Dogs Trust Salisbury is hoping National Grandparents Day on Sunday (3rd October) will prove every dog really does have its day, by finding a forever home for their elderly pooches.
The team is searching for homes for seven very special Old Age Pooches (OAPs) who have a combined age of 67. They are all currently enjoying their home comforts with canine carers at the rehoming centre, but are hoping as the nation celebrates National Grandparents Day, they will capture the hearts of new owners.
So far this year, almost 46% of people looking to adopt a dog from Dogs Trust were looking for a four-legged friend under six months, compared to 6% looking for a dog aged 8 and over,* but the Salisbury team are confident that this adorable devoted duo will catch the eye of their very own special someone soon.
Claire Rowe, Manager at Dogs Trust Salisbury, said: “It’s especially sad when older dogs come to us but our golden oldies really deserve to find their special someone. Sometimes older dogs spend more time with us than younger dogs but there are so many advantages to having an older dog. They often need less exercise but are just as much fun, they’re used to living in a home and their personality is already shaped so new owners can really understand and appreciate the dog that they are welcoming into their family.”
The oldest amongst them are 11-year-olds Jessie, a Jack Russell Terrier, and Wilbur (pictured below), a Pointer cross. Jessie is looking for a home where she can potter around the garden. She’d be happy to have doggy walking friends with calm dogs but would need to be the only pet in an adult-only home. Wilbur loves to use him nose when out exploring. He’d need to be the only pet in a quiet adult-only home and would love his adopters to visit him several times before taking him home.
If you think you could give any of these golden oldies a home in their twilight years, please visit www.dogstrust.org.uk/rehoming to start the adoption process.