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Elderly Terrier rehomed after his owner passed away from coronavirus

It’s a happy ending for adorable Dylan, who sadly lost his owner to the pandemic

Danielle Elton

Posted 5 months ago ago

12-year-old Dylan found himself with Dogs Trust as a result of the pandemic.

His previous owner sadly passed away with coronavirus leaving Dylan in the care of Shoreham Rehoming Centre in West Sussex.

But this sad story has a happy ending with Dylan rehomed after just 25 days. He’s now settling into his new home after being adopted by Alison and her husband Leslie Gibbons.

They’ve renamed him, Bob Dylan.

Alison said: “He’s now been living with us for a month and he’s settled well. He’s a lovely dog. 

“We had an elderly Jack Russell before who we adopted from Dogs Trust back in 2013 when he was also 12 years old. Cedric died two years ago and we missed him so much that we decided we wanted a bit of a gap to honour his memory. 

“It’s lovely going out for long walks with Bob Dylan. He still has so much energy! We go four miles and he'd still go, go, go. He’s a sharp little chap and knows where his home is. 

“He’s very wilful and has a lot of spirit and strength of character, loves his food and being with you, preferably sitting on your knee!” 

Dogs Trust Shoreham Rehoming Centre Manager Adel Burnett said: “It is so wonderful to know that Bob Dylan has found his forever home, along with many other dogs that we have been able to ‘Change the Tale’ for, thanks to people like the Gibbons family choosing to adopt.      

“Dylan was very shut down when he arrived, after such a big change in circumstances, his life as he knew it had been shattered and despite our best efforts to make him feel as comfortable as possible kennel life just wasn’t for him. 

“Luckily we had just recruited a new foster carer to our Home from Home scheme called Andrea who was now working remotely and found herself in a position to be able to provide temporary care for our dogs. 

“Dylan was Andrea’s first foster dog and he seemed to feel better almost as soon as he stepped his paws through the door – gobbling up his meals and playing with his toys. 

“Once Dylan’s confident, cheeky and loving side started to show it took hardly any time at all for us to find a great new home for him.”