Staff at Dogs Trust Evesham are hoping National Grandparents Day on Sunday (October 6) will prove every dog really does have its day.

They are searching for a home for two very special Old Age Pooches (OAPs) - nine-year-old, silver-haired Miniature Poodle sisters, Violet and Merry.

The devoted duo are currently enjoying their home comforts in a foster home through the charity’s Home From Home Scheme but staff are hoping that as the nation celebrates National Grandparents Day, they will capture the hearts of new owners.

Sarah Galvin, Dogs Trust Evesham’s Home From Home Co-Ordinator, says:

“It’s especially sad when older dogs come to us but Violet and Merry really deserve to find their special someone.

“Sometimes older dogs spend more time with us than younger dogs but there are so many advantages to having an older dog. They often need less exercise but are just as much fun, they’re used to living in a home and their personality is already shaped so new owners can really understand and appreciate the dog that they are welcoming into their family.”

The team say Violet and Merry are looking for a quiet home with owners who can help to bring them out of their shell. They’d like owners who are around for most of the day as they love human interaction and like to follow their foster carers around the house.

They could live with another dog, they are currently sharing their foster home with three other poodles, but anyone living in their new home will need to be aged 16 and above.