In Loving Memory: Sadly, this animal has now passed away.

Grandma Kyro (Oldies Club sponsor dog)

July 2012 ~ Kyro has very sadly passed away :( Her heart problems worsened over the last few days and the vet was not able to do anything further to help her. Our thoughts are with her lovely fosterer, who took such great care of Kyro for us and will miss her very much. Sleep tight Kyro.

April 2011: Kyro is a rather sensitive soul and not the easiest of dogs and she has taken some time to settle with her foster family, who have been wonderful and patient with her. She has mellowed over the last few months and has become very settled with her foster family.

Oldies Club hasn’t received a single enquiry for Kryo in the time she has been listed for adoption and was concerned about how she would cope with a move to a new home if someone suitable did offer to adopt her.

We have therefore decided that it would be in Kyro’s best interest to become a sponsor dog, meaning she will remain with her current foster family permanently, with the charity continuing to cover her vet bills :) We are very grateful to her foster family, who are very happy to keep Kyro on a permanent basis.

Kyro is a 12 year old Labrador x Beagle lady who came into Oldies Club care as she wasn’t enjoying the trials of living with children in her previous home. She’s now in an Oldies Club foster home in Tysoe, Warwickshire, waiting for someone to offer her a permanent home.

Took a while to settle:
It took Kyro a couple of months to settle properly into her foster home. She is fine to be left alone for a few hours and has proved to be a happy, active girl who is good company.

Prefers to be an only-one:
Kyro is unpredictable with other animals and so needs to be the only pet in her new home, and due to experiences in her previous home she needs an adult-only environment.

With a face this grey and gorgeous I’m entitled to be grumpy occasionally

Out and about:
On walks, Kyro needs to stay on her lead as she has no recall, however she is good on the lead. In the car she is OK for short journeys. She needs to be loose in the car though as she will chew through leads etc. if she is restrained.

Likes and dislikes: Kyro loves to be outside. She doesn’t seem to have any particular fears.

Kyro’s perfect home: Kyro’s perfect home would be a quiet one with experienced owners who are home plenty of the time. Kyro must be the only pet and can’t live with children.

Health notes: Kyro is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, wormed and flea treated. At her vet-check she was found to have a heart murmur and also some arthritis in her back legs, but no treatment is needed at present. This will obviously need to be monitored as she gets older.

Summing up Kyro: She is a lovely, affectionate girl who is really enjoying life in her foster home. She is active and makes a great companion, but she needs to be carefully managed outside the home due to her unpredictability with animals and children.

The Oldies Club has hired a behaviourist for advice on Kyro’s unpredictability, and her foster carer is working hard in this respect. Kyro can generally be distracted with treats and a ball in situations she finds threatening and she is doing well, but she does need to be managed carefully. We will put in place continuing behavioural advice in Kyro’s new home.

Oh, I’m a character, I am!


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 other special oldies we are caring for that, due to health problems, are unlikely to be offered a permanent home.

In Loving Memory: Sadly, this animal has now passed away.