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Staff at Dogs Trust West Calder are hoping that kind-hearted members of the public will come forward to offer homes to the many golden oldie dogs who are currently looking for somewhere to spend their retirement.

It is so sad to see so many older dogs at the Rehoming Centre as these dogs will have spent the majority of their lives in homes and to now find themselves abandoned at an age when they are looking for security is heartbreaking.

There are many advantages to adopting an older dog, yet many visitors overlook these Old Aged Dogs, in favour of younger pups. Older dogs have had time to develop their own personalities and really do become part of the family; offering so much fun and laughs - as well as a happy, contented tummy for their owners to rub!

Unusually, the Rehoming Centre currently has 22 older dogs all looking for loving homes; almost half of the dogs being cared for at the Centre! One of these dogs is Tanya, a 12 year old German Shepherd dog who came to Dogs Trust after being in a home all of her life. She is finding it hard to settle and the staff are desperate to find Tanya a home environment where she can live out the rest of her life. Along with many of the older dogs at the Centre, Tanya is part of the Dogs Trust 'Foster Scheme' which means that any medical expenses related to her age/condition will be paid for by Dogs Trust.


Susan Tonner, Dogs Trust West Calder Rehoming Centre Manager, said: "We really do want to find a home for Tanya. She is a beautiful dog, but she really deserves to be in a house where she can enjoy her retirement peacefully. We would like her to be as settled as possible and with new loving owners who can spoil her rotten in her retirement.

"I really would urge people not to be put off by Tanya's age. She is still full of life; loves people and is great with kids and other dogs. She would be an asset to any family."

Dogs Trust is the UK's largest dog welfare charity, caring for over 13,500 stray or abandoned dogs every year through it's network of 16 Rehoming Centres across the UK. Dogs Trust is urging anyone interested
in rehoming Tanya or any of the other rescue dogs at Dogs Trust West Calder to call the Rehoming Centre directly on 01506 873459.

The Dog Trust Web Site

For folk in Caithness there are usually a number of dogs of all ages looking for a home at the Balmore Animal Centre - Caithness