Pawsome: Public given chance to name five rescue pups

The litter was born at the Dogs Trust after the dogs' pregnant mum had been taken into the centre's care.

Pawsome: Public given chance to name five rescue pups

A charity is asking for the public’s help to name five puppies born from a rescue dog during the coronavirus lockdown.

The litter arrived at the Dogs Trust in Uddingston five weeks ago, after their pregnant mum had been taken into the centre’s care.

And now the animal welfare organisation has asked people to take part in a poll, so the cute little canines can be given names.

The poll will begin at 10am on Thursday, with each puppy appearing on one of the charity’s social media feeds throughout the day.

Voting, which can be done by visiting their Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts using the Dogs Trust handle, will close at 10am on Friday.

Vote: The poll will open at 10am on Thursday.

Sandra Lawton, rehoming centre manager at Dogs Trust Glasgow, said: “At Dogs Trust we’re very lucky because we get to spend lots of time with gorgeous puppies like these.

“We know that with government restrictions in force many people are spending much more time at home, with fewer distractions and may need a little pick-me-up in the shape of five bundles of furry joy to behold – and name.

“The puppies are doing well, although are currently not old enough to be rehomed to families yet.

“We anticipate that when they are, there will be a lot of interest in them from potential owners, so we may only be able to respond to the most suitable owners and halt any enquiries around the puppies if we become overwhelmed with responses.”

The puppies have been receiving round the clock care to make sure they remain healthy, with the trust following government social distancing guidelines as they do so.