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Dogs Trust's 17-year-old pooch up for rehoming

Bobby is described as a "little sweetheart" by staff. Photo: Dogs Trust

The Dogs Trust's oldest canine, 17-year-old Bobby, who is 119-years-old in human years, is looking for a new home.

The Jack Russell has found himself being cared for at the Dogs Trust Shrewsbury since his owner became ill and could no longer look after him.

But despite Bobby's old age, staff still believe he can make a great pet.

Bobby may be 17-years-old but he still has an appetite and enjoys walks. Credit: Dogs Trust

Thomas Livings, Assistant Manager at the Telford rehoming centre, says:

Bobby is a little sweetheart and just needs a comfy retirement home where he can rest his paws. The average age of the canines Dogs Trust looks after is four but we’re hoping age doesn’t prove a barrier to Bobby having some good luck and finding love this Friday 13th.

– Thomas Livings

The Dogs Trust say that despite Bobby now only has two teeth and arthritis, that does not stop his appetite or his enthusiasm for a walk.

Sue Thomas, the rehoming centre's veterinary nurse, said:

As soon as I saw him I just couldn’t resist his little face so I decided to foster him until he finds his forever home. When I first took him out for a walk I thought he’d just want to potter but instead he loved it and was happy to keep going!

He is absolutely gorgeous and really deserves some good luck this Friday. It will be the happiest of goodbyes if he finds his forever home.

– Sue Thomas
Sue Thomas with Bobby. Credit: Dogs Trust

Bobby is looking for an adult-only home but the charity say he can potentially live with other calm dogs and cats. The terrier is on daily medication which his owners will need to give him but veterinary costs will be covered by the Dog Trust's Shared Adoption Scheme.

If you think you could give Bobby the home he deserves, please call 0300 303 0292 or visit Dogs Trust Shrewsbury at Roden Lane Farm, Telford, Shropshire, TF6 6BP.