Completion of the first new rehoming block has marked the halfway point of Dogs Trust Newbury’s ongoing refurbishment.
The new block can hold up to 32 dogs at one time, with another one set to be built at the centre in Hamstead Marshall.
Work at the site is expected to last until November, with improvements including under-floor heating in the kennels, soundproofing, and other general changes to help improve the dogs’ quality of life.
The thinking behind the refurbishment is that happier dogs are easier to handle, and ultimately easier to rehome.
Rehoming centre manager Nicki Barrow said: “We are delighted that our rescue dogs have been able to move into this stunning new rehoming block.
“This is the first phase of an exciting development with another stunning rehoming block, an intake area and a new training barn still to be built this year, but the end is in sight.
“We are still open for rehoming, so please don’t be put off by the rubble. Do pop in and visit us and see if there’s a perfect dog for your family.”
Anyone interested in rehoming a dog can visit the centre, call 0300 303 0292 or go to dogstrust.org.uk for more details.