Dogs Trust Salisbury’s oldest dog looking for new home after owner passes away
Dogs Trust Salisbury’s oldest doggie resident is looking for a second chance at happiness thanks to a scheme which helps dogs find a loving home when their owners pass away.
Thankfully, the owner of 12-year-old Crossbreed Lucy had signed up to Dog’s Trust's Canine Care Card, a free service that aims to give owners peace of mind, knowing that Dogs Trust will look after their dog if the worst should happen.
Lucy Hooper, Supporter Relations Officer at Dogs Trust Salisbury, said:
"Many dog owners worry what might happen to their dog if they were to pass away first, leaving their beloved four-legged friend without an owner. However, the Canine Care Card scheme offers reassurance to dog owners, and also helps to ease the minds of friends and family during what is already a distressing time. But it means you can rest in the knowledge that your dog will be cared for after you die and just like Lucy, will go on to find loving homes that are right for them.
“It’s always sad when older dogs come to us after their whole world has changed but Lucy is slowly started to come out of her shell and enjoys spending time with Canine Carer Claire. We are looking for a quiet home with no other pets and with a family who’ll give her plenty of time to settle in and allow her true character to shine through once she knows you. We know we can’t fill the space left by her beloved owner, only a new caring family can do that. But we hope it won’t be long before a new owner comes forward and gives her the love she deserves very soon.”
Canine Care Card holders receive a wallet-sized card which acts in a similar way to an organ donor card and notifies people of their wishes for their dogs, should anything happen to them.
Dogs Trust works hard to match every dog with a responsible, loving home. If for any reason a dog takes a while to be rehomed, owners can rest assured that Dogs Trust never puts a healthy dog to sleep and will care for them for the rest of their lives.
To find out more about the Canine Care Card scheme, please contact Lucy Hooper Supporter Relations Officer at Dogs Trust Salisbury on 0330 303 0292.