Four legged friends at the RSPCA in Stretton will have a chance to relax and play on soft artificial grass thanks to a donation from LazyLawn Derbyshire.
The Hillfield Animal Home takes in mistreated and abandoned pets, with the hope of finding them a better life and a forever home. The centre is home to dozens of cats, dogs, rabbits, birds and other small animals.
Now, the animals' homes has received an upgrade from plain concrete floor to artificial turf after LazyLawn donated off-cuts of artificial grass.
Angela Whitehurst, a trustee at the Hillfield Animal Home, said: "Since the animal home is self-funded and relies greatly on donations, we were thrilled when LazyLawn donated artificial grass.
"It makes the kennels look more inviting not just for the dogs, but also visitors to the centre. The artificial grass brightens up the kennels and adds a splash of colour."
Earlier this month, the RSPCA received a donation from the Burton Mail of old newspapers to use as bedding and litter. The centre's longest staying pooch, 12-year-old Barney, was delighted at the arrival of the newspapers, knowing that he could use one to cuddle up in as well as checking the latest results for the Brewers.
The pets at the centre in Burton are not the only ones to receive some artificial lawn, LazyLawn also made a donation to the RSPCA Animal Rehoming Centre, in Derby.
Amanda Ford, Haydn Ford and Aroon Clarke from LazyLawn Derbyshire arrived at the Hillfield Animal Home to deliver and lay the grass ready for the pets to play.
Amanda Ford said: "We were delighted to donate some artificial grass to the Hillfield Animal Home, since the staff and volunteers work hard to look after the animals.
"It was lovely to see how excited the dogs were when they started rolling around on the soft artificial grass. We hope that they enjoy relaxing on their new comfy addition to the kennels."
LazyLawn is ideal for animal rescue centres and pet owners, as it is non-toxic, hygienic and does not discolour as a result of urine and waste. Artificial grass is easy to maintain, meaning pets can play on it all year round without the need of having to keep them inside when you want to fertilise, mow or weed your lawn using chemicals.
Many pet owners may worry that their pets won't like the feel, look or smell of artificial turn, but research has shown that animals enjoy to use the lawn just as much as they would real grass.