Pets in new homes plea

These gorgeous bundles of joy have been keeping staff at a Shropshire rehoming centre on their toes – after all 11 of them arrived within a day of each other.

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These gorgeous bundles of joy have been keeping staff at a Shropshire rehoming centre on their toes – after all 11 of them arrived within a day of each other.

The Shropshire-based Rehoming Centre of the the Dogs Trust welfare charity has seen a rare influx of new puppies.

They are so sweet staff at the Dogs Trust kennels in Roden, near Shrewsbury, have named the pups after tuck shop favourites.

There are five collie-crosses called Spangle, Dolly Mixture, Rolo, Sherbet and Liquorice. Pringle, Twiglet, Quaver and Wotsit are Staffordshire bull terriers, and Fanta and Sprite are from a litter of Staffie-crosses.

“It is very rare we have so many pups all at the same time,” said Dogs Trust Roden manager Louise Campbell. “They are so delicious and there are our so many of them we thought our puppy block had much in common with the joys of a sweetshop.”

The Staffordshire bull terrier pups were born to a dog who arrived in Roden after being dumped by her owners on Christmas Day. Staff realised she was carrying pups shortly after and were ready and prepared.

But then collie-cross Woody arrived looking a little on the large side and staff knew they would be in for a treat.

“The collie pups were born on a Friday and the Staffie pups came along on the Saturday,” said Miss Campbell.

The pups are ready to be rehomed. Anyone who would like to give them a home should pop into the Dogs Trust kennels at Roden between noon and 4pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday.