Fifteen-year-old Fido looking for forever home
Dogs Trust Evesham is appealing for a home for a very special OAP (old age pooch) who is the human equivalent of 105 years old and is currently the charity's oldest homeless hound.
Taking the accolade is Sandy, a 15-year-old Terrier who is not only the most mature dog at the Wickhamford-based rehoming centre; he is also the oldest dog across Dogs Trust centres in the UK looking for his fur-ever home.
Sandy is well above the age of four – the average age of a Dogs Trust dog – and is well and truly into his retirement years. But staff say he still has a lot of love to give and they are all hoping he finds a loving retirement home to put his paws up and relax in his twilight years. He came in with ten-year-old Terrier Harry and staff would love to find a new owner who can offer double the love and is happy to adopt them both.
Tracey Spiers, Assistant Manger a Dogs Trust Evesham, said:
"Sandy is a truly wonderful older gent and whilst it’s sad to see when older dogs come to us through no fault of their own, Sandy is happy to receive lots of TLC from his canine carers. We’re really hoping somebody will open their home and heart to this mature chap really soon.
"Sandy is looking for a quiet adult-only home where he can keep someone company who is around for most of the day. He doesn't need much exercise but is happy to go for a stroll or potter about in the garden. He loves a gentle fuss so would be at his happiest relaxing on the sofa or in a comfy dog bed in the company of his new family. He is worried by new dogs but could happily live with Harry if a new owner is willing to give double the love and rehome them as a pair."
The rehoming centre is also keen to encourage people to consider the advantages of owning an older dog which include:
- They need less exercise but are still just as fun!
- Their personality is already shaped so new owners can really understand and appreciate the dog they are welcoming into their family.
- Older dogs are often calmer and more relaxing to be around.
Dogs Trust has lots of information and support available for anyone thinking of adopting an older dog, click here for more information.
If you can offer Sandy the warm, loving home he deserves, please call 0300 303 0292.