22/12/17 – Oh so popular Tilly has gone to her new home! Have a happy Christmas and a happy life, Tilly! :)
Tilly is an 8 year old Golden Retriever girl who came into the Oldies Club rescue because of her owner’s ill health. Tilly is in an Oldies Club foster home in North Hampshire, near Newbury. Tilly has separation anxiety and needs a home with someone around virtually all of the time.
A good girl in foster: Tilly took about a week to settle in at her foster home and she is happy and laid back so long as someone is home with her. She sleeps in her own bed at night but needs to be upstairs with her foster carers.
Gets upset when left: Tilly is used to being with people all the time and she gets distressed and whines and barks when left. She therefore needs a home with someone who will rarely need to leave her.
Good with dogs: Tilly is fine with dogs and is living with her foster carers small dogs with no real problems.
Used to live with cats: There are no cats at Tilly’s foster home, but her owner told us that Tilly used to live with cats.
Good with older children: Tilly would enjoy the attention from kind children in the home, but they would need to be older children with Tilly being a large dog.
Enjoys walks: Tilly is a good girl on walks and she plods along happily on the lead. Her foster carers haven’t let her off lead but we were told that she was used to going off lead in her previous home. She is currently having two 30-minute walks per day to aid her weight loss. She sometimes needs a bit of encouragement but she does like walks.
Doesn’t like car journeys: On car journeys with her foster carers, Tilly hasn’t been at all happy in the car. She sits on the back seat in a harness but she whines and pants. One of her foster carers has had to sit in the back with her to calm her down.
Tilly’s favourite things: Food, sleeping, lots of fuss, and being brushed.
Tilly’s ideal home: She needs a home with someone who is at home virtually all day and who is prepared to keep up her walks and diet to help her maintain a healthy weight.
Health notes: Tilly is neutered, vaccinated and microchipped and she has been flea and worm treated. She is overweight but will steadily lose this with sensible diet and regular gentle exercise. Tilly’s ears will need cleaning regularly. She is having Metacam for arthritis and hip dysplasia.
Tilly’s foster carers told us: “Tilly Mae (as we call her) is a laid back, loving and fun dog. She would suit most homes where she won’t need to be left on her own much and where there is lots of love, good food and fuss available!”
If you would like to offer Tilly a permanent home, 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
Tilly can be rehomed anywhere on the UK mainland, 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.