This is Tuppence, a 13 year old Jack Russell Terrier whose loving owner had raised him and his litter brother from pups.

When Tuppence’s owner could no longer care for him, she made the heart-rending decision to have him put to sleep, rather than be left to face the stark reality of life in kennels as an elderly dog, with little hope of finding a new home.

By sheer coincidence, an Oldies Club member who was in the vet’s surgery at the time heard about Tuppence’s date with death and volunteered to help him.

Within days Tuppence was whisked away from certain doom, thanks to a nationwide network of volunteer transporters. It took six links in a chain to drive Tuppence to his Norfolk foster home and – although he didn’t enjoy the confusing experience much – it saved his life.

Tuppence was frightened by the sudden change in his life, which had always been so stable and consistent, and was initially shy and withdrawn in his foster home:

Soon enough, however, he opened up and revealed his personality – and it wasn’t long before he caught the eye of adopter Lorraine, who fell for the cheeky grin that graces our homepage!

A homecheck and one more transport chain later, Tuppence is enjoying life in Bedfordshire with his new mum, and not only proving that there’s life in the old dog yet, but that not all terriers chase cats! ;-)