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Oldest pooch hopes New Year brings new retirement home

The oldest dog waiting for his forever home at Dogs Trust Loughborough has his paws crossed in the hope that the New Year will soon see him enjoying life at the heart of a new family.

14-year-old Border Collie Charlie arrived at Dogs Trust Loughborough in October after a change in his owner’s circumstances meant he could no longer stay with them.

Now this Old Age Pooch (OAP) is more than ready to find his spot on a comfy sofa and the rehoming centre team are hoping they will be waving a fond farewell to him before the New Year celebrations become a distant memory.

Celine Di Crocco, Manager at Dogs Trust Loughborough, said:

“Charlie came to us a couple of months ago and unfortunately it is often the case that older dogs tend to stay with us a little longer than their younger, more sprightly canine companions.  

“That is the case for Charlie but we are really hoping that if someone is looking to welcome a dog into their life in 2019, Charlie captures their heart.”

At 14, Charlie doesn’t need as much exercise as he used to but enjoys short walks. He likes his own space but once he gets to know his new owners, the team say his affectionate side will shine through.

Celine says:

“Like all of us as we get older, Charlie enjoys his routine, likes an afternoon snooze and is happy to watch the world go by whilst enjoying some peace and quiet.

“His hearing and eyesight aren’t quite what they used to be, so he would like to live in a quiet, adult-only home where he is the only pet so he can relax to his heart’s content and enjoy his twilight years.”

If you think you could provide Charlie with his ideal home, please call Dogs Trust Loughborough on 0300 303 0292.