Dotty is a 12-year-old female Yorkshire Terrier who came into the Oldies Club rescue via a vets, after she was found by a motorway, rescued by a member of the public, and no owner could be traced. Sweet Dotty is looking for a quiet home where she can be your special little companion and spend most of the day with you. She seems to have lived with an older man previously as she gravitates towards men, especially grey-haired men, but she loves cuddles with her female fosterer too and shares her time between both fosterers. She would be ideal for older people who don’t want to go for long dog walks.
Dotty can be left for up to 4 hours occasionally, but she definitely needs a home where someone is around for most of the day. When left she can be heard barking as her fosterers return to the front door – she doesn’t have a loud bark. She will paw at the door and has had some accidents when left. Dotty tends to ignore other dogs, both inside the home and outside on walks. At Christmas three other dogs visited and Dotty allowed them all to meet her and have a sniff, then she walked off and did her own thing. She could live with other dogs as she is very easy going.
Again, Dotty she seems to ignore cats so she might have lived with one before. She has been tested with cats twice, for a couple of hours each time, and she just ignored them. She never chases cats or barks at them when she meets them on a walk. We haven’t been able to test Dotty with young children but she really needs a quiet home without children. She should be fine about having sensible children visit who are properly supervised and who will allow Dotty to simply do her own thing. She has shown no aggression but she will snarl when you try to trim the her hair on her face.
Dotty’s favourite pastimes are sleeping, eating and getting cuddles. She doesn’t seem bothered about playing with toys, other than briefly playing with one that belonged to a visiting dog.She is not keen on having a bath and she doesn’t like you touching her feet, trimming her hair or checking her teeth. She gets a fright if you approach from her blind side.
The vets did a test to work out if Dotty is neutered and they think that she might be. She has been microchipped, wormed and flea treated. She arrived with a list of health problems, but they were mainly due to untreated issues and have all been resolved. (She had a hernia, an untreated ulcer in her right eye and her teeth were in a terrible state. She has had the hernia fixed, her eye removed and 16 teeth extracted.) She has arthritis and has just started to take Onsior, 1 tablet a day, and she is having Urilin as she had a couple of accidents.