Maxi Zoo have teamed up with the Dog Trust to bring the maiden voyage of the charity’s Mobile Re-homing Unit to the store at the Arena Retail Park Friday, September 6th from 11 a.m. to 6 a.m.  The unit will be stationed at other Dublin stores throughout September.

Dublin families interested in re-homing an abandoned dog are being given a unique opportunity to find the perfect new addition to their family thanks to their local Maxi Zoo pet store.

Monday 2nd September Naas 12 – 6pm

Tuesday 3rd September Bray 11-6pm

Wednesday 4th September Leopardstown 11-6pm

Thursday 5th September Maynooth 11-6pm

Friday 6th September Tallaght 11-6pm

Sat & Sun 7&8th September Finglas 11-6pm

This is the first time that Dogs Trust have introduced their Mobile Re-homing Unit to the community and Maxi Zoo is hopeful that its support will help the charity to find suitable local homes for the dogs in its care.

Visitors to the unit will be able to meet a variety of dogs and to find a dog that is right for them. The occasion will also present an opportunity for visitors and Dogs Trust to learn more about each other.

“We are delighted to help families interested in re-homing a dog and to work with Dogs Trust to help promote the valuable work that they do to re-home thousands of dogs each year,” said Darren Spoonley of Maxi Zoo Ireland.

“We have no doubt that some local families will find the perfect pet although families should consider that they will not be permitted to take a dog home on the day,” explained Darren.

“This is really a meet and greet event for anyone with an interest in taking care of a dog. Parents, for example, can learn more about the cost of feeding and caring for a dog which is something that many people tend to overlook when thinking of welcoming a dog into the family,” said Darren.

Dogs Trust is Ireland’s largest dog welfare charity. It opened its re-homing centre in Finglas in Dublin in November 2009 in order to reduce the high destruction rates in Ireland’s dog pounds and to offer people the opportunity to re-house a rescue dog.

All dogs at the centre are vet checked, neutered and micro-chipped before being re-homed. Dogs Trust also play an active role in educating parents and children about responsible pet ownership as a means of bringing an end to the destruction of stray and abandoned dogs.