Trip to Sunnyside Kennels

This afternoon, we went to Sunnyside Kennels near Wolverhampton to donate food and blankets.

Part of Birmingham Dogs Home, Sunnyside take a different approach to some other dog charities, such as the Dogs Trust, over the Christmas period. They remain open for rehoming right up to Christmas Eve, with General Manager Simon Price making the point that they continue to take stray dogs right throughout the year.

It’s something of a dillema for dog shelters: do they aim to discourage people giving dogs as Christmas presents, by closing for rehoming and by taking in no new dogs, or do they continue rehoming in order to make room for other dogs? Sunnyside’s Simon Price makes a convincing argument that their home check procedures and