Dogs Trust

Old dog seeks new digs

An elderly dog has found himself looking for a forever home once more after finding himself back in kennels through no fault of his own. 

Chester the 12-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier first came into Dogs Trust’s rehoming centre in Ilfracombe as a five month old pup 11 years ago after a relationship breakdown but was soon rehomed. Sadly, he returned to the centre once again in September this year after a change in his owners’ circumstances. 

Chester is the oldest resident at the West Down rehoming centre and is now looking for a second chance at happiness and to spend his twilight years in a loving home. 

Elise Watson, Rehoming Centre Manager at Dogs Trust Ilfracombe, said: 

"It’s always sad when older dogs come to us after their whole world has changed but Chester has adjusted well and is enjoying life in his temporary foster home. But we’d love nothing more than to find him a forever home where he can retire and spend the rest of his days. 

“Despite being a mature gentleman, Chester is still very energetic and loves to play. He enjoys a fuss, settles well and enjoys hopping into the car to go off on an adventure. We are looking for a loving home with owners who can offer him a comfy bed and plenty of fuss and snuggles. He could live with children over the age of 11 and whilst he’s happy to have four-legged walking friends, he’d like to be the only dog in the home so he can lap up all the attention. 

“Chester is a super sweet boy and will make the perfect pet in the right home. We hope it won’t be long before a new owner comes forward and gives him the love he deserves very soon.”  

Chester is currently in a foster home through the charity’s Home From Home Scheme so if you think you could find a place in your heart and home for this adorable older gent, please contact the rehoming centre on 01271 446 058.