Our thanks to Richard Lindley for taking these lovely photos of Suki.
19/11/12 Gorgeous Suki has found a new home at last!
Suki is a 9 year old Corgi Cross who came into Oldies Club care, in January 2012, because a child in her family had an illness that was exacerbated by pet hair. She is in an Oldies Club foster home in Nottingham, waiting for someone to offer her a permanent home.
Despite being a good-looking girl, Suki hasn’t had much interest and so we featured her as our Old Dog of the Week recently. Although she seems to look quite large on some photos, Suki is only about knee high and her foster carer thinks she is a Corgi mix. You can see why in this photo…
Suki is a generally happy and gentle girl who loves her walks and to play ball with you, but she’s independent around the home and isn’t the type of dog that follows you around. She would be perfect for full-time workers, provided she has a walk halfway through the day as she is quite happy in her own company to have a good snooze.
Suki could live with other dogs, but not with cats or children. She needs owners who are experienced with dogs as she can be possessive with her bed and toys and will grumble if you try to make her do something she doesn’t want to, but her foster carer says that once you are used to this and understand Suki’s outlook on life, she is no trouble at all.
Below are Suki’s full details:
Settled quickly: Suki had no problems settling at her foster home and she quickly made herself at home.
Fine to be left: Suki is happy to be left alone for a few hours and is clean in the house. She would be suitable for full-time workers provided she had a walk or garden break halfway through the day. She would want you to spend plenty of time with her when you weren’t at work of course!
Good with dogs: Suki is sharing her foster home with another female dog and is fine. She greets other dogs with a wag of her tail but she isn’t overly interested in them.
Needs a cat-free home: Suki chases cats and isn’t suitable for living with them.
Not suitable for children: Suki likes her own space and so she wouldn’t want to live with young children. She could possibly live with sensible, dog-savvy teenagers who would play fetch with her but they would have to respect Suki’s desire to be left alone at certain times.
Well-behaved on walks: Suki loves her walks. She is good on the lead and has good recall too. She currently has two walks per day and she will walk for as long as you like.
OK in the car: Suki is OK in the car but she does bark with excitement because she hopes you are taking her somewhere fun!
Suki’s favourite pastimes: Sleeping; Eating; Walking; Pottering around the garden.
Suki’s dislikes: Suki isn’t afraid of anything in particular but she doesn’t like you to touch or disturb her when she is in her bed or eating, or when she’s chewing her toys.
Health notes: Suki is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, wormed and flea-treated. She has some arthritis in her hips for which she has been prescribed Metacam and, as you can see in the photos, she is doing very well on it and still enjoys a good run!
Suki’s perfect home: Suki would like a home where she can enjoy lovely walks with her people, and where she will be left in peace and given space to do her own thing some of the time – for example while her owners are at work.
If you can offer Suki 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
Suki 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 her.
This entry replaces Suki’s original entry dated 1 February 2012.
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, Calmer and Quieter, Central, Collies & Shepherds, Good with other dogs, Marvellous Mongrels, Medium Sized, Terrier