Dogs Trust oldie gets his forever home

Tails are wagging at Dogs Trust as Tonks, the charity’s oldest dog has finally found his forever home.

The 17-year old Terrier, now named George, was being cared for by the Kenilworth rehoming centre and, after an appeal to find the loveable older gent a new owner, he has now found the perfect home with Janet Hall from Kenilworth where he can spend his twilight years.

George is the human equivalent of 119 years old and staff were worried his age may hold him back. But he soon caught the eyes of Janet who instantly fell in love with his cheeky smile and greying muzzle.

New owner, Janet Hall, said: “I am absolutely delighted to be able to offer George a home. I have always rescued older dogs and sadly lost my two dogs, Phoebe and Monica, several years ago so was often looking on Dogs Trust’s website for another oldie to care for. When I saw his rehoming appeal on the local news, I couldn’t believe he was only around the corner from me at Dogs Trust in Honiley so I knew that I had to adopt him.

“George has settled in brilliantly and has already found his spot on the sofa. His favourite thing to do is playing with his ball and losing it under the sofa for me to retrieve for him – again and again. He’s such a sweet-natured dog and he loves to sit beside me on the sofa every night. He enjoys his walks and pottering in the garden and is friendly with everyone he meets. I really hope other people can open up their hearts to an older dog, they really do have so much love to give.”

Claire Rowe, Deputy Manager at Dogs Trust Kenilworth comments: “We are so pleased that George has found the forever home he deserves, he is such a little character with plenty of love to give. It’s sad when older dogs come into us, but George took it in his stride, and it wasn’t long before he was trotting off to his forever home. We know he’ll be really happy with his new owner and we couldn’t be happier for him.”

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