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Staffie pups named after Welsh heroes

Sam Pawburton, Leigh Halfstaffie, Dan Waggar, Toby Furletau, Gethin Puppykins and Alex Ruffbert Credit: Dogs Trust Bridgend

Six Staffie cross puppies have been named after their Welsh heroes ahead of this afternoon's game.

The playful nine week old pups have been named Sam Pawburton, Leigh Halfstaffie, Dan Waggar, Toby Furletau, Gethin Puppykins and Alex Ruffbert by the Dogs Trust Bridgend who says it was keen to spur on their national team.

Beverley Price, Dogs Trust Bridgend rehoming centre Manager, says:

“These mischievous little pups are full of energy so will need active owners with a strong throw to keep them entertained. They are only nine weeks old and like any rugby team would benefit from a little extra training.

"The team requires active homes with owners who appreciate the demands of young puppies and are at home most of the day to help them settle in. ”


Doggy duos hoping for new homes together

'Max' the collie cross and Jack Russell Terrier 'Patch' are both nervous, and need an experienced owner. Credit: Dogs Trust Bridgend

Forget lovebirds, this Valentine's Day in Wales there are two sets of loving pooches, hoping to stay together when they are rehomed.

The Dogs Trust in Bridgend is looking for homes for two dog duos who have become very attached over the years.

Max and Patch have never spent a day apart in seven years.

"When attached pairs come into the centre we do everything we can to ensure they are rehomed together", said Beverley Price from the Dogs Trust in Bridgend.

"Rehoming two dogs means double the reward, and this bromance is no exception. They share a dream of growing grey muzzles together."

Five-year-old boxer 'Holly' and nine-year-old crossbreed 'Griff' are also hoping to stay together. Credit: Dogs Trust Bridgend

For Holly and Griff it was apparently "love at first bark".

"They are a sweet pair of family dogs who enjoy a good run off their leads together", Beverley Price said. "If you think you could offer two loving dogs a home please call Dogs Trust Bridgend on 01656 725 219 or visit"