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Ruth Edwards MP is greeted by waggy tails at Dogs Trust Loughborough

Ruth Edwards MP was welcomed to Dogs Trust Loughborough Rehoming Centre on 30th September where she was greeted by many happy hounds!  


The Rushcliffe MP enjoyed her visit to the centre as a dog lover and keen supporter of animal welfare.

This was her first visit to Dogs Trust, and she wanted to understand the wider work of the organisation and the role the rehoming centre played in the local community.  


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After being given a tour of the Loughborough Rehoming Centre, Ruth Edwards MP was introduced to current residents including seven-year-old Crossbreed, Pooch.

Happy-go-lucky Pooch is currently looking for her ‘pawfect’ match to come along and would love to find a forever family. 


Rehoming Centre Assistant Manager Emma Proctor chatted to Ruth Edwards MP about the daily work of the rehoming centre and the wider work of Dogs Trust, including the increasing number of people now looking to rehome their pet as a result of the rising cost of living.  


Following her visit, Ruth Edwards MP, said:      

“I had a wonderful visit to Dogs Trust Loughborough where I learnt more about the fantastic work they do to improve dog welfare in the local area, as well as across the UK, it was a real pleasure meeting not only the dedicated staff, but also interacting with some of the gorgeous dogs currently resident at the rehoming centre. 
“It was great to hear about the many campaigns they are raising in Westminster, including the work they are doing to combat the cruel puppy smuggling trade, which I urge the Government to address by bringing the Kept Animals Bill back to Parliament as soon as possible. 

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“After visiting the centre and seeing all of the different dogs looking for families, I am keener than ever to encourage anyone looking to welcome a dog into their lives, to consider a rescue dog.” 


Emma Proctor, Assistant Manager at Dogs Trust Loughborough said:  

“We were pleased to welcome Ruth to our centre to showcase the important work we do in Loughborough and further afield. It was great to hear of her interest in dog welfare issues and a lovely day was had all round, the dogs especially loved meeting Ruth and getting some fuss.”  


If you could be the ‘pawfect’ match Pooch is looking for, or you would like to find out about the dogs awaiting happy endings at Dogs Trust Loughborough, please visit:   


 As the nation faces its worst financial crisis in decades, Dogs Trust is urgently seeking help for the dogs who will feel the impact.

The charity is calling out, in particular, to people with space in their homes and hearts for dogs that are more difficult to find forever homes for, such as big dogs, un-housetrained dogs, and dogs with challenging behaviour.

If you think you can offer a dog in need a temporary home while the UK is in financial crisis, please contact us at 

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