Shropshire Dog Rescue Seeks Christmas Home For Dudley To Fulfil His Owner’s Dying Wishes

A SHROPSHIRE dog rescue is making a special appeal to get an elderly dog into a home of his own by Christmas to fulfil his owner’s dying wishes.

Elderly lurcher Dudley, who is 12, was only signed over to Shropshire based charity Finding Furever Homes in December as his female owner was terminally ill and was going into a hospice for the last few days of her life.

Sadly, Dudley’s owner has now passed away and the charity is keen to try and fulfil her wishes not only by looking after her dog, but by finding him a loving home of his own as soon as possible.

Andrea Newton, of Finding Furever Homes, which cares for Dudley in partnership with a kennels near Condover, Shropshire, said: “Normally we stop rehoming dogs over the Christmas period as it is not a great time of year for a new pet to settle into a home as people often have lots of visitors coming and going and there is no normal routine.

“However, Dudley is a very special elderly boy who is looking for a quiet home anyway, so we don’t think rehoming him before Christmas will be an issue and due to his age we think he will be much more comfortable in a cosy home.”

Dudley is being cared for at a private boarding kennels so will be rehomed through Finding Furever Homes, which sponsors his place there and is happy for him to be rehomed anywhere in England and Wales subject to suitable home checks.

Andrea said: “Dudley is a lovely friendly boy who has lost his owner but doesn’t ask much from life – just some love and a cosy bed to curl up in.

“He is very sweet and just wants somewhere quiet for his twilight years, but as a lurcher with a strong chase instinct he needs to be rehomed somewhere without cats and sheep.”

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Finding Furever Homes, which celebrated its first anniversary as a registered charity on 10 January 2014, has already helped rehome 310 dogs (178 since it was officially registered by the charity commission) and donated over £45,000 to help cover the vet and food bills of canines being cared for in other rescue charities across England and Wales.

Unlike many dog rescues, Finding Furever Homes never set out to compete with existing charities or build dog rescue facilities of its own but rather to take a pragmatic approach and support smaller dog rescues which already exist throughout England and Wales.