Oldies needing homes

If you think you could provide a new loving home for one of our older dogs,
please read the How To Adopt page before you call.


Giving a home to an oldie is a special thing.
You have a completely different relationship with an older dog and some of the strongest bonds and ties we have personally had have been with dogs that came to us later in their lives.


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Wiccaweys is in Laughton Warren, Lincolnshire.
Please note that Wiccaweys is our home and we are not open to the public.
Meeting any dog is strictly by appointment only.
If you are not currently in a position to offer a rescue dog a new home, but would still like to help our work by supporting the dogs on this page, please visit our Online Donation page.

An Old Dog's Prayer
Author:Unknown

One by one, they pass by my cage,
Too old, too worn, too broken, no way.
Way past his time, he can't run and play.
Then they shake their heads slowly and go on their way.

A little old man, arthritic and sore,
It seems I am not wanted anymore.
I once had a home, I once had a bed,
A place that was warm, and where I was fed.

Now my muzzle is gray, and my eyes slowly fail.
Who wants a dog so old and so frail?
My family decided I didn't belong,
I got in their way, my attitude was wrong.

Whatever excuse they made in their head,
Can't justify how they left me for dead.
Now I sit in this cage, where day after day,
The younger dogs get adopted away.

When I had almost come to the end of my rope,
You saw my face, and I finally had hope.
You saw thru the gray, and the legs bent with age,
And felt I still had life beyond this cage.

You took me home, gave me food and a bed,
And shared your own pillow with my poor tired head.
We snuggle and play, and you talk to me low,
You love me so dearly, you want me to know.

I may have lived most of my life with another,
But you outshine them with a love so much stronger.
And I promise to return all the love I can give,
To you, my dear person, as long as I live.

I may be with you for a week, or for years,
We will share many smiles, you will no doubt shed tears.
And when the time comes that God deems I must leave,
I know you will cry and your heart, it will grieve.

And when I arrive at the Bridge, all brand new,
My thoughts and my heart will still be with you.
And I will brag to all who will hear,
Of the person who made my last days so dear.


Hattie
10 years


Hattie has been returned to us after 7 years in her home as her people have moved to a smaller house with no garden.

Hattie is a lovely, active and very focused mature lady. She is good with dogs once she gets to know them, but will put pushy dogs in their place. She travels well.