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Dogs Trust West Calder is hunting for loving homes for some very special Old Age Pooches. Fans of older dogs are in for a real treat this weekend as Pamela Jackson the rehoming centre’s Assistant Manager is to give a talk about the benefits of owning a pensioner pooch and advice on how to care for them.

The talk will be at 2pm on Saturday 3rd March, and will be held in the training barn at West Calder Rehoming Centre. It is free to attend, although donations will be welcome. The talk will also involve an opportunity to meet some gorgeous elderly hounds looking for love. The Rehoming Centre has dogs of all shapes and sizes including “young” Oldies (7+ years) as well as very elderly ones– so older dogs to suit all activity levels.

The public will get a chance to meet adorable little Trixie who is looking for a home. Trixie is a 12 year old Terrier cross who is very affectionate and loves nothing better than cuddles, playtime and curling up on your lap. Trixie is good with cats but would prefer a home where she is the only dog so that she can enjoy all the attention. She will be rehomed on the Dogs Trust part foster scheme which means Dogs Trust will cover the cost of her veterinary treatment. This gorgeous girl will make the perfect pet in the right home.

Dogs Trust West Calder Rehoming Centre Manager, Susan Tonner, said;

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

Susan 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. They are also often housetrained and may be happy home alone for a few hours. Do come along to the centre and meet our OAPs!”

Dogs Trust West Calder cares for around 60 dogs at the Rehoming Centre at any one time. Some older dogs or those with medical conditions will be rehomed on the Dogs Trust Foster Scheme whereby some or all of their medical costs will be paid for by the charity, please ask for details.