A young dog born at Blue Cross last December is all set to bring yuletide joy to his family as he spends his first Christmas in a loving home.
Festively-named staffie cross Drummer began life in the special puppy unit at our Suffolk rehoming centre, alongside siblings Cracker and Pudding, as well as mum Eve.
Eve was brought to Blue Cross heavily pregnant by her owner who would have been unable to cope with a litter of puppies, so made the decision to let us take her in.
We gave her all the help and care she needed to give birth safely and comfortably to her four puppies just two weeks before Christmas Day. Sadly one didn’t make it but Drummer and his siblings were healthy and thrived.
The centre’s special unit, which opened last year, was specifically designed to give young dogs the best start to life.
It has spacious, comfy kennels right next to the team room which is separated by a sliding door, meaning staff and volunteers can open the room up and socialise the puppies whenever they are around.
This gets litters used to a variety of different sounds, a lot like what they would experience in the home – helping to prepare them for life as a family pet in the future.
Our team were on hand round-the-clock during the last festive season to ensure Eve and the puppies were happy.