Senior Staffies at Dogs Trust Shoreham go back to (dog) school

Proving that you can teach older dogs’ new tricks, a loveable pair of senior Staffie’s are embracing student life and enrolling at Dogs Trust Dog School, Sussex.

The older pooches will be attending classes held at the Dogs Trust Shoreham Rehoming Centre and are keeping their paws crossed that they’ll find loving retirement homes upon their graduation from class.

Twelve-year-old Honey-Bee and seven-year old Roxy were taken to Dogs Trust Shoreham as a pair and have always lived together. They are still very active, spending their days running after tennis balls and chasing each other through the fields. They also love spending time with people.

Alongside their doggie classmates, Honey-Bee and Roxy will refresh their existing training, learning how to sit and lie down on request, walk calmly on a lead, come back when called, settle down and relax when there are lots of things going on and walk through doors nicely.

Tracey Rae, Rehoming Centre Manager at Dogs Trust Shoreham said: “Roxy and Honey-Bee have been with us for a little while now, so we thought it would be good for them to join in with the Dogs Trust Dog School classes that are held at the centre. This will both help with their training, but also enrich their day with a fun activity to do outside of the usual walks and activities our canine carers provide

“These two gorgeous senior girls prove that age is just a number as they are still very active and have lots of energy. We really hope that their forever owner will come along soon but we are really enjoying teaching these old dogs new tricks in the meantime and the staff here at the centre love them.”

If you would like any more information about these two senior Staffies or any of the dogs looking for new homes, you can get in touch with the centre team on 01273 452576 or visit