11/05/18 – Jemima is staying with her foster family permanently!
Jemima is a gorgeously stripey 8 year old Whippet Cross who finds herself in rescue because her family no longer wanted her. This is a particularly sad story because Jemima is almost totally blind. She is in a Southern Lurcher Rescue foster home in Southampton, but it is less than ideal for her because Jemima isn’t happy being with the resident dogs. And while Jemima waits for a permanent home, her foster carer can’t foster other needy dogs that are waiting for a rescue place.
Jemima needs to be the only dog in her new home so that she can feel totally relaxed and happy. Although Jemima is just about coping with living with other dogs, she hates it when they are in the way or if they are in a bed that she wants to be in. She can’t live with cats.
Jemima would like to have her new people around a lot of the time. She also needs them to be active, mobile people who will take her for long, quiet walks where she won’t meet other dogs. Jemima might be blind, but she certainly isn’t ready to hang up her running shoes!
Out and about, Jemima is terrified when off-lead dogs get near her, and she tries her best to defend herself. Poor Jemima. It simply wouldn’t be fair for her to be terrified and get herself so wound-up daily, so her new people will need to have very quiet places to walk her. And she does need good, brisk walks as she is still full of life and energy and she thrills in a good run.
Jemima is a sweet, loving little soul who will delight in following her new person around. She would love a large garden to wander around and feel relaxed in. She even enjoys playing ball, bless her! She is totally clean in the home and she sleeps soundly at night without problems. She is also happy to get in the car for a journey.
Although blind dogs cope very well and happily get on with their lives, merrily pootling around once they have mapped out their new surroundings, there are things you need to be mindful of. It’s not rocket science though and any caring, experienced dog person will have no problems looking after a blind dog.
Jemima’s foster carer told us: “Jemima must be an only dog, she enjoys walks and everything that other sighted dogs enjoy but she needs to avoid other dog walkers. She really reacts strongly towards dogs. In all other respects she is adorable.”
Jemima is neutered and her vaccinations are up to date.
Southern Lurcher Rescue do not rehome to people who would leave a dog for more than 4 hours in any one day, nor to people who work shifts. They prefer to rehome within 200 miles radius of Hertfordshire.
If you could offer Jemima the home she has been waiting for, please contact Southern Lurcher Rescue as follows:
Phone: 07940 555574 (between 10am and 6pm)
Please mention that you saw Jemima on the Oldies Club website.
This replaces Jemima’s original Oldies Club page dated 20th December 2016.