Old age pooch looking for new home after owner dies

An elderly dog who is young at heart is looking for a new forever home after his owner sadly died.

Eleven-year old Cocker Spaniel, Ferdi arrived at Dogs Trust Loughborough in March 2018 and has shocked the team with his puppy-like Zest for life.

Ferdi’s owner had registered for a Dogs Trust Canine Card, which is a free service, guaranteeing Dogs Trust will look after dogs and find them a new home if their owner dies.

Ella Tonge, Supporter Relations Officer At Dogs Trust Loughborough, said: “Ferdi is amazing and he definitely doesn’t know he is approaching his twilight years. He might be a senior citizen, but he behaves like a pup, especially if there is a tennis ball to chase.

“He is more than ready to head off to his new home so we’re hoping he doesn’t have too much longer to wait before his special someone realises he’s the dog they’ve been waiting for.”

Ferdi would like a quiet home without children or other pets. As an older dog he can be wary of meeting new people, so would like to spend time with his new family at the rehoming centre before heading home with them.

Ferdi is full of fun and surprised the experienced team of dog lovers at the rehoming centre with just how much he likes to be on the go – whether it’s enjoying a walk, playing with his two-legged friends or learning a new trick.

Ella adds: “He is definitely proof that you can teach an older dog new tricks. He is so good at learning new things that when we were doing training demonstrations at the rehoming centre he is our go to do. He is very sweet in nature and as an older dog will just need time to settle in and get used to his new home.

“We know were can’t fill the space left by Ferdi’s devoted owner, only a new caring family can do that, so we are hoping that someone falls for him and gives him the love he deserves very soon.”

If you think that you can provide him with his ideal home, please call Dogs Trust Loughborough on 0300 303 0293 or find out more at www.dogstrust.org.uk.