Dogs Trust Kenilworth: 12 pooches, including a joyful Springer Spaniel, up for adoption near Birmingham

Here are 12  gorgeous dogs currently waiting to find families in and around Birmingham, including a joyful Springer Spaniel and a pair of Chihuahus

Animal charity Dogs Trust Kenilworth wants to make sure every dog really has its day! They are looking for forever homes for the cute and lovable dogs that are in their care - so they can have a second chance at thriving with a loving family.

From Beagles, Springer Spaniels, Chihuahuas to Border Collies and Akitas - the charity has a wide range of breeds of dogs that are available for adoption for the right home. These dogs will have match different lifestyles and needs of people, who are willing to show love and patience for their four-legged friend to settle in in their own time.

With this weekend being Grandparents Day (Sunday October 1) Dogs Trust Kenilworth is shining a spotlight on its OAPs (Old Age Pooches) so people near Birmingham with a dog-shaped hole in their lives will welcome a gorgeous golden oldie into their homes.

Since this summer, almost 40% wanting to adopt a dog have been looking for a pooch under six months old compared to just 10% looking for a dog aged 8 and over. However, the animal charity in the West Midlands hopes that these golden oldies will buck the trend.   

Emma-Jane Thomas, Rehoming Centre Manager at Dogs Trust Kenilworth, 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.” So, here are 12  golden oldies currently patiently waiting to find families to spend their twilight years:

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