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Oscar From Dogs Trust Has Finally Been Adopted After Eight Years


12:30 10 Dec 2020

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Finally, some good news!

Oscar, Dogs Trust longest resident, has finally been adopted after an eight year wait.

The 11 year-old Labrador was adopted following an appeal from the charity to Santa himself, asking for a family to adopt him.

In exchange, he promised to "bring them on long walks, entertain them with his impressive repertoire of tricks and play fetch for hours".


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Luckily for Oscar, Santa came early this year, in the form of Brian Lahiff.

On adopting Oscar, Brian said: After losing my dog, and best friend Jake, I knew I wanted to give another dog a second chance at happiness.

"I chose Oscar for one reason, and one reason only, Oscar had spent eight years waiting to be adopted.

"He deserved a chance to spend his final years on the outside looking in, rather than the inside looking out."

Dog's Trust Cheryl Monaghan said: “As a carer you try not to get too attached to a dog because you hope before long they will find their Forever Home - but Oscar became a favourite as we got to know him!

"Each year would pass, and Oscar would still be overlooked for being too strong, too big, and then sadly, too old.

"Brian saw past all of that and was adamant about adopting Oscar after the sad passing of his dog Jake who was also adopted from us.

"You couldn’t find a more dedicated adopter than Brian - he came into our centre every day for several weeks to build up a bond with Oscar.

"Now Oscar has his own bedroom, couch, back-garden, and most importantly his own family. We couldn’t be happier for him!”

Brian and Oscar are looking forward to celebrating their first Christmas together.

Brb, crying.

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