Golden oldies at Dogs Trust Bridgend total 300 in human years
Dogs Trust Bridgend is currently home to a number of Old Age Dogs (OADs) looking for cosy homes in time for winter. These elderly dogs’ ages total an astonishing 301 in equivalent human years.
Blossom is a 13-year-old Miniature Schnauzer who arrived as her previous owner was no longer able to care for her. Blossom is a sweet but sensitive girl who is looking for a quiet home. She is partially sighted so is looking for calm and patient owners who can allow her to settle at her own pace. She is happier in the company of dogs and must live with another dog already in the home and could live with children 14 years and older.
Dylan the 12-year-old Jack Russell Terrier came into the centre after his owner became ill. He’s a sweet natured dog who is still active for his age, enjoys his walks and loves to chase a ball. He will need a home without dogs and could live with children over 14. Dylan is a lovely lad who is looking for his retirement home.
Doggie sisters, Luna and Casey are nine year old West Highland Terriers. They arrived at the rehoming centre after a change in their owners circumstances. They have limited eyesight so will need a quiet home. They are sweet friendly girls who enjoy a fuss.
Angela Wetherall, Dogs Trust Bridgend’s Rehoming Centre Manager said:
“It’s incredible to think that these wonderful dogs ages total over 300 in human years! They all still have such a spring in their step and have so much love to give. Rehoming an older dog is so rewarding and has many advantages. They have fully formed personalities for you to get to know and generally are calmer dogs who need slightly less exercise but still like to learn. It’s a shame when older ages work against our dogs as they really make fantastic additions to the home.”
Taking on a dog of any age is a hugely rewarding experience, but as the latest statistics from Dogs Trust reveal that on average they receive one call every six minutes from people wanting to give up their dog, the charity is encouraging people to do their research to make sure they are ready for the long-term commitment that comes with dog ownership. For more information on dog ownership visit www.dogstrust.org.uk/adogisforlife.
If you think you’d be able to provide the perfect retirement home for one of these dogs please contact the rehoming centre on 01656 338745.