25/9/15 Perdy has found a very special new home where she will be having lots of adventures. Happy days Perdy!
Perdy is a pretty little lurcher – between whippet and border collie size – who originally came into the Oldies Club rescue because her owners were having to leave her for long hours. Perdy is about 7 or 8 years old and is full of life and fun. Sadly, Perdy doesn’t seem to be having much luck with finding the right home, despite being a really lovely girl.
Introducing Perdy: Perdy is a loving, snuggly, clever girl. Her perfect day would involve a nice long off-lead walk, then relaxing with her people on the sofa. Perdy enjoys being with you but she can be left for a few hours. She likes to play with her dog friends, and she loves a trip out in the car. Perdy can jump high fences, and is very scared of loud bangs such as fireworks, so her new owners will have to be careful with her at noisy times of year.
Good with children: Perdy has lived with a small child, and she seems to love children. She runs fast and sometimes jumps up, which might be scary for very small ones, but she would be a lovely dog to join a family with dog-savvy children. Perdy likes playing football, and she also loves to cuddle with her family at home.
Good with dogs: Perdy is in a foster home with 5 resident dogs, plus canine visitors home-boarded by her foster carers. Sweet Perdy takes it all in her stride! She has met dogs of all sizes and generally gets on well with them.
Barks at cats: Perdy finds cats quite exciting and barks at them. She has improved with training but we don’t think she is suitable to live with cats.
Loves a good run: Perdy is an active girl who needs plenty of exercise. She loves to run and play with doggie pals. In the past she sometimes reacted to dogs when meeting them on the lead, but she has improved immensely with practice. She plays like a lurcher and might nip at dogs’ legs when playing. For this reason, Perdy wears a lightweight lurcher muzzle when off lead, just in case she catches another dog while bouncing. She is happy to wear her muzzle and she can eat treats while wearing it. Her recall is fairly reliable, but she is occasionally distracted by a lively new playmate, or by rabbits.
Good in the car: Perdy loves car travel and will hop in as soon as the door is opened.
Perdy’s favourite pastimes: Being with her people, running with other dogs, snoozing, and rolling around on her back with her paws in the air!
Health notes: Perdy is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, wormed and flea treated. She has no current health issues.
Perdy’s ideal home: Perdy would like to live with a dog-experienced, active family. She seems to have border collie in her make-up, and would be the perfect hound for someone who will appreciate her sensitive, intelligent and loving collie side, as well as her whippety lurcher attributes. She needs an active home as she isn’t an old-oldie, and although she enjoys a nap for a few hours, she loves to run and play. Plenty of exercise, training and mental stimulation will keep Perdy happy!
Foster carer’s summary of Perdy: “A gregarious girl who loves nothing more than meeting new dogs and their people. She’s highly intelligent and active, and she adores country runs with her doggie pals. Yet, when she gets home, the sighthound in her prevails, the sofa beckons, and for much of the remainder of the day she’s to be found upside down, relaxed and snoozing!”
And finally, a message from Perdy herself!:
“Hello everyone, my name’s Perdy, and I’m going to give you five reasons why you really shouldn’t adopt me –
1. For a start I’m a bit too pretty, which might make your dog-walking friends rather envious that they didn’t spot me first.
2. Perhaps I’m a shade too fit and bouncy, so your vet probably won’t get to see me very often, which might be a bit disappointing for him or her.
3. If you’ve got children, I’ll probably want to spend lots of time with them, because I love kids, and so that might be a bit disappointing for you.
4. I love to make new doggie friends, so our walks might take quite a long time while I say hello to everyone.
5. And I’m also maybe a weeny bit too loving and affectionate – I just can’t help it, it’s the way I am.
But if all this hasn’t put you off, you might like to ask the nice Oldies Club people if you could adopt me! I’ve got a lovely foster Mum and Dad, and they love me loads and loads, but they want me to have a special home of my own. I’ll be very sad to say goodbye to them, and all my doggie friends here, but I know that you’ll give me lots of cuddles and make me feel at home.
Well go on then, pick up the phone…”
If you could like to offer Perdy a home, please read 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
Perdy 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.