Kelly is a 9 year old Lurcher girl who came into Oldies Club care when her owner moved to rented accommodation and couldn’t take Kelly along. Kelly is in an Oldies Club foster home in Kingsclere, Berkshire, waiting for someone to offer her a permanent home.
Well behaved at her foster home: It took Kelly a week or two to settle in fully but this could be due to the dental issues she had on arrival that have now been rectified by the vet. Kelly is happy to be left on her own and there is no naughtiness. She comes to the door wagging her tail when you return. Kelly would be fine living in a working household, but she has never been left for longer than 4 hours at her foster home.
Happiest as an only dog: Kelly is very nervous when she first meets dogs and we were told that she had been attacked by smaller dogs in the past. Until recently she has seemed happy to have other dogs around, just showing a touch of possessiveness when a dog went near her bed. But when a Pug X visited her foster home recently, although she was fine with him outside, she wouldn’t have him in the house. Her foster carer isn’t sure if this could be rectified with a more gradual introduction.
Needs a home without cats: Kelly chases small, fluffy things when they move and would not be suitable for a home that has cats.
Good with visiting children: Children aged 3 months, 18 months, 8 years and 11 years have visited Kelly’s foster home and she has been fine with all of them, showing no interest unless they go to her. She has never been left alone in a room with the babies.
Enjoys short on-lead walks: Kelly is very good on the lead and the only time she pulls slightly is if she sees a cat. Her recall is pretty much non-existent though, so she hasn’t been off the lead when out, except in the garden. Kelly limps after long walks so her ideal length of walk is about 20 minutes.
Excellent in the car: Kelly is very good in the car. She does like to see where she is going though so stands up for a bit to begin with.
Kelly’s favourite pastimes: Kelly enjoys having a fuss made of her, and long lazy naps on the sofa. She doesn’t play with anything but she enjoys a bone.
Kelly’s dislikes: Kelly doesn’t like loud noises, or cats.
Kelly’s ideal home: Kelly would suit a quiet, slow-paced household. A hectic Christmas with lots of noise and people seemed to unsettle Kelly for the next 24 hours.
Health notes: Kelly has been neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, wormed and flea treated. At her vet check they found that she has the onset of arthritis in her legs. She is on Metacam for this and will need it for the foreseeable future. She has also had some dental treatment.
Foster carer’s summary of Kelly: “Kelly is a quiet old girl, so if you are looking for a dog to play with and go for long walks, she probably wouldn’t be the dog for you. Having said that, she has brought so much to our family already and will be missed when she finds her forever home.”
If you can offer Kelly 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
Kelly 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: Calmer and Quieter, Good with kids, Large and Lovely, Marvellous Mongrels, Sighthound, South East