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

Border Terrier Sam (Oldies Club, fostered Surrey)

30.10.2014 We have just heard from Sam’s wonderful family that he has had to be put to sleep. Our deepest sympathies go to them, together with enormous gratitude for giving Sam such a super time

26/1/14 Sam moved temporarily to another foster home, and they can’t part with him! Sam has found his new home. :)

Sam is an adorable 12 year old Border Terrier boy who came into Oldies Club care because his owner was moving into rented accommodation that didn’t allow dogs. Sam is in an Oldies Club foster home in Newdigate, Surrey, waiting for someone to offer him a permanent home.

Settled quite well in foster: Sam seemed to settle in foster quite quickly. He whines a bit, and his foster carer isn’t sure why, but wonders if it’s because he was used to being allowed on the furniture in his previous home and now isn’t! He settles well at night though.

Fine to be left a few hours: Sam is happy to be left and should be fine with a part-time worker. He needs to be let out for a wee every 4-5 hours or so.

Good with dogs: Sam enjoys the company of other dogs and he always wants to sleep next to them. We therefore want Sam to go to a home where he will have another dog for company. On walks he yaps at other dogs.

Might chase cats: Sam’s foster carer thinks he would probably chase cats if they move. He is very interested in his foster carer’s rabbits.

Has lived with children: We were told that Sam has lived with children of all ages. He should be fine to live with children aged about 10+ years.

Loves walks: Sam loves walks and is very agile. He enjoys walks of 30-40 minutes with no problem. He pulls on the lead, but not badly. His foster carer hasn’t let him off the lead as he seems very interested in rabbit holes etc.

Good in the car: Yes he is!

Sam’s favourite pastimes: Sam loves to play with a ball. He also has a party trick of retrieving a treat from under cups!

Sam’s ideal home: Sam would enjoy a home where he will get plenty of attention and where he will have canine companionship in the home.

Health notes: Sam is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, wormed and flea treated. Since coming into our care he has been treated for eye and ear infections. He has a slight limp but the vet said that medication is not necessary.

Foster carer’s summary of Sam:He is cute, affectionate and loves cuddles. Sam hasn’t got a bad bone in his body. He’s very good-tempered. You can open his mouth and there is no problem. He loves cuddles on your lap. He does whine a bit and I don’t know why as it can be just as you are cooking and he has been out, been fed etc. I don’t know why. He sleeps fine all night.”


If you would like to offer Sam 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

Sam 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.


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.