As this Sunday marks National Grandparents Day, Dogs Trust Manchester is hoping it proves lucky for one of its OAPs (Old Age Pooches).
Daz, a gorgeous elderly Rottweiler, considers himself to be a lapdog and finds comfort on the knee of his nearest two-legged friend.
Before the nine-year-old arrived at Dogs Trust, he'd had several homes and was finally handed to the charity when his last owners moved house and couldn't take him along.
Carol Margieson, Dogs Trust Manchester Rehoming Centre Deputy Manager, says, "It’s especially sad when older dogs come to us and Daz really deserves to find his special someone. He is a lovely affectionate boy and obviously isn’t aware of his size given that he likes to sit on your lap! We don’t know why he has been passed around so much throughout his life but we do know he was in his last home for around a year. Now we’re just hoping that his next home will truly be forever.
"Sometimes older dogs get overlooked, but there are so many advantages to having an older dog. They often need less exercise but are as much fun, they’re used to living in a home and their personality is already shaped so new owners can really understand and appreciate the dog that they are welcoming into their family."
The team say Daz is a sensitive soul who loves a fuss, enjoys playing with cuddly toys and likes nice gentle walks. He is also proof that you can teach an older dog new tricks.
Carol says, "He’s really clever and has picked up all his basic commands including sit, paw and touch and we’ve been doing training with him to help him understand he can trust and have fun with new people. National Grandparents Day gives us the chance to put our Golden Oldies in the spotlight and we’re hoping this weekend sees Daz’s special someone visit the centre and see that he’ll make the perfect addition to their family."
Daz can live with children aged 16 and over and would like to be the only pet in the home. To find out more see Daz's page on the Dogs Trust website, call 0300 303 0292 or visit the centre on Parkway, Denton, Manchester, M34 3SG.