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

Gentle Emma – quiet and trusting (Oldies Club, fostered Tyne & Wear)

28/7/11 Emma has been unwell for a while and, despite veterinary treatment and the excellent loving care of her foster carer, she sadly deteriorated to the point where there was no choice but to put her to sleep. Rest in peace beautiful Emma.


Emma is a sweet and gentle 14 year old crossbreed girl who is thought to be a German Shepherd X Husky. She has the beautiful German Shepherd colours and a lovely dense coat.

Emma came into Oldies Club care due to a change in her owner’s circumstances and she’s currently being fostered in Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear where she’s waiting for someone to offer her a permanent loving home.

Good in the home: Emma settled into her new foster home after a couple of weeks and she’s proving to be a very quiet and easy going girl. Her foster carer says she hasn’t heard her bark at all yet! She’s very laid back and doesn’t mind being left home alone for a few hours at a time.

Great on walks and in the car: Emma is excellent on the lead and enjoys going for a nice steady stroll. She is deaf so doesn’t have any recall, but she never leaves your side anyway so can be let off lead in safe places. She’s also good in the car so would be happy to travel further afield for her walks.

Can live with dogs and cats: Emma lived with two cats in her previous home and she gets along fine with other dogs. Because of her age and calm nature she wouldn’t be able to tolerate living with a young boisterous dog, but she would be happy sharing with another gentle oldie like herself.

Good with children: Emma is happy in the company of children and doesn’t mind being cuddled by a visiting two year old. She wouldn’t want to be around young children permanently though as she likes to have some peace and quiet. An adult only home or one with older teenagers would be more suitable.

Emma’s favourite pastimes: Emma is quite an easy girl to please. She enjoys eating and sleeping or going out in the garden for a nice long roll on the grass.

Emma’s perfect home: A quiet home would be perfect for Emma as she’s a very laid back lady who likes to relax. She’d enjoy living somewhere where she can have access to a garden so she can potter around or lie in the sun and a comfy bed for snoozing in would be very much appreciated too. Throw in a few gentle walks and some love and fuss from her owner, and Emma would be a very contented girl.

Emma’s foster carer says: Emma is a delightful old lady. She likes a slow amble, but will break into a trot when she sees people because she loves to be patted. People react very positively towards her. She recently visited the doggie grooming parlour and the girls there just didn’t want to give her back, they loved her! I would sum her up as quiet, sweet, trusting and kind natured. Doesn’t she sound just perfect!

Health notes: Emma arrived with a severe ear infection which is currently being treated with antibiotics and Canaural ear drops. She also takes Metacam as she has some arthritis and she has a large fatty lump under her front leg, but this doesn’t restrict her movement. Her vet says she has very good teeth for a dog of her age and her heart is good.

Emma is spayed and has been vaccinated, microchipped and flea and worm treated.


If you can offer Emma 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

Emma 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.

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