1/1/18 – Milo has gone off to his new home!
Milo is a gorgeous, cheery Shih Tzu boy of 11 years who came into Oldies Club rescue because his owners were moving and couldn’t take him with them. He’s now in an Oldies Club foster home in Newark, Nottinghamshire while he waits for a forever home that’s worthy of him. He thought he’d found it already but it was not meant to be, so this is your second chance of having the cutest best friend in the world!
A good boy in foster: Milo made himself at home within a couple of days. He quickly found the radiator with the best aspect and has been lounging in luxury, with fuss on demand, ever since. He does love a cuddle but when he asks for one. He reserves the right to choose.
Can be left for a while: Milo does love company but he’s also a sensible and relaxed dog. His foster carer has left him alone for 2 hours so far. Doors were open so he wasn’t confined to one room, allowing him to patrol the whole of downstairs and he was fine. Not thrilled, but OK. He wouldn’t like to be left for long or very often, but he’ll manfully hold the fort if you have to go out sometimes. He might gaze at you a bit more intently than normal when you’re back though!
Could live with another smallish dog: Milo is good with other medium and small dogs. He’s had several such visitors and always attempts to play with them. However, puppies are too perplexing and large dogs, he finds alarming. He might bark at them to tell them not to even think about it! But sensible sized other dogs are good pals for him and he should be happy to live with one after friendly introductions.
Untested with cats: Milo hasn’t been cat tested but he has met sheep and horses since being in foster. He decided it would be funny to chase them! Knowing this side to him, it’s best if doesn’t live with cats…or sheep…or horses.
Could live with older children: Milo has shown himself to be great with children from age 6, BUT he really doesn’t like being pulled about and manhandled by anyone. He can be quite assertive about this, growling when needed. To avoid any unpleasantness, it’s best if any youngsters at home are considerate older ones. Younger visiting grandchildren should be fine as long as they respect him and realise he’s his own person.
Loves his walks: Milo is currently used to having a 40-60 minute walk in the morning and a 30 minute one in the afternoon, plus a 20 minute stroll before his bedtime. He is very good on the lead, preferring a harness to a collar. When off lead he tends to stay nearby. His recall isn’t reliable but if he chooses not to come back when called, he will let you catch him up. He’s a generous like that!
Good in the car: Milo is not just well behaved in the car, he positively exudes contentment.
Milo’s favourite pastimes: Being with his people, having cuddles, luxuriating in the warmest spot available, eating, walkies and playing with toys, especially Squirrel.
Milo’s dislikes: Thunder and other sudden noises, also The Dark. Although, it seems if he’s allowed to sleep on his foster carer’s bed with them, he feels safe even in darkness. Is there space on your bed for him?
Milo’s ideal home: He needs to be able to do all his favourite things. Having company most of the time and 2 or 3 good walks a day are the most important criteria.
Health notes: Milo is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and worm/flea treated. His sight is less than perfect. He gets along fine, it’s only an issue when something sudden happens and makes him jump.
Shih Tzus like Milo need regular grooming sessions to clip their fast growing coats and claws…for comfort as well as to stay looking so fabulous!
Milo’s foster carer says: “Milo is friendly, playful, laid-back and endearing. He’s a lovely sweet dog and has been no trouble at all whilst he’s been here. He always seems happy whatever he’s doing, he’s very easy-going and just loves to be with his humans. He also has very cute ears that bounce when he trots along!”
If you would like to offer Milo 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
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.