No one should be homeless at any age - let alone at 119.
Meet lovely Scruffy pictured in the below tweet. He’s a 17-year-old crossbreed who has just found himself with the unwanted title of 'the Dogs Trust's oldest ever rescue dog'.
This mature chap was sadly left with the animal charity after his owner became too ill to care for him anymore. Staff say he still has a lot of love to give and are hopeful for him to find a fur-ever home to live out the rest of his retirement in peace.
Concerned dog lovers have taken to Twitter to help - but Scruffy is still yet to find a home
Sarah Fortey, Home from Home Co-ordinator at Dogs Trust Evesham, says:
"It's especially sad when older dogs come to us and have to leave everything they know behind through no fault of their own. Scruffy is getting lots of TLC at his foster home 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.
"Scruffy 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 loves a cuddle so would be at his happiest relaxing on the sofa with his new family."
Advantages of owning an older dog
The rehoming centre is also keen to encourage people to consider the advantages of owning an older dog which include:
- They need less exercise but are still just as fun!
- They are used to living in a home so come house-trained and are not as destructive as a puppy.
- Their personality is already shaped so new owners can really understand and appreciate the dog they are welcoming into their family.
If you can offer Scruffy the loving home he deserves, please contact Dogs Trust online.