Rescue dogs with a combined age of 230 in need of new homes

Dogs Trust’s Rehoming Centres in Glasgow and West Calder currently have a number of dogs looking for suitable retirement homes, with a combined human age of around 230 years between them. In dog years, each of the canine resident is between 10 and 11 years old and they are out to prove that age is just a number.

Name: Jock

Breed: Jack Russell Terrier

Rehoming Centre: West Calder

Jock is a friendly 10-year-old chap and spirited older pooch, who enjoys being around people and getting a scratch. While Jock likes attention, he enjoys having his own space and is happy doing his own thing.

Jock is looking for the quiet life and he would happiest in an adult only home. Jock loves to have a run about the garden, chasing after his favourite toys, before sitting down to watch the world go by.

Name: Troy

Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Rehoming Centre: Glasgow

Troy is a wonderful older gentleman, who still has a spring in his step and loves to play; but also enjoys being a couch potato. He loves having company and would prefer his new owners be around for most of the day, especially whilst he is settling in.

Name: Ollie

Breed: Crossbreed

Rehoming Centre: Glasgow

Ollie is a sweet man, who is very deserving of the perfect forever home. He is intelligent and has lots of tricks up his sleeve. Ollie is full of potential and really loves training and the tasty rewards it brings. He will need an owner that has recent experience with rescue dogs and who will be looking to continue training with him.

Sandra Lawton, rehoming centre manager at Dogs Trust Glasgow, said:

“All the dogs in our care are deserving of forever homes, but as some older dogs tend to stay with us longer than younger pooches, we would love to see these three beautiful oldies – who have so much love to give - head off to their forever homes soon!

“We don’t want prospective owners to be put off by adopting an older dog. There are a lot of benefits to adopting an older dog; they are full of personality, more often than not fully housetrained and don’t require as much exercise as younger pooches.

“Each older resident has their own unique, loveable character; and they are just waiting for the right person to walk through our doors and build a bond with them. All of our fingers and paws are crossed here at the rehoming centre that this will happen soon.”

If you are interested in adopting an older rescue dog then please get in touch with the team at Dogs Trust Glasgow on 0141 465 0839 or West Calder on 01506 536 840.