Good news story!
We’re crying! Dogs Trust Ireland announced yesterday that one of their longest serving residents, Porkie the Pit Bull cross has found his forever home after four years in the rehoming centre in Dublin.
“In the midst of all this upheaval, we are delighted to let you know that our pal, Porkie, went to his Forever Home just before we hit ‘paws’ on visitors to our Rehoming Centre,” Dogs Trust Ireland said in a statement.
Porkie was born in the charity’s rehoming centre in Finglas after his pregnant mum, Penny, arrived into their care in April 2016. Porkie, the largest of his litter and hence his name, had difficulty controlling his excitement from a very young age and sadly, this resulted in him being overlooked as many families were choosing less energetic pups.
However, his cheeky streak makes him extremely lovable and Porkie has now found the right family who are willing to give him the care and supervision he needs to keep him cared for and out of mischief.
“Porkie’s new family had to commit to visiting him multiple times to build up a bond with him. He has surpassed all of our expectations and is now the dog we knew he had the potential to be!” The statement continued.
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Speaking as the new proud parent of Porkie, Regina Murphy-Byrne said:
“Porkie was suggested to us by the Rehoming team who explained all about his quirks and his struggles to control his excitement. As soon as we met him, we fell head over heels in love and knew then and there that we were prepared to do anything asked of us to be able to adopt him!
“We were thrilled to be able to take him home last month and now he enjoys nothing more than snuggling with myself and my husband on the sofa.”
Dogs Trust Ireland had to temporarily close their doors last month in line with Government orders and now, need your help more than ever as they care for all the animals behind the scenes. They ask you to please donate what you can through their website or by Sponsoring a Dog or a Puppy Playgroup online.