15/10/12 Patch has gone to his new home!
Patch is a happy little 7 year old West Highland Terrier x Jack Russell Terrier who came into Oldies Club care after the death of one of his owners. Patch is in an Oldies Club foster home in Norwich, Norfolk, and is still waiting for someone to offer him a permanent home.
When Patch first came into rescue, he didn’t like to be left for very long, but now he is happy to be left for a few hours in the company of his foster carers’ dogs. So, as long as he has a dog for company in his new home, Patch should be fine to live with part-time workers.
Patch made a personal appearance at a recent event where he helped out on the Oldies Club stall. Most of his new photos were taken at that event, as was this short video of an excited Patch having fun:
Patch’s full details are below:
Well behaved in his foster home: Patch is housetrained and well behaved in the home. It took him a while to settle at his foster home, but now that he has fully settled he is fine to be left for a few hours in the company of his fosterer’s dogs. He would be happy in a home with another dog for company with an owner that is home quite a lot of the time or who works part-time.
Patch, left, with his fosterers’ dogs
Excellent with dogs; Chases cats; Likes older children: Patch is very good with dogs. We were told that Patch had lived with a cat previously, but in foster care he has chased cats, squirrels and birds out of the garden – he couldn’t catch them though! Patch is good with older children and enjoys playing with them. He doesn’t like babies when they cry, and he’s not really suitable to live with young children as he might jump up and knock them over.
Patch enjoying a cuddle from his fosterers’ grandson
Enjoys onlead walks: Patch pulls strongly on the lead at the start of a walk. So far, his recall has been poor in the garden, so his foster carers haven’t let him off his lead on walks. Patch would benefit from further training to practice his recall. Patch is having a walk of up to an hour, once a day, or he would be happy with two slightly shorter walks per day. He is an active little chap who is full of beans.
Good in the car: Patch enjoys a ride in the car. He likes to look out of the window.
Patch’s favourite pastimes: Patch likes to follow his foster carer’s husband around the house and garden. He enjoys sitting near the patio doors looking out whilst eating a pig’s ear. He also likes to play with his soft toy and ball. Some of his favourite food treats are chicken, hot dog sausages and ham!
Patch’s dislikes: Patch doesn’t like to hear babies crying.
Patch’s perfect home: Patch likes other dogs and would be happiest with a canine companion. He is happy to be with older children. His new owner will need to be quite strong as Patch can pull hard when walking on the lead. Patch also likes to sit on the sofa and will get on your bed if you let him.
Health notes: Patch is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, wormed and flea-treated. He has had a vet check and wasn’t found to have any problems. Although Patch came into our care described as 10 years old, his fosterer and vet feel that he is about 7 years old. If he is 10, he is a lively 10 year old!
Foster carer’s summary of Patch: “Patch is a sweet boy who loves the company of humans and dogs. He sleeps soundly through the night with the other dogs. He happily shares the sofa with the dogs in the evening. Patch is ‘up for anything’ until evening, when he becomes a lap dog, gives a few kisses and falls fast asleep. Patch is looking for a forever home where there is another playful resident dog, someone who will give him quality walks, and, above all, a home where he is loved.”
“In case you missed it, my patch is on my tail, see!”
If you can offer Patch 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
Patch 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.
This entry replaces Patch’s original entry dated 1 March 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, Central, Good with kids, Good with other dogs, Marvellous Mongrels, Small and Cute, South East, Terrier