Old age pooches seek loving new home for Grandparents Day

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

They are searching for homes for two very special Old Age Pooches (OAP), Max and June who are both nine-year-old lurchers. Max and June originally came into Dogs Trust West London as strays in March 2019 and have struggled to find their forever homes ever since.

Richard Moore, Dogs Trust West London Rehoming Centre Manager, says:

"It’s especially sad when older dogs come to us and Max and June really deserve to find their special somebodies.

"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."

Max and June cannot be rehomed together as they are looking for different types of homes. Max has bags of energy and would happily spend all day playing with tennis balls. He has previously fought with a housemate so cannot live with another dog but would love calm walking buddies. Max could live with teenagers and would love a quiet home with a private garden and no neighbouring dogs as he likes to bark over the fence.

Max is not a fan of being left alone so his new owners must be home most of the time and willing to work with the behaviour team at Dogs Trust West London on his separation anxiety. Max has got a lot of love to give and will be a great addition to the right family.

June is a sensitive girl who has been finding kennel life difficult as she is a gentle soul who loves being around people that she knows and trusts. She can be shy and a little worried to begin with but is full of love and character!

June can be reactive towards other dogs when out on her walks, so will need quiet walking areas that are situated in a low dog populated area. She loves being out and about exploring but is also happy to come home and have a cuddle on the sofa.

Richard says:

"National Grandparents Day gives us the chance to put our Golden Oldies in the spotlight and we’re hoping this weekend sees Max and June’s special someone fall in love with them so that they can go off to the forever homes they deserve. Max and June have been unlucky in life so far and we are really hoping to find some kind potential owners who could help change the tale for them."

If you think Max or June could be your perfect canine companion, to find out more you can call Dogs Trust West London on 01895 544544.

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