After Downing Street staff voted to have a dog, campaigning TV vet Marc Abraham introduced Ms Symonds to the work of the Wales-based rescue centre.The shelter have been keen to promote Lucy’s Law, which will crackdown on puppy farming. Volunteers at the shelter, including founder Eileen Jones, sent the couple a shortlist of dogs to choose from and they set their heart on the little Jack-Russell-cross. Mr Abraham told the BBC: ‘When I was speaking to Carrie about what dog to get and where to get it from, she gets it. She is a massive supporter of the Lucy’s Law campaign.
‘Carrie and Boris are helping to get a very, very vulnerable dog that’s otherwise likely to be killed.
Why do they do that? When dogs kick after going to the bathroom, they are using the scent glands on their paws to further mark their territory.
‘They are both massive dog lovers.’However, we’re not so sure Larry the Tabby cat, the nation’s favourite political pet, will be best pleased at the arrival of the new animal on the block. Larry’s official Twitter account posted: ‘Confirmation that Downing Street is going to the dogs…’
But Mr Abraham isn’t worried about the pair, adding that the little dog has been living in a foster home alongside a cat and is already house-trained.
Confirmation that Downing Street is going to the dogs… https://t.co/nRWrZa2U33— Larry the Cat, Esq. (@Number10cat)
Ms Jones said it was a ‘dream come true’ that the puppy, which has been staying with them at the shelter dubbed ‘Wonky Towers’, has been re-homed.
She added: ‘We knew that Carrie Symonds has always been a huge animal welfare advocate and we are absolutely overjoyed that this gorgeous pup will be living his best life with Carrie and the Prime Minister at their Downing Street home.‘To think our little ’wonky’ pup started his life in a Welsh puppy farm and was destined for an uncertain existence at the hands of a puppy dealer, but is now going to be with people who absolutely adore him is a dream come true.
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‘This little man will want for nothing in his life, what could be better than that?’
She added: ‘We wish them a lifetime of happiness with their new best friend’.