A FLOORING store has generously helped a dog rescue charity create a calming environment to aid rehoming.

Jerry Green Dog Rescue in Catton, near Thirsk, approached Flooring Superstore in Monks Cross York to buy some artificial turf for a new outdoor area where prospective dog adopters can first meet their chosen four-legged friend.

But when the store learned what the turf was for, it donated it free of charge, saving the charity more than £300.

The turf now forms part of the new area known as Meet and Match.

This is a method pioneered by Jerry Green to enable people to meet dogs they are interested in adopting away from the kennels so both humans and canines can get to know each other in a calmer environment.

Miranda Sabey, Jerry Green Dog Rescue deputy manager at Catton, said: “The new Meet and Match area was a massive project for us and like all charities, every penny we spend matters, so to receive the kind donation of artificial turf from Flooring Superstore was fantastic.

“It’s one of the centrepieces of the new area where dogs and their prospective owners can properly get to know each other, away from the noise of the kennels.

“It’s proving very popular with visitors and because of donations like this one, it means we have been able to redirect the money we would have spent on the flooring to other key areas, such as training and the health and wellbeing of the dogs at the centre.”."