Football Loving Dogs Looking for New Homes in the National Media!

This week the DailyStar.co.uk covered a story put together by the DogsBlog.com team featuring 7 football loving dogs looking for new homes with the hope of helping these fantastic, fun loving dogs find a home and sofa to call their own.

Speaking on behalf of DogsBlog.com, the UK’s largest dog adoption site, sponsored by the Co-operative Insurance,  Kim O’Meara said: “Support from sites such as the DailyStar.co.uk is a huge help to us in raising awareness to not only the dogs featured in this story, but the thousands sitting in rescue centres and foster homes across the country. These dogs all have personalities. They all have someone out there who is their perfect partner – they just need to find them. This story, we hope, puts a different view on dogs in rescues, and helps encourage those thinking of getting a dog to consider adopting.”

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Sully, pictured above, is just one of the talented footballers featured on the DailyStar.co.uk

Andrew Nevitt, Head of Pet Insurance at The Co-operative Insurance says: “In Britain, dogs are very much a part of the family so a game of football in the garden isn’t uncommon. However, it’s not just humans – like England and Southampton’s Jay Rodriguez – that can incur sporting injuries, dogs are also susceptible to injuries such as cruciate damage. This type of damage is normally caused by dogs running, twisting or turning sharply, jumping and landing awkwardly, chasing balls and most things that people do when playing football.

“The average cost of a cruciate claim for our canine customers is £1,964 although the highest was a Bullmastiff at £4,121. All breeds potentially suffer from this type of injury although it is often the bigger animals.

“We are a nation of animal lovers; so we urge pet owners to fully consider all of the responsibilities involved in caring for a dog, which includes being financially prepared.”

Read more online here and leave your comments on the story: http://www.dailystar.co.uk/real-life/383129/Cute-dogs-looking-for-new-homes

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