12/2/18 – Pixie has been adopted by her foster carer!
Pixie is an 11 year old Chihuahua x Pug girl who came into the Oldies Club rescue because her owners were moving house. Pixie is in a foster home in St. Leonards on Sea, East Sussex, waiting for someone to offer her a permanent home.
Introducing Pixie: This adorable little girl is sweet and sociable and she settled at her foster home immediately. However, anyone interested in Pixie does need to know that her housetraining skills aren’t the best. Her foster carer has gone back to basics, but there has been little improvement. Medical causes have been ruled out by the vet and so it seems that Pixie is simply used to weeing indoors. Pixie therefore needs a patient owner with hard flooring that can be easily cleaned up without any fuss or reprimand, while still persisting with kind training, encouraging her to go out regularly and rewarding her for weeing outside.
Can be left for short periods: Pixie is fine to be left on her own for a few hours while you go shopping etc. She prefers someone to be home a lot of the time though so isn’t suitable for a working household.
Good with dogs: Pixie is currently living with other dogs and is fine with them.
Good with cats: Pixie takes no notice of her foster carer’s cat.
Good with children: Pixie is happy to be around children but she doesn’t like to be chased around. She is therefore best with children aged 5 years upwards.
Enjoys walks: Pixie is enjoying two or three 20-30 minute on-lead walks per day. She is good on the lead but hasn’t been let off so we don’t know about her recall.
Very good in the car: Oh yes she is!
Pixie’s favourite pastimes: Eating and being fussed.
Pixie’s dislikes: She doesn’t like being grabbed at to be picked up; it’s best to let her come to you.
Pixie’s ideal home: She would love to live with a retired couple (or single person) with the time to devote their lives to her. She needs someone calm and patient who is happy to continue to try to housetrain her kindly, but also happy to accept that she might never be housetrained, and who has easy-clean flooring.
Health notes: Pixie is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, wormed and flea treated. She has had a dental. She has had colitis but this is now under control.
Pixie’s foster carer tells us: “Pixie is loving, loyal, funny and eager to please. She’s not really a lap dog, but she does like to sit close to you on the sofa.”
If you would like to offer Pixie 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
Pixie 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.