Local dog lovers may already be aware of the work of the dedicated team at Dogs Trust Shoreham, but did you know that rehoming a dog isn’t the only way to get involved with the charity in your local area?
If you’re interested in hearing more about the services that Dogs Trust offers in Shoreham and the surrounding area, Supporter Relations Officers Pia Offord and Lisa Herbert are here to help! The dog-loving pair, who are based at the rehoming centre on Brighton Road, are the first point of contact for all enquiries and questions about Dogs Trust’s additional services – whether you’re looking to drop off a donation or would like to book a VIP tour of the rehoming centre.
The duo does everything from planning the rehoming centre’s annual events such as the fantastic Fun Day (taking place on Sun, 26th May from 11.30am to 4pm this year) and the festive Christmas Fair amongst others; to offering information about the Canine Care Card scheme, a free service which gives owners peace of mind, knowing that we will care for their dogs should they pass away before their four-legged friends.
Pia and Lisa also hold free presentations to adult community and social groups; covering the history of Dogs Trust and how staff at the Shoreham rehoming centre care for up to 400 dogs every year. The duo are often accompanied by one of the centres four-legged residents so people can meet-and-greet a furry friend whilst hearing about national campaigns and initiatives from the UK’s largest dog welfare charity, such as the Home from Home fostering service.
“We love spreading the word about what Dogs Trust does and there are so many exciting ways to get to meet local dog-lovers. One of these is our annual Fun Day which is an amazing event that helps us raise vital funds for the dogs in our care.
“If anyone would like to donate any items – from raffle prizes for our events to toys and blankets for the dogs to enjoy – please pop in to see us at the rehoming centre. We love hearing from supporters, old and new so if you have any questions for us, don’t hesitate to get in touch!”
If you would like to book a talk, donate items or find out more about some of the charity’s events, please call Pia and Lisa at Dogs Trust Shoreham on 0300 303 0292 or visit the centre at Brighton Road, Shoreham by Sea, West Sussex, BN43 5LT. For further information about the work of Dogs Trust, please visit www.dogstrust.org.uk