28/10/17 – Her Royal Highness, Princess Shih Tzu of Shropshire has moved to her new residence!
Princess is an adorable 11 year old Shih Tzu who came into the Oldies Club rescue after her owners had to move into a flat and, with her arthritis, she couldn’t manage the stairs. She’s now in an Oldies Club foster home in Whitchurch, Shropshire waiting for her perfect new owner to offer her a restful retirement.
A loving girl in foster: Princess took only a couple of days to settle into her foster home. Her sweet nature emerges more and more all the time.
Can be left for a few hours: Although Princess really loves company, she’s a sensible lady who can be left for a few hours when necessary. She’d like to be with you a lot of the time but, if you need to go out for a while for boring human reasons, she’ll be philosophical about it. Well, that is to say, she’ll sleep.
Good with other dogs: Princess sometimes finds large dogs overwhelming but small, friendly ones are potential good pals. She’d be happy to live with one, after pleasant introductions.
Good with cats: Princess is good with cats and can live with them in harmony. She’ll even eat side-by-side with one peacefully. See…
OK with older children: Princess should be fine with children from age around 10, as long as she can retreat and rest when she needs to. Also, while she has a playful spirit, she can only play very gentle games (eg. slow-and-stately-fetch).
Enjoys her walks: Princess likes to go out, see what’s going on and meet her adoring fans. She’s used to having two walks a day of about half a mile each. Her arthritis needs some consideration, of course. Her recall is good and she’s a pleasure to potter along with.
Good in the car: Settling down, getting comfy AND having a jolly outing with your human. Just the ticket!
Princess’ favourite pastimes: Being snuggled up beside you for a nap is Princess’ idea of Heaven! She does like a gentle ball game too (slowly, of course, and with a soft ball).
Princess’ dislikes: She’s understandably nervy around small children. Amenable though she is, she doesn’t hold with their erratic movements and sudden noises. How’s a girl to sleep?!
Princess’ ideal home: A home with a nice, retired person or couple who want a constant companion and can keep an eye on the odd niggling health concern of hers.
Health notes: Princess is spayed, microchipped, flea/worm treated and has had a dental. She’s had her first vaccination so far and will be fully vaccinated before adoption. Two complaints which she did have but which don’t need further treatment are: an eye ulcer which has cleared up and itchy skin which has been treated.
It’s thought the ulcer was caused by her fur growing too long and bothering the eye. Shih Tzus do have very fast growing coats and claws, needing regular trimming. In Princess’ case, her fringe in particular needs close monitoring. As for the skin, any scratching now seems to be behavioural so, hopefully it’ll ease once she’s settled in her forever home. Lastly, her arthritis means she’s a bit restricted in what she can do. She doesn’t do stairs, or at least, she can go up but not down again. Bless her!
Princess in a few words: Loyal, sweet, sleepy, cutie.
If you would like to offer Princess 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
Princess 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.