23rd Oct, 2016

Putting the older hopefuls in the spotlight

Evesham Editorial 2nd Oct, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

STAFF at the Dogs Trust are hoping National Grandparents Day today (Sunday) will help four ‘golden oldies’ find their retirement homes and prove that every dog really does have its day.

There are four older pooches, or old age pooches– OAPs, at the charity’s centre in Wickhamford, including Labrador cross Milo and eight year-old crossbreeds, Casper and Cody and nine year-old collie, Max.

They all have their paws crossed, hoping this Sunday sees their special someone visit them at the re-homing centre.

Chris Slight, rehoming centre manager, said: “It’s sad when older dogs come to us and get overlooked, but they have such wonderful personalities and there really is a dog to suit every family.

“For example, Milo is young at heart and is looking for a family who have an active lifestyle and a positive interest in training. Max is at his happiest when playing with squeaky toy, Casper is looking for a calm home environment with people who are around for most of the day and playful Cody needs a home with understanding people who will help to build his trust.

“As well as this, they’re 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. There are so many advantages of having an older dog and we’re really hoping that someone out there will give them the retirement homes they deserve.”

For more information call 01386 830613 or visit www.dogstrust.org.uk