Hoping dogs can have their day - The Evesham Observer

Hoping dogs can have their day

Evesham Editorial 17th May, 2018   0

FOREVER retirement homes are being sought for three senior Staffies whose combined ages amount to almost 200 years in dog years.

Eleven-year-old Piglet, nine-year-old Hilda and eight-year-old DJ are currently enjoying their home comforts in foster homes through Dogs Trust’s Home From Home scheme.

Whilst they are receiving lots of love and fuss from their doting foster carers, all of them are hoping loving new owners come forward soon to offer them a permanent home where they can put their paws up in their twilight years.

Despite their ages, they still have a spring in their step, enjoy going for walks and love playing with their toys, but have so far been overlooked by potential families because people often aren’t able to look past their ages.

Sarah Galvin, Home From Home co-ordinator at Dogs Trust Evesham said: “All of these dogs have so much love to give and have been an absolute joy to care for in their foster homes.

“Rehoming an older dog is so rewarding and has many advantages. They often need less exercise but are as much fun, they’re often used to living in a home and their personality is already shaped so new owners can really understand and appreciate the dog that they are welcoming into their family.

“These three really deserve to find a forever home where they’ll be spoilt rotten! It’s a shame when age works against our dogs as they really make fantastic additions to the home.”

The three senior Staffies all have differing personalities but all have one wish to find a new home really soon.

“Hilda is a quiet girl who likes to take life at a slow pace. She enjoys a potter about but is equally happy having a snooze in front of the fire.

“DJ is still a very active boy and loves chasing a ball around, or playing with his toys. He can be quite strong so will need an owner who can provide him with the stimulation he needs.

“Piglet is looking for a quiet home with a spot in front of the fire where she can have all of the attention to herself.”

Call the rehoming centre on 0300 303 0292 or e-mail Sarah on [email protected] for more.


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