3/2/13 Rosie has gone to her new home already! Have fun Rosie :)
Rosie is thought to be about 12 years old, and she’s a very pretty Collie X type girl. She is in an Oldies Club foster home in Gloucester, waiting for someone to offer her a permanent home.
Introducing Rosie: Rosie came into Oldies Club care from a dog pound, after being found as a stray. The pound kennels thought that they wouldn’t be able to rehome an older dog like Rosie and she could have ended up being put to sleep to make way for more strays.
Rosie when she was at the dog pound
Settled quickly and is fine to be left: Rosie settled at her foster home within 3 days. She is fine to be left for up to 5 hours at a time, and she could live with full-time workers provided she had a walk halfway through the day. Of course, if Rosie had a few home offers to choose from, preference would usually be given to a home where people are around more.
Generally OK with dogs: Rosie’s usually OK with dogs if they are quiet and not too big. If big, lively dogs approach her, she tends to bark at them. She gets on best with small dogs and is living with one at her foster home.
Loves cats: Rosie adores cats. She is living with a cat at her foster home.
OK with children but likes peace and quiet: Rosie has a lovely, placid temperament and is OK with children, but as she is an ‘old lady’ she would prefer a household without young children who can be quite lively. She is fostered in an environment without children.
Very good on the lead: Rosie adores her walks but she is best on a lead as she likes sniffing and is slightly hard of hearing. Her recall is good when she can hear and see you though! She is absolutely brilliant on a lead and will trot along quite happily. Rosie enjoys at least two walks a day, three would be even better. She can walk up to 3/4 of an hour, maybe a bit longer. Short walks often is best for Rosie.
Enjoys car travel: Rosie is very good in the car and she likes looking out of the window.
Rosie’s favourite pastimes: Going for walks and sniffing. She also likes lying cuddled up to you on the sofa.
Rosie’s dislikes: Boisterous dogs.
Rosie’s perfect home: With someone who is used to older dogs, with no young children, who can give her three walks a day and lots of cuddles.
Health notes: Rosie is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, wormed and flea treated. She is having Metacam for her joints and this will be ongoing.
Foster carer’s summary of Rosie: “Gentle; placid; affectionate; undemanding. Rosie is one of the easiest dogs we have had; she has such a beautiful, placid nature and is so undemanding that she is a real pleasure to have in our lives. She has come to trust us and likes nothing better than to curl up with us on the sofa at night and to be taken for walkies when she runs about like a dog half her age. She is absolutely adorable.”
If you can offer Rosie 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
Rosie 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.