Pet Owners

Senior canine companions help over 55s fill ‘empty nests’

Research commissioned by natural pet food company Lily’s Kitchen, who is partnering with animal welfare charity Mayhew as they look to raise awareness of the benefits that adopting an older dog can have on over 55s across the country.

Tens of thousands of older dogs are abandoned or put up for rehoming in the UK every year, with British over 55s saying the main attributes they look for in a companion are loyalty, trustworthiness, comfort and a sense of company, an older dog could be the solution.

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