New Love for Rescue Dog at Downing Street Melts Public’s Heart and Raises Animal Awareness


There’s a new addition at Downing Street, a 15-week old Jack Russell-cross, named Dilyn, who was abandoned by puppy farmers. Need2Know Books has recently published Rescue Dogs the Essential Guide to address the major points one should consider before taking a dog and re-homing it.

Although the words Brexit and Boris conjure up strong feelings and opinions, the new addition of Dilyn into the prime minister’s home is a welcome move.

The story of Dilyn, the puppy, is a heart-warming one. He has been moved from Friends of Animals Wales in Rondda to the flat above No 11 Downing Street where Mr Johnson and his partner Carrie Symonds now reside. The two are passionate supporters of animal welfare and want to promote Lucy’s Law - a campaign to crackdown on puppy farms. A spokesman for the prime minister said: “The PM has always been a passionate supporter of animal welfare and believes in giving animals the best start in life.”

Rescue dogs the Essential Guide discusses the facts about dog rescue and guides the owner on many topics such as adopting which is a great responsibility synonymous to adopting a child. It offers useful information on welcoming a new dog rescue and making it comfortable. Everyday dog care is also included such as: First aid; Common injuries and illnesses; Bandaging and Medication; and Key Questions to Ask When Adopting.

This Essential Guide is specially written for those thinking about or who have recently made the decision to rescue and adopt a dog. The book includes expert information and tips to help avoid common mistakes which other types of dog owners probably won’t need to think about.

Dilyn was to be dumped by a puppy dealer because he was born with a crooked jaw. Charity owner Eileen Jones fixed his jaw and saved his life. She described his journey from an unwanted puppy to Downing Street as a “Cinderella story”. She says, “It’s a wonderful rags to riches story but, for such a small dog, he has a huge amount on his shoulders.”

“His adoption raises awareness of the campaign against puppy farming and also highlights the importance of adopting, rather than shopping for puppies.”

There are over 8 million dogs in Great Britain and adopting a rescue dog is fast becoming the preferred method of acquiring a family pet with almost 2 million in Great Britain being rescued.

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