WITH Grandparents Day this Sunday (1) Dogs Trust West London in Harefield is shining a spotlight on its Old Age Pooches.

Since June this year, almost 40% of people wanting to adopt a dog of a specific age from Dogs Trust were looking for one under six months, compared to 10% looking for a dog aged eight and over.

Richard Moore, manager of the centre in Harvil Road, said: “There are lots of exercise.

“Older dogs are more likely to be fully house-trained and they can also make the perfect napping partner and enjoy a good snooze and a snuggle.” 

A golden oldie currently waiting to find a family is Dexter, a 12-year-old Jack Russell terrier, who loves fuss and attention.

He needs time to build a bond with new people but, once he knows you, he loves a fuss. He would like to be the only pet in the house.  

If you could offer Dexter a forever home, visit https://www.dogstrust.org.uk/rehoming/dogs/terrier-jack-russell/1242846

Richard Moore added: “Grandparents Day gives us the chance to put our golden oldies in the spotlight and we’re hoping this weekend sees Dexter’s special someone fall in love with him.”

Another dog waiting for a home is Mike, an 12-year-old Labrador Retriever Crossbreed. https://www.dogstrust.org.uk/rehoming/dogs/retriever-labrador/1162896