A PAIR of elderly dogs whose owner passed away have been given a second chance at happiness.

Fifteen-year-old Parsons Terriers, Roy and Sugar, arrived at Dogs Trust Salisbury's rehoming centre earlier in October and were cared for by a foster carer who provided them with all the home comforts they were used to.

But the golden oldies have both found a new home after being adopted by Cathy Cooke and her daughter Alison from Clevedon.

Salisbury Journal:

Cathy said: “I’ve been a supporter of Dogs Trust for some time now and had been looking to adopt a dog for a while. I always imagined adopting a puppy or a younger dog, and hadn’t really considered an oldie, let alone two. But when I saw these two on the website, I was smitten and thought it would be a lovely happy ending to give them a second chance at happiness.

“We knew they’d be the perfect addition to our family and our thoughts were confirmed when we met them – they’re wonderful! We are so pleased to be able to give two elderly dogs a home and it feels like they have always been part of the family. We’re so excited to have them in our lives – we think we’re the lucky ones to be able to adopt such a wonderful duo.”

Claire Rowe, the rehoming centre manager at Dogs Trust Salisbury, said: “It’s always sad when older dogs come to us after their whole world has changed but Roy and Sugar have really found their happy ending with Cathy and Alison.

“We’re predicting that more and more dogs will need our help in the coming months so if you feel now really is the right time for you to be getting a dog, take a look at our website to find out more, and change the tale for more of our rescue hounds."

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Dogs Trust Salisbury is not open for public browsing but you can still make an appointment to adopt or bring a dog to the charity.

Dogs Trust estimates that up to 40,000 more dogs could be at risk of abandonment in the fallout of the coronavirus crisis.

For more information about rehoming a dog at Dogs Trust Salisbury call 01980 880891 or visit dogstrust.org.uk