OLD Age Pooches in Kenilworth are looking for new homes to rest their old paws in.
To mark International Day of Older Persons and Grandparents Day, Dogs Trust Kenilworth are shining a spotlight on its OAPs (Old Age Pooches) in the hope that people will consider adopting an older dog.
According to the Dogs Trust, prospective dog owners often want to rehome younger dogs and puppies but older dogs have just as much love to give.
Dogs Trust Kenilworth Manager, Emma-Jane Thomas, said: “Sometimes older dogs can be overlooked in favour of younger pups, but they deserve just as much attention and care from new owners as their younger counterparts.
“There are lots of benefits of rehoming an Old Age Pooch. Often older dogs don’t need quite as much exercise and although they can be a little less energetic, senior canines can be just as fun and playful.
“Older dogs are more likely to be fully house-trained and, as they are older and wiser, they usually know other training basics too, but you can certainly still teach an old dog new tricks.
“They can also make the perfect napping partner and enjoy a good snooze and a snuggle in the evening.”
The top three breeds of older dogs (aged eight and over) that were taken in across all Dogs Trust Rehoming Centres between August 2021 and 2022 were Jack Russell Terriers, Crossbreeds and Staffordshire Bull Terriers.
At Dogs Trust Kenilworth, Poppy, a 12-year-old Cairn Terrier is looking for a loving new home to rest her paws in. She can be a little shy meeting new people so will take some time to settle into her new home, but she loves her toys and will happily play on her own.
She is an independent lady who enjoys the company of her favourite humans, but is not a ‘lap dog’. Poppy would like to be the only pet in a patient adult-only home where she can live out her twilight years.
For more information visit www.dogstrust.org.uk