Could you give this old age pooch his furry-tail ending?

Dogs Trust Essex are hoping National Grandparents Day on Sunday (4th October) will prove every dog really does have its day.

They are searching for a home for a very special Old Age Pooch (OAP), Kazen, who at the grand old age of 8 years old is still full of fun and has a real zest for life.

Lisa Cooper, Dogs Trust Essex Rehoming Centre Manager, says:

"It’s especially sad when older dogs come to us and Kazen really deserves to find his 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 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 team say Kazen is a big beautiful boy with a sensitive soul, who needs a new best friend who will accept him for who he is. Kazen enjoys going for walks and knows how to take treats gently from your hand. He can be unsure of new people so will need a patient family willing to put the time in to help him build his confidence. Although it may take a little while, getting to know Kazen will be well worth the wait, as he has a cheeky side that he shows off to those he trusts the most. Kazen would be best suited to a calm, quiet, adult only home with a maximum of 2 people and no visiting children or other pets.

Lisa says:

"National Grandparents Day gives us the chance to put our Golden Oldies in the spotlight and we’re hoping this weekend sees Kazen’s special someone fall in love with Kazen and realise he is their forever four-legged friend."

If you think Kazen is your perfect canine companion, go to Kazen’s profile and click the ‘Come Meet Me’ button.

Our rehoming centres are not open for public browsing but you can still make an appointment to adopt or bring a dog to us. We’ve set up new processes which include social distancing measures to help keep staff and our visitors safe.

Dogs Trust estimates that up to 40,000 more dogs could be at risk of abandonment in the fallout of the coronavirus crisis. If you would like to help change the course of events and help us continue to be there for more dogs and their owners when they need us, please give what you can by visiting www.dogstrust.org.uk/changethetale