29/4/2011 Tom has found a lovely new home
Tom is a youthful 8 year old Springer Spaniel who is in an Oldies Club foster home in Chippenham, Wiltshire. Tom is such a lovely boy and is eager for love and attention. He will make a super family pet and will devote himself to his new people.
Settled immediately: Tom settled at his foster home straight away. He has been 100% clean and is happy to be left for a few hours.
Good on walks and in the car: Tom loves his walks: his half-tail wags non stop! He is currently having an hour’s offlead walk morning and evening. He barks with excitement when he sees his lead and pulls a little until he settles. He much prefers being offlead and will do 10 steps for every one of yours, but he keeps a careful eye on the whereabouts of his human companions and does not stray far away. He’s a typical springer and loves exploring hedges and undergrowth and is not averse to a paddle in a puddle.
Tom barks when he sees other dogs but when he reaches them he greets them politely. He’s good in the car and settles down quite happily in a crate in the back of his fosterer’s vehicle.
Needs to live with another dog: Tom was the only dog in his previous home, but he has enjoyed being in the company of the other dogs in his foster home and would benefit from doggie company in his new home.
Used to cats: Tom lived with a cat in his previous home. He also ignores larger livestock like horses and cows.
Good with children: Tom was used to small children visiting his previous home and was reputedly very good with them.
Tom’s favourite pastimes: Walking; Being fussed over; Playing with a ball; Eating. And walking again!
Tom’s dislikes: Tom is scared of vacuum cleaners so his fosterer ensures he’s in another room when she vacuums.
Tom’s perfect home: Tom would like a home where he can be spoilt and get lots of offlead exercise. His ideal home would be in or close to countryside. Tom loves people so he would prefer to be part of a bigger family rather than with just one person.
Health notes: Tom is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, wormed and flea-treated and he has recently had a dental. He has some arthritis in his spine but it does not affect him at the moment. It may be worth giving him one of the many supplements available for arthritic conditions, and he may need pain relief at some point in the future.
Foster carer’s summary: Tom is a sweet natured boy who will devote himself to his new family.
If you can offer Tom a permanent home, please refer to 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
He can be rehomed anywhere in the UK, 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.Tags: Active Oldie, Central, Good with cats, Good with kids, Good with other dogs, Medium Sized, South West, Spaniel