Dogs Trust Kenilworth’s oldest dog seeks loving retirement home
Staff at Dogs Trust Kenilworth are appealing for a home for their oldest resident who is the human equivalent of 98 years old.
Taking the accolade is Jamie, who, at 14 years old, found himself under the care of Dogs Trust Kenilworth after his owners were no longer able to care for him.
Jamie is well above the age of four – the average age of a Dogs Trust dog – and is well into his retirement years. But staff say the Labrador cross still has a lot of love to give and is a sweet older chap who is hoping to capture the hearts of new owners who can offer him a forever home in his twilight years.
Claire Rowe, Dogs Trust Kenilworth’s Deputy Manager, says:
“It’s especially sad when older dogs come to us but Jamie really deserves to find his special someone.
“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 just 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.”
The team say Jamie has lived in a home before and is friendly with everyone he meets. He loves pottering about on his walks and could live with another calm dog and children over the age of 11. He is looking for owners who won’t leave him alone for long periods and who can offer him a cosy bed where he can put his paws up and enjoy his retirement.
“We want to put our Golden Oldies in the spotlight and we’re hoping we’ll see Jamie’s special someone visit the centre this week and see that he’ll make the perfect addition to their family.”
The rehoming centre is home to more than 20 mature dogs wo are over the age of 8 and are 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!
- They are used to living in a home so come house-trained and are not as destructive as a puppy.
- Their personality is already shaped so new owners can really understand and appreciate the dog they are welcoming into their family.
Dogs Trust has lots of information and support available for anyone thinking of adopting an older dog at http://www.dogstrust.org.uk/help-advice/factsheets-downloads.
If you think Jamie is your perfect canine companion, to find out more you can call 0300 303 0292.