Dogs Trust Leeds centre set to reopen to public for pooch information days

The Dogs Trust centre in Leeds has announced that it will reopen to the public for set information days about its pooches.

Friday, 4th June 2021, 11:45 am
Digger is a dog looking for a new home at Dogs Trust Leeds

The information days will be held every Sunday between 12pm and 4pm starting from June 20.

It follows a virtual rehoming process which has been taking place throughout lockdowns.

The team at the centre said they "love being part of the local community" and so want to start welcoming people back into the centre.

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Visitors will be able to meet staff, see the kennels and the training barn and see some of the dogs spending time with their canine carers.

The information days will not have a rehoming focus and anyone who is interested in rehoming a dog will still be directed to the virtual process.

Amanda Sands, rehoming centre manager at Dogs Trust Leeds said: "Since the pandemic hit, Dogs Trust Leeds has been continuing to take in, care for and rehome dogs, thanks to our amazing team and local supporters.

"During this time, we have established a virtual rehoming process which has been a huge success, levelling the playing field for many dogs who have been previously overlooked by potential new families.

"Amid the upheaval of the past year, we have been incredibly proud of how our team has overcome the challenges faced to do the best by our dogs.

"The pandemic has allowed us to try new things and take valuable learnings away to inform new processes.

"We believe these more intimate visitor information days will help our dogs to start to feel comfortable again in the presence of members of the public, while helping us to keep staff and visitors safe.

"We would like to take this opportunity to thank local dog lovers for their continued support and for helping us do what’s best for the dogs in our care."

To book a slot at one of the Dogs Trust information days, click here.

For more about the virtual rehoming process, click here.