Meet Queenie, Britain’s oldest dog at the grand old age of 21, or 103 in dog years.

Queenie the terrier, a former stray dog, has gone from strength to strength since being adopted by her human parent.

Despite the pooch being the oldest dog in Britain, she still enjoys having a mooch around her garden, going to the woods for walks and tucking into chicken.

However, the pooch is blind and shares her home with two other old terriers, 10-year-old Bonnie and 12-year-old Bo.

Bridget met Queenie in her duties as an assistant manager at Dogs Trust rehoming center in Salisbury and says she quickly fell in love with the elderly pooch.

Although she wasn’t able to take the pooch home at first, a circumstance changed, and Bridget officially became Queenie’s owner.

Bridget describes Queenie as an ‘amazing dog’ who enjoys her food, getting an early night and the occasional ‘mad five minutes.’

She said:

“Queenie is one tough cookie. Despite the fact she can’t run around like she used to, she loves to be out and about in the fresh air.”

“I got her a doggy pushchair that I can put her in when she’s had enough of walking but still wants to be outdoors.”

“She’s almost completely blind, but there’s nothing wrong with her sense of smell.”

“She knows if I haven’t topped her dog food with cooked chicken and stands there looking up at me until I add it to her food!”

The owner also revealed Queenie spent the first two weeks after adoption hiding in the dining room.

Slowly but surely, she came out of her shell and began to explore the rest of the house. Now the pooch has full run of the gaff.

Bridget now hopes to encourage others not to overlook older dogs in rescue centers who still have a lot of love to give and need a second chance.

She added:

“I feel so privileged to have been able to offer Queenie a happy home in her later life – I just wish I could have done it sooner.”

“She does have some anxieties and worries, but she’s actually the easiest dog I have ever owned! She brings so much joy to my life, I couldn’t imagine my life without her.”

“She has so much character, and it just goes to show that you shouldn’t overlook older dogs, there’s often still plenty of life and love left in them!”