‘Beaglemania’ at Dogs Trust Shoreham

Bertha and Betty with staff Gemma Murray, left, and Bellah Armstrong D15021586a
Bertha and Betty with staff Gemma Murray, left, and Bellah Armstrong D15021586a

DOGS Trust staff in Shoreham are dealing with ‘Beaglemania’, thanks to an unusual influx of one breed.

The charity says forget Beatlemania, it’s all about Beaglemania at the Brighton Road centre, where four beguiling Beagles looking for love ‘eight days a week’ are being looked after until a new owner is found.

The group, named Bertie, Beatrice, Bertha and Betty, were handed over at the Shoreham rehoming centre by a breeder who could no longer care for them.

Having arrived together, the Beagles have been buddied up into two pairs and are ready to find new homes in twos.

Tracey Rae, rehoming centre manager, said: “It’s not often that we see Beagles arrive at the rehoming centre, especially four at once – it certainly is Beaglemania here at the moment!

“It’s always a little harder to find new homes for pairs of dogs but it would be difficult not to fall in love with these adorable duos. They are utterly inseparable so we would love to see them find new homes together.”

The Beagles get on well with people and other dogs and it is suggested the new owners would need to be around for most of the day to keep them company.

The dogs will need gentle, positive training to encourage them with housetraining and help them settle in to their new homes.

As the Beagles can be shy at first, they are best suited to adult-only homes or homes with older children who can give them the love they need.

Last week, the Herald featured two more Beagles, Fern and Wilson, in the regular Dog of a Week column.

They were rescued along with other Beagles and taken to Dogs Trust Shoreham by a dog warden.

Fern and Wilson also need to be rehomed together as they have formed a close bond.

Dogs Trust said: “If you think you can still love our Beagles ‘when they’re 64’, please call the centre on 01273 452 576 or visit the centre at Brighton Road, Shoreham for further details on how you can help.”