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Elderly dogs with combined human age of 364 looking for new homes

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Four golden oldies - with a combined human age of 364 - are all looking for new homes after their owners passed away.

Trixie, 13, Scooby, 12, Queenie, 13, and Izzy, 14, dubbed the Golden Girls for their mature ages, are being cared for at the Dogs Trust Bridgend.

They are all looking for different homes, but the Dogs Trust said they would all make "fantastic pets" in the right homes and are in need families who are willing to devote time to helping them get settled and give them a second chance at happiness.

"It's always sad when older dogs come to us after their whole world has changed, but these four girls are slowly starting to come out of their shells", Angela Wetherall from Dogs Trust Bridgend said.

We are hoping to find four loving owners who can be the Sophia to our four golden girls. Anyone who loved the Golden Girls TV show will know that Sophia was the matriarch of the home and acted as a mother figure to the others.

We’d like to hear from dog lovers who can give our girls all the time and patience they need as they settle into their new surroundings and give them a forever home in their twilight years.

– Angela Wetherall, Dogs Trust Bridgend
Age: 14 Breed: Crossbreed
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  • Bio: Izzy is enjoying her home comforts in a foster home but is looking for a forever home of her own. She loves a potter around in the garden and then to curl up on her bed. She could live with a calm dog already in the home and children 11 years and over as long as they are aware that she can't play or run around too much. She is the sweetest girl and deserves lots of TLC. You will need to register at the centre first if you would like to meet her.
Age: 13 Breed: Collie Cross
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  • Bio: Queenie is a total sweetheart! When you meet her, you will fall in love with her. She still loves her walks and travels well in the car and likes to explore new places. She could live with a dog in her new home and children eight years and over if they are gentle and understanding. Ideally, she would like someone to keep her company during the day but could be left for a few hours.
Age: 12 Breed: Cocker Spaniel
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  • Bio: Scooby likes to get out and about and really enjoys her walks. She needs a quiet home with someone who is around for most of the day. She can live with children eight years and over and she has lived with cats previously so could live with one again providing introductions go well.
Age: 13 Breed: Yorkshire Terrier
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  • Bio: Trixie is a shy girl who does find meeting new people quite scary. She’s looking for an adult-only home with few visitors. She is happy to mix with calm dogs but likes her space so would prefer to be the only pet in the home. She’s a sweet older girl who will take time and patience but is well worth it.

If you are interested in giving the four girls the retirement home they seek, get in touch with Dogs Trust Bridgend.