A rehomed pup has inspired a mortgage advisor to help other canines in need.

The team at Swindon-based independent TED Mortgages is planning a series of events to raise money for SNDogs.

Led by founder and managing director Tom Brennan staff have set themselves a £3,000 target.

Tom explained he first became aware of the charity four years ago when he adopted border collie youngster Ted.

“Ted had been taken on as a puppy by a family with young children however, as a highly intelligent border collie, he kept trying to herd the children and would gently snap at their ankles to get them to comply," he said.

"The family felt he was not suitable for them and SNDogs came to the rescue.

“I’d grown up with dogs so I knew Ted would fit right in at home with my wife Emily and our other dog Walter who is a Jack Russell/border collie cross. After a few weeks they became like brothers and now Ted is a very happy five-year-old hound and we wouldn’t be without him.

“The work they do to help re-home dogs in and around Swindon is outstanding and a cause that really resonates with us."

In fact Tom is so proud of his family he named his business TED Mortgages after them – Tom, Emily and dogs.

Tom, fellow director Chris Blackwell and advisers Daniella Black and James Harris are planning their fund-raising activities and at least one of the team will be taking part in the famous Race to the Stones event in the summer.

Celebrated as Britain’s oldest path, the 100km route follows the historic trail through Oxfordshire and Wiltshire including Wayland’s Smithy, Uffington White Horse and Barbury Castle before reaching the iconic ancient Stone Circle at Avebury.

Other activities being planned are a Tough Mudder event, a permanent Just Giving link on the TED Mortgages’ website and helping out at SNDogs’ own events.

A grateful Clare Fantini-Stephens from the charity said: “Due to the pandemic all fundraising events were cancelled for the past two years, which meant we have not able to raise much needed funds for the dogs in our care.

“As all of our dogs live in foster homes we don’t have kennels so all money raised will go directly to the dogs for vets’ fees such as neutering, dental work, vaccinations, flea treatments and any other on-going treatment a dog requires when it comes into our care.”