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Trio of terriers with combined aged of 168 (in dogs years) looking for home together

‘We know it will be difficult to find a home prepared to take on all three elderly dogs - but we don’t have the heart to separate them…’

The RSPCA is searching for a very special home for a trio of terriers with a combined age of 168 - in dog years.

RSPCA Suffolk East and Ipswich Branch is currently caring for terrier crossbreeds (pictured left to right) Mitzy, 10, Lucy, 11, and nine-year-old Winnie. Together the trio have a combined age of 30 - or 168 in dog years.

Zoe Barrett, deputy manager at the branch, said: “These gorgeous dogs have been in our care for three weeks already and we want to get them out of the kennels and into a home.

“We know it will be difficult to find a home prepared to take on all three elderly dogs - but we don’t have the heart to separate them. However, we know we will be able to rehome them really easily individually so it may come to that eventually as we don’t want them stuck in kennels.

“They are absolutely lovely, affectionate girls who have been together most of their lives. They’re playful and loving so we’d like them to go to a retirement home where they can play with each other before cuddling up for a nap together.”

The trio arrived at the RSPCA centre in January as their owners could sadly no longer care for them.

They are happy being left for short periods and would like a home with no cats but could live with older children. They all walk nicely on the lead and enjoy getting out and about to explore but their favourite thing is getting fuss and attention from people.

It takes the RSPCA much longer to find homes for older dogs than younger ones. The average time it takes to rehome a dog under six months is just 15 days - whereas it takes 48 days to rehome a pooch over seven.

“We know a lot of people are put off by adopting older dogs but these cheeky little terriers are still full of life and would be ideal for some families,” Zoe added.

“They are the best of friends so if we can find someone who is willing to take on all three then that would be wonderful!

“Do you have space in your home - and heart - for these three lovable friends?”

For more information about these sweet dogs, please visit their online profile or contact Martlesham Animal Centre by calling 0300 999 7321 or emailing



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