Dogs Trust

OAP (Old Age Pooch) out to show potential new owners age is just a number

A Dogs Trust Ballymena resident who has spent more than a year of her life in kennels, is on the look out for a suitable retirement home to call her own. Kezzie, the 13-year-old Border Collie who is almost 100 years old in human years, might be more refined in age but this certainly hasn’t slowed her down. 

Kezzie is very youthful for her age; she loves going out for walks, enjoys playtime and is no bother when travelling in the car – especially if she knows she is going away somewhere fun for the day. Her favourite game to play is fetch and she could do this all day long if given the chance.

Oonagh Philips, Rehoming Centre Manager at Dogs Trust Ballymena, said: 

“This gorgeous girl is a firm favourite at the Rehoming Centre because of her devoted character and love of cuddles. She has become a bit of a permanent fixture here and because of this, we want to highlight what an amazing companion she is in a bid to encourage suitable owners to come forward. 

“Kezzie would like a home where her owners will be home most of the day as she loves company. She is a well-trained girl and knows all her basic commands; and would prefer to be the only dog in her new home. 

“Kezzie has spent a year in kennels and it is important for us to make sure she gets the chance to fulfil her potential as part of a family again. Like any older dog in our care, she is still young at heart, has bags of character and lots of love to give.” 

The team at Ballymena are also on the look out for more foster carers to join their Home From Home Fostering programme, which supports lots of residents at the Centre by finding them temporary homes while they can wait on forever homes; while getting to experience life as part of a family.

If you think you could give this lively lass the home she needs, or are interested in finding out more about the Home From Home fostering programme, please get in touch with the team on 028 2544 7227.