26/8/13 Pretty Piper has gone to her new home!
Piper is a beautiful 9 year old Labrador girl who came into Oldies Club care because her owners were moving abroad. She is in an Oldies Club foster home near Ormskirk, Lancashire, waiting for someone to offer her a permanent home.
Settled quickly in foster: Piper settled at her foster home within minutes. She is happy to be left alone for a few hours. If Piper had an early morning walk, a short walk at lunchtime and had her big walk in the evening, she could live with a working family. But preference will usually be given to homes where dogs aren’t left so much.
Would like to live with another dog: Piper loves the company of other dogs and her ideal home will have an energetic canine friend for her.
Unknown with cats: Piper hasn’t lived with cats previously but her foster carer doesn’t foresee there being a problem.
Bouncy with children: Piper has lived with a child aged 10 years. Piper can be bouncy and will jump up to say hello, so children will need to be big-dog savvy.
Good on walks: Piper is great on walks; she walks well on and off the lead and she recalls well. She can walk for up to an hour. Her ideal walking schedule would be 2 walks a day of 45-60 minutes each.
Good in the car: Yes!
Piper’s favourite pastimes: Going for walks and having a good long run off lead. Playing rough-and-tumble with fosterer’s dog. Swimming and eating.
Piper’s dislikes: Her previous owner suggested that Piper is scared of fireworks, but Piper is getting used to loud bangs now that she lives in the countryside where farmers use gas powered bird scarers.
Piper’s perfect home: Piper is very sociable and she will need a home where there is already another young/energetic dog who will enjoy playing rough and going for a run with Piper. A home where her family is dog orientated, active and ensures she knows she’s one of the family.
Health notes: Piper is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, wormed and flea treated. She has some fatty lumps which the vet says shouldn’t prove to be a problem. Piper has undergone investigations for a skin complaint (thickened skin). It is thought she may be sensitive to some foods and so will need a Sensitivity food. Her itchy skin symptoms are controlled on half a steroid a day. Piper has also had an infection in both ears, this will need to be monitored.
Foster carer’s summary of Piper: “Cuddly. Fun. Bouncy. Loving. Sociable.
Piper needs a family with another friendly dog or who will meet up with other dogs every day. Piper is a clever girl, she knows more than 40 words, the list will be forwarded to her new family. She has the wiggliest bottom I’ve ever seen!! Piper can hardly contain her excitement when she knows we are going for a walk and thoroughly enjoys her run off lead.
Piper loves to swim and play with her water toys but we have not been able to take her to the seaside due to her ear infection. If she does go in the sea her ears will need to be closely monitored for infection. In the meantime she will seek out the nearest puddle, pond or stream, so watch out, you will get wet when you call her back!
Piper has enjoyed playing rough with our dog, she usually has our dog’s head in her mouth! We will miss Piper very much when she goes and have thought long about keeping her ourselves, she is the most wonderful and loving dog. Perfectly playful Piper!”
If you can offer Piper 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
Piper 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.Tags: Active Oldie, Good with kids, Good with other dogs, Large and Lovely, Medium Sized, North West, Retriever