Bright future for podgy pooch

Bridgend's Dogs Trust has been 'inundated' with calls to rehome one of the biggest dogs ever brought to them. Sally, a 60kg Leonberger, must lose 10kg to reach a normal weight for her breed.

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Giant dog forced to lose weight to find new owner

Sally the giant dog
Sally is a leonberger - a giant German breed, similar to a St. Bernard. Credit: Dogs Trust

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.