Dogs Trust

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Rescue dogs out to prove age is just a number

Dogs Trust Shoreham is currently home to four OAPs (Old Age Pooches) who are hoping to prove to potential owners they still have what it takes to be the perfect pets. 

Bradley, Freya, Herbie and Max are all aged between eight and 12 years old and whilst they may be a little older, their lust for life has kept them looking and feeling young. 

Dogs Trust Shoreham’s golden oldies

Name: Bradley


Breed: Poodle

Bradley is a sweet, older gentleman with a heart of gold who is still very active, loves his walks and has endless affection to give that special someone. 

Name: Freya

Age: 10

Breed: Jack Russell Terrier

Freya is a lively, older lady who is full of character. Typical of her Terrier traits, Freya has an independent side and is happy to do her own thing. However, once she gets to know her new owner, she will enjoy a gentle fuss. 

Name: Herbie

Age: 9

Breed: Crossbreed

Herbie is a lovely boy with a laid-back character. He will take some time to get to know his new owner but once you have made friends, he will become very affectionate. Herbie walks beautifully on lead and loves to have a leisurely mooch about on his walks.

Name: Max

Age: 9

Breed: Newfoundland Cross

Max is a gentle giant who takes his time to build a relationship with new people but once he knows you he is full of love and affection.

Tracey Rae, Rehoming Centre Manager at Dogs Trust Shoreham said: 

“Our golden oldies have amazing personalities and we would really like to see them find suitable new homes where they can enjoy their retirement years. We really want to remove any misconceptions around rehoming older dogs because they make fantastic companions.

“Adopting an older dog comes with lots of advantages. Most older dogs are usually already house trained and easily settle into a new family home; they also tend to come with bags of character which they have built up over the years. We urge people looking to rescue a dog to consider an OAP (old age pooch) as they deserve a fur-ever home as much as the younger dogs do!” 

If you would like to find out any more information about the golden oldies, or are interested in becoming a foster carer, please get in touch with the team on 01273 452576.