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Dogs Trust's new Cardiff venue welcome its first three doggy residents

The site was the dream of Dogs Trust’s late ex-CEO who was a proud Welshman

Rebecca Astill

Posted 2 months ago ago

Two years after building began, Cardiff’s very own Dogs Trust rehoming centre has opened its doors to its first residents.

Three dogs looking for new homes have joined the eight acre doggy haven.

At full capacity, this new rehoming site will be able to help up to 1,000 dogs per year.

Angela Wetherall, manager at Dogs Trust Cardiff explained the creation of such a site was the wish of ex-CEO and patriotic Welshman Adrian Burder.

She said, “We are proud to be continuing his dream by turning it into reality.”

“Dogs Trust Cardiff will complement the amazing work done by our other South Wales-based rehoming centre in Bridgend, and together we hope to be able to help even more dogs and dog owners across the region and beyond.”

Angela Wetherall, manager of Dogs Trust Cardiff, with her dogs Bobby and Poppy

The facilities include 74 comfortable, spacious and underfloor heated kennels, dedicated play areas and 20 all-weather exercise paddocks set within eight acres.

There will also be a full veterinary suite, a grooming suite and hydrotherapy and physiotherapy rooms.

Here are first three residents of Dogs Trust Cardiff.


The first newbie is Alaska, a seven-year-old Great Dane.

Alaska, who is described by the rehoming centre as a “gentle giant”, loves people and is looking for a quiet home with lots of affection and companionship.

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She could live with another dog and children older than 11. Alaska loves a fuss and would be a welcome addition to owners who put their dogs at the centre of their family.


Buddy, a Jack Russell Terrier, chasing his ball

Buddy is a five-year-old Jack Russell Terrier. He has bounds of energy and needs an active home to keep him on his toes.

He especially loves playing fetch with a ball and could live with children older than 11.


Mila is an excitable new arrival at the new rehoming site

This little Cockapoo is shy at first, but once comfortable is full of beans. She will warm up to anyone who is patient with her, takes a gentle approach and more importantly, feeds her snacks.

Although Mila is friendly with other dogs on walks, she would need to be the only dog in the house. Again, she could live with children over 11.

The site is close to the city centre and walking distance from Cardiff Bay on Nettlefield Road.

Alongside taking in and rehoming family dogs, the staff will also help stray or abandoned dogs and rehabilitate dogs in need of help with their dedicated training and behaviour team.

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