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

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.

11- 12 years

Pop is an older Irish lad, who found he had outlived his usefulness on the farm.

Pop is smashing, he is a lovely old chap. Still very active and full of life. He just loves to be outdoors, and would prefer a home where the back door could be open and he could spend all day outside watching the world go by. He is good with other dogs and cats. Pop has cosied up with young lady Jill, they are really having a January to September romance. We would like to rehome them together as Pop gives Jill confidence, and Jill keeps Pop young and roguish.
Check them out on the pairs page.

11- 12 years

Micky is a smashing Irish charmer who has come to us from our friends at Kingdom Rescue in Ireland after he was abandoned to a dog pound at Christmas. Given the time of year and his age, he was lucky to make it out alive. In fact it was down to the wire, as Sarah spotted his photo at 2.30pm one afternoon and his deadline was 4pm that same day. Some frantic messaging over to Jackie at Kingdom, hoping it would be seen, followed. At 4.02pm we heard back from Jackie to say she'd got hold of the pound and had secured Micky.

What a charmer Micky is, he is just the nicest fella. He is great with other dogs and animals. He is fabulous with people. A really nice old guys.

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