‘Best Friends Forever’ looking for a special Galentine’s Day gift - a new home together

BFFs Betty and Zeus are looking for a new home together this Galentine’s Day (13th February) - the day before Valentine’s Day which celebrates female friendship. 

The two OAPs (Older Age Pooches) are currently being cared for at the Dogs Trust Basildon Rehoming Centre, Essex.

Seven-year-old Terrier Betty and 11-year-old Husky-Labrador cross Zeus came into the centre together two weeks ago as their owner could no longer care for them. 

Dogs Trust Basildon Rehoming Centre Manager, Lisa Cooper said:

“Sadly these two best friends came into us via the Canine Care Card, our scheme where we take in dogs whose owners have passed away or can no longer look after them due to serious illness. 

“The pair are very strongly bonded and pine for each other when they’re apart – refusing to eat without one another and sleeping snuggled up together. Little Betty likes to curl up in Zeus’ fur in the bed they share.

“They are such lovely dogs who are both very friendly. Betty loves toys and treats whereas Zeus prefers a cuddle. Their previous owners said that when Betty loves you she’ll want to take one of yours sock to bed to sleep with.”

Despite their age both dogs still like getting out for walks. Betty is very sprightly while Zeus prefers a more leisurely potter around. They would be fine to go to a home with older teenagers. They settle well together and can be left for short periods and are housetrained too.

Lisa added:

“These old ladies are looking for a retirement home where they can put their paws up for the rest of their lives. If you think you can offer a loving forever home to this delightful duo please get in touch.”

Our rehoming centres are currently closed to members of the public but people can still apply and we can start the adoption process.

If you would like to find out more about Betty and Zeus, please click here or call the team on 01268 439336. 

If you are struggling to cope with looking after your dog, for whatever reason, contact Dogs Trust on 0300 303 2188. Alternatively, please give what you can to help Dogs Trust change the tale for dogs like Betty and Zeus who haven’t yet found their forever home, by visiting www.dogstrust.org.uk/changethetale