Sandy – 11 year old female Cross-Breed

Sandy is a gorgeous 11 year old girl who came into Oldies Club care after her owner went into a home. Sandy is in an Oldies Club foster home in Dukinfield, Tameside, Greater Manchester. Sandy had a dramatic start to her time in Oldies Club care – she bolted when she first arrived at her foster home and was lost for a few hours. With many kind people helping, she was caught, safe and well other than having sore paws. Sandy loves snuggling up for a cuddle and is a fit girl and enjoys long on-lead walks. She needs a secure garden to relax in and would be happy to live with another dog, so long as it doesn’t have a flat face… And, as you can see from the photos, she’d enjoy going on caravan holidays with you!

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Sandy took about a week to settle in foster care. Sandy likes to take her time getting to know new people, and is defensive until she feels secure, but with a little roast chicken she will soon be your best friend. She refused food for 3 days, until her foster carer discovered Sandy’s weak spot for chicken, and Sandy has been eating normal dog food without a problem since. Sandy can be a bit of an escape artist! It’s extremely important that when the front door is opened Sandy is in her crate or behind a closed door as she is fast and able to wriggle past your legs.

Sandy can back out of a regular harness so she has a custom built harness that she cannot back out of, and this will go with her to her new home. Although Sandy was used to her previous owner being home all day, she has been perfectly happy when left for a few hours in her foster home. Sandy is currently living with 4 dogs of all ages and there have been no problems at all. However, Sandy really doesn’t like flat-faced dogs such as Boxers and British Bulldogs. Sandy hasn’t lived with cats before.

Sandy’s foster carer thinks she could live with older children that are respectful of an older dog. However, Sandy’s escapology would need to be managed carefully.  Sandy can’t be let off the lead as she has a history of bolting. Sandy is a very fit and active dog. She can happily walk for an hour + and doesn’t tire easily. When she meets new dogs on walks she has a tendency to bark and lunge on the lead, but she is easily distracted with a bit of chicken!  Sandy must travel in a crate in the car, but she will try to jump through the crate door when you open it. To solve this problem, her foster carer attaches a long line to Sandy and leaves some of it out of the crate door for her to hold on to before opening the door.

Sandy loves cuddles: she will happily cuddle up to you all day and be stroked. Sandy does not like flat-faced dogs such as Boxers and British Bulldogs. She must be kept away from these types of dogs.  Sandy would suit a home with a person who is quite active and enjoys long walks. She loves to be out in the garden but it needs to be 100% secure. She would like an owner who will enjoy cuddling with her and giving her plenty of attention and fuss.  Sandy is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, wormed and flea treated. She is in excellent shape for her age with no current health worries.

Foster carer’s summary of Sandy: “Sandy is a very affectionate dog and likes to be sat next to you having cuddles. She gets on well with other dogs, but on the lead she will lunge and bark at dogs she not met before, a bit of chicken soon distracts her and stops the barking. She has met lots of dogs in my home when she is off the lead and she hasn’t reacted, it’s just on the lead.”

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