Huggable Hunny (Oldies Club Sponsor Dog)

Hunny is a beautiful  11-13 year-old Rhodesian Ridgeback crossbreed girl, who came into the care of Oldies Club in autumn 2016 after she was abandoned by her previous owner.

A vet check soon after arriving in Oldies Club care revealed that Hunny is a little deaf, has a slight heart murmur, a lot of muscle wastage and arthritis in her spine and her legs, along with signs of cataracts developing. She was immediately placed on pain relief medication, but was still not able to walk far due to her arthritis. The vets have been very pleased with her progress since arriving in Oldies Club care though, with more muscle noted on her back legs. Her strength is improving, she is able to walk further and she walks twice a day, which she gets very excited about. She will have a little rest if she feels she needs one.


Due to Hunny’s health concerns, we felt it was in her best interest to be placed in our sponsor dog scheme, which means she will stay in her foster home forever, with Oldies Club covering her vet bills for the rest of her life.  Despite her health concerns, she has such a zest for life and doesn’t let her pain take the fun out of each day.


Hunny still loves saying ‘hello’ to people, especially children. When she sees someone in the distance, her tail wags like crazy and she loves to meet people and receive attention :-)


Hunny had an operation when she was younger and she has plate in her leg as a result of that surgery. The vet wanted to x-ray her and thankfully, although Hunny is sadly arthritic in most joints, there were no tumours and the plate hasn’t moved. Hunny has been assessed for physio and hydrotherapy, which she may be taken for in the future. She has been tried on various medications since coming into our care to find the best one for her and has been such a good girl at the vets.

This beautiful girl loves to cuddle cuddly toys and slippers. She’ll pick a couple of toys up, take them to her bed and rest her head on them.


Hunny loves a bit of luxury and often drags her foster mum’s throws and cushions to her bed. She is extremely loving and spends the evenings cuddled up to her humans on the sofa. She is rather clever and will take herself to bed at night and wait to be tucked in – and then when her humans have headed to bed, she gets back onto the sofa and enjoys having it all to herself for the night!

Hunny will follow her foster mum into the kitchen when she is in there, and rest on her bed in there. She likes to know what her humans are up to and keep an eye out for possible treats. She is not the biggest fan of being left home alone and does like to have company whenever possible.

Hunny’s forever-foster mum tells us ‘We all adore her and can’t now imagine how our lives were without her. She is amazing and a beautiful soul. She is the greatest gift, a terrible throw stealer, obsessed with chicken and the most beautiful dog, inside and out, you could ever wish to meet.’


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 Hunny, or one of the other special oldies we are caring for in our sponsor dog scheme.