‘Oldest’ dog dies just weeks after finding his dream home – with McDonald’s as last meal

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Dogs Trust’s oldest rescue dog Billy, 15, finally found a place to call home just four weeks before he died – and his forever family made sure his last meal on earth was a very tasty meal

Billy got used to the weird McDonald’s chip

Dogs Trust recently launched an appeal to find their oldest rescue dog Billy a nursing home.

The 15-year-old shih tzu was lucky when the Flory family spotted him online and immediately applied to adopt him.

Dad Bradley Flory, 39, from West Sussex, has opened his heart and home to Billy – and it looks like the elderly dog ​​has been waiting to meet him.

A few weeks later, Billy’s canine dementia took over and he said his final goodbyes to his new family in a safe and loving home.

Bradley made sure his last meal on earth was very tasty and gave him “his body weight in McDonald’s crisps and gave him lots of hugs”.







Bradley fell in love with Billy within weeks
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He enjoyed his own serving of McDonald’s fries
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Bradley told the Mirror: “I read about Billy online and when I saw his face at Dogs Trust Shoreham we decided there was a place for him with us here.

“Billy has settled in very well and has become part of the family. His small character and personality have started to shine.”

In his new home, Billy played with senior dog Oreo and puppy Evie, and loved being surrounded by his mother Claire, son Jack and daughter Molly.

When Billy wasn’t sleeping on the couch or sniffing in the garden, he was pampered by the groomers and living his best retired life.







Billy couldn’t have been happier in his final month
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Bradley said: “When we met him, we knew what his needs were. Whether it was a day, a week, a month or a year, we were happy to bring him home.

“For two weeks he was running around like crazy, playing with toys, going out and spending time in the garden.

“Then suddenly Billy started looking really sad. We noticed signs that he was starting to give up on life. He had lost quite a bit of weight and had trouble walking with his arthritis.

“We took him to the vet who said his canine dementia had taken over and he was terribly confused.







Dogs Trust Shoreham loved Billy
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“They could give him a steroid injection to buy him a few more weeks, but he already had liver problems, so the choice was made to put him to sleep peacefully.”

On Billy’s last night at home, the family ordered his favorite takeout and gave him all the love he really deserved.

Bradley said: “Billy got used to the weird McDonald’s chip, so we decided to give him his own.

“The next day we took him to the vet and he died before he even reached the table.







He stood firm for his eternal family
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Bradley saved him just in time
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“It’s been an amazing month and we have no regrets. We would do it again.

“Billy was rescued just in time and he died surrounded by people who loved him.”

Bradley and his family have become incredibly close to the Dogs Trust Shoreham team and everyone hopes Billy’s legacy will inspire others to adopt senior dogs.

If you want to adopt an older dog, go to Dogs Trust website.

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