Dogs Trust

Rescue dogs at Dogs Trust Basildon out to prove age is just a number

Dogs Trust Basildon is currently home to three OAPs (Old Age Pooches) who are hoping to prove to potential owners they still have what it takes to be the perfect pets. 

The dogs, aged between eight and 12 years old, might be a little older, however their lust for life has kept them looking and feeling young. 

Dogs Trust Basildon’s golden oldies

Name: Sir Bruno

Age: 10

Breed: Mastiff Cross

Handsome hunk Bruno is a wonderful, gentle boy hoping for a new family to whisk him off to his new home. He is an undemanding chap and enjoys who enjoys his home comforts and a nice potter in the garden.

Name: Molly

Age: 11

Breed: Staffordshire Cross

Do you have a comfy sofa with Molly's name on? Our beautiful Molly is ready to find her relaxing retirement home. She is a sweet girl who is bundles of fun. Molly enjoys getting out and about for her walks. She is a real foodie she loves a tasty treat and food interactive toys.

Name: Max

Age: 11

Breed: Lab Cross 

Gorgeous golden oldie Max is 11 years young and adores a cuddle. He is a typical lab and food is the way to his heart. He will enjoy gentle walks in his new home and a potter in the garden. Max is deaf but he won’t let that hold him back! 

Lisa Cooper, Rehoming Centre Manager at Dogs Trust Snetterton, said: 

“Our golden oldies have amazing personalities and we would really like to see them find suitable new homes where they can enjoy their retirement years. We really want to remove any misconceptions around rehoming older dogs because they make fantastic companions. 

“Adopting an older dog comes with lots of advantages. Most older dogs are usually already house trained and easily settle into a new family home; they also tend to come with bags of character which they have built up over the years. Some of our older dogs are currently staying with foster carers on Dogs Trust’s Home From Home programme, so before popping in to visit them, we would recommend giving the team a call so we can arrange for dogs to be at the centre.”

If you would like to find out any more information about the golden oldies, or are interested in becoming a foster carer, please get in touch with the team on 01268 535050.