Thirty abandoned dogs eager for a second chance at life

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A PEMBROKESHIRE pound is struggling to find new homes for its lost and abandoned dogs.

Llanstinan Boarding Kennels, just outside of Letterston, has close to 30 canine residents, all in search for a second chance in life.

The kennels are Pembrokeshire County Council’s official dog pound, taking in lost and found dogs from dog wardens and police officers. It has a non destruct policy, and any lost pet is held for seven days before it is put up for adoption.

The kennels are run by Derek and Lynda Miles and two full time staff.

Lynda said: “We have had dogs in nearly every day and none have gone, so we’re inundated.

“We seem to be getting a lot of staffies, jack russells and lurchers in at the moment.

“Why not come down and see if you click with a dog. You’ve got to like them and they’ve got to like you.”

Derek said: “They’ve each got their own personalities, so you can’t categorise them. Some people come here looking for a specific breed, but end up going home with something completely different. It's best to keep an open mind.

“Generally the dogs improve in condition and manners once they’ve been here a while.

“Dogs like repetition so they get used to their daily routine, such as when they have their walk and dinner.”

Pembrokeshire County Council funds the facilities, but Llanstinan pays for their care, including veterinary bills, micro-chipping and food. The Dogs Trust also provides vouchers for any adopted dog to be neutered.

Llanstinan would gratefully receive donations of blankets, food and toys for the dogs.

For more information visit www.lostandfounddogs.co.uk or call 01348 840676.

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6:40pm Sat 10 May 14

williamsmum says...

We rehomed a Golden Retriever from there earlier this year. And what a lovely boy he's turned out to be, all he needed was a second chance.
The kennels are such lovely caring people and do their utomost for all their charges. Do look at their website regularly if you are considering offering a home.
We rehomed a Golden Retriever from there earlier this year. And what a lovely boy he's turned out to be, all he needed was a second chance. The kennels are such lovely caring people and do their utomost for all their charges. Do look at their website regularly if you are considering offering a home. williamsmum
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10:35pm Sun 11 May 14

Tttoommy says...

Too many cvruel dog breeders making money in Wales - treating dogs as puppy producing machines - IF you want a dog get a dog from a pound
Too many cvruel dog breeders making money in Wales - treating dogs as puppy producing machines - IF you want a dog get a dog from a pound Tttoommy
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3:14pm Mon 12 May 14

Andrew Lye says...

I adopted a staffie from West Wales Poundies at Cwmffrwd, 11 weeks ago, as my Randolf has a growth in his bladder.
Staffies have such a bad name which is GROSSLY unfair. The problems lie with the owner, not the dogs themselves and Staffies are one of only 2 dog breeds recognised by the Kennel Club as being good with children.
By adopting RJ, I saved 2 dogs from being put to sleep. RJ and the dog who took his place in the dog pound.
If you want a dog, PLEASE rehome a dog. By buying a puppy, you could be condemning a dog to be put to sleep.
RJ is a fantastic dog. So loving and it sickens me that he could have been put to sleep if WWP had not taken him in. He is so loving and hasnt got a bad bone in his body. He's also given a new lease of life to Randolf, in whatever time he's got left.
A home is not a home without a dog!
I adopted a staffie from West Wales Poundies at Cwmffrwd, 11 weeks ago, as my Randolf has a growth in his bladder. Staffies have such a bad name which is GROSSLY unfair. The problems lie with the owner, not the dogs themselves and Staffies are one of only 2 dog breeds recognised by the Kennel Club as being good with children. By adopting RJ, I saved 2 dogs from being put to sleep. RJ and the dog who took his place in the dog pound. If you want a dog, PLEASE rehome a dog. By buying a puppy, you could be condemning a dog to be put to sleep. RJ is a fantastic dog. So loving and it sickens me that he could have been put to sleep if WWP had not taken him in. He is so loving and hasnt got a bad bone in his body. He's also given a new lease of life to Randolf, in whatever time he's got left. A home is not a home without a dog! Andrew Lye
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