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18th Jan, 2022

Dogs Trust's oldest pooch finds home after appeal

DOGS Trust’s oldest pooch has found a new home after an appeal in the Observer.

Tonks, a 17-year-old Jack Russell, was the oldest dog available for adoption across the charity’s 20 centres and is the human equivalent of 119 years old.

The elderly pooch was found as a stray and was waiting at the rehoming centre for a loving retirement home.

But after an appeal in the Observer the golden oldie has settled at home with Janet Hall from Kenilworth, who has renamed him George.

Janet said: “He has settled in brilliantly and already found his spot on the sofa. His favourite thing to do is playing with his ball and losing it under the sofa for me to retrieve for him. He’s such a sweet-natured dog and he loves to sit besides me on the sofa every night. He enjoys his walks and pottering in the garden and is friendly with everyone he meets.

“I really hope other people can open up their hearts to an older dog, they really do have so much love to give.”

There are more than 100 dogs at the centre in Honiley still needing homes.

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