It's not just the Queen who's celebrating an important birthday this month. Molly the Terrier Cross is celebrating the big 14 - that's 98 in human years - and has one birthday wish!
Molly will be celebrating the milestone with the help of staff at Dogs Trust Snetterton in Norfolk as she searches for her forever home. The average age of a Dogs Trust dog is four, so Miss Molly is definitely into her retirement years. She's hoping someone will make her birthday wish come true and adopt her into a loving family.
Molly's Canine Carers at the centre have pulled out all the stops for her birthday including a canine cake, kennel block party and extra cuddles all day to ensure she feels spoilt.
Dogs Trust Snetterton Assistant Manager, Lauren Hillier said, "We are delighted to be celebrating Molly's birthday this week. She is such a special lady and looks incredible for 98! Of course she is well and truly into her retirement years now but she still has a cracking personality and would make a wonderful companion to a loving adult or older couple.
"Molly is looking for an adult only home where she will be the only pet. She likes gentle walks and having a potter around the garden. She also loves playing with soft toys and taking plenty of afternoon naps on a cosy bed. A home with no visiting children is a must as they may fuss her too much, and in her old age she likes plenty of peace and quiet."
Dogs Trust have also listed the benefits of owning an older dog:
- You can teach an old dog new tricks! Older dogs still enjoy mental stimulation and training as long as it is not too physically strenuous
- They tend to have better manners, come house-trained and are not as destructive as a puppy
- Older dogs are often calmer and more relaxing to be around. They also need less exercise leaving more time for yourself
Can you offer a loving home to the birthday girl? Please contact Dogs Trust Snetterton on 0300 303 0292.