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I'm going to meet golden olide Otto

I'm hoping to meet the oldest dog in the world soon, and if you're anywhere near Shropshire you can too - just for the price of a donation! Here's more info:


- Shropshire’s most famous doggy resident (and Guinness World Record Holder) pays a visit to Dogs Trust Roden

Dogs Trust Roden will be welcoming a very special guest on Saturday 12th December at 12pm. Shropshire’s most famous canine resident, Otto who is officially the world’s oldest dog at 21 years old, will be visiting the rehoming centre to help raise vital funds for the charity.

Dogs Trust Roden Rehoming Centre, Louise Campbell, comments:

“We are delighted to welcome Otto and his owners to the rehoming centre. Otto is a great ambassador for rescue dogs everywhere. Not only was he originally a rescue dog himself, but he is also a crossbreed so the fact that he has had such a long and happy life with his owners just proves how much joy rescue dogs can give – all you have to do is give them a second chance!”

Members of the public are welcome to visit the rehoming centre from 12pm to have their picture taken with Otto and meet some of the current rescue dogs who are looking for homes. Anyone wanting to visit the rehoming centre to meet Otto need only bring a tin of dog food, a donation or a Christmas present for the rescue dogs in return.

Otto is over 145 years old (in human years) and received his certificate from The Guinness Book of World Records. His owners, Lynn and Peter Jones from Shrewsbury adopted Otto from a rescue centre in Telford when he was only 6 weeks old.

Dogs Trust Roden address is: Roden Lane Farm, Telford, Shropshire, TF6 6BP, Telephone number: 01952 770 225. The open day starts at 11am and finishes at 4pm.


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