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Afternoon tea party thrown for homeless dogs

There was paw-secco, doggy treats and party hats

Danielle Elton

Posted 4 months ago ago

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Is there anything more joyous than watching a group of yappy dogs playing together and enjoying endless treats?

While we’re not adverse to throwing our dogs a birthday party and lavishing them in love and affection, there are some dogs who really do deserve a fuss making of them.

That’s why UK cleaning expert Dr. Beckmann teamed up with Manchester & Cheshire Dogs’ Home - to give some homeless dogs some well-deserved attention.

The manufacturer of the hugely popular Pet Stain & Odour Remover arranged a special Lockdown Quaran-tea party (or Pawty in dog’s speak) to give a group of abandoned dogs some much-needed cheer.

The afternoon tea party was complete with paw-secco, doggie treats, party hats and plenty of bones.

And it sounds like all the dogs involved had a pawsome time. 

It was an afternoon of unbridled fun as Staffordshire Bull Terriers played with Border Collies and indulged in a tug of war with the tablecloth! 

Dr. Beckmann loves dogs and after the company saw reports from experts claiming the end of lockdown could prove particularly tough for Britain’s pooches, it decided to act.

Puppy ownership surged during lockdown as two thirds of people described their new four-legged friend as a lifeline, but now pet rescue centres are worried about a potential deluge of dogs forced into their care because owners have less time at home as lockdown ends and Britain goes back to the office.

 “Many people have either adopted dogs or have been spending all their time with their dogs for months because of lockdown,” says Anna Stansfield, Home Manager of Cheshire Dogs’ Home.

 “Dogs who are used to spending extended periods of time with their human families can suffer from separation anxiety when owners are suddenly away from home. This is distressing for the dogs but can also be very upsetting for their human families – but the great news is, good preparation now can really help. 

“As of now, dog owners who will at some point be going back to work should try to spend some time away from their dogs each day, even if it’s just an hour in a different room or in the garden where your dog can’t see you. 

“Make sure the dog has toilet time and a walk first. ‘Alone time’ should have something positive around it for your dog, such as a filled chew toy or a long-lasting chewy treat.

“The practice absences can be extended and built up to simulate your work routine. If you’ll be working in the evenings, make sure these practice absences are in the evening too. 

“Dogs have been such a comfort to people during lockdown, but now we all need to make sure that a return to work isn’t a really stressful time for our four-legged friends.”

Dr. Beckmann has partnered with the Manchester & Cheshire Dogs’ Home to help raise awareness of the potential post-lockdown dogs’ plight.

Susan Fermor, Dr. Beckmann spokesperson, said: “It’s been a hard time for all of us over the past few months and we wanted to help support Manchester and Cheshire Dogs’ Home who have felt the impact of not being able to have the doors open as usual.

“It’s been fantastic to see wagging tails of the dogs enjoying themselves as many have been on lockdown longer than they should’ve been.”

Dr. Beckmann Pet Stain & Odour Remover is available at a wide range of retailers and online at Amazon.

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