I know very little about this dog at the moment.
However the owners tried to surrender it to the dog warden in Navan or Meath (not clear where this dog is). The warden told them if it went to the pound it would be put down, as few would be likely to want to take an elderly dog when there are pup[pies in the next kennel. So the dog is back with the owners. Apparently the family who owned it have 'given' it to their mother who doesn't want a dog.
The warden notified the small rescue in that region today. I have spoken to the rescue and she is going to ask the owners to bring the dog in to be checked by her vet so we at least have a health assessment.
If the dog is in good shape then I will try to find a home. I can help split transport costs etc if the dog has an offer of somewhere to go as a retirement home.
Plese note I will not know anything further til the dog is health checked which hopefully will be done tomorrow or the next day.
Any offers of help please post or PM!
This dog will be put down if I cannot offer any alternatives.