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Moffat stray dogs now ready to be rehomed

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By Christie Breen
Moffat stray dogs now ready to be rehomed

FOREVER homes are now being sought for the six dogs rescued near Moffat last year.

The pack of ten canines was found wandering the B719 between Moffat and Greenhillstairs on July 9.

Following a rescue mission involving both police and volunteers, six of the dogs were put on leads and initially taken to Lockerbie Police Station. From there they were moved to Dumfries and Galloway Canine Rescue Centre near Glencaple, where they have been living ever since.

Now six months on new homes are being sought for the dogs, who were named Brodie, Glen, Charlotte, Toffee, Rae and Meadow.

According to the canine rescue’s website, the dogs will require further training and need to be homed in a specific type of household stating: “Due to the background of these dogs we will be looking for very specific homes, any applications received will be strongly vetted for suitability. Potential homes will need to have experience of under-socialised dogs, preferably large breeds, have a large fully enclosed garden with solid fencing of six foot plus, as they have all attempted to clear our seven foot secure paddock fencing.

“Any potential homes will need to be extremely patient and understanding with their training going forward.

“Any potential adopters of these dogs must be prepared to regularly visit the centre multiple times a week to develop a bond, this is a must and non-negotiable, so please keep this in mind when applying, especially if you are not local to the centre.

The canine charity also expressed their gratitude to everyone who donated to the dog’s fundraiser and supported them following the dog’s rescue. A spokesperson added: “A lot of work has gone into the six dogs that were picked up as strays near Moffat in July 2023. With the help of Dumfries and Galloway Police and Lee Heron, of Lost Dogs Dumfries and Galloway, these dogs have been given a second chance at life.

“It has been a huge challenge for such a small organisation to deal with six feral dogs all at the same time, a challenge many rescues would not have undertaken, but the team at the centre rose to the challenge and we now feel the time has come to look for new homes for them all.

“These dogs have come on leaps and bounds since coming to the centre, but any potential adopters will need to understand that leaving us will be a massive set back to their development, but this does need to happen so they can move forward.

“Adopters need to understand that it will be a long road moving forward, and will not be a easy task, but the reward when they are settled would be second to none!”

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