13/1/18 – Tiger-Lily is now reserved.
Tiger-Lily is a very sweet 15 year old Border Terrier Cross who came into the Oldies Club rescue after her owner went into a care home. Tiger-Lily (her foster carer calls her Lil’s) is in a foster home in Oxfordshire, waiting for someone to offer her a lovely new home.
As an introduction to Tiger-Lily, see her trotting along beautifully in these short video clips:
Doing well in foster care: It took Tiger-Lily about 10 days to feel settled at her foster home. She’s proving to be a lovely little girl.
Loves to be with you: Tiger-Lily loves to have company but once she has settled in she will cope if she has to be left for a short time. Her foster carer has built up leaving Tiger-Lily for short periods and she just trots off to bed now when her foster carer strokes her and tells her she’s going out. But Tiger-Lily does still need a home with someone around most of the time. She isn’t a lap dog though and simply wants to be in the same room as you. She is housetrained and happily goes outside to toilet, but she may slip up if not out in time.
Wants to be an only dog: Tiger-Lily is calm when passing other dogs as long as they keep a respectful distance. If they don’t, she might tell them off. Another dog came to stay at her foster home for a while and Tiger-Lily was not impressed! She needs to be the only dog in her new home.
OK with cats outside: There are no cats in Tiger-Lily’s foster home, but she is OK with cats when she is on walks.
Good with children: Tiger-Lily should be fine to live with kind children aged 6 years and above, once she’s got to know them. Younger visiting grandchildren should be fine for her.
Enjoys walks: Tiger-Lily loves her walks but becomes attached to the person walking her and might refuse to step out with others. She is great on the lead and if you have an enclosed area or live rurally, she’d love to go off lead for a gallop. She is deaf so stays on the lead when near roads, but when she is off lead she will turn to check you’re still there every few steps and immediately turn around when you do.
Good in the car once settled: She settles well in the car as soon as she gets in, now that she is feeling more secure generally in foster. Her foster carers have recently bought a camper van and Tiger-Lily found the perfect place to snooze on her travels, right by their seats.
Tiger-Lily’s favourite pastimes: Spending time in the garden, sleeping, going for walks, and being as close to people as possible!
Tiger-Lily’s ideal home: She would love a home with someone who is home most of the day, who is happy to be gazed at and followed around devotedly.
Health notes: Tiger-Lily is microchipped, wormed and flea treated. We don’t know for sure that she is neutered but it’s thought that she is. She has a heart murmur and an enlarged liver, but the vet is not at all concerned about this as Tiger-Lily is active and a healthy eater. She is on the following medication: Nelio – half a 5mg tablet once daily, Cardisure – quarter of a 5mg tablet twice daily, and Frusemide – one 20 mg tablet once daily. These are ongoing treatments. She is settled on Chappie food, which suits her well.
Tiger-Lily in a few words: Sweet, affectionate, calm, funny and nosey!
Tiger-Lily’s foster carer told us: “Lil’s is a very loving little dog who just craves human attention. She will stay by your side wherever you go, lying on the bath mat whilst you’re in the bathroom, on the kitchen floor while you cook and even sitting under the pottery wheel as she’s so desperate to be with you. She settles at night beautifully on her own with no problems as she knows you’re upstairs and would have to go past her to get out! Lil’s is a very funny little dog who will drag her bed from room to room until she’s comfy then gets out of her bed and flops on the floor! She’s an absolute beauty of a dog who has clearly been loved her whole life and she’s willing to give lots of love back to someone who will see past her age.”
If you would like to offer Tiger-Lily a permanent 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
Tiger-Lily can be rehomed anywhere on the UK mainland, 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.
This replaces Tiger-Lily’s previous page dated 13 August 2017.