20th Aug, 2019

Dogs Trust's oldest pooch looking for a home after being found as a stray

Laura Kearns 21st Jul, 2019

DOGS Trust’s oldest pooch is looking for a new home after being found as a stray.

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

Staff say despite his years he has a spring in his step and hope he can find a loving retirement home to put his paws up and relax in his twilight years.

Centre manager Emma Healey said: “It’s especially sad when older dogs come to us through no fault of their own but Tonks is getting lots of TLC here at the rehoming centre but we’re really hoping somebody will open their home and heart to this mature chap really soon. There are so many advantages to owning an older dog and they make great companions.

“Tonks is looking for a quiet home to keep someone company who is around for most of the day. He doesn’t need much exercise but is happy to go for a stroll or potter about in the garden. He could live with children over the age of eight and could live with another dog but tends to prefer human company  so would be at his happiest relaxing in a comfy bed with his new family near him.”

Call 01926 569236 or visit the centre in Honiley to find out more about Tonks or other elderly dogs looking for a home.

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