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Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford become patrons of Dogs Trust

Dogs Trust is delighted to announce that television presenters Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford have today become Patrons of the UK’s largest dog welfare charity. The pair rehomed black crossbreed Maggie from Dogs Trust Harefield in July last year after Eamonn met her whilst helping celebrate the rehoming centre’s fifth birthday.


Says Eamonn:

“Dogs Trust has made such a difference to not only my life but also Ruth and Jack’s. After meeting Maggie we knew we had to take her home with us and we’ve never looked back. I couldn’t imagine our home without her and Dogs Trust is providing similar happy endings each and every day for the thousands of dogs that they care for and rehome. Ruth and I are delighted to be Patrons of such a worthwhile cause and urge people to think rescue if they’re thinking of adding a four-legged friend to their family, and remember ‘A Dog is for Life not Just for Christmas’.”


Dogs of all shapes and sizes find themselves at Dogs Trust, many through no fault of their own, and last year Maggie was just one of the 16,000 dogs that were rehomed.


Says Dogs Trust CEO Clarissa Baldwin:

“Ever since Maggie went home with Eamonn and Ruth last year they’ve kept in touch with us and shown continued support for Dogs Trust. They’ve also sat on the judging panel for Dogs Trust Honours and visited one of our rehoming centres in Ballymena to see our work in action. They have been amazing ambassadors for the charity and we’re delighted to call them Patrons.”


Dogs Trust has 18 rehoming centres in the UK and one in Ireland and is working towards the day when all dogs can enjoy a happy life, free from the threat of unnecessary destruction. For more information about the work of the charity or how to get involved please visit  


How can the dogs trust accept a patron that is outwardly in favour of Cesar Millan, a man whose methods they are against. Is money worth more than morals?


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