20/1/2012 Such wonderful news on Aqua … she was spotted on the Oldies Club website by her “guardian angel” and is now settling into a loving new home. What a happy ending :)
Poor Aqua is feeling quite depressed in her current situation. She is being rehomed privately and her owner is desperate to get her into a new home where she will be happy and well cared for. Her ideal home must be out there somewhere.
Aqua is eleven years old and she’s a German Shepherd X Collie. She currently lives with her owner in a flat in Hastings, East Sussex and everytime she needs a comfort break or goes out for a walk she has a lot of stairs to cope with. Because her mobility isn’t as good as it used to be, she finds this quite a struggle. She also spends many hours alone because her owner, Stephen, works full time and there are often days when she doesn’t get out for a walk. Stephen says she gets quite depressed on these days and he would love to see her in a more suitable home with someone who has a lot more time to devote to her.
Aqua is a very loving and kind natured dog and she spent her early years growing up around young children. She would be happy living in either an adult only home or within a family environment, but because she’s in her golden years now and appreciates some quiet time, any children would ideally be aged 5 years or above.
Aqua is sociable with other dogs and Stephen tells us that she spent most of her life living with an Affenpinscher who was pretty much in love with her! She also spent a few days on holiday with a couple of other German Shepherds and they all got along just fine. Aqua wouldn’t mind sharing her new home with another dog, but would be equally happy being the only dog if she could have quality time with her new owner.
Aqua shares her current home with a cat and they are very friendly towards each other, often found lying next to each other on Aqua’s cushion! Occasionally Aqua’s nose gets a little too close for comfort and the cat will push her away, but Stephen believes she would be okay living with cats, provided they could have a gentle introduction beforehand.
Aqua would love a home where she could have access to a garden and although her mobility isn’t perfect she still enjoys getting out for regular walks. She’s good to walk on the lead and can be let off in safe areas, but will sometimes wander a little. She’s good in the car and would be happy to travel further afield.
Aqua doesn’t have any particular dislikes, but like many dogs she’s not keen on fireworks and needs some reassurance.
Aqua is spayed, vaccinated and microchipped and has been worm and flea treated. She is on medication and supplements for arthritis and also for epilepsy, but it is a very lose dose and she hasn’t had a fit for almost a year now. Stephen is willing to continue paying for her medication and just wants to see her in the right home where she will be happy.
If you would like to offer this very special girl a loving home, please contact her owner, Stephen, as follows;
Please mention that you saw Aqua on the Oldies Club website.
Prospective adopters will be homechecked by Stephen or an Oldies Club volunteer. Stephen has confirmed that he can take Aqua back if the rehoming didn’t work out for any reason.
Oldies Club suggests you read our article Questions for Adopters which is written to help people who are planning to adopt a dog from a private owner rather than a rescue.