Dogs Trust Cardiff 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 two very special Old Age Pooches (OAPs) who are 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 Cardiff team are confident that this adorable devoted duo will catch the eye of their very own special someone soon.
Kim Davies, Deputy Manager at Dogs Trust Cardiff, 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 dogs looking for new homes are 14-year-old Collie, Ruby (below), and 13-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Oscar (alove).
Sweet-natured Ruby is looking for a quiet home to spend her retiring years. She loves people and can be friendly to other dogs but would need to be the only pet in her new home. Ruby is house trained, travels well and once settled can gradually be left for short periods of time. She could live with children over the age of 14. As an elderly lady, she only requires short gentle walks.
Oscar is a gentle old boy who greets everyone with a waggy tail. He’ll make a wonderful addition to a quiet home with people above the age of 14. Due to his old age, Oscar has some medical conditions that may require further treatment. He’s a clever gentleman who knows sit, down and paw.
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.