Patriotic puppies celebrate St Andrews Day

Dogs Trust Glasgow pups named in honour of their Scottish roots

Oatcake, Shortbread, Irn Bru and Haggis are all looking for new homes

Dogs Trust Glasgow has named a litter of eight bonnie puppies after the nation’s best-loved Scottish icons in the hope that it will help them all to bag a loving new home this St Andrews Day.

The three-week-old Staffie cross pups, three boys and five girls, named Haggis, Whisky, Thistle, Tartan, Oatcake, Irn Bru, Heather and Shortbread were born at the rehoming centre in Uddingston earlier this month and are currently being cared for by staff at the rehoming centre until they are ready to find loving new homes.

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As staff gear up for the Bank Holiday festivities, the adorable clan has been getting involved in the celebrations too.

Oatcake celebrates St Andrews Day at Dog Trust in Glasgow

As they are still so young, the angelic pups will be spending their first St Andrews Day at the rehoming centre but in a few weeks they will be ready for new owners to feast their eyes on them and offer them a happy home.

Sandra Lawton from Dogs Trust Glasgow says: “Our bonnie Scottish pups are such cuties and have already developed their own wee characters! Like all puppies, they love to play and are always eager to have plenty of fun with everyone at the rehoming centre.

“As they are only tiny, they still need round-the-clock care so it will be a few weeks yet before they can embark on the journey to their forever homes. They will soon be looking for new owners who can take on the challenge of a new puppy and understand that a dog is a lifetime commitment.”

“The puppies will need lots of socialisation with other dogs in their early years and plenty of fuss and attention to help them settle in to their new homes. Whilst they may not be saints at first, they will soon get the hang of their doggy manners and will make wonderful additions to any family!”