Never has there been a better excuse for a little drinkie. A new beer, launched today, will be helping to raise pounds for homeless hounds.
The new British premium bottled ale, created by Status Quo and Hobsons Brewery, will donate 5% of its profits to Dogs Trust to help dogs in need of homes.
British rock legends Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt have worked with Hobsons Brewery to craft a traditional chestnut ale, named after the band's 1971 album 'Dog of Two Head'.
As dog lovers themselves, owning eight dogs between them, Rick and Francis chose to support Dogs Trust because of the charity's commitment to care for dogs for as long as it takes to find them a home.
Francis Rossi says "Dogs Trust is a cracking charity doing brilliant work to help all kinds of dogs. We like that they won’t put a healthy dog to sleep so we wanted to give something back. I have three dogs of my own who enjoy the good life and without being able to adopt any more, for now anyway, this is the next best thing we could do to help."
Rick Parfitt added "We sponsor two dogs being cared for by Dogs Trust so Francis and I wanted the sales to help the dogs they look after. We hope the profits go some way to finding more dogs new homes."