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

Wag (Oldies Club, fostered Hertfordshire)

Photos on this page are copyright © Leanne Graham of ShortDog Photography who kindly gave her time to help us. Many thanks to Leanne. (The videos were created by the foster carer.)

18/9/10 We are very sad to report that Wag suddenly became very ill and after having tests and a scan was found to have an enlarged liver, a mass in his stomach, and a problem with one of his kidneys. The vet advised that there was no hope of improvement and as Wag was not at all well, he sadly had to be put to sleep. Rest in peace little Wag.


Wag is a super cute little 15 year old Japanese Chin x Terrier who came into Oldies Club care with his sister Jessie. Wag and Jessie had to be rehomed due to the ill-health of their owner. They have been in an Oldies Club foster home for about 6 months now and have just moved to Watford, Hertfordshire, waiting for someone to offer them a permanent home together.

We have given Wag and Jessie a separate page each so that you can appreciate their lovely new photos separately, but they do need a new home together as they have been companions for 15 years.

I can stick my tongue out and still look cute!

Introducing Wag:
Wag is a quiet and gentle boy who likes nothing better than a peaceful snooze. However, he does become quite lively in the afternoons when he and Jessie have their playtime. And, as you can see in the video below, he is very lively when he wants to be fed!

Around the home:
Wag and Jessie came from a home where they had company most of the time and they would prefer that type of home again, although their fosterer does leave them without problems. Their housetraining isn’t great though and so their fosterer puts paper down for them to wee on, which they do use at night or if left for a long time. They have cute short little legs and so they can’t get up the stairs, so they would be ideal if you don’t like dogs to go upstairs! ;)

Good with cats: Wag and Jessie are excellent with cats, as you can see in the video below.

Good in the car and on the lead: Wag and Jessie are very good in the car, and they walk well on the lead.

Wag’s likes: Wag enjoys sleeping – he doesn’t really mind where, he’s happy to settle almost anywhere. He likes to sleep in the morning and then wake in the afternoon for a play session with Jessie. Wag’s not interested in toys, but he does love his food!

Wag’s dislikes: Wag doesn’t like being picked up so perhaps he’s had a bad experience of this in the past. However, once his foster carer has him safely tucked under her arm, he is OK and stops struggling. He can sometimes be a little jumpy if you walk up behind him – the foster carer thinks that this is because his eyesight is poor.

Wag & Jessie’s perfect home: Wag and Jessie aren’t keen on other dogs and Jessie is nervous of children so they need to be the only dogs in a quiet, child-free home. They’d like to have their owner with them a fair bit of the time and they will need someone that isn’t too houseproud and won’t get upset about their lack of achievement in the housetraining department.

Why doesn’t anyone want to adopt me and Jessie?

Health notes:
Wag is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, wormed and flea-treated. At his vet-check, the vet concluded that he is in good health considering his age. He has cataracts and a slight heart murmur, but this doesn’t require ongoing treatment.

Foster carer’s summary of Wag: Wag is just so funny and cute. He is adorable and loving and he enjoys being pampered. He will push Jessie out of the way when he wants a fuss! He tends to plod along behind Jessie on walks. He is fine with the cats, unless there is food around and then he sometimes shouts at them! He sleeps all morning and comes to life at about 2 or 3 in the afternoon, then he gets playful. He doesn’t do toys though. :)

Here is a video showing a selection of photos taken by the foster carer:

Wag and Jessie are very special oldies who are such cheerful, entertaining little dogs. We really hope some kind person will offer them a loving home together.

This entry replaces Wag’s original dated 28th February 2010


If you can offer Wag (and Jessie) 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

They 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 them.


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.

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