Oldest staffie needs new forever home to rest her paws

The oldest Staffordshire Bull Terrier to ever be looked after at Dogs Trust Loughborough is hoping that a new forever home is just around the corner.

Since opening in the summer of 2012, the team at the Wymeswold rehoming centre have found forever homes for more than 150 Staffordshire Bull Terriers, but 15-year old Lucy is the oldest that they have ever welcomed.

Celine Di Crocco, Manager at Dogs Trust Loughborough said: “Lucy is an absolutely adorable, affectionate older lady and although we have looked after old staffies before, she is definitely the oldest.

“It is always sad when dogs come to us having had to leave behind everything they’ve ever known, but older dogs pull at our heart strings even more. However, she is a gorgeous, happy girl so we are hoping that we will be waving a fond farewell to her and her new family very soon.”

Lucy, who has found herself at Dogs Trust Loughborough due to a change in her family’s circumstances, is young at heart and still enjoys a game of fetch and heading out on interesting, short walks.

Staff at the rehoming centre advise that she would be happy to share her home with older teenagers and could potentially live with a cat.

Celine adds: “Lucy is hard of hearing but other than that, you wouldn’t know she is 15. She is full of fun and although she loves a snooze on a comfy bed, she still enjoys being active. We would like her to be the only dog in her new home as she deserves to be the centre of attention. She is a very loving lady who loves cuddles, so we are really hoping that it won’t be long before this gorgeous girl finds her perfect home.”

If you think you could give Lucy her ideal home, you should call 01509 273349 or go to www.dogstrust.org.uk to find out more.

Or you could visit the centre at Wide Lane, Wymeswold, Leicestershire, LE12 6SE.