With huge thanks to Clare of Clare Walpole Photography for very kindly volunteering her time and talent to take these lovely photos for us.
10/9/16 Tiny George and teeny Molly have gone to their new home!
George and Molly are adorable 12 year old miniature Yorkshire Terrier siblings who came into the Oldies Club rescue because their owner was being evicted. They are in an Oldies Club foster home in Greenhithe, Kent, waiting for someone to offer them a permanent home together. George and Molly cannot be rehomed separately.
Good dogs in foster care: George and Molly settled at their foster home within a few days and are proving to be a delightful pair of dogs. They are both clean in the house and just had a few accidents when they first arrived. They go to the door when they need to go out.
Can be left a short time: They are fine to be left for 2-3 hours.
OK with dogs: They are fine with calm dogs.
Photos of George:
Potential to live with cats: There are cats next door to the foster home and when George and Molly see the the cats, sometimes they bark and sometimes they ignore them. Their fosterer walked them past the cats recently and George and Molly took no notice, so she thinks they would be OK with cats once they got to know them.
Photos of Molly:
OK with older children: George and Molly lived with children in their previous home. They would prefer children to be slightly older, perhaps aged 8+.
Good on walks: George and Molly walk fine on a harness. They enjoy a walk of about 25 minutes, once a day, but they are quite happy in the garden.
Good in the car: Yes, they are!
George’s favourite pastime: George likes to sit on your lap being made a fuss of.
Molly’s favourite pastime: Molly likes chasing her fluffy toys and bringing them back to you.
George and Molly’s dislikes: They don’t like sleeping on their own, but they are happy in a puppy cage in the bedroom. They don’t like the rain very much but will go out for a wee if it’s only spitting.
George and Molly’s ideal home: A home with a retired person or someone who is home most of the time would be ideal for them. Molly will go upstairs but George has to be carried due to his hip, but he can do shallow steps at the front and back doors and the small steps in the garden.
Health notes: George and Molly are neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and have been wormed and flea treated. They also have their pet passports. George has a slight problem with his hip, which occasionally locks, but it causes no problems. Molly is deaf, but she understands hand signals. Both are toothless but eat well on wet food. They are having 3 meals a day instead of 2 larger ones. Because they have no teeth their foster carer gives them wet food mashed up with a drop of water as they don’t seem to drink very much. They also are partial to a bit of chicken cut into tiny pieces sprinkled on top of their food.
George and Molly’s foster carer says: “Lively, affectionate, comical and loyal, the siblings are my first fosters and they have been a delight. They were a little sorry for themselves and very underweight when they arrived and it has been a pleasure nurturing them and watching them thrive – Molly’s weight has almost doubled! They must be adopted as pair and will be excellent companions for adopters who are seeking small but lively dogs.”
If you would like to offer George and Molly a permanent home together, please read 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
George and Molly can be rehomed anywhere in the UK, subject to a satisfactory home visit, but you will be required to travel to the foster home to meet them.
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.