Dogs Trust

Pluto Over the Moon After Seven Year Wait to Find His Forever Family

We’re delighted to announce the adoption of one of our long-term lodgers after a seven year wait to find his perfect home. Pluto, a nine-year-old Pit Bull cross arrived into our care in November 2012 when he was just six weeks old. Although he did find a loving home initially, sadly it didn’t work out and when returned, he was often overlooked in favour of younger, smaller dogs.

Despite being a firm favourite with his Canine Carers and one of our Sponsor Dogs, sadly Pluto’s forever home eluded him, until this year.

Pluto’s adopters explain: “It’s like Pluto has always been here. He was so friendly when introduced to the family, he showed them what a gentle, affectionate and enthusiastic dog he is. We’re so thankful to Pluto’s sponsors who allowed Dogs Trust to care for him so well while he waited for us to find him. Because of them, he is home today, an amazingly happy and lovable dog. We feel truly lucky to have such a rewarding dog join our family.”

Sandra Ruddell, Administration Assistant Manager, Dogs Trust Ireland continues:We’re so thrilled for Pluto that he has found his happily ever after at last. He was a popular pup here and so many happy tears were shed when we waved him off. Every dog who comes into our care is cherished by our team, but nothing makes us happier than getting to send them off to their forever home. That’s especially true with a dog like Pluto who has waited so long for that moment.

Unfortunately, we have seen a sharp decline in the number of people applying to adopt a dog over the past few months, so we are appealing to the public to please consider a rescue dog.”

While we have rehomed over 200 dogs so far this year, this is almost 100 dogs less than they would usually have seen adopted at this point. So, we’re appealing for potential adopters, specifically those open to adopting exuberant, larger adult dogs, to visit the rehoming section of our website HERE where you can complete a rehoming questionnaire online.

For those unable to commit to adopting a dog, there is the option to sponsor a dog like Pluto, to support the lifesaving work we carry out in Ireland.