Old age pooches seek loving new homes this Grandparents Day

Staff at Dogs Trust Bridgend are hoping National Grandparents Day on Sunday (7 October) will prove every dog really does have its day.


They are searching for a home to two very special Old Age Pooches (OAPs) at the rehoming centre.

Rusty, an 11-year old Terrier and Sasha, a ten-year old Staffordshire Bull Terrier are both on the more mature side but are still full of fun and have a real zest for life.

The two pooches are currently enjoying their home comforts in a foster home but are hoping as the national celebrates National Grandparents Day, they will capture the hearts of new owners.

Becky Baker, Dogs Trust Bridgend’s Rehoming Centre Assistant Manager, said: “It’s especially sad when older dogs come to us but Sasha and Rusty 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 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 team said that Sasha is looking for a home with no other dogs but could live with children older than eight and she would prefer someone to be around for most of the day.

Rusty would like a quiet adult-only home where he can put his paws up and enjoy his twilight years.

Becky added: “National Grandparents Day gives us the chance to put our Golden Oldies in the spotlight and we’re hoping this weekend sees Sasha and Rusty’s special someone visit the centre and see that they’ll make the perfect addition to their family.

If you think that either of this golden oldie pooches would be your perfect companion, you can contact the centre on 0300 303 0292 or visit www.dogstrust.org.uk.