Dogs Trust golden oldies are looking for their retirement homes

Four golden oldies with a combined age of 52 years are being cared for at Dogs Trust Bridgend after their owners passed away.

Despite not looking for a home together, the four female pooches, Izzy, Queenie, Scooby and Trixie have been dubbed the Golden Girls because of their mature ages – the combined equivalent of 364 human years.

The four senior pooches are all looking for different homes and need families who are willing to devote time to helping them get settled and give them a second chance at happiness.

Angela Wetherall, Rehoming Centre Manager at Dogs Trust Bridgend, said: “It’s always sad when older dogs come to us after their whole world has changed, but these four girls are slowly starting to come out of their shells.

“We are hoping to find four loving owners who can be the Sophia to our four golden girls. Anyone who loved the Golden Girls TV show will know that Sophia was the matriarch of the home and acted as a mother figure to the others.

“We’d like to hear from dog lovers who can give our girls all the time and patience they need as they settle into their new surroundings and give them a forever home in their twilight years.”

Yorkshire Terrier Trixie

Izzy is a 14- year old Crossbreed wo enjoys her home comforts and loves to potter around the garden. She could live with a calm dog already in the home and children 11 years and over. Queenie, a 13-year-old Collie Cross who still loves her walks and travels well in the car and likes to explore new places. She could live with a dog in her new home and children eight years and over, if they are gentle and understanding.

Twelve-year old Cocker Spaniel Scooby like to get out and about and enjoys her walks. She needs a quiet home with someone who is around for most of the day and can love with children eight years and over. Trixie is a 13-year-old Yorkshire Terrier who does find meeting new people quite scary. She’s looking for an adult-only home with few visitors.

Dogs Trust also runs a free service called the Canine Care Card, which gives reassurance to dog owners that your dog will be cared for by the charity of you pass away before they do and will go on to find loving homes that are right for them.

Angela adds: “Signing up for a Canine Care Card is free and easy to do and it gives dog owners peace of mind should the worst happen. These four girls all lost their beloved owners, and we know we can’t fill the space left by them, only a new caring family can do that. But we hope it won’t be long before new owners come forward and give them the love they deserve very soon.”

If you think that you can offer these four golden oldies the retirement home that they seek, you can get in touch with the rehoming centre on 0300 3030292 or visit