Spike is a super little 14 year old male Cairn Terrier who is in a foster home in Melrose, Roxburghshire, waiting for someone to offer him a permanent home. Spike could live with any type of dog, if reasonably calm and friendly. Energetic and playful dogs do not worry him, but an old gentleman like Spike might get knocked over by very boisterous dogs, so he would prefer steadier friends. He is a slow eater so will need to be fed separately from other dogs. He loves a chew but will have them stolen by faster, cheeky dogs, if you aren’t quick to intervene.
Spike has no experience with cats. Children will need to respect Spike and give him space. He wouldn’t like being petted by small children, but older children, aged 12+ would be fine. He likes his food and chews and he loves treats. He also likes to toddle about the house and garden. He isn’t usually a nervous or worried chap at all, but he doesn’t like a visit to the vets.
Spike is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and has been wormed and flea treated. He has a slight heart murmur but this shouldn’t need any treatment. He is deaf and has limited sight, but other than this he is very healthy. He has had skin problems in the past, but these can be kept in check with one bath a week with some nice mild shampoo. Spike isn’t taking any medication. He has had blood and urine tests which showed nothing abnormal and his liver and kidneys are functioning well.
Special Spike would like kind and patient owners who will give him the time and space to adapt to his new environment. He’s a lovely old boy who needs easy access to a safe garden as he likes to go out for a wee frequently, and for this reason he also needs people who are at home a lot of the time. He isn’t incontinent, but when he needs to go he does need to go straight away, so you will need to be unfazed about any accidents. He loves to toddle about and will be very happy in a home where he can potter around the garden and back inside as he pleases. He doesn’t see well, so needs an uncluttered space.