An animal rescue centre launched in February is celebrating its first adoption.
Skylor’s Animal Rescue was set up by Dawn Taylor, aged 40, from Cyffylliog and recently found a new home for three-and-a-half year old greyhound Jack.
Jack will now be living on a narrowboat at Chirk Marina. Dawn says the centre couldn’t be more pleased.
She said: “We were very pleased to be getting our first foster dog rehomed.
“He’d been in rescue since October and had no interest as he was a black dog and they’re often hard to rehome for some reason.
“We’re really pleased. I took loads of pictures of him at the marina with his new owner.
“We’ve had three dogs gone now, we’ve also had a lovely Jack Russell called Toby who’s gone to a family in Chester.
“Another, a three-legged lurcher called Peppa – she sadly had to have a leg amputated last year – [has] gone to a family in Wrexham.”
Dawn fostered dogs for Merlin Animal Rescue in St Asaph, which recently closed.
Dawn continued: “We have three dogs with us at the moment, a little terrier called LouLou, who’s being fostered; a lurcher puppy who’s also being fostered (and) then a dog who was fostered with Merlin. Sadly his owner is very sick.
“They’re all just settling in at the moment. I used to foster for Merlin Animal Rescue for eight years. We fostered 82 dogs for them in all and managed to keep two. When Merlin closed down in February, we decided we’d set up ourselves. We’re foster-based so we like to have dogs in foster homes rather than kennels to keep it small.
“Being small, getting three dogs adopted like this is fantastic. It’s just something we want to do to save these dogs, really, so we can get them into good homes. We’ve had a few free bits from companies, things like dog food, and then people from Facebook have sent us donations. It’s slowly growing.”
People can contact Skylor’s Animal Rescue on Facebook or via skylorsanimalrescue@ btinternet.com