Affectionately called “Granny Ella” as she is an older, lovely lady aged 13 years, Ella is a gorgeous, Orange Belton Setter who is looking for a home for her twilight years with the help of Settusfree. Meanwhile, Ella is now enjoying the comforts of a real home in foster care in York, having travelled from Spain.
Her foster mum reports that, despite her age, she is a little dynamo who enjoys walks with plenty to sniff and a nice muddy puddle to cool off in! She is very fit and can walk for hours, though is happy enough with a couple of short walks in the day if that is all that fits in and likes a good sleep once she is home.
Ella adores the company of people but, while she ignores other dogs met out walking, she quickly scraps with any dog that gets into her personal space. She shows little interest in other animals other than birds, but is untested with cats and other pets, or small children. She should be fine with older children who are respectful and dog-savvy.
Ella travels well in the car. In the house, she is well-behaved and house-trained – no jumping, no chewing, no thieving and she doesn’t hear the postman. She loves to share a sofa … and a bed … but will settle in her own bed or on the floor so long as she has a human nearby.
Ella has no defined health problems; various age-related lumps and bumps and not many front teeth, but she does have a good appetite, a healthy coat and clearly has several more vigorous years ahead of her for someone who would like an active and affectionate companion who is easy and undemanding to care for. Ella is very deaf and has cataracts so she walks happily on a long line and is safe in a secure area, but her deafness means she has zero recall. As regards her sight, her foster mum says that Ella has plenty of functional sight for everyday purposes and thinks she possibly sees movement more than objects. But she doesn’t bump into things and manages stairs even in low light.
Ella is spayed, fully vaccinated and in good health for her age apart from her poor sight and deafness. She has a passport and has tested negative for Mediterranean diseases including Leish.
Ella needs a forever home where she has someone with her most of the time, as she currently has to be left in the house for periods and she does sometimes get distressed and vocal (though not destructive) when alone. She needs to be an only dog.
Can you provide this charming, elderly lady with a retirement home where she will have lots of reassuring human company and nice long walks, so she can enjoy the comfort and love she needs?
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If you would like to give adorable Ella the home she truly deserves, please get in touch with Sarah at Settusfree as follows:
Tel: 07740 623893
Please mention that you saw Ella on the Oldies Club website.