You’re never too old for a new best mate!

Last week Tweed Heads resident Harold welcomed his new mate Bobby into his home. Harold is 100 years young and his new best mate Bobby is a seven year old Fox Terrier.

Harold has been supported by Churches of Christ Care’s Community Care Services on the Gold Coast for over 15 years receiving weekly support to help him live independently at home.

Several months ago Harold’s dog passed away and he has since missed his twice daily walks and the purpose and companionship that a four-legged friend can provide.

The community care team immediately set about to find Harold another companion but were told that Harold was ‘too old’ by dog re-homers.

They didn’t give up of course and Harold’s family and the team of community support workers were on the lookout for a suitable dog.

A couple of weeks ago one of Churches of Christ Care’s regional service team members rang the team out of the blue asking if they knew anyone who would like to adopt an older dog.

They immediately thought of Harold so contacted him and his family straight away. Harold was very excited and eager to meet the terrier then named ‘Baby’ – they met, clicked and instantly bonded.

Baby Bobby’s owner and her family were very happy and relieved to have met Harold, knowing that their beloved friend would be going to a loving home.  

Harold was even given an A4 photo of ‘Baby Bobby’ to take home.

Churches of Christ Care provides home and community care services to help people to continue living independently in their own homes, or other community based accommodation, for as long as possible.
When this sort of situation occurs, it makes such a difference knowing that help can be provided to people in such a meaningful and practical way.

For enquiries about Churches of Christ Community Care call 1800 772 011. Posted June 14, 2018 in News