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Could you give these old age pooches the gift of a lifetime?

Dogs Trust Merseyside is looking for homes for two lively Old Age Pooches, hoping to prove every dog really does have its day, as we approach National Grandparents Day on Sunday (6th October). 

Staffordshire Bull Terriers Sally, who is the grand old age of 14 and rapidly heading towards 15, and Isadora, who is twelve, are both looking for loving new homes where they can spend their twilight years. They may be getting on in years but they are both lively and would love to live with two-legged friends younger than themselves. 

Georgina Lowery, Dogs Trust Merseyside Manager, says:

“It is especially sad when older dogs come into the centre. Because of their age our older dogs are often overlooked and can spend a long time waiting for a new family, but there are so many advantages to having an older dog. 

“They are often calmer and more relaxing to be around and when you rehome an older dog, what you see is what you get - their personalities have already been shaped so there should be no surprises. Last but not least, although these two can be quite giddy, older dogs do tend to need less exercise than younger ones.” 

Sally and Isadora were both much loved by their owners, but sadly they have found themselves at the rehoming centre after they could no longer take care of them. Isadora can often be found helping out on the reception at the Huyton-based rehoming centre as she loves to be with people, as does Sally who is currently enjoying life in one of Dogs Trust’s foster homes. 

George says: 

“Sally is a sweet little thing and loves to shower you with affection and have a cuddle. She would like someone to be around a lot of the time as she doesn’t like to be left home alone and she will make a lovely, loyal canine companion. 

“Isadora still loves to play and although her hearing isn’t what it used to be, nothing stops her enjoying life! Both dogs can live with children aged around ten or over. 

“All they need is a lot of love, a comfy sofa to snooze on and short walks. They are ready to slot into family life and we’re just hoping that as grandparents are celebrated, we’ll have something to celebrate having found them their ideal homes.” 

To find out more about Sally or Isadora, please call Dogs Trust Merseyside on 0151 318 1339. Sally is in foster so if you would like to meet her, please call the rehoming centre.