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Old Age Pooch Looking For Gift This Grandparent's Day

8 months ago

1st October, 2021 13h19

Dogs Trust

Dogs Trust Canterbury is hoping National Grandparents Day this Sunday (3 October) will prove every dog really does have its day, by finding a forever home for an energetic oldie who is still young at heart.

Springer Spaniel cross Jed will celebrate his 12th birthday on Monday (4 October) with a special party at the centre.

Now staff are hoping that as the day of the year dedicated to older people approaches, they will find Jed a new forever family.

Dogs Trust Canterbury Rehoming Centre Manager, Harriet Blaskett said:

“Jed is looking for a home to retire in and help build his confidence in the outside world. It can take him a little time to warm up to people, but toys are the key to his heart so if you can play a game of fetch with Jed, he’ll be a happy boy.

“Despite his age, he's still a playful dog with lots of energy. He loves walkies and likes socialising with other dogs but prefers them to be in quiet, rural areas and will need to be the only dog in the home.

“We want to find Jed a calm, adult-only home in a rural location away from roads and traffic and with his own garden.”

So far this year, almost 46% of people looking to adopt a dog from Dogs Trust were looking for a four-legged friend under six months, compared to 6% looking for a dog aged 8 and over,* but the Canterbury team are confident that this playful boy will catch the eye of his very own special someone soon.   

Harriet adds:   

“So many families have welcomed a puppy into their homes over the last year, but we really hope that this Grandparents Day we have the chance to celebrate finding the ideal home for Jed where he can happily spend the rest of his life at the heart of a family.”

To find out more about Jed and any of the dogs at Dogs Trust Canterbury, please go to to start the virtual adoption process.

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