“a real sweetheart who just wants to be part of a family”
A senior Staffordshire Bull Terrier is seeking a new home after being abandoned on a hill. 10-year-old Bert is still in the care of Dogs Trust Shoreham, after he was found wandering on Highdown Hill, Worthing.
Staff suspect that he was deemed “too old” by his previous owners; although, after being checked over by vets, the loveable lad appears healthy and has plenty of life and love in him.
Tracey Rae, Dogs Trust Shoreham Rehoming Centre Manager, said:
“Although a dog is for life, sadly we’ve seen an increase in dogs handed over to the charity deemed “too old” by owners. Bert’s story is made all the sadder due to be being dumped on the Downs. We’re just thankful that he was found and is now with us.
“Bert is a real sweetheart who just wants to be part of a family. He’s looking for a relaxing lifestyle where he can laze around, mooch about a garden, eat tasty treats and have sofa snuggles. We would love to find this friendly, loveable character the second chance at happiness that he deserves.”
Although Bert enjoys being a couch-potato, he also loves running and rolling about in the grass. He appreciates the peaceful side of life and would happily spend his days lazing about on a sofa, enjoying snuggles from his human pals. Bert would be happy to share his retirement home with a fellow calm, Bull breed dog, and can live with children aged 12 and over.
Since arriving with the team, it is apparent Bert loves human company, so his new adopters should build up the times left gradually while he settles into his new environment.
If you can offer Bert a fresh start and home, please call the team at Dogs Trust Shoreham on 0300 303 0292 or visit www.dogstrust.org.uk.
A Dogs Trust Shoreham rehoming appeal