Admiral keeps Cardiff dogs warm and dry

Canine residents at Cardiff Dogs Home, who are walked regularly by Friends of the Dogs, are keeping dry and finding new homes thanks to local employer Admiral. 

The insurance provider has donated nearly £800 to the charity through its long running Community Chest Scheme.

Friends of the Dogs has over a hundred regular volunteer dog walkers who turn out in all weathers to walk homeless and abandoned dogs in their local community. Admiral’s money paid for twenty five weatherproof coats to the charity to help the dogs against the wind, rain and cold when they’re out walking.

Denzil Hopkins, who works for Admiral’s IT department, knew that because he worked for Admiral he could apply to their Community Chest Scheme. The Scheme has been running in Admiral for over ten years and has given thousands of pounds to local charities and organisations in South Wales.

Denzil said, “I’m very happy that I was in a position to apply for this money. Without the support of Admiral the charity would not have had the finances available to pay for these coats, as most of their funding goes to the kennels and the vet bills.

“The coats look great on the dogs! Not only do they keep them warm and protect them from the nasty weather, but they also help them find a home. By advertising on the coats that the dogs need re-homing, it means passers-by are aware they are available – previously no-one could tell.”

Susie James from Friends of the Dogs said, “For the volunteers, walking the dogs with the branded coats gives them an extra sense of identity with the charity. Thanks to Admiral, these coats have given the dogs and volunteers, a new sense of belonging. We are very grateful for their support.”