Staff at Dogs Trust Salisbury believe former resident Queenie is the UK’s oldest dog at the grand age of 21.

From in their care for eight years, Queenie was adopted in 2018 by Bridget Pike, now the rehoming centre’s interim assistant manager. Bridget got to know Queenie over many years while she was a Canine Carer at Dogs Trust Salisbury and they developed a loving bond. But Bridget couldn’t offer Queenie the home environment she needed at the time.  Once Bridget’s circumstances changed, she adopted Queenie in 2018 and says she is showing “no signs of slowing down”.

Queenie shares her home with two other golden oldies, also from Dogs Trust Salisbury. Bridget’s other rescue terriers are 10-year-old Bonnie and 12-year-old Bo. Despite a collective age of 43, the dogs all enjoy a potter around in the garden and a walk in the forest.


Queenie arrived at Dogs Trust Salisbury in July, 2010, from another Dogs Trust Rehoming Centre as a stray.

Dogs Trust Salisbury has a number of older dogs in its care and are keen to encourage people to consider the advantages of owning an older dog:

Less exercise: house-trained and personality already shaped.

To offer a dog the warm, loving home it deserves, call 0203 879 0536 or visit for more information.

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