19 November 2010 – very sorry to post that Tammy has very sadly passed away :( Everyone at Oldies Club is very grateful to her foster home for caring for her so well during her time with them.
9/12/09 Tammy has sadly been diagnosed with oral cancer and we’re not sure how much longer she has left. Her wonderful foster family are going to keep her as comfortable as possible for whatever time she has left, so she will remain with us as a sponsor dog.
Please help us to care for her by taking part in our sponsor scheme.
This is Tammy, a gentle 17 year old crossbreed who looks very much like a fox! She arrived in Oldies Club care due to a change in her owner’s circumstances and she’s currently being fostered in Bracknell, Berkshire.
Tammy settled into her new foster home within a couple of days and whilst she’s quite happy to be left for 3-4 hours at a time, she really enjoys company and having some fuss and attention. She’d therefore love to find a new home with someone who can be around for most of the day.
Tammy is a little timid around other dogs, so she’d prefer to be the only dog or could perhaps live with another easy going dog like herself. She’s very good with cats though and actually enjoys making friends with them, so some feline company in her new home would be most welcome!
Tammy is getting on in years so does appreciate a bit of peace and quiet sometimes, but she loves company too so would be more than happy in a family home with older children (12 years +).
Tammy really enjoys her exercise and needs frequent short walks of 15-20 minutes to keep her joints supple. She can walk for longer, 30-45 minutes, but she has arthritis in her back legs and front elbows. She’s good on the lead, but her foster family haven’t walked her off-lead as she has selective hearing!
Because of her arthritis, Tammy needs plenty of room when she’s travelling in the car. If she has a crate that she can stand up in she’s perfectly okay, but she can’t sit for long periods. She’s also not happy being left in a closed room and will howl in protest.
One of Tammy’s favourite pastimes is sniffing and pottering around in the garden and despite being an elderly lady she still enjoys the occasional run. She needs regular toilet breaks too, so we think a garden is top of her list of priorities! In an ideal world she’d like a bungalow as she doesn’t manage the stairs very well, but if her new family could put up a stair gate she’d be fine in a house.
Treats are also a favourite with Tammy, particularly biscuit and joint treats, so she’s hoping her new owner will have a nice big supply!
Tammy has been vaccinated, microchipped and flea and worm treated, but she hasn’t been spayed due to her age.
She is currently on medication for her arthritis (one tablet per day with her food) and we’ve been advised by the vet that Tammy is in the early stages of kidney disease, so this is being monitored with monthly check ups.