Dogs Trust's eldest resident seeking retirement home - The Leamington Observer

Dogs Trust's eldest resident seeking retirement home

Laura Kearns 29th Oct, 2018   0

AN ELDERLY dog is seeking a loving retirement home where he can put his paws up.

Labrador cross Jamie is 14-years-old – the human equivalent of 98 – and takes the accolade of Dogs Trust Kenilworth’s oldest resident.

The old boy is hoping to capture the hearts of new owners who can offer him his forever home in his twilight years.

Centre manager Claire Rowe says Jamie is much older than the average age of four-years-old which is the average age of one of the charity’s dogs.

She said: “It’s especially sad when older dogs come to us but Jamie really deserves to find his special someone.

“Sometimes older dogs spend more time with us than younger dogs but there are so many advantages to having an older dog. They often need less exercise but are just as much fun, 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.”

Staff say Jamie has lived in a home before and is friendly with everyone he meets. He loves pottering about on his walks and could live with another calm dog and children over the age of 11.

He is looking for owners who won’t leave him alone for long periods and who can offer him a cosy bed where he can put his paws up and enjoy his retirement.

The rehoming centre has more than 20 mature dogs over the age of eight and are keen to encourage people to consider the advantages of owning an older dog which include less walking and that they are already house trained.

Visit the centre in Honiley or click here to find out more about Jamie or the other dogs at the centre.

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