12:14PM, Monday 22 September 2014
Labradors, collies, greyhounds and a pack of other breeds came with their owners to celebrate the 35th birthday of the Battersea Dogs & Cats Home in Old Windsor.
Hundreds wandered around the beautiful grounds in Priest Hill, where they enjoyed tea, cake, watched a dog parade, and visited the kennels.
Staff and volunteers from the centre were also on hand to offer animal-loving advice about their furry friends, some of which had been former residents of the home.
Centre manager Kaye Mughal, who has been working at the facility for 25 years, said: “We have got a lot of heritage and history here so it’s nice that people come back to visit.”
Rowena Mignot, from Datchet adopted her black Labrador, Penny, from the home 10 years ago and brought her along to join in the celebrations.
“The staff here really take care in re-homing the dogs,” said Rowena.
“They make sure the dog is happy and suitable for each potential owner.”
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