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Will Dogs Trust's oldest resident be lucky on Friday the 13th?

Rehoming appeal for 17-year-old Jack Russell Terrier

As Friday 13th approaches staff at Dogs Trust are hoping their oldest resident will defy the odds on the unluckiest day of the year and find his forever home.

Jack Russell Bobby has found himself being cared for by the charity at the grand old age of 17 after his owner sadly became ill and could no longer look after him.

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Bobby with volunteers Audrey and Avril

Bobby enjoys getting out and about with volunteers Audrey Welson and Avril Randal.

Bobby with Sue Thomas

Dogs Trust veterinary nurse, Sue Thomas, is foestering Bobby while he waits for his forever home.

17 year old Bobby

17 year old Bobby has his sights set on a new home.

Bobby

Bobby is the oldest homeless dog at Dogs Trust.

R.I.P. Otto

You may have heard the interview with Lynn Jones in Episode 101 of DogCast Radio. I met Lynn, her husband Peter and their lovely dog Otto just before Christmas. Otto had been officially recognised as the oldest dog in the world, and they were all at Roden Dogs Trust to help raise funds for the charity.
 

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Meeting the world's oldest dog

Well I met Otto the world's official oldest dog today at the Dogs Trust centre at Roden today. When I phoned my Mom and mentioned that, she asked what he was like, and it made me think for a moment, because he was a dog, what did she expect? She clarified - "Was he like an ordinary dog?" I laughed, because yes he was just like an ordinary dog!

He wagged his tail and ran up to his "mom" when she came into the room, and he had a fuss from anyone who wanted to fuss him, and he was generally great -

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