Helping old dogs find loving homes. Homes & volunteers needed across the UK.
Category: Adopt An Oldie
Please also consider our Overlooked Oldies- the dogs who have been patiently waiting for new homes longest of all. They desperately need homes of their own! You can submit an oldie for listing by our site editors here .
WELLINGTON IS OUR OLD DOG OF THE WEEK!
Welly is a worrywart. This makes finding his forever home tricky because he needs a calm, settled home with no other pets and human company most of the time. Preferably all of the time. He loves fuss and he loves playing with his toys. He just needs to feel safe so his inner, fluffy puppy can emerge!
Beautiful Bowie is a lovely, intelligent and friendly lady who enjoys long walks, fetching her ball and then time for cuddling up on the sofa. She’s looking for a pet-free home where any children are 16+ and where her people are home most of the day.
Cuify is a Lhasa Apso Cross who needs a quiet home with no children. He would like you to be with him most of the time and you will need to be experienced with dogs as he has some issues with resource guarding.
Well, hello Elmer! This gorgeous Collie Cross boy can live with easy-going dogs after careful introductions and is also currently living with cats. He’s an active lad who loves a good walk. Could you offer him a home?
An adorably cute, red Pomeranian Cross, Cyril is full of character and loves to climb on a lap for cuddles. He can be grumpy with other dogs and is looking for an adult home where he is the only pet. He needs someone to be around for most of the time to give him lots of love and who can resist him?
Poor Clive has spent so many years living a cruel existence in a shelter, but his spirit isn’t broken and he’s starting to blossom and enjoy the pleasures of the world around him in a foster home in the UK. He now needs a loving, forever home with perhaps one or two dogs to show him the way and people to give him lots of attention.
Happy Homie is a sociable, well-behaved chap who gets along with everyone he meets. He’s fine with dogs outside but would like to be the only pet in the home where any children are 10+. He knows his basic commands, travels well and could live in a flat. What a perfect boy.
Eddie is a sweet little boy who has had a tough life and deserves the best from now on. He’d love to live with small, friendly dogs, but is frightened of larger dogs. He’s a good boy who will make a lovely addition to a kind home.
Sadly, Charlie is back in rescue as his owner has passed away. He’s really missing his retirement home and would be a perfect addition to any family as he’s great with dogs, cats and children, lovely lad that he is.
Cuddly, sweet and affectionate, Pepe is a Jack Russell Cross who’s house-trained and can be left. He’d love a forever home with a garden, another calm dog or as the only pet, and any children over 10 years. He’s so cute.
Mike is a very handsome German Shepherd who needs a foster/permanent home as his owner sadly passed away. He likes people and gets on with other dogs, but no cats please. Any children should be aged 12+. Can you help Mike?
Poppy is a cheerful, loving lady who has only just discovered how to play with a rope toy, at the age of 8! She’d been cooped up in a shelter in Spain until now. She’s good with children, other dogs and she loves fuss!
DeeDee is a terrific old boy who is looking for a quiet, calm home to spend his retirement. He would like to be your only pet and offers enough love and loyalty on his own! If you have experience with German Shepherds or similar breeds, let DeeDee know. He would love to hear from you!
Linus is a cuddly, little bear who is now learning to enjoy life in the U.K. He would benefit in a home with another dog to show him the way as he can still panic with strangers. He’s fine to be left and just needs a quiet, understanding environment in which to blossom.
Typical Greyhound, Brian is rather a lazy lad who enjoys snoozing the day away with the occasional walk thrown in. He loves people and is affectionate, but can be left with no problem. Brian would like to be the only pet and can live with older children.
Poppy’s main interests in life, besides having humans to love and to love her, are food and sleep, both in equal measure. She is an easy, quiet girl to have around. Just feed her and provide her with a comfy bed and she’s all yours. She’s a cute little angel who will bring you a lot of joy so if she melts your heart with that face, why don’t you adopt her?
Despite poor treatment at the hands of humans, Wilf has a loving and forgiving soul and is willing to share his love with a caring family in the forever home he deserves. Wilf is a former street dog so needs some getting used to living in a home, but he is a quick learner and ever so eager to please. Who can resist those soulful eyes?
Maisey is a content little soul, so long as you realise that Maisey always knows best! She’d like a quiet home and would be perfect for someone with Shih Tzu experience. She’s OK with dogs but might be best as your only one.
Lovely Willow finds walks stressful so would suit someone with a large garden who will instead play ball with her each day and keep her entertained with games. She’s fine to be left while you’re at work, as long as she gets a lunchtime break. What a star!
With bags of personality, adorable Archie is a typical, Jack Russell/Parsons Terrier who equally enjoys exploring outdoors followed by lounging on the sofa with cuddles. He’s friendly with other dogs but would prefer being the only pet in the home as a cheeky and affectionate family companion.
Lizzie is a sweet and gentle Retriever who’s now enjoying life in the U.K. after a tragic time in a Romanian shelter. She asks for little in life except love and security which she truly deserves now. Could you offer LIzzie her forever home?
Cute little Bobby was terrified of being touched not long ago but now likes cuddles with his foster carer. He’s ready for a new life as a doted on only pet. He needs time to come round but is adorable when he does! Are you the kind human he needs?
Sadly, Rosie’s owner passed away and she finds herself looking for a foster/permanent home. She’s a sweet girl who adores affection and cuddles, walks well on the lead and is good in the car. Rosie would like to be the only pet and can live with children aged 12+.
This beauty with the lovely smile and perky ears is Tango! She’d like an active home with someone around for most of the day and would like to be your only pet. Tango can live with nice sensible children. Isn’t she pretty!
This cutie twosome are both great with other dogs, great in the car and great at chasing cats! They are sweet-natured and loving, cuddling up to you or each other whenever possible. Bleecker likes to swim and Crumble loves her teddies. They’re as adorable as they look!
That face! Dear old Enzo is looking for a peaceful retirement with no other dogs or children. He’d love a settled routine and only slow, gentle walks please. Comfort and companionship are all he really wants. Although, he’s quite partial to sausages!
Kind and loving with a heart of gold, Gilbert is always ready for cuddles, travel and sunbathing with his family. He would prefer to be the only pet in the home but always happy to play in the garden with teenagers.
Cute little Oscar is a sweet chap looking for a quiet home with a kind person to take care of him. He’d like a pleasant garden to explore plus regular short walks. He needs to be your only pet but enjoys a stroll with other dogs. He loves to paddle and swim!
Jeezy would love to be out of kennels and in a loving, quiet home where he belongs.. He’s an older gent who enjoys lots of fuss and can live with children. He’s fine with dogs outside but would prefer to be the only pet.
Little Bullet is very chilled and enjoys sleeping lots in addition to having cuddles. He’s a lovely boy who can live with children, dogs and even cats too. He would make an ideal companion in a quiet home.
This beautiful pair of fuss-loving Collies are looking for a quiet, adult only home with no other pets. They’re both friendly, sweet natured dogs but Bips is blind, so she needs a predictable life of love, gentle walks and quite a lot of brushing! Please help them by sharing their page!
Neo’s story is truly heartbreaking and one of the most horrific we have heard. This special boy deserves a wonderful home with kind, lovely people. Could you offer him an adult home where he is your only pet?
Henry has spent his whole life behind bars and is covered in scars from dog attacks. He’s looking for someone special to offer him a foster/permanent home where he can feel secure and learn how to enjoy life. Henry needs to be the only pet in an adult home. Can you help him?
This gentle and wise old soul was the patient patriarch of the shelter in Romania where he spent most of his life. Now he’s looking for an active retirement home, whether with other dogs or as an only pet. All Katai wants is love, attention and nice walks!
11/6/19 – Reserved
Little Bella and brother Winston have always been together and they don’t want to be parted. They are good with children and need a home with plenty of cuddles and nice walks. They are OK to be left for a few hours while you go out.
Snuggly-wuggly Buster is an adorable boy who’s looking for an adult only home with no other pets. He enjoys wrestling with toys but soft ones usually don’t last long! He also loves snoozing in the sunshine but his favourite thing of all is sofa cuddles!
Ruby is a little girl full of character who seems to have mild brain damage. She needs to be allowed to do things in her own time and not be put in situations she finds uncomfortable. Ruby needs a calm, confident and sensible person to take care of her.
Cinderella and Tinkerbelle are adorably cute mother and daughter Chihuahuas. They are very friendly with people and other dogs, but are not used to cats. They would make a lovely addition to an older family home.
Cutie pie Ike would like a home with another friendly dog to show him the ropes. He can be shy with new people as he spent most of his life in a shelter in Romania. He’s learning that walkies are such fun, they’re worth getting in the car for!
Having come from the tough streets of Romania to a multi-dog foster home in the UK, Blue is loving home comforts and fuss! What he longs for now is a peaceful, adult only home as the only pet and nice strolls in nature with his own human or two.
Ruby is a gentle, shy older lady who’s at her happiest when she’s with other dogs. She wants a retirement home with at least one other dog and only grown ups please. She’ll make a lovely, not to mention beautiful, addition to a thoroughly dog-centred home.
People loving and sunny natured Tia just loves a good fuss and will return the affection tenfold. She likes to greet people and explore. Tia is fine with dogs outside but would like to be the only pet in a home where any children are older. She will make a super companion.
Adorable Victor loves to be snuggled up all comfy and warm. It is such a shame this old lad is in kennels with no interest so far. He’d like to be your only dog in a quiet home with a nice garden to potter in on those lazier days. Bless him!
26/05/19 – Abby and Penny have been reserved!
This adorable pair of princesses are good with other dogs and confident cats. They can only have gentle walks these days and like to spend plenty of time on the sofa, preferably cuddled up to you! These two sweeties are friendly with everyone and, frankly, absurdly cute!
Indiana would make the perfect addition to any family as she loves dogs, ignores cats and lives happily with children. She is quiet and does not require much exercise, preferring to cuddle on the sofa. She’s adorable.
Adorable Aimee is feeling like a puppy, running around and smiling, now that she’s feeling better and enjoying life in the U.K. She’s clean in the house, great with the dogs and even loves the cats! Life could only get better in her own forever home.
Maddie is just beginning to flourish and learn that life can be wonderful. She now enjoys cuddles from anyone she trusts and is living in harmony with other dogs in her foster home. Maddie deserves a new life in her own loving home.
Bailey is a very pretty girl. She is an 8-year-old Collie x GSD who is at Freshfields due to the ill-health of her beloved owner. Bailey is friendly and sweet-natured and loves to play fetch. Could she come to live with you?
Saffi is a tiny little staffy girl who is so sad to find herself in rescue and is desperate for someone to cuddle up to. She is used to children and could live with a calm dog who won’t bounce on her delicate back. Bless her!
26/5/19 – George is in foster with a view to adoption
Little George is looking for a quiet home where he can snuggle up on the sofa with you. He enjoys pottering in the garden and travels well. He needs a little more work on his housetraining but is doing well.
Rufus and his toy collection are seeking a adult-only, terrier-experienced home. He is quite a character and can be very sweet and cuddly, but he must wear his muzzle when he is out and about in public.
11/6/19 – Lovely Louis is reserved
Louis is a real gentleman who is good with people and dogs alike. But that doesn’t mean he’s boring! He’s a happy, young-at-heart boy who still has lots of life, play and fun in him. Could you offer him a wonderful home?
Tigger is a playful little girl. If you’re looking for a very cute and energetic oldie, Tigger could be the one for you. She’d like an adult home where she is your only pet, and lots of fun walks and playtime please!
Gorgeous Grigio is such a loving gent who adores all people and no-one can understand why he is constantly overlooked. He’s also great with other dogs, is house-trained and walks perfectly on the lead. He truly deserves his forever home now.
Little Phyllis from Romania needs a quiet and comfortable home to retire to. Short, interesting walks and long, relaxing snoozes on the sofa are at the top of her list of requirements. Could this short-legged little darling be your new friend?
Rupert was kept confined in a small cage in Romania. He needs a calm home, with a steady doggy friend, with rescue-experienced people who will let him be himself. He delights in new experiences and deserves lovely walks and peaceful snoozes.
Bright and bouncy Zeus is a medium sized boy with super sized joie de vivre! He’s good with children and can live with older ones. A female doggy friend should be fine too. He’s such fun, he’ll gladly play football with you anytime. Even when the ball goes flat! Please help Zeus by sharing his page!
Maisie and Koffie are the best of friends and need a new home together after their owner was evicted. Good with children, they could live with ones old enough to respect an older dog’s needs. Could you help Maisie and Koffie?
Bernie is a sweet, small to medium sized boy who likes a fuss but isn’t at all pushy. He’s good with other dogs and is a gentle, sensible lad. He’s spent years in a cage in Romania and now is his time for love!
11/6/19 – Sheena is reserved
This beauty is Sheena, a 10-year-old American Bulldog X who was abandoned after being used for breeding. She deserves a relaxing retirement home where she can make up for lost time enjoying the finer things in life, bless her.
Quite the perfect lady, Sadie is gentle and loving, adores children and is currently living with other dogs and cats. She’s great on the lead and house-trained. All she wants is a loving home where she would make a lovely addition.
Cheerful Cracker is a very friendly boy and adores all humans! He loves a fuss, just like he loves his walks and rope toy. He can live with older children but wants to be an only pet. He really, really wants someone to love!
These best friends are Magna, a small Rottie girl, and King, a Collie x German Shepherd boy. They have always been well-looked-after, but now their owner has sadly died. Could you offer these beauties a happy new home together?
Rosie is an affectionate lady who gets on well with other dogs and everyone she meets. She’s good on the lead and at home, either following you around when you’re in or sleeping when you’re out. Her story is pretty amazing and a testament to the strength of her love…
Large and lovely Rose is looking for someone who can help build up her confidence and, especially, shower her with love and affection. She loves a fuss and lots of tummy rubs, but she is scared of sudden movements and wary of other dogs. Could you help her?
Handsome Dante is flourishing in foster care and ready for an adult home. He’s a lovely litte fellow who adores other dogs, but he has not been cat tested. He just wants to be loved for the gorgeous boy he is.
Rodge is a fun-loving lad who is rarely seen without a squeaky toy in his mouth. His owners sadly passed away and he is looking for a family who will take him for good walks and spend plenty of time with him.
Noodles has a ‘weekend family’ who love him and where he is happy, but he spends each week at Freshfields, thoroughly miserable, quiet and withdrawn, desperately waiting for the weekend. Read his story to see if you could you help him.
Mara is so rewarding to be with and deserves a special, loving home. She was found crippled in Romania but is now flourishing in the UK. She enjoys short walks but soon gets tired. Mara is cheerful, affectionate and gets on with dogs and children. What a sweetheart.
Bilbo has come from a stressful home situation and he is feeling very stressed in kennels. He is a friendly little chap who needs to be your only pet. He loves playtime sessions at Foal Farm and chilling out in the offices there.
Cuddle monster Prince is a lovely, steady old boy. He still loves his walks and enjoys meeting other dogs when he’s out. He needs a peaceful home as an only pet, to have all his human’s affection. He’s a restful, noble, soppy old sausage! Please help Prince by sharing his page!
Sonny is an energetic Jack Russell who loves to be busy. He needs a rural home with a secure garden where he can have an active and fun-filled time. He walks well with other dogs but would like to be your only pet at home.