Pretty Bonnie is a 12-year-old female West Highland White Terrier who is in an Oldies Club foster home in Romsey, Hampshire, waiting for someone to offer her a wonderful new permanent home. Bonnie has been fine to be left for up to 3 hours but she would prefer a home where she won’t be left for too long too often. She enjoys company but does mainly snooze throughout the day. Bonnie likes other dogs and is very friendly with them. Bonnie’s foster carer has a cat who stays out of the way, but Bonnie has seen it and just wants to say hello. Out and about, Bonnie ignores cats.
Bonnie has been good with visiting children and has been happy to be fussed. She is a very gentle and sweet-natured dog who hasn’t got a bad bone in her body, but she is deaf and could possibly be easily startled by a child, so we think that she would be better either in an adult-only home where there may be visiting grandchildren, or a home with older children (aged 12+) who are dog-savvy and understand that Bonnie is an older lady and is deaf.
She gets very excited when she knows she’s going out for a walk. She enjoys sleeping but she’s not really a lap dog – she prefers to snuggle up next to you on the sofa. Despite being a lady of repose, she does have a funny, playful 5 minutes when you return home. She also likes sitting in the garden sunbathing. When the summer comes, she would love to spend time in the garden with her new owner.
Bonnie is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and has been wormed and flea treated. Bonnie has typical Westie skin and she has been prescribed Apoquel tablets which she will need to stay on. This medication is working and her skin looks really good now. She is having Hills Metabolic Diet to help her lose her weight and she does enjoy this food. If her skin flares up she may need to have medicated baths.
Bonnie would be perfect for someone who wants a dog to take out for a couple of slow wanders a day and then snuggle up on the sofa with. She enjoys having company but equally is quite happy to settle down if you go out after she has had a walk. She could live as an only dog, or with another dog, and should be fine with a cat too. You may notice we only have one photo here of Bonnie standing up. She does love to relax and truly has mastered the art of repose.