Old age pooch seeks retirement home where she can rest her paws this Grandparents Day
Staff at Dogs Trust Merseyside are hoping National Grandparents Day on Sunday (7 October) will prove every dog really does have its day.
They are searching for a forever home for a very special Older Age Pooch (OAP) who has found herself without her forever home following a change in her owner’s circumstances.
German Shepherd Tara is nine and although she still sometimes behaves as if she has youth on her side, she is most likely to be found relaxing on her large bed enjoying an afternoon snooze.
Georgina Lowery, Manager at Dogs Trust Merseyside, says:
“Tara still loves playing with her toys and gets quite giddy and she loves exploring new places on short walks too. But just like all of us as we get older, we like to take things at a slower pace and she definitely likes to have lots of time to relax!
“If someone wants to welcome an affectionate, sweet, laid back older canine companion into their home then Tara is perfect!”
The team have been searching for Tara’s special someone since she arrived at the Huyton-based rehoming centre in June this year and are surprised that as summer turns to autumn, she is still waiting.
“Sometimes older dogs do spend more time with us than younger ones, but there are so many advantages to having an older dog, especially one like Tara. They often need less exercise but are as much fun, they’re used to living in a home and their personality is already shaped, all of which is true of Tara. That means potential new owners can really understand and appreciate the dog that they are welcoming into their family and what could be more rewarding than giving an older dog like Tara their perfect retirement home?”
As a sensitive older lady Tara can be a little nervous when she first meets new people so she would like to live in a home with children no younger than 14. She would also like to be the only dog in the home so she can lap up all the love.
If you think you could give Tara the loving home she deserves, please call 0300 303 0292.