Tonks the Jack Russell, dubbed the 'oldest dog in care', has finally found his forever home

Tonks the 17-year-old Jack Russell - the UK's oldest dog in care - has finally found a forever home (Picture: SWNS)

A 17-year-old Jack Russell dubbed the UK’s oldest dog in care has finally found a forever home after capturing the nation’s hearts.

Tonks was taken in by the Dogs Trust branch in Kenilworth, Warwickshire, after being found on the streets.

At 17, his age is the equivalent of 100 human years and staff at the charity feared it would prevent him from being adopted.

But just a fortnight after launching an appeal, Tonks has found his “forever home”, with Janet Hall, from Kenilworth, who fell in love with his cheeky smile and greying muzzle.

Janet Hall has adopted 17-year-old Tonks the Jack Russell (Picture: SWNS)

Janet, who has renamed the loveable pooch George, said she had been looking for a new dog ever since she lost her two dogs years ago.

She said: "When I saw his rehoming appeal on the local news I couldn’t believe he was only around the corner from me at Dogs Trust in Honiley so I knew that I had to adopt him. George has settled in brilliantly and has already found his spot on the sofa!”


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Dogs Trust Kenilworth Deputy Manager Claire Rowe said: “We are so pleased that George has found the forever home he deserves, he is such a little character with plenty of love to give.

"It’s sad when older dogs come into us but George took it in his stride and it wasn’t long before he was trotting off to his forever home.

"We know he’ll be really happy with his new owner and we couldn’t be happier for him.”

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