8/10/12 We are very sad to update with the news that little Lucy became very unwell at the weekend. She saw the emergency vet, and scans revealed that she had tumours on her kidneys, liver and windpipe. There was no hope for Lucy and the kindest thing was to let her go. Our thoughts are with Lucy’s dedicated foster carer who has cared for Lucy so very well.
Sweet little Lucy is a twelve year old Jack Russell X Border Terrier who came into Oldies Club care when her previous owner’s circumstances changed. Lucy is now in a foster home in Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear, and she’s waiting for some lucky person to offer her a new home.
Settled very quickly: Lucy settled into her new foster home really quickly. After a deep sleep she would sometimes wake up a little confused, but was always fine after some reassurance.
Good in the home and can be left: Lucy is a very quiet and laid back little girl and she’s great in the home. If she needs to go out, or thinks it’s dinner time, she will give you a little nudge to let you know. She doesn’t mind being left and has been on her own for up to three hours in her current foster home. She should be fine living with someone who works part time, or full time workers provided she could have a garden break or a walk during the day.
Ignores cats and other dogs: Lucy totally ignores other dogs and cats, but she is no pushover! When a German Shepherd was recently introduced to the foster home and tried to steal her dinner, little Lucy stood her ground and warned the GSD off! Lucy would be quite happy living with cats and other dogs, but because she likes her peace and quiet she would prefer older companions.
Good with children: Lucy is very good with children, but hasn’t met any very young ones whilst in her foster home. She has a tendency to grab at food so would be better in an adult home, or with a family who have older children.
Enjoys a stroll and travels well: Lucy is no problem to take out for a walk and she’s excellent on the lead. She likes to take her time and although she’s managed a 45 minute walk with her foster carer, she prefers shorter walks. Lucy doesn’t have any recall because she is hard of hearing, but she is slow paced and doesn’t wander far anyway. Lucy is quite happy travelling in the car.
Lucy’s favourite pastimes: Lucy likes the simple things in life – eating, sleeping, rolling over to have her tummy tickled, then eating again! She loves sunbathing too and we are talking the full tummy tan, lying on her back with her legs in the air!
Lucy’s perfect home: Because she is deaf Lucy doesn’t seem to mind hustle and bustle, but she is a quiet dog and would probably be more comfortable in a quieter household with older cats or dogs. She would be happy with short walks and would be okay to be left for reasonable periods of time.
Health notes: Lucy is spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. She has had a dental and been flea and worm treated. When she first arrived Lucy was diagnosed with Cushings disease and is now on Vetoryl (40mg). Oldies Club will continue to fund this for the rest of Lucy’s life.
Foster carer’s summary: Lucy is a real character and she is so laid back and quiet. She has adapted really well considering the recent upheaval in her life and since starting on her medication she has come on in leaps and bounds. We hope that someone will give her the loving home she deserves.
If you can offer Lucy 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
Lucy 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.