Olympic gold duo make time for homeless dogs

Credit: Wendy Lovatt

Olympic gold medal winners Laura Trott and Jason Kenny found that for once they were the chasers when they visited homeless hounds at Dogs Trust Manchester.

The self described “dog-obsessed” cycling duo fell in love with the most energetic dogs at the rehoming centre, brother and sister Springer Spaniels Oscar and Jessie.

Although the Cheshire-based Olympians had taken time out of their busy training schedule to show their support for Dogs Trust, they found themselves having a unique fitness session as they helped the brother and sister do a ‘time trial’ search for sausages, chase balls and show off their agility skills.

Ultimately the couple, who have two Sproodles (Springer Spaniel Poodle crosses) agreed Oscar was the quickest and so he and Jason proudly took top spot on the ‘podium’, but both dogs had won their hearts.

Jessie, who is four, and five-year-old Oscar, are best buddies and so are looking for a forever home together. They love to be together but are also great with other dogs and are dreaming of a forever home with children over eight so they can join in all the fun of the family.

If Oscar and Jessie are the dogs for you, just call 0300 303 0292 or visit www.dogstrust.org.uk

Laura Trott and Jason Kenny with Oscar and Jessie Credit: Wendy Lovatt

Dogs Trust is the UK’s largest dog welfare charity and cares for nearly 17,000 dogs each year through its network of 20 rehoming centres across the UK and one in Dublin. Dogs Trust Manchester, the charity’s newest rehoming centre, opened last October and has rehomed more than 450 dogs so far.

Credit: Wendy Lovatt