THE Dogs Trust shop in Salisbury has celebrated a special milestone — it’s tenth anniversary.

The shop, which is located in Crane Street, was officially opened by actor Antony Head back in December 2009.

And over the last ten years it has raised £499,540 to help the work of the charity.

Manager Claudia Austin said: “It is a charity that brings a lot of happiness to people, families and people on their own through the dogs.”

From clothing to bric-a-brac and more the store is full of ever changing gifts and goodies as well as some dog-related items.

Volunteers Lynette Babidge and Christine Barlow have been volunteering at the shop since it opened.

Lynette says volunteering offers her “companionship” and a chance to get out the house”, adding: “I just love to come in, it’s so friendly.”

Christine said: “I do it purely because I love dogs. It is the fact we’re trying to raise money for the dogs.

“I look forward to coming in.”

Even her mother Sheila Langdown lends a helping hand knitting dog coats of all different sizes for the shop.

It is a haven not just for humans but also their canine companions who can get a special welcome with a dog treat.

Owner’s of dogs who have been rehomed by the charity often pop in to say hello and update the team on how they are getting on.

Claudia said: “We are very grateful for the donations and support people give us. They are very generous with donations.”

She thanked everyone who has supported the team over the ten years and helped get the shop off the ground.

She added: “We have an amazing team of volunteers and people working here. We are a happy bunch.”

To celebrate the milestone staff and volunteers held a special party.