Could you be the one and only for this older age pooch?

Dogs Trust Loughborough is hoping National Grandparents Day on Sunday (3 October) will prove every dog really does have its day, by finding a forever home for a special homeless hound.

Nine-year-old Oscar, a Collie, is a very active boy so he is not looking for a place to rest his paws, but he is in need of a home.

Celine Di Crocco, Dogs Trust Loughborough Rehoming Centre Manager, says: 

“Oscar is a typical Collie so although he is getting on a bit, he loves to be on the go and is always ready to head off on an adventure. He loves cross country running which keeps his body and his brain busy, so if his new owners were ready to have a go at keeping up with him, that would be perfect!

“However, he has a sensitive side too and although he is very affectionate, he has shown some anxiety around men, so we are looking for a home for him with a perfect female friend.”

So far this year, almost 46% of people looking to adopt a dog from Dogs Trust were looking for a four-legged friend under six months, compared to 6% looking for a dog aged 8 and over, but the Loughborough team are hoping that Oscar will find his special someone soon. 

Celine adds:

“So many families have welcomed a puppy into their homes over the last year or so, but we really hope that this Grandparents Day we have the chance to celebrate finding the ideal home for Oscar. 

“He would suit a home in a quiet area with few comings and goings. We know he will be a loving, loyal companion to his owner and there will never be a dull day when Oscar is around.”

To find out more about Oscar and any of the dogs at Dogs Trust Loughborough, please go to to start the virtual adoption process.