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15th Aug, 2022

Tiny Chihuahua in need of retirement home after lifelong owner passes away

A TINY Chihuahua is in need of a retirement home where he can rest his paws after his owner passed away.

At 11 years old, Diego may no longer have the speed or fancy footwork of football legend Diego Maradona – after whom staff at Dogs Trust Kenilworth believe he was named – but he is certainly ready to take up residence in a new home.

Emma-Jane Thomas, Manager at Dogs Trust Kenilworth, says: “We think Diego has lived with the same owner since being a puppy, but sadly his owner passed away and Diego was left alone until he was brought to us.

“He has been through a lot and needed some dental surgery and a benign tumor removed, but he’s made a great recovery and is ready to find a new home.”

The team at the Honiley-based rehoming centre suspect Diego was named after the famous Argentinian footballer who was still making headlines in 2010, the year Diego was born, as Argentina’s World Cup manager.

Now they are hoping that their four-legged Diego can be the one to steal the limelight, and the heart, of a new family.

Emma-Jane added: “Diego arrived with us in January and, although it took him a while to find his paws, he is now showing his cheeky personality.”

“He would be suited to an adult-only home without other pets, so he can settle in at his own pace and enjoy all the attention.

“A garden to potter around would be perfect for Diego, because when it comes to meeting up with other dogs, he isn’t a team player, preferring to keep himself to himself.

“Diego is an absolute delight and has proved himself to be a resilient older dog, coping well with everything he has been through. We would like him to meet his new owners regularly at the centre before he heads home, as getting to know them will give him the best chance of settling in quickly.

“He is definitely ready to become a permanent fixture in someone’s home.”

Diego is on long-term medication for a heart condition.

Visit www.dogstrust.org.uk for more information.

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