THE Penarth Times and Barry & District News have joined forces with the Vale of Glamorgan Dog Warden Service to publicise the work of the area's kennels - and to find homes for some of its residents.

* Angel, a one-year-old Lab-cross female, is very friendly and playful and loves people. Her best friend Shadow found a new home recently and she would like to find a loving new home too.

* Fizz, a 15-month-old Spaniel-cross male, gets on really well with people and with most dogs. He is really friendly and loves lots of fusses and cuddles and going on long walks.

* Drifter, a three-year-old Staff female, is very loving and affectionate with people but doesn't like the company of other dogs. She very friendly and love lots of fusses and treats.

Croft Kennels at Bridgend is where the Vale's stray and unwanted dogs are cared for.

The purpose-built kennels in Coity become the temporary home for all dogs picked up by the Vale of Glamorgan Council's Dog Wardens, until they are reunited with their families or adopted by new ones.

The Vale Council's Dog Wardens stress that adopting a dog is a big commitment and they are always happy to offer advice to anyone considering giving a dog a home.

The kennels are open between 11am and 6pm seven days a week, and anyone wishing to adopt a dog can contact: Croft Rescue Kennels, Waun Davey House, Heol Llan, Coity, Bridgend CF35 6BU; tel (01656) 862288; website