A plus-sized pooch has been put on a doggy diet and given a tailored exercise regime to help her get fit for her forever home.
Nine-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Sassy, arrived at the Pen-y-Fai rehoming centre weighing almost 30kg and needing to lose almost half her body weight – equivalent to the weight of four Yorkshire Terriers – to reach her ideal weight.
To help Sassy lose 10-15kgs, staff have started her on a calorie controlled diet and special bootcamp exercise plan of short daily walks to help her achieve her weight loss goals.
Angela Wetherall, Dogs Trust Bridgend rehoming centre manager, said: “Sassy is absolutely adorable with a wonderful nature, and now needs help to lose weight so she can play a full part in family life.
“Her weight means she gets tired easily but she is enjoying short strolls on and off the lead here at the centre and is looking for a home where her new owners will be able to take her on regular walks to keep her on track and help her slim down.
“Sassy is a real sweetheart and we’re sure that in the right home and with plenty of support, she’ll settle in quickly and become a slimming sensation in no time!”
Sassy could live with children over eight. She will need a home with easy access in and out through the garden as she struggles with steps. New owners will need to be patient with her, with exercise to be increased slowly over time.
If you think you can give Sassy the home she is looking for, please call 0300 303 0292 or visit Dogs Trust Bridgend at Court Colman Farm, Pen-y-Fai, Bridgend, CF31 4NG. www.dogstrust.org.uk.