Adopt An Oldie, Please consider older dogs too
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Adopt An Oldie, Please consider older dogs too
15th Jan 2003, 2:00 pm
Joined: 9 Oct 01
Member No.: 2
Throughout the UK there are lovely, problem-free dogs that have waited so long for a home only because they are regarded as "too old".
Often they will be no more than middle-aged. Dogs can live between 12 and 16 years and sometimes much longer. Although they take longer to home the homings are usually very sucessful because mature dogs are rarely any trouble.
This thread is for all rescues looking for a home for their golden oldies.
4th Mar 2007, 2:03 am
Joined: 12 Jun 02
Member No.: 1682
13 Year Young JRT Titch has come to teckels to seek his retirement home after his devoted 93 year young older went to hospital for major surgery and admited he wouldnt be able to offer Titch all he needs during his recovery time.
Young at heart and full of beans, Titch has a lot of love and fun to offer.
At Teckels we appreciate that many are often put off offering their homes and hearts to our elderly canine friends for fear of ever growing vet bills, for this reason, for this perfect little lad, we are seeking a perminant foster home, one where he can be the only pet and not have to share his new family with young children and one where her family can relax knowing we will cover any vet care needed.
If you feel you would like to know more, please call Joan at the sanctuary for a chat and an invitation to meet our most senior little man, 01452 740300
30th Oct 2007, 9:44 pm
Group: Member R
Joined: 18 May 02
From: Thornton, Fife, Scotland
Member No.: 1435
Angie is an 11 yr old Jack Russell / King Charles Spaniel mix, to us she looks JR X Collie, however she is a dear smaller side of medium dog, she was one of three dogs (the others were Jack Russells ) whose owner has died. Another rescue took the other two leaving this wee pensioner in kennels all by herself
Angie is a very active wee girl who loves going for walks, she is not ready to sit by a fire just yet, although in between being out and about this would be quite nice. Could you be this wee lasses soul mate.
I now have a new home Angie x
Second Chance Kennels, Fife, Scotland
3rd Nov 2008, 1:31 pm
Group: Sponsor Member R
Joined: 15 Oct 01
From: South Wales
Member No.: 15
with a pal
Nix* is 12 years old.
The poor chap has had a hard life from a pup, at 9 months he was hit by a speeding car & dragged down the road - this resulted in him loosing a front leg.
Nix trhought he was lucky to have an owner. I'm not sure I agree, he seems to have had a tough life. He has been plagued by a flea allergy caused by poor husbandry, he has a bald patch on his back. Also spent a large chunk of his life roaming the streets.
Then to cap it all his owner went and got himself into BIG trouble, and sent off to one of Her Majesty's Holiday Camps for several years, while poor Nix, who had committed no crime, was left homeless. Not one of his owners relatives was prepared to keep him, & a one way trip to the vets was arranged.
Nix is a lovely friendly old Gent, seems fit & healthy, but does have aslight heart murmour. He is great with other dogs. House trained.
All potential adopters will be homevetted and be expected to travel to Kidwelly, S.Wales to meet/adopt this gorgeous boy
If you are interested in Nix please send your enquiries, telling us all about yourselves and the lifestyle you are offering to;
firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone Fionna on 07976 538588 or Olga on 07954 137761
* Name changed because it is not politically correct
Lizzie's Barn Animal Sanctuary
24th Jul 2011, 8:24 pm
Group: Sponsor Member R
Joined: 17 Jul 02
From: Button Moon
Member No.: 2114
Debbie & Best 10 year old lurcher girls who must stay together! VET CARE FUNDED FOR LIFE BY GREYHOUND GAP
We are looking to find a very special home for Debbie & Best without other dogs where they can remain together. These girls are so well bonded and Best (Black and Tan) is quite a nervous girl but gets her confidence from following Debbie's lead.(White and Fawn) Greyhound Gap will remain responsible FOR ALL VETERINARY TREATMENT FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE GIRLS LIVES.
The girls came to us from a cruelty situation. They were being kept locked in a conservatory and only had mouldy food and no water at time of being taken.
Both girls are adorable. Debbie is a real people dog and gives you a full lip grin when you go to the kennel. Best is a bit more reserved and shy but soon comes round giving tail wags, licks and cuddles.
We are looking for a home without other dogs as Debbie can be a little protective over Best, she constantly reassures her and it helps Best to come forward and ask for cuddles. However, as Best is wary of other dogs Debbie will give them a warning growl and a chase away to keep them away from Best when she is visibly frightened. The girls have been together for 10 years and they are all each other has known.
Although both Debbie and Best are good with children we feel a home with older children preferably teenagers will be the most suitable. Debbie will like a active family live and I am sure Best will settle and enjoy it to but somewhere not to mad with to much noise or loud playing.
The girls are NOT cat friendly.
Debbie and Best are not the greatest travellers, as they have not been taken out its guestimated for the last 5-6 years they can be quite anxious and travel sick. This is something that will need to be worked on gradually and we are even willing after a succesful meeting at the kennels if necessary to bring them safely to their new home in the rescue van.
Debbie and Best are vaccinated, kc vaccinated, de flead, de wormed, microchipped and spayed and have been health checked. Debbie does have a lump and bump that we will be checking out this week, fingers crossed its nothing to worry about but if it needs dealing with as stated Gap will be taking care of it and any of either of their medical needs in the future.
The girls are currently in the kennels in Stoke on Trent and we are keen to get them out into a home environment asap!
If you are interested in offering the girls a home or foster home please in the first instance fill out our pre adoption questionaire on the link below....
Phone: 01782 544728
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24th Sep 2013, 8:53 am
Group: Member R
Joined: 12 Mar 07
From: South Wales
Member No.: 28218
FOUR PAWS ANIMAL RESCUE (SOUTH WALES)
Breed: Terrier x
Age: 10 years
Dog Friendly: Yes
Cat Friendly: To be assessed
People Friendly: Yes
Child Friendly: To be assessed
House Trained: Seems to be
Travel: cries a little when in the back but is fine when on the front seat!!
Adoption Fee: £150
Benjamin is undergoing a Two week assessment so will be available for rehoming on the date 01/10/13 applications are welcome as of now.
Little Benjamin (or Ben) came to Four paws from another rescue. He was handed in due to his previous owner passing away.
Poor Ben came into foster with us this afternoon, he is ever so confused bless him. He was in kennels in his previous rescue and seemed to be quite excited coming into a home!
Colin put him on the floor and he stood still for a moment then toddled into the kitchen. We then lead him into the living room, Lexie and Jasper where outside so Nia let them in. Unusually for Lexie and Jasper they didnít make a sound. They just ran up and sniffed him. Ben was ever so excited to have some buddies!
Jasper led the way out the garden again where Benjamin proceeded to go to the toilet (Yay!) Ben then came back into the house and walked around a bit then decided he needed another wee! Haha
Nia took Ben up for a bath (he was quite smelly) and he came down with such a wiggle!! All his white bits are now so white!
Ben is currently asleep in the basket snoring, bet he can believe his luck
Benjamin went for a walk with the gang! He was ever so excited. He was very well behaved having his harness put on, and walk walked nicely on the extendable. He trotted along with Lexie and Jasper, but when the lead ran out he came trotting back to me. He loves liver cake. Ben was confident out and about. He greeted all dogs nicely, and demanded to see a staff called Casper, who he decided to love.
We will update Ben tomorrow after his first night with us, so keep an eye on his thread for more up to date information about this dinky dude.
Ben had a reasonably good first night with us. He didnt do the stairs originally..so we put a bed at the bottom of the stairs...where he cried and howled intermittently. after about 15mins we heard a scuffling...then the crying was louder! Ben worked the stairs out! So we got out of bed, took him to one of the beds upstairs and then went back to bed. He was still crying, it wasnt as much as when he was downstairs, when Elinor had a brainwave, she took out her dressing gown that she had been wearing, put him in bed, draped it over him then tickled his chin before going back to bed. There was a few very little cries...then silence! Though the other dogs were there he just needed that extra bit of comfort. Nia came back from a party not long after he had settled, but it didnt take much longer for hm to settle down again...after chancing bunking in with lexie, who was having none of that!
He had a little wee in the bathroom...but that was because he hadnt quite mastered how to get down the stairs once he was up, which was also the cause of a bit of barking this morning, everyone went down without him! After being carried down the stairs once or twice, he decided he was doing it himself. He can now go up and down with no real issues! Who says you cant teach an old dog new tricks?
He is a very bright happy little boy, he follows you around the house. If you talk to him or give him a little cuddle his tail waggles so fast its a blur! He loves cuddles alot, when your tickling his tummy he sighs and sings to himself :-*
He has discovered livercake in a big way! He loves it He will form a cluster with the others in the kitchen just to grab a piece, he has just started sitting for us too! He is a little snatchy when he takes a treat, but we are sure this will calm down as he gets used to us. He is very fond of me and did growl at jasper when he came near to us this morning, at which point i stopped cuddling him and walked away. All of this will come with time, he is just trying to work out his place
He is a gorgeous little boy, if he were to enter a competition for the most appealing eyes he would win absolutely! And his little white muzzle is scrummy! This boy definately doesnt act his age! He is an absolute treasure
Please put in an application in the first instance if you are interested in Benjamin, Approved applications will be home checked.
Details of our adoption procedures and adoption application form are http://www.fourpawsanimalrescue.org.uk/ado...procedures.html
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