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Staff at Bridgend Dogs Home say they've been inundated with offers of a new home for Sally - the nine-stone pooch. ITV News featured Sally last week as she went on a diet. Today potential owners will bring their own dogs to meet Sally and see if they get on.
Crash diets around Christmas time aren't exactly new - but for Sally - it could mean a whole new life. - She weighs a whopping nine stone and is one of the biggest ever taken into Bridgend Dogs Trust and she isn't going to be easy to rehome. Tom Sheldrick has been to meet her.
Sally is ten kilos overweight and on a strict diet and exercise programme to make sure she's fit enough to be re-homed. Tom Sheldrick report's on her fat camp lifestyle tonight on ITV Wales at 1800. But here's a taster of when Tom first met Sally.
One of the biggest dogs ever brought to Bridgend's Dogs Trust is being forced to lose weight to help her find a new owner.
Sally, a 60kg leonberger is needing to lose 10kg to reach a normal weight for her breed.
The huge canine was brought to the dogs home after her owners were unable to look after her anymore.
Vets have now put Sally on a strict calorie-controlled diet and intense exercise programme to ensure she is in the best shape to be re-homed.
Linda Feagan from Dogs Trust Bridgend: "She's quite a novelty because she is such a big cuddly dog - but people need to really know what they're taking on in a large dog. Get her into your home and she's going to be sweeping stuff off the coffee table."
"So we just need to make sure she goes to someone who knows what they're getting themselves into and can give her the care that she needs - good love, and make sure she's not having too many treats."
The Bridgend Dogs home are now looking for someone who will be able to look take care of this giant pooch.