Update 29/10/15 We are so sorry to have to update with the sad news that, after a short illness, Nutty deteriorated dramatically, to the point where she had to be put to sleep to save her any suffering. Our thoughts are with Nutty’s lovely foster carer who had taken such good care of our special girl since she came into the Oldies Club rescue.
Sleep tight little Nutty.
Nutty, who would like to make it clear from the outset that she isn’t nutty at all, is a 10 year old Staffy girl who came into the Oldies Club rescue because her owner had gone into a care home. Nutty was home alone for a while, with a friend of her owner popping in. Nutty is now in an Oldies Club foster home in Corby, Northamptonshire, waiting for someone to offer her a permanent home.
Summary of Nutty: Nutty is a loveable little girl who settled at her foster home straight away. This sweet dog just wants to be your devoted companion and she thoroughly enjoys going out for a leisurely stroll and sniff a few times each day. She can be left alone for a couple of hours, but would be happiest in a home with someone around for most of the day. She is a quiet girl who never seems to bark. Nutty is friendly with people and dogs alike and seems to just ignore cats. Nutty is happy to sleep downstairs at night, tucked up in her blanket.
OK to be left occasionally: Nutty is fine when left on her own for a couple of hours. She loves company though and would be lonely if left on her own regularly, so would like a home where someone is home most of the time.
Loves dogs: Nutty is a friendly girl who loves other dogs and would probably enjoy living with another dog for company.
Ignores cats: Nutty isn’t living with cats, but when she sees them outside she just ignores them.
Fine with visiting children: Nutty seems fine with children. There are two young children that occasionally visit her foster home and there have been no problems. As far as we know, Nutty hasn’t lived with children previously though, so it might be a bit too much to expect her to have young children around all the time.
Enjoys on-lead walks: Nutty is very good on the lead. She isn’t allowed off the lead as she is deaf and would not hear you calling her back. She prefers to be on a long lead that gives her room to sniff around and enjoy the area. She is currently going out for up to an hour, three times per day. She likes to sniff around and take her time, so the walk is perhaps a couple of miles. Nutty also likes a short walk just before bedtime.
Good in the car: Nutty was very good in the car when she was transported to her foster home.
Nutty’s favourite pastimes: Sleeping in the sun (either indoors, or out in the summer). Going for walks. Occasionally playing with her foster carer’s fluffy duster, or with a toy string of sausages or chewy toy.
Nutty’s dislikes: She hates the rain and seems frightened of it, especially if it is heavy. She tries to run away from rain and will not wear a coat.
Nutty’s ideal home: A home with someone who is at home most of the time, perhaps an older person who enjoys going out for regular walks, and maybe with another dog. Nutty can’t climb a flight of stairs – she can go up a step or two, but not a full flight – so needs a home where she can stay on one level.
Health notes: Nutty is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and has been worm and flea treated. She had a dental shortly after coming into the Oldies Club rescue. She is deaf and she has cataracts so doesn’t see too well. She also has arthritis and takes medication once per day. She has had problems with two nails which were worn down and did bleed, but after being cauterised twice each they now seem to be OK.
ALLERGY: Nutty seems to be allergic to anything that includes ground-up shellfish, for example the joint supplements that she had briefly. She became very poorly and had to go on a drip overnight at the vets. Her foster carer now does not give Nutty any type of fish at all, nor products that contain fish ingredients.
Foster carer’s summary of Nutty: “A very good natured, attractive little dog. She doesn’t bark and loves people and dogs. Nutty is a very lovable little girl and just needs a loving home for the rest of her life. She loves a little treat of chicken but doesn’t like dog biscuits. She loves warmth and lying in a blanket at night. She sleeps downstairs on her bed at night and has no problem with that. Please note not she seemed to be allergic to a joint supplement that included ground-up shell fish and she was extremely poorly. I keep her off fish altogether now.”
If you would like to offer Nutty 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
Nutty 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.