1/4/15 Very sadly, poor Charlie became very poorly and had to be put to sleep. Our thoughts are with Charlie’s lovely foster carer :(
Meet Charlie, a beautiful Labrador/Staffie cross girl. She’s 16 years old and needs a forever home where she can chill out and enjoy her twilight years.
Settled quickly: Within 48 hours, Charlie was happily settled in her foster home, snuggled up next to the Aga.
Can be left: Charlie is happy to be left alone for a few hours and snoozes the time away until her humans return. However, she’s a very affectionate dog and loves human company so living with someone who works full time wouldn’t be right for her.
Likes dogs: She likes other dogs and has lived happily with a female rottie/GSD cross.
And cats: Charlie’s fosterers have three cats and Charlie has been fine with them.
Good with children: She is currently living with 12 year old twins and would be happy living with dog aware children of that age or older but very young children would probably be too much for her.
What’s she like on walks: Charlie is good on and off the lead although her hearing isn’t brilliant so keeping to paths is best so that she can keep in touch with her human. She doesn’t tend to wander off so recall isn’t an issue. At the moment she’s having a couple of short, maybe 30 minute, walks a day.
In the car: She loves the car and settles down quietly.
Favourite pastimes: She likes to snuggle up and feel warm and safe. Her favourite thing outdoors is to watch the ducks and try to play with them. She will also chase a ball for a short while. She doesn’t seem to be nervous of anything – even fireworks didn’t upset her.
Her ideal home: A bungalow with access to a garden would be perfect – and a nice peaceful place where she can go to sleep uninterrupted.
Health Notes: Charlie has been spayed, vaccinated, microchipped, wormed and flea treated. She has no known health issues.
Fosterer’s comments: Charlie is tenacious, happy, cheeky and greedy! She needs a gentle but firm hand so she knows she isn’t in charge but can merely chill out and enjoy life. Be warned though, she will try to get into the dustbin if left alone with it.
If you would like to offer Charlie girl 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
Charlie girl 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.