Just how cute and adorable is Bailey? He’s irresistible with his sweet face and happy smile. Bailey is an 11 year old Bichon Frise cross who came into Oldies Club care and is in an Oldies Club foster home in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire waiting for someone to offer him a permanent home. Bailey is a dear little fellow who loves being with people, preferably on a sofa! He would enjoy living with two people or family so he can get lots of attention. He doesn’t like to be separated from his humans, so needs a home where he won’t be left for long. Bailey used to live with another dog but is not too keen on big dogs. He could live with children aged 5+. Bailey just loves tennis balls and will play forever! He’s an active boy who enjoys his walks.
Bailey settled at his foster home in just a day or two and made himself at home. Bailey would not be happy in a home with people who work as he needs company most of the time. He currently has separation problems when left alone, but it’s believed he was fine to be left for several hours with his previous owner. Bailey is not very interested in other dogs when out, but he used to live with a Yorkie. Bailey has not been tested with cats while in foster care but he doesn’t seem to be keen on cats, so a cat-free home would be more suitable for him. Bailey would be fine in a family without very young children (aged 5+) but would love to play with anyone who will throw his tennis balls and take him for walks.
Walks nicely on-lead: Bailey has always walked on a long or short lead (and walks very nicely) but his foster carer finds he follows well off-lead in safe situations. However, he has no distant recall as he is hard of hearing and has not been trained. His recall is being worked on at home and this has improved. Bailey is currently enjoying three walks of 20 minutes at present. He is a fast walker and can do 3½ to 4 miles. Bailey travels well in the car. He just loves his tennis balls and will play with them ad infinitum! He’s not keen on big dogs and does not like to be left home alone for long periods.
Bailey is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, wormed and flea treated. He has some age-related deafness and had some dental problems which have been treated. Otherwise, he seems to be a fit and healthy lad.
Foster carer’s summary of Bailey: He’s cheery, playful, companionable and very attractive … just a dear little fellow who loves being with people and having cuddles on the sofa.