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Old Age Pooch hopes to sniff out new home after owner passes away

An elderly dog who is young at heart is looking for a new forever home after his owner sadly passed away. 

11-year-old Cocker Spaniel, Ferdi, arrived at Dogs Trust Loughborough in March 2018 and has shocked the team with his puppy-like zest for life. 

Ella Tonge, Supporter Relations Officer at Dogs Trust Loughborough, says:

“Ferdi is amazing and he definitely doesn’t know he’s approaching his twilight years! He might be a senior citizen but he behaves like a pup, especially if there is a tennis ball to chase! He is more than ready to head off to his new home so we’re hoping he doesn’t have too much longer to wait before his special someone realises he’s the dog they’ve been waiting for.”

Ferdi’s owner had registered for a Dogs Trust Canine Care Card which is a free service, guaranteeing Dogs Trust will look after dogs and find them a new home if their owner dies.

Ferdi is full of fun and has surprised the experienced team of dog lovers at Dogs Trust Loughborough with just how much he likes to be on the go – whether it’s enjoying a walk, playing with his two-legged friends or learning a new trick. 

Ella adds:

“He is definitely proof that you can teach an older dog new tricks! He is so good at learning new things that when we are doing training demonstrations at the rehoming centre he is our go to dog! He is very sweet in nature and as an older dog will just need time to settle in and get used to his new home. We know we can’t fill the space left by Ferdi’s devoted owner, only a new caring family can do that, so we are hoping that someone falls for him and gives him the love he deserves very soon.”

Ferdi would like a quiet home without children or other pets. As an older dog he can be wary of meeting new people so would like to spend time with his new family at the rehoming centre before heading home with them.

He is in a quieter part of the rehoming centre so if you think you could provide him with his ideal home, please call Dogs Trust Loughborough on 0300 303 0292.