Dogs Trust

Old dogs, new digs

Dogs Trust Newbury is appealing to local dog lovers to help find loving homes for three adorable older dogs who are hoping the New Year will bring them a much-needed new start.

Ten-year-old Terrier Coco found herself at Dogs Trust just weeks before Christmas, due to a change in their owners’ circumstances whilst eight-year-old Lurcher Brady and ten-year-old crossbreed Rocco arrived as strays.

Having spent Christmas at the rehoming centre, this loveable line-up are understandably missing their home comforts and whilst Dogs Trust’s dedicated staff are ensuring they are getting plenty of fuss and attention, nothing beats a spot on a cosy sofa in a warm, loving home.

Nicki Barrow, Rehoming Centre Manager at Dogs Trust Newbury explains,

“Brady, Coco and Rocco may be in their twilight years, but you really wouldn’t think it as they are so full of beans! Coco is at her happiest when exploring on her daily walks, Brady adores meeting and making new female doggy friends and Rocco loves pottering about in the garden to his heart’s content.” 

“Many people are often put off from rehoming an older dog, yet there are so many advantages. They usually need less exercise, they are often well trained (unlike a puppy), many still have lots of energy and can continue to be trained and have fun. Often, if older dogs need additional veterinary care, Dogs Trust can assist with some veterinary costs relating to an existing illness, so the financial burden can be reduced.”

If you think you could help these older dogs find new digs for the new year, please get in touch with Dogs Trust Newbury on 0300 303 0292.