8/8/12 Kara has gone to her new home!
Kara is an 11 year old Weimaraner who came into Oldies Club care because her owners no longer had time for her. Kara is in an Oldies Club foster home in Liverpool, waiting for someone to offer her a permanent home.
Gradually settled in foster: After 6 weeks in foster, Kara is continuing to relax and show different aspects of her personality as she trusts her carers more. In terms of sleeping, eating and toileting, she settled really quickly, but she needed a lot of reassurance for the first couple of weeks.
Can be left but deserves attention: Kara can be left for a few hours, as long as she has been walked, and she is happy to sleep. But Kara needs people time: she is happiest when with people and although she does settle when left, she spent a great deal of time on her own in her previous life, so it wouldn’t be fair for that to happen again.
Good with dogs: Kara used to live with a dog in her previous home. She is currently living with 2 dogs and has greeted lots of dogs without issue when out and about. She prefers people, and beyond a ‘hello’ isn’t really interested in dogs, but she is great with them. She has good dog manners.
Could possibly live with a cat: Kara lived with a cat in her previous home, but she seems very interested in them out and about. Her foster carers aren’t sure if this is in a good or a bad way but they could test her with a dog savvy cat if need be.
Good with children: Kara has been absolutely fine with her fosterers’ 12 year old son and his friends. Her only problem is her desire to ‘gather’ things and so she may not be suited to a home with small children who leave things lying around as she may eat their things! With that in mind, along with her size, she would be best with children aged 8 and upwards.
Loves walks; Good in the car Kara is great on the lead, especially in a harness. She absolutely loves her walks and having the chance to have a good old sniff. She has very long legs that aren’t always co-ordinated, so sometimes she trips up! Kara can be selectively deaf when off lead, but her deafness seems to disappear when she knows her name being called is followed by a piece of hotdog, so it is easily resolved. She does a very endearing bounce when she realises that she is off the lead! Her fosterer’s have slowly built up Kara’s walks to one 35-45 minute walk a day plus one 10 minute walk, but this depends on the type of walk and the weather. She isn’t keen on the rain and doesn’t do too well in the sun (so the British ‘grey’ weather is perfect for her!). Kara is good in the car.
Kara’s favourite pastimes:
1 – Being with people.
2 – Being tickled by people.
3 – Eating, preferably around people.
4 – Playing football (although her long legs can get in the way )with people.
5 – Playing with tennis balls with people.
6 – Playing tug with people.
7 – Counter surfing….. (preferably without people present…)
8 – Gathering items on walks and from around the house and trying to take them to bed to chew…
9 – Rolling around on her bed making ‘arrrrrrrrrr’ noises. This is best done alone apparently.
10 – Sleeping.
11 – Making ‘arrrr’ noises at your face.
12 – Putting her face against your cheek and just resting it there…bless her!
Kara’s dislikes: The hoover, although she just avoids it. Her fosterers are not sure if she is frightened of the guinea pig or just wants to eat him…
Kara’s perfect home: Kara is an absolutely fantastic, amazing and beautiful dog. She is an adorable girl who would settle into a vast number of different types of home, but she will do best in a home where her new people are kind, patient and gentle. Kara needs no harsh words, or harsh treatment, just lots of love.
Health notes: Kara is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, wormed and flea treated. Kara has a problem with the left valve in her heart, which has started to thicken with age. Our vet has caught this early and has put Kara on Vetmedin which has really helped her. She will need medication for the rest of her life. Kara also has a problem with the pigment on her nose, which can get red, scabby and sore. It was very sore when she first came to us but has improved dramatically and you now would hardly know as her nose is just pink coloured. The vet is happy that she needs no medication for this at this point in time but it is best to be careful with her when she is out in the sun. Her fosterers have been putting suncream on (but she likes to eat it….) They did think she would suit a lovely wide brimmed straw sunhat with daisies on….
Foster carer’s summary of Kara: “Beautiful, gentle, loving, cheeky. We love her! Kara is a beautiful dog both inside and out. She attracts a great deal of attention on walks, which she revels in. Kara absolutely deserves the chance of a fantastic retirement with people who are as loving and gentle as she is. ”
If you can offer Kara 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
Kara 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.
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, Good with kids, Good with other dogs, Large and Lovely, North West