Could you give this Golden Oldie a new home?

Dogs Trust Merseyside is hoping National Grandparents Day this Sunday (4th October) will prove every dog really does have its day, by finding a forever home for one of its oldest residents.

11-year-old Crossbreed, Mitzi, first found herself at Dogs Trust Merseyside back in 2013 and now, due to a change in her owner’s circumstances, she is once again looking for a home.

Georgina Lowery, Manager at Dogs Trust Merseyside, says:

"Mitzi has had many years in a loving home and is used to all of her home comforts, so we are really hoping that we will be waving a fond farewell to her and her new family very soon."

"Sometimes older dogs spend more time with us than younger dogs, 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."

Mitzi still enjoys a nice walk and is happy to meet other dogs when she is out and about, but she is looking for a quiet home without children or other pets, where she can enjoy an afternoon snooze on a comfy bed. She doesn’t like too much of a fuss but is happy to sit alongside you when it’s time to relax.

Georgina says:

"Mitzi definitely knows what she wants out of life and that’s nice walks, a comfy bed and owners who are around most of the time who will give her space when she needs it and affection when she wants it!"

"This is the second time Mitzi has been in need of a new home through no fault of her own and we’re hoping that if someone is looking to welcome an older dog into their life, Mitzi is the one for them."

If you think you could be the forever family Mitzi is looking for, please call 0151 318 1339.

Dogs Trust Merseyside is not open for public browsing but you can still make an appointment to adopt or bring a dog to Dogs Trust. New processes have been set up which include social distancing measures to help keep staff and our visitors safe.

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