Petite Pepe (Oldies Club Sponsor Dog)

Cute  Petite Pepe a 13 year old Toy Poodle  who came into the Oldies Club care in August 2017 with his buddy Jack, an adorable 12 year old Shih Tzu because their owner had to move into a flat where no pets were allowed.

Jack and Pepe took about 2 weeks to settle into their foster home, getting used to all the new smells, people and the routine. At first everything seemed fine Pepe underwent a  routine vet treatment. Jack was diagnosed with a slight heart murmur and a cloudy outlook due to his cataracts. Both dogs seemed in fine fettle.

Unfortunately  Jack began losing weight and seems a lot more confused and unsettled. Not the happy soul his fosterers has grown to know. Blood tests were taken suspecting diabetes but they revealed that sadly Jack has kidney failure.  The vet diagnosed steroids and a low protein diet to help Jack but his prognosis is months rather than years.

Due to Jack’s health concerns and unknown time left, Oldies Club made the decision to place Jack along with his inseparably buddy Pepe in our sponsor dog scheme, which means they will remain at their lovely foster home on a permanent basis, with the charity paying their vet bills for the rest of their lives. Sadly in January 2018 Jack was continuing to loose weight at an alarming rate and had started to suffer so the vets felt it was best that he be put to sleep.

Pepe who is a sensitive little soul has now been left on his own and is having to adjust to life without his best friend.  His fosterers are doing the best they can to help comfort him and allow him to grieve.

Pepe has an anxious disposition. New situations are a worry to him, which is frankly… exhausting!

Pepe is a pretty gummy lad. A dental shortly after coming into Oldies Club care resulted in him having several teeth removed and two holes in the roof of his mouth repaired. After his mouth healed he was able to eat a lot better.

Pepe is a lovely little boy who enjoys his walks. He is quite quick and light on his paws, but very accommodating to his fosterer’s pace. His hearing isn’t good, so he’s used to staying on the lead.

Pepe likes to follow his fosterer around the garden, just pottering and being companionable. He really love to snuggle up to his fosterer on the sofa of an evening, after another full day of making people say, “Aw, so cute!” wherever he goes.

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 Pepe or one of the other special oldies we are caring for in our sponsor dog scheme.