Finding a home for a senior dog is a difficult task, but finding one home for three senior dogs? Nearly impossible. Still, when they've spent their whole lives together, separating them would be a really difficult thing to do.
Lucy, Mitzie, and Winnie are three terrier mixes who until recently had a family. But as dogs get older, so do people, and eventually their family decided they just couldn't take care of them anymore. That's when the three girls were surrendered to the RSPCA.
The girls are 9, 10, and 11 years old, for a combined age of 30 (or 168 in dog years). Taking on a group of older girls is a tremendous challenge, but for some families, it would be a challenge they could handle with no problem at all. They just need to know that the sisters are waiting for them.
That's what the RSPCA wants people to know. “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,” Zoe Barrett, deputy manager of the RSPCA Suffolk East and Ipswich shelter, said in a press release.
If you live near the shelter, maybe yours is the family that can give these pups what they want more than anything in the world: a retirement home together. “They are absolutely lovely, affectionate girls who have been together most of their lives,” Barrett said. “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.” You can contact the RSPCA here if you'd like to give them a home or donate to their care. Share their story!