Thank you to our wonderful volunteer, John, who very kindly visited Zak to take these lovely photos for us.
17.8.2014 We are devastated to hear that gorgeous Zak has passed away. Although he didn’t have very long in his new home, he knew love and comfort for his last months. We would like to offer our sympathy and gratitude to his wonderful owners who did everything they could for Zak, and also to his fosterers who cared for this lovely boy for so long.
We have just received this lovely tribute from Zak’s people:
“We were searching for a dog to adopt and by chance saw Zak. No doubt about it, we had to have this handsome dog, and couldn’t believe he’d waited so long for a home.
He was so kind, gentle and often amusing, wanted to love everyone he met and, indeed, knew how to endear himself.
So sad that we didn’t want a dog earlier so that we could have had his lovely company for longer.
We loved him so much and miss him terribly.”
Rest in peace lovely boy.
Zak is a very handsome 10 year old Dobermann boy who is in an Oldies Club foster home near Newbury, Berkshire, waiting for someone to offer him a permanent home. Zak has been with us for quite some time now and we really hope he finds a permanent home very soon.
Introducing Zak: Zak was a much loved pet in his original home, but he came into Oldies Club care because a child there was allergic to dogs. He’s a playful lad who enjoys some attention and fuss, but he’s fine to be left alone for a few hours. Zak has arthritis but Oldies Club is offering to cover the cost of his arthritis medication on an ongoing basis, to try to help Zak find a home.
Doing well in foster: Zak settled at his foster home within 2 or 3 days. He has been calm and placid and he loves to be fussed.
Can be left: Zak can be left for a few hours without problems. He is used to being left with a few toys to occupy him.
Would prefer to be an only dog: Zak is generally OK with smaller dogs but can be wary of large dogs. We would prefer to place Zak in a home as an only dog.
Best in a cat-free home: Zak has lived with a cat before, but when he was placed in a home with cats he did try to lunge at an unfamiliar cat. As he can be sensitive about having his collar suddenly grabbed, we would rather place Zak in a home without cats.
Good with children: Zak is used to living with children, but we would prefer to place Zak in a home where any children are 10 or older and preferably used to dogs.
Well behaved on walks: Zak walks well on the lead. His foster carers haven’t let him off the lead but we were told by his previous owner that he comes back when called. Zak will need two walks per day of at least 30 minutes each.
OK in the car: Zak travels OK in the car.
Zak’s favourite pastimes: Walking; Playing with toys; Sleeping; Receiving lots of fuss!
Zak’s dislikes: Zak is frightened of loud bangs such as gunfire. He can be sensitive if his collar is grabbed, so his new owner will need to give Zak time to settle and trust, and not grab at him or make him feel intimidated.
Health notes: Zak has been neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and flea and worm treated. He has arthritis, for which he is having medication. To help Zak find a permanent home, Oldies Club is offering to pay for Zak’s arthritis medication for life; any other health costs would be the responsibility of the adopter.
Foster carer’s summary of Zak: “He’s a soppy, playful hound! Zak will make someone a great companion. ”
If you can offer Zak 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
Zak 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.
This replaces Zak’s original entry dated 12 November 2012.
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.