Dogs Trust

Rescue dogs out to prove age is just a number

Dogs Trust West London (Harefield) is currently home to four 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 West London’s golden oldies 

Name: Coca

Age: 13 Years

Breed: Jack Russell Terrier  

Coca is a very affectionate and fun-loving lad once he has built a bond with you. Although he is an older boy he loves going out and about on adventures. Once he has a bond with you he is such a special cheeky, fun loving lad who loves nothing more than treating life like it is one big adventure. 

Name: Sam

Age: 11

Breed: Collie Cross (Border)

Sam is a sweet. older chap who is looking for a retirement home. He loves tennis balls and footballs and will entertain himself for hours! Sam has arthritis and will not need much exercise, some quiet lead walks and cuddles will make him very happy! 

Name: Lewis

Age: 9

Breed: Lurcher

Lewis is a very affectionate chap who loves people, he does however have a sensitive side and prefers to say a quick hello and carry on with his business. One of this little fella's favourite things is to run after a tennis ball and carry it around like the proud man he is!

Name: Presley

Age: 8

Breed: Lurcher

Presley is a bouncy dog with a lot of love to give! He loves meeting new people, making new friends and once he knows you, really enjoys a cuddle. Presley can be strong on the lead and will need to learn recall before being off lead. 

Jo Lloyd, Rehoming Centre Assistant Manager at Dogs Trust West London 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.”

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 01895 453930.