6 Years +
Bart is a 12 year old male Labrador Cross. Bart has come to us with his brother and best friend Del they are very close and need to find a new home together. They are both very sweet and very well mannered and very friendly boys. They walk well on the lead and are fine around other dogs as long as they are not to bouncy. A wonderful pair of dogs desperate for a chance of happiness.
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Lassie is an 8 year old female Collie cross Corgi. She is a very sweet girl who cant wait to find a new family to be part off. Lassie was signed over to us by the owner due to ill health. We have been told Lassie is good with children of all ages and has been fine with all dogs she has been mixed with, but she is not keen on cats. She gets a little worried if left for long periods and is not keen on long journeys in the car.
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This is Chief who is a brindle Staffordshire Bull Terrier who is approximately seven years. Chief had been rehomed by our local dog pound but sadly his owner became ill and he was returned to the pound. We were then asked to take him so he is in boarding kennels near Redcar in the North East.
Chief is a happy friendly dog who enjoys his walks, he does not pull and walks well on the lead. Even though he was attacked before he came to us he has shown us no signs of aggression. We would prefer him to be an only dog though this is not written in stone. Also with older children.
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Meet ‘Star’ the ‘George Clooney’ of Greyhounds. If anyone is looking to adopt a handsome boy be prepared to fall in love with ‘Star’. A gorgeous boy with a very distinguished, handsome face with the most dapper eyebrows. He was 8 years young in August and is 29″ to the shoulder. Star is a lovely, friendly boy who greets you like a ‘Mexican Wave’ as he shakes from the tip of his nose to the tip of his tail with happiness! He is incredibly endearing and now just needs to find his forever home where he will be loved as much as he deserves to be. He is well behaved and polite but still full of life and fun and will make some lucky family very happy!
Star has been with his lovely foster family since the 1st November and has adapted very quickly to being in a home environment. He responds very well to basic training with treats and had toilet training sorted in record time! His foster Mum says he is an absolute pleasure to have around and he continues to blossom every day. Star is currently sharing a home with guinea pigs and gerbils (in a safe environment) and has been very well behaved around them. He prefers to be left alone and really isn’t keen on dogs that are too much in his face. Staffie type dogs seem to make him especially worried. He just really wants the quiet life now bless him! Star would ideally live as an only dog and his idea of Heaven would be to simply be loved and adored by his human companions.
Star loves his walks and is currently having two walks of about 45 minutes. He is very well behaved on the lead but can pull momentarily if he sees a cat or rabbit or sometimes noisy excitable small dogs. He is very good in the car. In general greyhounds are calm, mannerly dogs that are well used to being handled. They can fit very well in to a wide range of different lifestyles and usually adjust to the home life very quickly. Their soft, easy going nature often makes them ideal to live in a family environment, while their love of lazing around and low exercise requirements can make them perfect for the retired. Greyhounds also don’t shed as much as other more popular dog breeds and this can make them suitable to live with allergy sufferers.
We feel Star would love to live his twilight years with an active but fairly quiet home as an only dog and no cats. He would absolutely relish having all the love and cuddles to himself! Please be aware that we do not home dogs to families with children under 8 years of age. Star is currently living in a foster home in Norfolk. He can be homed anywhere in the UK provided we have a home checker available, but please note that you will be required to travel to Norfolk to meet and collect him. Star is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, deflead and wormed and a home check will be required as part of the adoption procedure.READ MORE ABOUT THIS DOG...
Let us introduce you to Artie who is a really lovely black Greyhound boy, just 8 years young and measuring 28″ to the shoulder. He was no longer wanted or needed by his trainer so was yet another greyhound left on the ‘unwanted’ pile and now is seeking to find his loving forever home. Artie is an endearing boy who just wants to be loved, in fact he is so endearing just looking at him makes you want to hug him! He is a really fun greyhound who can play fetch and who also likes to collect his toys together and then sleep on them! He has stolen the hearts of his foster family as he just asks for cuddles 24/7 and is now ready for his very own family.
Artie is very clean and will wait by the door when he needs to go out. He eats well and sleeps well through the night and can be left for up to 3 hours with no issues. He loves guests and will love them even more if they play fetch with him and of course give endless tickles and cuddles! Artie can be nervous with other males and this tends to manifest itself as a grumble so he’s happier to be in the company of girls or really soft non-threatening males. He now plays really nicely with the two male dogs he shares his foster home with and there are no issues whatsoever. Artie hasn’t met any small dogs as yet but a small dog test can be arranged upon request. Unfortunately Artie cannot live with cats.
Artie loves his walks and simply just being with you but his zest for life and being in the exciting ‘Great outdoors’ can result in him pulling a little at first, so we recommend using a non-pull harness which our behaviourist can recommend to you as well as support with ongoing training. Like most greyhounds Artie will be content with two 30 minute walks a day and is currently loving running around in the garden and playing so a safe garden is a must.
In general greyhounds are calm, mannerly dogs that are well used to being handled. They can fit very well in to a wide range of different lifestyles and usually adjust to the home life very quickly. Their soft, easy going nature often makes them ideal to live in a family environment, while their love of lazing around and low exercise requirements can make them perfect for the retired. Greyhounds also don’t shed as much as other more popular dog breeds and this can make them suitable to live with allergy sufferers.
We feel Artie would perhaps like to share a home with a quiet female and a family who will play with him and continue with his ongoing basic training. He really is a truly gorgeous boy and will make a lucky family a sweet, fun companion. He would also love a home where he is allowed to cuddle with you on the settee as he rather considers himself smaller than he is and will sometimes try and sit on your lap!! He can be homed anywhere in the UK provided we have a home checker available, but please note that you will be required to travel to Norfolk to meet and collect him. Please also note we do NOT home dogs to families with children under the age of 8 years.
Artie is currently in a foster home in Norfolk. Artie is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, deflead and wormed and a home check will be required as part of the adoption procedure.READ MORE ABOUT THIS DOG...
Meet, please Madame Ferry, she is 9 yrs old, Shnauzer, sweet and kindly, loyal and
biddable. Lived all her life with an agoraphobic lady. However although with this poor start, she remains shy but she really enjoys walking, sniffing for information and learning about her environment. She is particularly shy of men, (she didn’t see many I guess). She will go into foster after the groomers on Thursday and more information will be then available.
She is Standard therefore a medium dog that will require regular visits to the groomers. She is spayed already. She will not be homed with children because of her sheltered upbringing. Walks well on the lead, cat friendly, dog friendly. A quiet retired family would suit. Thank you and we await further information on this lady.READ MORE ABOUT THIS DOG...
Here is Tank and Gweda they are both Dogue de Bordeauxs who are approximately 5-6 years old. They are brother and sister who are looking for a home together as they cannot be split up. They love their cuddles and have a lot of love to give to their new family.
They are looking for a home where they will be the only dogs, so if you are interested in adopting Take and Gweda please contact Dogue De Bordeaux Welfare.
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please meet Beautiful Bear! Bear is a German Shepherd cross Akita of 8 years old, he came to us when his owner dumped him – he served his 7 days in the pound and was facing euthanasia so we gave the old fella a chance, and what a love he is!! He is quite the regal gent, he walks beautifully on the lead and is house trained, most of the day he spends snoozing on the sofa however he loves his food and walks! bear is a gentle giant, he is a darling with not a bad bone in his body. He is a very big boy weighing in at 40kg when he was castrated!!
He loves other dogs so must be homed either where there is a resident dog or he would have plenty of contact with dogs. He is not destructive at all and is quite content being left for short periods. He is a very undemanding and lazy boy, Would suit an older person or couple. This lovely old chap would make a fantastic addition to any family as he is really laid back and undemanding, but equally a lovely cuddly loyal companion! Bear can live with other dogs, and can also be housed with cats and children age 6 years plus. Bear is castrated, fully vaccinated and chipped. He is flea and wormed.
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Molly is an 11 year old male English Cocker Spaniel. Molly is a beautiful girl who can be nervous in some situations and needs a special family who have the patience to leave her alone until she comes to trust them. The worst thing you can do is stroke her on the head before she has accepted you as family. She forms a very strong bond with family and friends who have been introduced to her correctly and is a very loyal dog. She has a lot to offer the family who want to give her a chance.
She was brought up in pubs and might have been encouraged to guard the residential part so she will bark at people approaching the front door and if left to her own devices won’t let them in. She is nervous of noisy things like hair dryers and vacuums. So when vacuuming, we leave the door open so she can go to another room. She gets a bit stressed when big things (like the ironing board) are moved around; again just let her leave the room so she doesn’t get fraught. Molly looks like a puppy/adolescent dog and has the energy levels of a young dog. Walking two or three miles is a stroll for her; if you made it five or six she would still be leading you along, wanting to explore every bush and door she passed.
Her previous owners told us that she had received a lot of training and much of this can be seen. She will not get up on a bed or a chair in the house – she has been known to when she goes out to eat at the pub or at the auction room but those chairs she doesn’t regard as house chairs. To give her a good cuddle you have to get on the floor. Although she gets very excited when one of us comes in, she has been trained to go to her bed and then she gets petted. Her toilet training is excellent and she has never ‘been’ in the house. She responds to her name, sit, drop it, bed and bad dog. She understands ‘down’ but we have never been able to get her to do it at a distance. When she is on a scent trail and can’t hear you call her, just whistle and she will turn and return to you.
Her basic nature is to be fearful of people she does not know and for this reason strangers have to be careful with her. You can see her shake with fear in stressful situations, she will even try to get on your lap in a strange vets. When she is like this, put her muzzle on her so that she can be examined otherwise she will snap at the vet. Because she is such a beautiful looking dog people will try to stroke her. We try to explain to people that she is like an old fashioned English lady; there is a sense of propriety. Proper introductions have to be made, she doesn’t like strangers invading her personal space; she will go to them when she is ready. Growling is another of her features. Her tail is docked so she can’t signal when she is getting stressed so she growls. With people she knows it means “Stop cleaning my ears” or “I’m tired stop playing with me and let me sleep in peace”. With strangers it is a warning that they are too close to her. She will guard resources, food in particular, and growl if she thinks you are taking it from her or teasing her with it.
If you think you could offer Molly her forever home, please get in touch Molly would love to hear from you.
Molly has been neutered, vaccinated and micro chipped. She is currently on foster in SE18 London.READ MORE ABOUT THIS DOG...
Harvey is a 10 year old black Labrador boy who came into Oldies Club rescue as his owner had just had a baby that was thought to be allergic to Harvey. He is in an Oldies Club foster home in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, waiting for someone to offer him a permanent home. Harvey has been left for up to 5 hours and he is fine and just tends to sleep. He loves company though so ideally he wouldn’t be left on his own too long. He should be fine with a part-time worker though.
Harvey has been fine with almost all dogs he has met, except for a young Boxer that he took a disliking to as soon as he saw it in the distance. He would be happier living with older dogs as he may find young dogs too much. We were told that Harvey has previously lived with a cat. He ignores cats when out on walks, and is fine with his fosterer’s rabbit, so he should be fine to live with a dog-savvy cat.
Harvey is currently living with a 9 year old girl and is absolutely fantastic with her. He’s also been great around her friends and was even very good when she had 6 friends round. Harvey greets everyone by sniffing them, which can be a bit much for little children, but he soon settles. He could live with children aged about 5+ so that they are old enough to respect him and not pull him around.
Harvey is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, wormed and flea-treated. Harvey is on Metacam for arthritis in his front legs, which has helped him a great deal. He has also just had a pea-sized tumour removed from his neck. This was a mast cell tumour of the subcutaneous layer, but the vets think this it was low grade. He also has an enlarged prostate but it doesn’t cause any problems.READ MORE ABOUT THIS DOG...
Simba is a very cute 9 year old Staffordshire Bull Terrier boy who came into Oldies Club care because his owners were moving out of their home. He is in an Oldies Club foster home in Gloucester, waiting for someone to offer him a permanent home. Simba has been playful and friendly with all dogs he has met on walks, but at his first foster home Simba didn’t get on with the resident dogs. We therefore think he would probably be best as the only dog in his new home. Simba needs a home with no cats or small animals. His foster carer has rabbits and has had to section them off as Simba was pouncing on the cage.
Simba isn’t suitable to live with young children. He gets very excited and jumps up. He can also be stubborn and doesn’t like to be forced to do something he’s decided he doesn’t want to do, so children need to be sensible dog-savvy teenagers. Simba can be nervous of unfamiliar things and takes some persuading to go for a walk in a new area. Once he knows the regular walking routes though he is quite happy to go, doesn’t pull and has good recall. He is having a 30-minute walk in the morning and 20 minutes in the evening, but he prefers to just go for a wee and then curl back up on the sofa!
Simba doesn’t like loud noises and tends to bark at them, but this has got better as he has settled in. He doesn’t like to go out in the dark and his foster carer has struggled to get him to walk on a route in the dark that he is happy to walk in daylight. He doesn’t like being picked up or having his collar touched. He once grumbled when his foster carer tried to move him off his beloved sofa, but if you are firm with him and don’t give in to his stubbornness he realises that he won’t win and, especially if there is a treat on offer, he will give in!
Simba is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and will be wormed and flea treated. The vet mentioned that Simba has an issue with his back leg from a previous injury. The vet believes this can be managed with joint supplements and by controlling Simba’s weight.READ MORE ABOUT THIS DOG...
Billy is a 10 year old Heinz 57 (Cross-Breed) boy who came into Oldies Club care because his owner had to move to rented accommodation that didn’t take pets. Billy is in an Oldies Club foster home in Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear, waiting for someone to offer him a permanent home. What a special little man!
Billy is super-intelligent and a very quick learner. He’s generally good with dogs and he loves children. He’s good in the car too. His new owner will need to take care at first as, until he has settled, Billy might try to escape, but is fine once he knows the new routine and that he’s ‘home’. You will then have a happy and affectionate companion.
Billy lived with dogs in his previous home and currently lives with a German Shepherd. His foster carer thinks he would also love to be an only dog. He is fine with dogs he meets regularly on walks. On occasions he seems to feel insecure on the lead when meeting dogs he doesn’t know and has growled and barked, but it is not consistent. This could be because he used to be walked off lead. Billy hasn’t lived with cats and might chase ones he sees outside. In his previous home Billy lived with children of all ages. His foster carer confirms that he is good with children.
Billy is a very affectionate dog. He loves attention but is not demanding and would fit in to any home if he is made to feel wanted. Billy is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, wormed and flea treated. He has no current health issues.
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