What happened when Roxy the dog was given £1,000 to go shopping?
PUBLISHED: 16:42 08 October 2017 | UPDATED: 16:42 08 October 2017
We need some food, plenty of dog biscuits - and I could do with a nice new warm, fluffy blanket...
That was, we think, what Roxy the dog was saying when given £1,000 to spend a Supermarket Sweep-style shopping trip to a pets store.
The Dog Trust Snetterton resident was given the money to spend at Pets at Home’s Thetford store on anything she and her four-legged friends needed back at the Norfolk rehoming centre.
Barely ‘pawsing’ for a second to look at a shopping list, the six-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier made sure she led her human chum Nickie Wilson to all the best bits and stocked their trolley high with squeaky toys, soft beds, fluffy blankets and fine treats.
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The money was raised through Pets at Home’s Very Important Pets (VIP) club, where customers who sign up get discounts while nominating a charity helping animals in need.
Tom Storeton-West, Pets at Home Thetford store manager, said: “We loved having Roxy come and visit the store.
“She was a very determined shopper, wanting only the best for her and the dogs at the rehoming centre. Her very full trolley looks like she found lots to delight them all.
“Our VIP Club Members have responded really positively to be able to donate Lifelines to their chosen charities, so we’re hoping this will be the first of many visits from Dogs Trust residents.”
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Diane McLelland-Taylor, Dogs Trust Snetterton rehoming centre manager, said: “The generosity of the Pets at Home VIP Club Members will make such a difference to all the dogs in our care at the moment.
“We endeavour to make our rehoming centre a home from home while the dogs wait to meet their new families so we like to fill it with lots of home comforts like comfy blankets or their favourite toys.
“After this shopping trip we’re going to be spoilt for choice. On behalf of all the dogs, a huge waggy-tailed thank you.”
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Dogs Trust is the UK’s leading dog welfare charity and has a network of 20 rehoming centres in the UK and one in Dublin.
The charity cares for around 15,000 stray, unwanted and abandoned dogs each year.
Visit www.dogstrust.org.uk for more information.
To join the Pets at Home VIP Club and nominate the Dogs Trust Snetterton branch, visit www.petsathome.com/dogstrustvip