Dogs Trust Evesham is shining a light on its old-aged dogs as it celebrates Grandparents Day this weekend (October 1).

The rescue centre hopes that by sharing its OAPs (Old Age Pooches), people will come forward to adopt them.

Since June this year, almost 40% of people wanting to adopt a dog from Dogs Trust were looking for a four-legged friend aged under six months compared to just 10% looking for a dog aged eight and over.

However, the Dogs Trust Evesham team are hoping that these golden oldies will buck the trend and prove every dog really does have its day.   

Meet Bobby the Border-Collie Cross

Worcester News: Bobby would like to live in an adult-only home with a secure gardenBobby would like to live in an adult-only home with a secure garden (Image: Dogs Trust)

Bobby is 11 years old and looking for a new home to spend the rest of years in.

He is described as “a delightful older gentleman” who would need to be the only pet in his new retirement home.

Bobby likes to play off the lead so he’d need to have a secure garden where he can play fetch.

He’d love to have a comfy bed to relax on and he’d like to live with adults only.

However, he could happily welcome younger visitors to his new home and he has been very friendly with all the staff he has met at Dogs Trust Evesham.

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Bobby is currently overweight and is on a special diet to help him lose weight which will also be beneficial for the ongoing management of his hip.

He has some discomfort and is currently on medication to help manage his hip but the centre urges anyone who would like to adopt him but thinks this could be a barrier to still get in touch.

You can find out more about Bobby and how to adopt him here.

OAPs waiting for new homes at Dogs Trust Evesham

Dogs Trust Evesham has a variety of other Old Age Pooches looking for new homes – you can visit the website pages below to find out more about them.

Here are some of the older dogs that need new homes:

For more information on how to adopt dogs from Dogs Trust Evesham, visit the website.

Rehoming Centre Manager at Dogs Trust Evesham, Chris Slight, said: “Sometimes older dogs can be overlooked in favour of younger pups, but they deserve just as much attention and care from new owners as their younger counterparts.

“There are lots of benefits of rehoming an Old Age Pooch. Often older dogs don’t need quite as much exercise and although they can be a little less energetic, senior canines can be just as fun and playful.      

“Older dogs are more likely to be fully house-trained and, as they are older and wiser, they usually know other training basics too, but you can certainly still teach an older dog new tricks.    

“They can also make the perfect napping partner and enjoy a good snooze and a snuggle.”