Homeless husky heads to bike race in search of a new owner

A homeless husky went along to see the Tour of Britain speed by in the hope that she might spot a super-sporty new owner to take her home.

Trixie is hoping a loving owner will cycle into her life

Eight-year-old Siberian husky Trixie arrived at our Tiverton rehoming centre back in May, when her owner was sadly no longer able to care for her.

Nearly five months later, Trixie is the longest-staying dog at the rehoming centre, having taken five times longer than the average dog to find a happy new home.

As huskies are full of energy and like to keep moving, the team at the Bickleigh based rehoming centre are always thinking of new ways to keep Trixie busy.

When they that heard the elite cycling event was passing through Tiverton, they thought it would be a great opportunity for her to get out and about.

Jay Cruikshanks, Rehoming Centre Manager for Blue Cross Tiverton, said: “Trixie is a typical husky and she just loves to run. Someone active like these speedy cyclists would make a great new owner for her.

“We’re desperate to find this lovely girl a new home and who knows, one of the cyclists might have spotted Trixie as they whizzed by! She would definitely make a wonderful companion for someone who is keen on running or nice long walks.”

Trixie loves going out and about and exploring new places and she is a big fan of water, particularly to cool off during the warmer months.

Typical for her breed, Trixie is not really a cuddly dog, but she enjoys human company and will ‘chat’ to people, particularly when she wants to go out. Trixie could live with school age children and another dog, if they get on well when introduced.

Find out more about rehoming Trixie here.