Old age pooches seek young two-legged friends this Grandparents Day | Dogs Trust

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Old age pooches seek young two-legged friends this Grandparents Day

Our team in Leeds hope National Grandparents Day on Sunday (1 October) will prove every dog really does have its day.

They are searching for homes for some very special Old Age Pooches (OAPs), all of whom are hoping to soon be joining in the fun of family life with younger two-legged friends.

Eleven-year-old Akita Blade, the oldest pooch at the centre at the moment, along with his slightly younger canine companion English Bulldog Cross Brandy, who is ten, and devoted duo Jack Russell Terrier Patch, eight, and ten-year-old Terrier Cross Winston, would all thrive living with teenage children - and are hoping their younger human pals fall in love with them this weekend.

Amanda Sands, Dogs Trust Leeds Manager, says:

 “People often assume older dogs need older owners but that’s definitely not the case with these four! They will all thoroughly enjoy being at the centre of family life and will definitely keep their owners young at heart.

“Blade came to us as a stray and Patch and Winston sadly found themselves having to leave their home after their owner died. They are all adorable, love getting out and about but will also enjoy resting their paws and snuggling up on a comfy couch at the end of the day, especially as the nights draw in.”

The staff at the York Road centre say Blade is proof you can teach an older dog new tricks as he loves to show off what he knows in return for a tasty treat, whereas Brandy’s favourite pastime is taking it easy, pottering around the garden and every now and then chasing a squeaky toy. Patch and Winston are a perfect pair and have their paws crossed for a forever home where they won’t be left alone as Patch in particular loves the company of his human pals.

Amanda adds:

“Sometimes older dogs get overlooked, 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.

“We are really hoping that National Grandparents Day brings all our golden oldies a stroke of luck.” 

These four Old Age Pooches (OAPs) would prefer to have the sofa and cuddles to themselves in their new forever homes so would like to be the only dogs in the home.

 Can you offer these golden oldies their ideal retirement homes? Call us on 0300 303 0292.