Will you still need me when I’m sixty-paw?

Misty is just one of the dogs available for re-homing with Dogs Trust in Glasgow.
Misty is just one of the dogs available for re-homing with Dogs Trust in Glasgow.

Dogs Trust Glasgow is appealing to Buchan dog lovers to help them find loving homes for some very special old age pooches.

Twelve years-old Misty is one such golden oldie who has beautiful manners, walks well on the lead and absolutely adores human company.

Misty loves the usual gifts of treats and slippers but is really looking for someone to go the extra mile and give her the gift of a new home where she can rest her paws and enjoy her retirement.

Dogs Trust Glasgow rehoming centre manager, Sandra Lawton, says: “It is especially sad when an old dog comes into the centre.

“In many cases these dogs have had loving homes all of their lives and have suddenly, due perhaps to an owner’s illness or death, found themselves in kennels.

“We have some fantastic characters amongst our old age pooches which we are very fond of.

“We would love to see them live out their final years in the loving homes they deserve.

“Because of their age they are often overlooked and can spend a long time waiting for a new family.”

Sandra added: “Older dogs are extremely rewarding pets. Unlike a puppy, many are likely to have been house trained and socialised already and they will probably know a few commands such as sit or stay and many just require short walks.

“We have plenty of older dogs looking for homes including Misty, a sweet natured German Shepherd who would loves nothing better than pottering around the garden and relaxing on the sofa.

“This golden oldie would prefer to live in a quiet home with a patient owner who will help her settle in and gain her trust. She is an easy going girl who can live with children as young as eight and could happily live with cats and a compatible dog.

“We also have an dorable eight years-old Rottweiler cross, Sophie, who suffers from severely arthritic joints made worse by the recent unrelenting cold weather.

“Her carers are making sure she is as snug as possible but what she really needs is a loving home of her own.”

If you would like to offer a home to any of the wonderful dogs cared for at Dogs Trust Glasgow, please call the rehoming centre directly on 0141 773 5130.

Alternatively, visit the charity’s website at www.dogstrust.org.uk.