In July 2012, ŠKODA proudly announced its partnership with Dogs Trust, becoming the official vehicle supplier to Dogs Trust Ireland. As part of the agreement, Dogs Trust will be supplied with two ŠKODA Roomsters this year to complement their current fleet of ŠKODA vehicles. In addition to this, ŠKODA dealerships nationwide will be collecting funds and raising awareness about the Dogs Trust partnership.
The two customised ŠKODA Roomsters will play a key role in the daily operations of the Dogs Trust team, transporting dogs to and from the Rehoming Centre in Finglas. Designed for those with an active lifestyle, the Roomster model was selected for the Dogs Trust partnership because of its impressive interior space and functionality.
Ireland’s largest dog welfare charity, the core function of Dogs Trust is to reduce the number of stray dogs that are destroyed in Irish pounds each year and to educate the public about canine care. Since opening its state of the art rehoming centre in Finglas, Dublin in 2009, the committed team of staff have helped over 2,500 stray and abandoned dogs get back on their paws and into loving homes.
Speaking at the launch, Raymond Leddy, Head of Marketing, ŠKODA Ireland said “ŠKODA is delighted and proud to launch this partnership with Dogs Trust Ireland. In our role as official vehicle supplier, we hope to drive awareness for Dogs Trust and to help them on their daily journeys assisting abandoned dogs around the country. ŠKODA will also provide support through fundraising initiatives that will be activated through our nationwide network of dealerships throughout the year.”