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

Kipper (Friends of the Animals RCT, South Wales)

5/3/12 We have heard the sad news that Kipper has passed away in his sleep. Sweet dreams Kipper.


Kipper is a 10 year old Jack Russell Terrier Cross. Kipper is a very sweet boy but has sadly been waiting for a new home for over 6 months. He is being rehomed by Friends of the Animals RCT in South Wales.

Kipper originally belonged to an old lady who passed away. Since going into rescue, Kipper has had a spell in kennels but he is now in a foster home in Swansea. Kipper’s a fabulous lad who gets on well with other dogs once he’s got to know them, and he could live with older children. He hasn’t been cat-tested.

Kipper had glowing reports from the dog walkers when he was in kennels. Here are a few examples of what they had to say about him:

Took Kipper out today for a walk with 2 other kennel dogs and he is just PERFECT. If he wasn’t plodding along doing his own thing he would walk (off lead) right by the side of me or my friend who joined me today, enjoying our human chats. At one point poor Kipper went flying into the air, after one of our more hyper kennel dogs ran straight into him, but he didn’t seem in the slightest bit bothered, he just brushed himself down and composed himself. In true Kipper style he just got on with his walk. He is a wonderful little man. It would make my day to know he was in a comfy home.

Kipper is a shy, quiet little boy who is no trouble on his walks. He will have a bark at passing strangers, but not nastily, and he is easily distracted. His eyesight isn’t wonderful which makes him a bit nervous if approached suddenly. Kipper is very food focused and will do anything for a treat! A pleasant little dog who is a pleasure to take out.

Took Kipper out today; such a gentle little man with a fab recall. I tried to give a few cuddles but he wasn’t up for it initially…. he did let me towards the end and enjoyed it I think…woohoo!! Made my day anyway, even if it didn’t make his day having me bear-hugging him when he wanted to walk! He’s happy being out doing his own thing, and he even ran like the wind with the youngsters today after a ball. He didn’t get there in time but enjoyed the chase. He’s adorable and still breaks my heart when I take him back to his kennel.

When he moved from the kennels to a foster home, Kipper settled in quickly and soon made himself at home, following his foster carer around like a little shadow. He is a very happy, loving boy who enjoys playing with his toys. He can be a little wary of new people at first, but once he knows you he is a loyal friend. Kipper would enjoy living in a quieter home. He is good with cats.

Kipper has been neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. Kipper has recently had a lump removed from his mouth but this was found to be nothing to worry about and he has recovered well.


If you are interested in Kipper, Friends of the Animals RCT ask that you first complete the Pre-Adoption Form on their website and then someone will get in touch with you. Also please read about the Friends of the Animals RCT adoption process.

Don’t forget to mention that you saw Kipper featured on the Oldies Club website.


This entry replaces Kipper’s original dated 5 June 2011.

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