By Ann Evans



This Friday 13th, staff at Dogs Trust, Kenilworth are hoping for a bit of good luck for two gorgeous hounds who seem to be constantly overlooked when it comes to finding their forever homes.


Greyhound Jet and Lurcher Harper are both four years old and have been at the Honily Centre in Warwickshire for over two years collectively. Staff are baffled as to why they are constantly overlooked but are hoping that fate will be on their side and they’ll soon find loving homes of their own.


Both of the dogs have different needs but what they do have in common is that they are looking to reserve their spot on the sofa in the home of someone special.


James Ackner, Rehoming Centre Assistant Manager at Dogs Trust Kenilworth said: “It’s such a shame that these two have been overlooked so far, but we’re confident we’ll find homes for them soon. Despite the superstition that Friday 13th brings bad luck, we’re really hoping potential new owners will put any superstitions to one side and consider rehoming one of these super dogs.


“Not only will you be offering a four-legged friend a happy home, but you will be gaining a new best friend. We don’t see what’s so unlucky about that!”


Jet and Harper have their paws crossed, that this Friday 13th will be their lucky day in finding loving homes.





Dogs Trust nationwide have been paying homage to its incredible volunteers and fundraisers who offer year-round support to the rehoming centres up and down the country. Throughout the Christmas and New Year period, the volunteers turned up to help by doing a variety of jobs such as cleaning the kennels and walking the dogs. And extra special duties on Christmas Day was to give out Christmas treats to all the dogs.


Annie Wilson has been volunteering at the Kenilworth centre for two years. She said: “When I was asked if I could help out over the festive period I jumped at the chance – I can’t think of anywhere else I’d rather be! Throughout the year we all work so hard to give the dogs the best possible time whilst they wait for their forever homes and we feel it’s especially important to do that over Christmas.


“Whilst the dogs don’t know it’s Christmas and we can’t offer them their own sofa or a roaring fire to relax in front of, we make sure they all feel special and don’t miss out on any of the fun!”



If you think you could be the lucky charm for Harper or Jet please call Dogs Trust Kenilworth on 0300 303 0292.  If you would like to become a volunteer or fundraiser please visit: http://www.dogstrust.org.uk











About Ann Evans

Feature writer and award winning author, Ann Evans has more than 22 books published for children, young adults, reluctant readers and adults. Never content to write one thing at a time, she always has at least half a dozen different writing projects on the go. She worked for 13 years on the Coventry Telegraph as a feature writer and currently writes for a number of different magazines, in print and on-line. Ann is also a writing tutor running classes for adults and doing author school visits throughout the UK. Ann decided to put her years of writing experience together in her book Become A Writer – a step by step guide. Amazon link:http://www.amazon.co.uk/Become-Writer-Step-Guide/dp/1907670246 Blogs:http://annsawriter.blogspot.com