More than 15,000 people gave their vote to name a litter of puppies born at Dogs Trust during the coronavirus pandemic – with ‘Lockdown’ nearly making the cut.
The naming poll, which was launched on Dogs Trust’s social media channels in May, received an overwhelming response from the public.
The names chosen by the public were: Hope, Hero, Sunny, Rainbow and Joy. Considering recent times, one of the stranger names to be suggested by the public included ‘Lockdown’, the charity said.
The team at Glasgow received hundreds of requests to give the puppies homes, and even had to halt any new enquiries due to the volume of applications.
As the team have now gone through all the applications and picked suitable adopters, the puppies are waiting patiently until it is time to go home with their new owners.
Sandra Lawton, rehoming centre manager at Dogs Trust Glasgow, said:
“It is great the public got so actively involved in the poll and I’m thrilled the pups have all been given such positive names, as we need a little optimism during the current crisis.
“We are fortunate to have such passionate supporters. Although not everyone who expressed an interest in the puppies has been able to have one, we ask that they be patient as their perfect canine companion could be right around the corner.”
The litter of five terrier pups was born at the Uddingston centre after their mother was found as a stray by local authorities, while heavily pregnant.
The mother, who was named Linda by staff at Dogs Trust, has been receiving lots of TLC and is now fully recovered.
For more information on the work of the Trust, or to make a donation, visit www.dogstrust.org.uk/donation