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

Mellow Ollie – soulful soldier (Oldies Club, fostered Bucks)

October 2014: We are so very sorry to hear that gorgeous Ollie has had to be put to sleep. He had a marvellous home and was so well loved in his final years by his adopters ( who even managed to lift this big boy into their car when he could no longer manage it alone). Sleep tight lovely boy – you will be sadly missed.

Ollie’s wonderful owners have sent this tribute to this gorgeous boy who they miss so very much:

“Here is some things that make me smile…..
We miss him so much, he was such a lovely big bear, his great big huge paws walking along like a bear….everyone thought he was slow….but catch the scent of some kind of edible stuff, a picnic in the distance, he would sprint across the field with one of us desperately trying to catch up, waving to the people with the picnic out to pick it….obviously calling to him was pointless , he was deaf!
On my daughter’s 21st I sent her flowers…..a certain big fluffels decided they smelt good enough to eat and did…..the same happened when he got in cupboards, bags of flour all over the floor, onions chewed and spat out, mushrooms tried, he didn’t like mushrooms!! You would be silly to think he wasn’t agile, he often got on the kitchen table, all four paws….onto the chair then onto the table, just to munch on tomatoes, coming in to find tomatoes seeds sprayed all over the wall…..even getting on to the table, paws onto the wall to reach the bananas hanging up!!!
He was a character, he loved the post man who bought a biscuit every day for him, if the front door wasn’t open he would put it through the letterbox…if it was open Ollie would get his biscuit then trot off down the path for another, and trot up and back again while the post man went next door, then he would get another! He would have followed the post man all day…..went have a lot of things delivered and he would do it to all the delivery men, who were sometimes a bit worried !
For a dog that endured so much until the last few years, it’s painful to think, but he bore no ill to anyone, he was our gorgeous beautiful funny Ollie, my daughter will miss her “dog boyfriend ” …but happy memories will help …run free soulful soldier Ollie xxx”
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And from Ollie’s special friend, his owner’s daughter:
“Ollie flower and rogue flour bag eater, bedhead and hater of the great outdoors, we were perfectly matched in how much we wanted to sleep, eat and do very little else, I am happy to say those were the highlights of the last few years along with a few vases of flowers being demolished along the way as well as very occasionally going to dip out toes and belly in the sea in the summer. Like every dog everywhere you gave me your best, you have me the best and you were really the best. I will miss you so much forever and I only regret not being able to give us longer together”

Ollie in his special coat

One of Ollie’s favourite pastimes!

Ollie’s failed entry into the Great British Bake Off

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Ollie is an adorable 8 year old German Shepherd Cross with the most soulful eyes. Ollie’s original owner left him with a friend and then couldn’t take him back. Ollie is now in an Oldies Club foster home in Milton Keynes, waiting for someone to offer him a permanent home.

Settled quickly and can be left: Ollie settled at his foster home within a few days. He is fine to be left for a few hours but when you leave him at first he will wander round the house looking for you. If he accidentally gets shut in a room, he panics and howls to get out.

Good with dogs, cats, chickens: Ollie is living with 4 dogs at the moment and is fine with them, but he needs to be fed alone as he will protect his food. He doesn’t show any interest in cats in the home so, although he will chase them outside, he should be fine to live with cats after a careful introduction. He leaves the chickens alone and seems OK with the hamster!

Could live with children aged 10+: Ollie is fine with children but as he is deaf he would perhaps be better with older ones, aged 10+.

Enjoys slow walks; Good in the car: Ollie is having two 30-45 minute walks per day. This is at his own pace, which is quite slow! Occasionally he will get a move on but only if off lead. Because he is deaf, he has no recall. Most of the time he will look to see where you are and then follow, but he does have a mind of his own and will wander off if he feels like it, but if you keep him fairly close, he is fine. Ollie is very good in car.

Ollie’s favourite pastimes: Eating and sleeping.

Ollie’s perfect home: Ollie would suit a single person or couple, and will make a good companion dog. Once he has settled into his new home, he should be OK to live with full-time workers provided there are reliable arrangements in place for him to have a lunchtime walk.

Health notes: Ollie is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, wormed and flea-treated. Ollie arrived in Oldies Club care very underweight and with skin and ear problems. He has now reached a healthy weight and his skin condition is kept under control with Malaseb baths, currently one bath a fortnight. His ears were in a terrible state and have been receiving treatment since he came into our care 6 months ago. The final option to sort out Ollie’s ear problems, once and for all, was to remove both ear canals. He has recently had this surgery and is recovering well. This should have solved his ear problems completely, but he is of course deaf – he was already deaf anyway though!

Foster carer’s summary of Ollie: Chilled, Mellow, Easy going, Great companion. Ollie is not an active dog. He doesn’t play with toys but is very food orientated. He likes to be close to you in the home.

Could mellow Ollie be your soulful soulmate?

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If you can offer Ollie 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:

Email: rehome@oldies.org.uk
Telephone: 0844 586 8656

Ollie 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 him.

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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.