Rehomed Scottish dogs set to star at Crufts 2020
Three lovable pooches which faced an uncertain future as they waited for new homes are now top dogs after earning a place at Crufts.
The lucky dogs were rehomed in loving homes by the Dog Aid Society of Scotland after their original owners could no longer look after them.
Now they’re getting ready to mingle with the country’s canine elite at the nation’s biggest and most revered celebration of the world of dogs.
The trio of rescue dogs will join pedigree pooches from across the UK and beyond at Crufts in Birmingham in early March, where they’ll take part in some of the best-loved events of the whole show.
Inca, a six-and-a-half-year-old Springer Spaniel, has qualified for the Scottish Rally Obedience Team as well as the Team Event in Agility, while Bounce, a four-and-a-half-year-old Staff Cross, will appear in the Medium Team Agility event.
Meanwhile two-year-old Macy has qualified with her 14-year-old owner Ailsa for the Young Kennel Club’s Basic Obedience in Crossbreed Handling event.
The dogs were rehomed after the Dog Aid Society of Scotland stepped in to support their owners in their search to find them suitable new homes.
A spokesperson for the Society said: “We are so proud of Inca, Macy and Bounce. They are proof of how amazing many rehomed dogs can be.
“Everyone is delighted to hear they’re going to the biggest and best dog show of them all, Crufts.”
The Dog Aid Society of Scotland was founded in 1956 and has successfully rehomed countless dogs using its ‘bespoke’ approach which ensures a smooth transition from one home to the next.
Instead of removing dogs from their homes to languish in noisy kennels while they seek a new owner, the pets are kept in their own, familiar surroundings and only make the move to their new home when the time is absolutely right.
They are also given a two week ‘settling in’ period, to ensure the dog and new owners are a perfect match.
The gentle approach makes it easier for owners, many of whom may find themselves no longer physically able to care for a much-loved pet and are only reluctantly letting them go. Vetting means there’s no risk of the dog falling into unscrupulous hands – a fear when rehoming via online marketplaces.
There are benefits for the new owners too; they will know their new pet has been fully checked by the Dog Aid Society of Scotland’s expert staff. And any dogs with pre-existing conditions requiring medication will come with a pledge from the Society to cover those veterinary costs of their treatment for the rest of their lives.
The Society, which is based in Edinburgh, has called for more owners seeking to rehome their pets, to get in touch.
Find out how to give your pet the best start in its new life by visiting www.dogaidsociety.com