Trust Harefield is easily accessible from Buckinghamshire and the rehoming centre team is keen to find more dogs loving homes in the county

Richard Moore, Manager of Dogs Trust Harefield explains:

Were thrilled the Williams family has rehomed two of our gorgeous dogs, but we have lots more that we want to find homes for! We are really keen for more Bucks dog lovers to visit the centre when considering getting a new pet. With dogs of all shapes, sizes and ages there really is something for everyone.

Dogs Trust Harefield cares for around 150 dogs at any one time. The expert team give lots of guidance to ensure people get the most suitable dog for their lifestyle and offer ongoing advice once dogs have been rehomed. There are also training classes at the centre that new owners can attend with their dogs.

Dogs Trust is the UKs largest dog welfare charity and cares for over 16,000 dogs each year through its network of 17 UK rehoming centres.

Pictured is: Rosie on her first walk, and also with Zack and her new owners grandaughter Gracie.

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