24/2/13 Jodie has gone to her lovely new home!
Jodie is a pretty, very spritely Springer Spaniel who is 9 years old on the 1st of February. She has been a gundog for most of her life but is now looking forward to a comfortable, but active, retirement. She is in an Oldies Club foster home near Chippenham in Wiltshire, waiting for someone to offer her a permanent home.
Well-behaved in her foster home: Jodie settled immediately with the 3 other dogs in her foster home and despite having been kennelled in the past has not had a single accident. She loves being a house dog and has even been known to sneak onto the sofa! She is very quiet; her fosterers have never heard her bark. She has been left for 3 or 4 hours with no problem and settles happily after a good walk. She is not particularly interested in toys.
Good with other dogs: Jodie could live as an only dog, she would enjoy the attention, or with other dogs – she does not interact greatly with other dogs but is quite relaxed around her fosterer’s 3 dogs. She ignores other dogs completely when out – she has far more important things to do! She does love attention so much that she will attempt to push in between her fosterer and an other dog receiving attention, so it is probably best if any other dog in the household is fairly tolerant.
Good with cats: Jodie paid no attention to several cats when her fosterer took her visiting. She also ignores farm animals. She wouldn’t be good with hens or small furries (rabbits etc.) because of her working background.
Could live with children: We have been told that Jodie is excellent with children. She is extremely good natured, but she is very lively so she will not be rehomed with toddlers since she could easily knock them over.
Loves good walks: Jodie is a very fit girl and neither looks nor acts her age; no-one who sees her out and about can believe she is almost 9. She would be horrified to know she is classed as an Oldie and she just lives for her walks. She won’t settle in the morning until she has had a good walk. She pulls on the lead, and when she is let off the lead she doesn’t stop running, jumping and exploring from the moment she is let off until the walk ends. She is frequently out of sight exploring both sides of hedgerows but is always aware of where her companions are and checks in regularly. She will also recall to voice or a whistle.
Here is a short video of Jodie enjoying her favourite activity:
Good in the car: Jodie hops up in the back of a 4×4 quite happily and shares a crate with another dog when travelling. She likes to lie on a very secure base; she doesn’t like sliding around. She would be equally happy secured in a harness on the back seat of a car.
Jodie’s likes: Long offlead walks; Swimming; Mud; Puddles; Cuddles.
Jodie’s dislikes: The vacuum cleaner.
Jodie’s perfect home: Jodie really needs active adopters who live in a village or country environment where she has easy access to offlead walking areas. It would be good for her too if her new family was interested in exercising her mind as well – for example with clicker training, doing obedience or agility. She is too active to be rehomed with full-time workers.
Health notes: Jodie is vaccinated, microchipped, wormed and flea treated. At her vet check she was given a clean bill of health, and she now has clean shiny teeth following a dental. She will be spayed before going to her forever home.
Foster carer’s summary of Jodie: “Jodie is a very loving girl, she just loves cuddling up and attention. However, she lives for her walks.”
If you can offer Jodie a permanent home, please refer to our Adoption Procedures for information about the adoption process. You can then contact an Oldies Club rehoming co-ordinator as follows:
Telephone: 0844 586 8656
Jodie can be rehomed anywhere in the UK, subject to a satisfactory home visit, but note that you will be required to travel to the foster home to meet her.
If you would love to offer a home to an oldie but your circumstances aren’t suitable, perhaps you would be kind enough to sponsor one of the special oldies we are caring for that, due to health problems, are unlikely to be offered a permanent home.