Loving Lucas Cocker (Oldies Club, fostered NW London)

04/09/17 – Lucas has been reserved

Lucas is a gorgeous 12 year old Cocker Spaniel boy who came into the Oldies Club rescue because his owner was moving and couldn’t take poor Lucas along. He is now in an Oldies Club foster home in Finchley, London, waiting for someone to offer him a permanent home.

Loving and affectionate: Lucas is a lovely dog and his foster carer told us that after one week Lucas had settled really well and was enjoying receiving attention and love.

Previously used to being left: In his previous home Lucas was left all day and we were told that he just slept. His foster carers are with him all the time, so in his new home Lucas may need to start by having short breaks initially to re-introduce him to being left again. He loves having company and attention so wouldn’t suit full-time workers. In his previous home he slept downstairs but he now sleeps in his basket in the bedroom.

Fine with dogs he meets: Lucas hasn’t lived with other dogs before, but he seems fine when he meets them outside, so it’s a possibility with sensible introductions. He is also good with horses and cows.

Not used to cats: Lucas hasn’t lived with cats, and his previous owners said he may chase, but with a dog-savvy cat and the ability to separate them it could work.

Could live with older teenagers: Lucas has lived with a 2 year old in a previous home and tolerated being pestered, but as he’s an older dog now he may become anxious. He needs to be rehomed where children are at least 14 years of age.

Enjoys walks, currently on-lead: Lucas is good on walks. His previous owner told us that he doesn’t pull and has good recall (although he may be a bit hard of hearing). His foster carers don’t let him off the lead and have reported some pulling, which could be because Lucas is expecting to go off lead. Lucas loves his walks and is energetic. He is currently have three 20-minute walks each day.

Very good in the car: Lucas loves the car.

Lucas’s favourite pastimes: Eating, walking and being petted.

Lucas’s ideal home: He’d love to live with someone who is home for a large part of the day and has time to give him the fuss and walks he loves. Older teenage children only.

Health notes: Lucas is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, wormed and flea treated. Since coming into the Oldies Club rescue, Lucas has had a lot of vet treatment, including two dentals, neutering, a biopsy for a lump on his chest (which proved to be a fatty lump) and treatment for blocked anal glands. All issues have been resolved other than him being a little stiff on his back legs. He will need to be monitored for arthritis and blocked anal glands. His vet records will be transferred over to his new owner’s vets so that they have the full details.

Lucas in a few words: Adorable, energetic, happy and friendly.

More about Lucas: Lucas is a firm favourite at the vets, and even though he has had to undergo some painful procedures, he hasn’t held it against them! His foster carer says he is a lovely dog and it is an absolute pleasure and an honour to have him as he brings them so much joy.

If you would like to offer Lucas 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:

Email: rehome@oldies.org.uk
Telephone: 0844 586 8656

Lucas 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 him.

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.

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Adopt an Oldie All listings at www.oldies.org.uk are based on information supplied by the rescue or private owner of the animal. If you are interested in adopting this animal, you should contact the rescue or owner and confirm the details given here, and make sure that you are happy with their procedures and policies.