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Elderly dogs hoping for new home for the new year

Rehoming appeal for Dogs Trust Bridgend

Dogs Trust Bridgend is hoping it’ll be a case of new year, new start for two pairs of golden oldies who will be spending a cosy Christmas in foster care.

The OADs (old age dogs) have a combined age of 38 – 266 human years – and whilst they’ll be enjoying plenty of home comforts with their foster carers this Christmas, they are eagerly awaiting homes to call their own where they can spend their twilight years together.

Nine-year-old Bichon Frises, Daisy and Alfie, came into the Rehoming Centre after their owner sadly became ill and couldn’t care for them. They enjoy pottering about on their walks and then curling up in their bed to snooze the day away. They are looking for a quiet home, possibly with retired owners who are looking for companion dogs. They could live with older, sensible children who will appreciate their need to take things slower.

Doggy duo Paddy and Penny are a pair of ten-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniels who are extremely close. They found themselves in the care of Dogs Trust Bridgend due to their owners ill health. Despite their age, they both enjoy their walks and would make perfect companions in quiet households.

Rebecca Baker, Rehoming Centre Assistant Manager at Dogs Trust Bridgend, said: “It’s especially sad when older dogs come in to us and leave everything they ever knew behind. They were much loved dogs and they’re getting lots of TLC in foster care, but we’re really hoping that anyone looking to add a four-legged friend – or two – to their family in 2018 will consider adopting one of these pairs.  

“Sometimes older dogs do get overlooked, but there are so many advantages to adopting an oldie; 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, or dogs, that they are welcoming into their family.”

If you could offer one of these doggy double acts a home, please contact Dogs Trust Bridgend on 0300 303 0292 or visit at Court Colman Farm, Pen-y-Fai, Bridgend, CF31 4NG. The centre is open 12-4pm every day over the festive period, but closed to the public on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, 27th December and New Year’s Day.