Cassie – 12 year old female Greyhound

Cassie the 12 year old Greyhound who is now living the high life in a foster home in Chippenham, Wiltshire while she waits for someone to offer her a suitably splendid, permanent home. Cassie just ignores other dogs. She wouldn’t like to be pestered by a pushy one and she is quite a delicate older lady. She’ll need you to steer her clear of any boisterous types but you can rely on her to be polite, even to a puppy!

Cassie previously lived with a bossy cat who went so far as to regularly steal her food! She’s now with several cats in foster and just ignores them. She knows that life’s easier if you always defer to cats’ wishes. Cassie is impeccably well-mannered and always gentle but she is in her dotage and needs lots of peace.

?She could maybe live with children from age 12 but they would have to be dog savvy, as she can never have tit-bits (See health notes below, we’re not just being mean!).

Cassie’s favourite pastimes are sleeping and eating! She’s especially fond of sleeping in front of her foster carer’s wood burn stove. She does appreciate warmth… and sleep! She really is very relaxed. The only things she’s not keen on are The Cold and having her routine messed around. She likes to be able to plan her nap and meal schedule.

Cassie’s ideal home: Well! She wants good company most of the time; a good sized garden to potter in and no small children to contend with. She’s a bit ungainly with those long legs and they do take a lot of organising. She can’t manage many steps and she’d better not live somewhere with slippery floors, or she might accidentally do the splits. Tiles or lino should be fine but laminate could prove embarrassing for a mature lady, who still likes a playful prance when the mood takes her.

Cassie is spayed, vaccinated, microchipped, flea/worm treated and has recently had a dental. Before Cassie came into Oldies, over a year ago, she had an acute case of pancreatitis and was hospitalised for 4 days. She has recovered and was on a low fat diet of Chappie and cooked chicken. Since being with Oldies her diet has been tweaked to include more carbohydrate so she currently has Hill’s I/D added and with this her weight is increasing. She has 4 small meals a day. This is why she is not allowed any treats, to prevent a re-occurrence of the pancreatitis.

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She has been given Tramadol to help her stiff joints and this also helps if she gets a bit colicky, but it is only used when needed. She has been diagnosed with a mild (grade 1) heart murmur but has had a scan and it is not thought to be significant enough for either treatment or further investigation. She manages the trials of having to eat chickeny meals 4 times a day with good grace!

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