Video: interview with 103-year-old dog owner


17 April 2013

You're never too old to be a dog owner!

Doris Webster, who turned 103 in March, is West Yorkshire Dog Rescue's oldest client after rehoming Yorkshire Terrier, Trixie.

Doris, from Huddersfield, fell in love with Trixie on her 102nd birthday and the pair have been inseparable ever since.

Trixie was handed in to a stray dog pound after she was found soaking wet, starving, and in pain on the streets.

The little dog waited in vain for seven days for her owner to collect her. West Yorkshire Dog Rescue took her in and she was taken to the vets where she stayed for six days being treated for pneumonia and kennel cough.

It took a month for Trixie to recover; she then had to have 22 rotten teeth removed under anaesthetic.

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The death of her cat left Doris heartbroken and seeking a new pet to share her life with.

With a supportive family and her own house and garden, Doris was able to offer Trixie a new home and the little dog has flourished under Doris's love and care.

Trixie shadows Doris and loves to snuggle up on her lap, giving her great comfort.

Doris said she couldn't imagine life without her beloved little dog and that Trixie gave her a reason to get up in the morning.

Here's an interview with Doris on her 103rd birthday, carried out by West Yorkshire Dog Rescue, where she talks about Trixie.