Elderly terrier trio from RSPCA Suffolk East and Ipswich Branch desperate for new home

Emma Thresh, Sadie Crowe and Zoe Barrett with Winnie, Lucy and Mitzy. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Emma Thresh, Sadie Crowe and Zoe Barrett with Winnie, Lucy and Mitzy. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

An RSPCA branch in Martlesham is looking to rehome a very special trio of terriers with a combined age of 168 – in dog years.

Winnie enjoying the wind. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Winnie enjoying the wind. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

The three terrier crossbreeds Mitzy, 10, Lucy, 11, and Winnie, 9, are currently being cared for at the RSPCA Suffolk East and Ipswich Branch.

The trio arrived at the RSPCA centre in January when their owners sadly could no longer care for them. Now, after three weeks at the centre, they’re desperate for a comfortable place to wind down.

As the dogs are a little older than most, the staff are concerned that it may be difficult to find a home for them as a threesome – and may even have to resort to splitting them up.

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.”

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The average time it takes to rehome a dog under six months old is just 15 days, whereas it takes roughly 48 days to rehome a dog over seven.

Ms Barrett added: “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.

Winnie, Mitzy and Lucy need a new home. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Winnie, Mitzy and Lucy need a new home. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

“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?”

Mitzy, Lucy and Winnie are happy being left for short periods and would like a home with no cats, but could live with older children. Their handlers say 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.

For more information about rehoming these dogs, visit their online profile or contact Martlesham Animal Centre by calling 0300 999 7321 or emailing martlesham.rspca@btconnect.com.

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