Dogs Trust

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Rescue dogs at Dogs Trust Snetterton out to prove age is just a number

Dogs Trust Snetterton is currently home to three OAPs (Old Age Pooches) who are hoping to prove to potential owners they still have what it takes to be the perfect pets. The dogs, aged between seven and 13 years old, might be a little older, however their lust for life has kept them looking and feeling young. 

Dogs Trust Snetterton’s Golden Oldies

Name: Pearl

Age: 7

Breed: Siberian Husky

Pearl is a unique and beautiful dog. Pearl is a very rewarding girl, she will take time to adjust to home life and will need a very secure garden, when she feels more comfortable you will start to see the braver Pearl who will play with toys and sneak food left in reach.

Name: Sophie

Age: 13

Breed: Staffordshire Cross

Senior Staffy Sophie is a gorgeous older girly who is hoping to find a loving family who could make her feel right at home. 

Name: Faye

Age: 8

Breed: Lurcher

Faye is a sweet girl; she likes toys and will happy amuse herself. She loves treats which will work to her new owners’ advantage, for giving her the basic training she needs. 

Diane McLelland-Taylor, Rehoming Centre Manager at Dogs Trust Snetterton, 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. Some of our older dogs are currently staying with foster carers on Dogs Trust’s Home From Home programme, so before popping in to visit them, we would recommend giving the team a call so we can arrange for dogs to be at the centre.”

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 01953 498377.